Term 3 Alumni and Student Workshops
In place of our weekly classes by professional teachers, we wanted to share the amazing talent we have within the society, as well as from members past. From contemporary to African, join us in the sharing of our love of dance and to have a little break from exam studying! Exercise is proven to help improve brain functions anyway, and what is 3 hours dancing compared to the 3 hours of procrastinating on Facebook you'll be doing anyway?
Any changes to the timetable will be noted on the Facebook event page! So make sure you click attending to keep up to date on all that is happening in the month of May! Also, the videos after each workshop will be uploaded there too!!
Humans - UCLU Dance Society Annual Show
What does it mean to be human?
From the things that make us laugh and cry to feelings of love and joy, loss and betrayal, anger and isolation. UCLU Dance Society brings you “HUMANS” – a collection of real stories portrayed in dance of the things that make us human. From the simple pleasures of the everyday to the almost unimaginable extremes of joy and pain that some people find in their lives but that most of us will perhaps never know. We are all unique and different, living our lives in many different ways, but much of what we experience and how we perceive it is universal. With division and disagreement a seemingly increasing part of our current world, “HUMANS” takes a look at the almost infinite number of pathways we can be living on but how, beneath it all, we are similar in so many ways. “HUMANS” reflects just some of the things that are happening in our world right now, showing the unity that exists in our diversity and provoking the many and varied emotions that come with it.
HUMANS - What's your story? Coming to the Shaw Theatre 9, 10, 11th of March.
Tickets available now online HERE
Facebook Event Page
Stay tuned for new teasers every week! #HUMANS2017
NEW !! Final Teaser !!
Triple Bill Charity Showcase 2017
The Triple Bill Showcase is a platform for dancers from beginners, intermediate and advanced levels to have a chance to share their passion for dance, in a variety of styles. This showcase is in aid of two important charities: Anthony Nolan and Doctors of the World.
We will be featuring guests from UCLU Musical Theatre and Pole Fitness Society as well as Dance Society Alumni.
Come down and join us for an evening of dancey fun!
Sunday 5th February 2017, 7:00pm
UCL Wilkins Marquee
£5 each - available on the door and online here
Hope to see you there! :)
Charity Quiz Night
DanceSoc welcomes you back from the Christmas holidays with a charity quiz night in aid of Beat, the UK's eating disorder charity. Join us for a fun evening of quiz rounds, a silent auction and of course some free drinks!
As it's a Thursday night, the ‘Twisted Ts’ promotion will be running. This means that ALL drinks will 10% cheaper from 7pm – 9pm & 20% cheaper from 9pm – 11pm!
Tickets will be £4 for dancesoc members and £5 for non-members.
We'll be in teams of 6- we'll be allocating teams randomly to encourage you to meet new people, but if you have certain people you'd really like to be on a team with then message our page.
Go check out the Facebook event page and invite your friends to come along!!
TranscenDANCE 2016 at UCL
UCLU Dance Society is hosting its second dance competition on 10th December (Sat), so don’t miss out on another round of talent, energy and great vibes all around!
Competition registrations are now closed and UCL dancers will be joined by talents from Barts, Bath, Kingston, LSE, Queen Mary, SOAS, Sussex, UCB and UOL Dancesport.
Our categories are Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Street (all novice and advanced) Latin, Solo, Duo, Trio and TranscenChallenge. Prizes will be awarded for three first places as well as best male, best female, best choreography and most team spirit.
So make sure you come along and cheer for your favourite dancers!
Spectator tickets are now ON SALE! and can be bought online directly through our union website at https://uclu.org/whats-on/clubs-societies/dance-society-transcendance-ucl-0. Online tickets are £6 each and will be available on a first come, first served basis.
After that, don’t take off your dancing shoes and run to Bloomsbury Lanes (Bedford Way, London, WC1H9EU) for 8pm where our 80s/90s themed social will take place. So dress to impress and join the party with all your friends until the early hours of the morning!
Entry will be free for all dancers with their t-shirt and wristband before 9pm, after that they will pay £3 at the door like spectators. Valid ID needed for entry.
For any further questions, please contact our producer Nicole Moy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!
It's the day you've all been waiting for...
Sign Up for auditions to dance in this year's Bloomsbury Production, Humans is OPEN!
There are so many different styles and such a variety of concepts to get involved with (synopses of all the dances will be released tomorrow)!
Please use the google form to sign up for auditions and see the full audition schedule here. Please note, names given are those running the workshop and we are so excited to welcome back some of our alumni to help us!
Are you wondering what choreography will be in this year's Dance Society production of Humans? Check out the SYNOPSES of the dances in the show!
If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to email the production team on email@example.com
BLOOMSBURY PRODUCTION 2017 - HUMANS
We are very excited to announce that this year's Bloomsbury Production is...
Humans - what's your journey?
Inspired by Humans of New York and the film, Human, we are looking for pieces that capture being human and what that can mean: The different journeys that are possible; where life can take you; the emotions you might feel; the struggles you may face; life’s everyday pleasures; your culture; your race; your sexuality; your gender; your favourite pizza topping. What are the important qualities that make us human? The stories presented in the show should tell a true story.
This year's show will take place in the Shaw Theatre on 9th, 10th, 11th March 2017.
If you would like to bid for choreography, please fill in the google form as soon as possible, but before the deadline on Friday 11th November 11pm.
For more information about this year's theme and to explore our moodboard created by our Director, Lynne Hutchison and her Assistant Director, Dominyka Morkvenaite, please look out for the email hitting your inboxes imminently OR contact the production team by emails.
- Due to UCLU regulations, non-UCL students are not allowed to participate in Bloomsbury Shows. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your eligibility.
- Dancers will be restricted to dance in 3 pieces + one solo/duo/trio due to fewer hours/more freedom of rehearsals
EGM on 30.10.2016 Sunday 12-1pm @ Wilkins Marquee!
Every year DanceSoc holds our annual EGM (emergency general meeting), where we elect our Fresher's rep, and invite ALL MEMBERS of the society to come and share their views on all things DanceSoc related.
Got an idea for a project/event? Had a good/bad experience during auditions/classes/shows? Thought of ways we could improve the running of our society? This is the chance for you to have your say!
Calling all FRESHERS! We're looking for one of YOU to join our committee. This is an exciting leadership opportunity to get involved in running DanceSoc.
Job scope as 1st Year Rep:
- Support and make decisions on the Fresher’s Show Production Team
- Represent and act as the main point of contact for Freshers/new members
- Seek ways to integrate Freshers/new members and promote inclusivity within Dance Society
- Support the committee by attending weekly meetings and helping out with various projects such as our volunteering project, DanceIt! and our inter-university competition, TranscenDANCE
If you are interested, please send your name, contact details to
email@example.com by Friday Oct 28th.
We will be asking applicants to come with ideas/thoughts as Freshers Rep and why they would be the person for the job. You will be given a couple minutes to speak on the day - but it's nothing formal so don't worry. Hope to see you there!
Armenian dance workshop + Sports' Night Social 26/10
UCLU Armenian and Dance Society have partnered up to present a free Armenian dance workshop! Dance teacher Dalila Heath is coming to UCL to teach a two-hour workshop at the Lewis studio, including a demonstration, a mix of traditional and party dance routines and a mini presentation of the costumes and history behind the scenes. More information can be found on the event page.
ALSO, you would not want to miss our FIRST SPORTS NIGHT Social on the same day!! Join us at the Phineas Bar from 7pm in anticipation of the night ahead! Come and boogie with your fellow dancers and committee members ahead of our first EGM of the year!
More information on the event page.
24 Hour Showcase 2016
UCLU Dance Society, in collaboration with UCL Indian Society, presents our first show of the year - 24 Hour Show!
Choreographers and dancers will have 24 hours to create, rehearse, and perfect a dance. The choreographers do not know what song they will be choreographing to until the day before, when they are given 3 surprise tracks. Come check our performances in styles such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, hiphop, and bollywood!
Venue: Wilkins Marquee (enter through the South Cloisters)
Doors open at 7pm
Show begins at 7:30pm
Tickets are £5 and can be bought online or at the door.
All profits will be donated to the Anthony Nolan charity.
AUDITIONs & BIDs
In the third and forth weeks of October, there will be auditions being held for 24 Hour Showcase + Advanced Competition Team AND Freshers' Showcase + Intermediate Competition Team. Please do sign up for the auditions if you want to get involved in Dance Society on top of the regular classes!! Also, if you want to choreograph for the shows/teams, it is open for application too!! Links for the application forms are below:
CHOREOGRAPHY BID FORM
24 Hour Showcase + Advanced Competition Team:
10th Oct (Mon) 8 - 9pm Hiphop
12th Oct (Wed) 8 - 9pm Contemporary
13th Oct (Thur) 6 - 7pm Bollywood
Freshers' Showcase + Intermediate Competition Team:
19th Oct (Wed) 8 - 9pm Latin/Ballroom
21st Oct (Fri) 5 - 6pm Hiphop
6 - 7pm Ballet
7 - 8pm Tap
8 - 9pm Contemporary
Thank you very much for those who came!! We hope that you all had fun! Looking forward to seeing in the regular classes! :)
9th Oct 2016 1030 to 1800!
At Somers Town Community Sports Centre
All our teachers will be there to teach for 1hr each. Just £6, you get to try all of them!
Get your tickets online now!
To returning students: Welcome back!
To freshers: Welcome to UCLU Dance Society!
This year, we are starting the term with lots of exciting activities! Come visit our booth at the Welcome Fair this October 1-2 and don't forget to sign up for Taster Day taking place this October 9th! For more information and regular updates on upcoming Dance Society events, join our mailing list at here. Also, follow any of our social media accounts listed below!
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