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 2023/24 academic year, Essex Dance has 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
2nd Place - Advanced Commerical Category - GHGH Competition 2022
Best Team Spirit - GHGH Competition 2022
2nd Place - Ballet Category - BNU Competition 2022
3rd Place - Street Category - BNU Competition 2022
Commerical Wildcard and Jazz Derby Day Winners 2022
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 the 'Taster Sessions' which will finish at the end of October 2023, 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!