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 2022/23 academic year, Essex Dance has 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
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 2022, 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


PLEASE SEE BELOW THE TRAINING SCEDHULE (TERM TIME ONLY) FOR 2022-23. 

club dance street

wednesday | 2-2:55pm
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Street classes for all club members. 

club dance commercial

wednesday | 3-3:55pm
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Commercial classes for all club members. 

club dance jazz

wednesday | 4-5pm
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Jazz classes for all club members. 

club dance street rehersals

saturday | 12-12:55pm
sports centre studio 2

Street classes for squad members 

club dance commercial rehearsals

saturday| 1-2pm
sports centre studio 2

Commercial classes for squad members 

Club dance jazz rehersals

saturday| 2-3pm
sports centre studio 2

Jazz classes for squad members

club dance ballet rehersals

sunday | 1-2pm
sports centre studio 2

Ballet classes for squad members

club dance contemporary rehersals

sunday| 2-3pm
sports centre studio 2

Contermporary classes for squad members 

club dance ballet

sunday| 3-4pm
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Ballet classes for all club members. 

club dance contemporary

sunday| 4-5pm
sports centre studio 2

General Dance Contemporary classes for all club members. 

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

 

 

Club committee


...

elle crook


president
...

Sophie Dennis-Horne


Vice-president
...

Heidi Thorpe


treasurer
...

claire campion


welfare officer
...

Eunice tam


 SECRETARY
 
...

Chloe Newland


social secretary
...

Claudia boudin


co-social secretary 
...

leah patchick malkinson


publicity officer
...

nifemi wilson-adu


fundraising & volunteering officer
...

ani harutiunian

co-publicity officer & covid officer
 
...

Claire Davison


Competition & performance secretary
...

Annika leung


CO-COMPETITION AND PERFORMANCE SECRETARY 


UPCOMING EVENTS


Essex Blades Dance - Squad Auditions
15th October noon - 3pm
Sports Centre Studio 2
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Essex Blades Dance - Squad Auditions
16th October noon - 3pm
Sports Centre Studio 2
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Essex Blades Dance - Squad Auditions
22nd October noon - 3pm
Sports Centre Studio 2
-STREET-COMMERCIAL-JAZZ-
Essex Blades Dance - Squad Auditions
23rd October 1pm - 3pm
Sports Centre Studio 2
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KEY DOCUMENTS