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 2020/21 academic year, Essex Dance have 5 competition squads - Ballet, Contemporary, Commercial, Street and Jazz.

 

Recent honours?

1st Place - Advanced Ballet Category - BNU Competition 2020
1st Place - Advanced Ballet Category - Kingsnation Competition 2020
3rd Place - Advanced Contemporary Category - Kingsnation Competition 2020
1st Place - Commercial Wildcard Category - Derby Day 2019
2nd Place - Advanced Street Category - DMU Competition 2019
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20

 

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.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.

Training times


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN THE WEEK COMMENCING tbc*.
 

ballet

tbc

General classes for all club members.

 

jazz

tbc

General classes for all club members.

 

contemporary

tbc

General classes for all club members.

 

street

tbc

General classes for all club members.

 

commercial

tbc

General classes for all club members.

 

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

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed.

 

 

Club committee


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karolina szpigiel


president
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charlotte hutchinson


Vice-president
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arlene harris-faulkner


treasurer & WELFARE OFFICER
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olivia schelin


secretary
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ALEXANDRA BOURKE


COMPETITION & PERFORMANCE SECRETARY
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lois garlicki


SOCIAL SECRETARY
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laura esteve


CO-SOCIAL SECRETARY & PUBLICITY OFFICER
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taylor castle


fundraising & volunteering officer
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april norris


co-fundraising & volunteering officer
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alice draycott


CO-PUBLICITY OFFICER

 

 
 
 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


 

KEY DOCUMENTS


CLUB CONSTITUTION

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

COVID OPERATIONAL PLAN

RISK ASSESSMENT