DANCE

hello, we are the essex blades dance club


Here at Essex, we provide classes for all capabilities in Ballet, Contemporary, Street, Commercial and Jazz. This wide range of styles means there is something for everyone! All dancers have a chance to be in our annual showcase held at the Lakeside Theatre. We also run auditions for squads which attend competitions. As part of a squad you get to travel with your team and compete, making great memories. We run socials, and there is an opportunity to get on to the committee or even teach a class! There are also plenty more events run by our club every year, making the Dance Club the perfect place to make friends!

 

How many teams do we have?

For the 2021/22 academic year, Essex Dance have 5 competition squads - Ballet, Contemporary, Commercial, Street and Jazz.

 

Recent honours?

3rd Place- Advanced Ballet Category- Royal Holloway virtual competition 2021
2nd Place- Advanced Contemporary- Royal Holloway virtual competition 2021
3rd Place- Advanced Street Category- Royal Holloway virtual competition 2021
3rd Place- Commercial Category- Royal Holloway virtual competition 2021
Spectator award- Advanced Jazz- UCL Virtual competition 2021
1st Place- Advanced Ballet Category- BNU Competition 2020
1st Place- Advanced Ballet Category- Kingsnation Competition 2020
3rd Place- Advanced Contemporary Category- Kingsnation Competition 2020
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club – 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 

 

Do I need anything else before I get involved?

After Come and Try sessions have finished (end of October 2020), you will need to purchase a membership to have access to all club training times. You need nothing other than comfortable clothing, suitable footwear and a drink for classes! Please also keep checking our social media pages for updates on COVID19.

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the club's code of conduct.

Training times


CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS TO RESUME THE WEEK COMMENCING 13TH SEPTEMBER*
*Training sessions are currently provisional and could be subject to change

club dance ballet

wednesday | 2:15-
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Ballet classes for all club members. 

club dance jazz

wednesday | 3:15-
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Jazz classes for all club members. 

club dance contemporary

wednesday | 4:15-
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Contemporary classes for all club members. 

club dance street

saturday | 12:15-
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Street classes for all club members. 

club dance commercial

saturday | 1:15-
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Commercial classes for all club members. 

 

club dance squad rehearsals

saturday | 2:15-
sports centre studio 2

Club Dance Squad Rehearsals. 

club dance squad rehearsals

Sunday | 1:15-5PM
sports centre studio 2

Club Dance Squad Rehearsals.

 

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

 

 

Club committee


...

OLIVIA
SCHELIN


president
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Mary Armenakian


Vice-president
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taylor
castle


treasurer & publicity 
officer
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louise millescamps


secretary &
co-publicity officer
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april
norris


COMPETITION & PERFORMANCE SECRETARY
 
...

natasha care


welfare officer
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elisabeth hagen


social secretary
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hollie walker


covid officer
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nifemi wilson-adu


fundraising & volunteering officer
...

laura dolata


CO-social and secretary, co-comPETITIONs and PERFORMANCE officer

 

 

 

...

chloe newland


co-fundraising & volunteering officer


RISK ASSESSMENT
UPCOMING EVENTS


KEY DOCUMENTS


CLUB CONSTITUTION

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

COVID OPERATIONAL PLAN