Dance Club

University of Portsmouth's award-winning Dance Club

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University of Portsmouth Dance Club (UPDC) is a fun and social club that works hard and plays hard! With our fun weekly club classes in a variety of styles, including hip hop, jazz and contemporary, UPDC offers something for everyone with a passion for dance. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer you are guaranteed a good time! Members can also audition for our hip hop and contemporary competition squad teams who take part in inter university competitions around the UK and perform at various local events. We also have jazz and tap squads who start training after Christmas. Our weekly socials are always a laugh and a great way to bond (and of course dance with) all the members of the club.

Hard work and commitment has led to all our squads being prize winners and at last year's competitions, we placed 3rd in Novice Contemporary and 1st in Novice Jazz, Tap and Advanced Hip Hop making us unbeaten for the second year in a row. 

Whether you just want a bit of fun and exercise or you want something more serious, the dance club has something for everyone!


Training:

Club Classes are open to everyone every Wednesday afternoon at the Spinnaker Sports Centre Studio 1:

  • Hip Hop 14:00-15:00 
  • Jazz 15:00-16:00
  • Contemporary 16:00-17:00

NEW THIS YEAR!

Ballet club classes in activities room Tuesdays 19:00-20:00.


Squad auditions will take place at the start of the first term and successful auditionees will have training every week at the Spinnaker Sports Centre Studio 2 as follows:

  • Contemporary Squad: Monday 19:00-22:00 
  • Hip Hop Squad: Tuesday 20:00-22:00 & Friday 19:00-21:00


The membership fee for the Dance Club is £62.50


Competing:

"LSU Dance Competition 2018" hosted by Loughborough Students' Dance Club, 2nd place Novice Tap

"Take the Stage Dance Competition 2018" hosted by the University of Northampton, 3rd place Novice Contemporary, 1st place Novice Jazz and Tap, and 1st place Advanced Hip Hop

“USD Competition 2017” hosted by University of Southampton Dance
2nd place in Advanced Hip Hop

“Take the Stage Dance Competition 2017” hosted by University of Northampton 2nd place in Novice Contemporary, Jazz and Tap 
1st place in Advanced Hip Hop

“LSU Dance Competition 2016” hosted by Loughborough Students' Dance Club
3rd place in Novice Tap

“Take the Stage Dance Competition 2016” hosted by University of Northampton 1st place in Novice Jazz and Tap
1st place in Advanced Hip Hop

Dance Club Committee Members

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Shannon Hughes

RAG Secretary
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Emma Gornall

Social Sec
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Catherine Graham

Club Captain
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Holly Cousin

Treasurer
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Marybeth Anches

Media Secretary
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Isobel Cross

President
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Ellen Harlow

Social Sec
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Amber Phillips

Vice President
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Lauren Boland

Events Manager

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Dance Club Additional Payments

Dance - Contemporary Top Up

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Dance - Hip Hop Top Up

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Dance - Dual Dance Top Up

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Dance Trials

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Dance - Sportos Team Fee

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Dance - Committee Tops

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