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.
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 2021/2022
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.