THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
Keep up to date with everything that's been going on with the society by looking at our past events and make sure you check out our upcoming events so you don't miss out on any of the fun!
First Social of the Year
Friday 18th September
Our Intermediate and Advanced street teams will be heading to Nottingham to compete at Go Hard or Go Home street competition!
From Sunday 7th October - Thursday 11th October
Every year we travel around the UK to attend dance competitions held by other universities and our own. The teams anyone can audition for are intermediate ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and street. There is an advance team for all these dance styles as well as a team for lyrical and a wildcard dance. Please come along to our auditions! For the audition timetable click on the button below
Our annual showcase before the Christmas break will return! Come and see all our team dances and all our class dances and more! Updates to come or stay tuned on our Facebook for more regular updates.
The competitions we are attending have yet to be confirmed, get in touch with us via Facebook for updates.
Manchester University Dance Competition
16th March 2019
This year our competition will be held at Audacious church in Manchester. For more information get in touch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.
Saturday 10th March 2018
2nd Place: Advanced Tap, Advanced Street
Best Costume: Advanced Jazz
Best Female Dancer: Erika Angell
Saturday 3rd March 2018
1st Place: Intermediate Ballet
2nd Place: Intermediate Tap, Intermediate Jazz, Irish
3rd Place: Intermediate Contemporary, Lyrical
Saturday 24th February 2018
1st Place: Advanced Ballet, Intermediate Tap, Intermediate Jazz, Advanced Tap, Intermediate Contemporary, Advanced Jazz, Advanced Street
2nd Place: Intermediate Ballet, Advanced Contemporary,
3rd Place: Intermediate Street, Irish
Best Performer: Erika Angell
Saturday 17th February 2018
Our annual competition was a massive success at our new venue EventCity!
1st Place: Intermediate Tap, Advanced Street
2nd Place: Advanced Ballet, Intermedieate Jazz, Advanced Contemporary
3rd Place: Advanced Jazz, Wildcard, Advanced Tap, Intermediate Street
Manchester Special Award Nominee: Gian
Saturday 10th February 2018
1st Place: Advanced Contemporary, Intermediate Jazz, Advanced Steet (moved up from intermediate), Intermediate Tap, Wildcard duet by Toby and Erika
2nd Place: Intermediate Ballet, Intermediate Contemporary, Advanced Jazz, Advanced Tap
3rd Place: Advanced Ballet
Best Dancer: Erika Angell
Special Mention Best Costume: Advanced Jazz
Saturday 18th February 2017
All of our intermediate teams, the Lyrical team and two trios performed at LJMU. All categories other than jazz were combined intermediate and advanced so we were very pleased with the results! We achieved:
1st Place: Tap, Contemporary, Intermediate Jazz, Street
2nd Place: Lyrical
3rd Place: Ballet
Best Male: Toby Gheyson
Best Team Spirit
Saturday 4th February 2017
Our Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Irish teams travelled up to Edinburgh for the EUMDS Dabce Off 2017. Atfter the day of competing trhere was a ceilidh followed by a night out in an Edinburgh. We achieved:
1st Place: Intermediate Ballet, Irish
2nd Place: Intermediate Contemporary, Intermediate Jazz, Intermediate Tap
3rd Place: Advanced Contemporary, Advanced Jazz
Christmas Show 2016
Monday 12th December 2016
Dancers from across the Dance Society and the Indian Dance Society performed team and class dances. It was enjoyed by all and a great way to start the Christmas festivities!
Christmas Dinner 2016
Sunday 11th December 2016
What is Christmas without the food?? So what better way for our members to celebrate than with Christmas dinner at Revolution Fallowfield?!
Christmas Social 2016
Monday 10th December 2016
For the final social of the year we headed to Koh Tao! The fancy dress theme was the 12 days of Christmas!! The costumes were:
First years: Pear tree, maids, lords
Second years: dancers, swans, turtle doves
Third years: Pipers, geese, hens
Fourth year plus: gold rings, drummer, birds
Dancers run the world!
Friday 25th November 2016
For our penultimate dance social of the year we all boogied on down to Cherry at Sound Control! We all got the chance to strut our stuff and show off our moves at the Beyonce and Destinys Child Special!
West End Workshop
Monday 21st November 2016
To round off Dancember we were very excited to be joined by a current West End performer from one of the most popular shows in London - The Lion King!
Wednesday 16th November 2016
For the second event of Dancember we teamed up with the Indian Dance Society to run an exclusive Bollywood Workshop. Our inner Bollywood stars shone through and we all got to try a new style!
Bring a Boy to Dance!
Wednesday 16th November 2016
To kick off Dancember we held an event with a twist - Bring a Boy to Dance! It was great to see so many boys enjoying a little Crocodile Rockin' with our jive dance! Maybe we will see some of you back next semester...
Monday 24th October 2016
All newcomers to the society were matched with a returner to the society. This is now your sibling! To find our siblinging on the night all newcomers were given a key and had to find the returner with the matching lock. Siblings were then be tied together for the night to get to know each other! The idea is that from then on you can go to your sibling with any questions you have about the society or University life in general and make a new life long friend!
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016
This year we have 13 competitive teams in Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Street, Lyrical, Irish and Wildcard! We are so excited for competitions to start next semester. Watch this space!
Saturday 24th September 2016
We hosted a welcome social in Revs Fallowfield to meet all newcomers and returers to the society. A great night of games and cocktails!
Saturday 24th September 2016
15 of our members were chosen to perform at this years 'Down the Rabbit Hole' themed Pangaea. It was a huge success, despite dancing in the rain!
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2016
17 dancers from the society were chosen to perform at Parklife the festival held in Manchester.
Students' Union Awards
Thursday 12th May 2016
Members of our committee attended the Students' Union Awards evening. The society was lucky enough to win two awards - Arts and Media Society of the Year and overall Society if the Year!! The night was a great way to celebrate all the hard work our committee have put into the society this year.
The Oscars Ball
Friday 20th April 2016
Our annual ball celebrating a great year of dance! The ball was Oscars themed and held at the Midland Hotel.
Summer Charity Show
Sunday 17th April 2016
This years summer show was a great success with proceeds being split between our chosen charities, Papyrus and Mountain Rescue. Dancers from classes and teams performed together in a number of dance styles. Any members who wanted to perform solos were also given the chance to showcase their talents.
Papyrus is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. Past members of UoM Dance have been directly affected by young suicide, so this charity is very much close to our hearts. Our second charity Mountain Rescue was chosen as recently one of our members was involved in an accident, and the fantastic team from Mountain Rescue Torridon and Kinlochewe saved her life.
Monday 28th March - Sunday 3rd April 2016
During the Easter holidays a group of our members went to Salou in Spain for a fun filled week of sun, partying and dancing. Each evening we went out partying wearing fancy dress. This years themes were toddlers and tiaras, first letter of your name, cartoon characters and popstars.
Saturday 19th March 2016
This year we went on a trip to Move It at the ExCel London. We had the opportunity to participate in workshops of all different dance styles and were inspired by the performances of the various dancers.
Loughborough University Competition
Saturday 12th March 2016
Our last competition this season was Loughbrough, the largest university competition. Having never placed before at Loughborough we were very pleased with the following results:
1st place: Advanced Tap, Advanced Ballet & Advanced Street
University of Manchester Competition
Saturday 27th February 2016
Every year we look forward to hosting our own competition. It has become the second largest student dance competiton and takes a lot of hard work for our committee, but its always a highlight to welcome so many universities to manchester!
1st Place: Advanced Tap, Advanced Street, Intermediate Jazz & Irish
2nd Place: Intermediate Tap & Intermediate Contemporary
3rd Place: Advanced Ballet & Intermediate Street
Newcastle University Competition
Saturday 20th February 2016
Each year we do one competition where we stay over for the weekend, so we have more time to enjoy the social and don't have to travel home in the early hours of the morning. This year we went to Newcastle and had great fun. We achieved:
1st Place: Advanced Ballet, Advanced Tap & Intermediate Street
3rd Place: Intermediate Tap, Intermediate Contemporary & Advance Contemporary
Best Choreography: Advanced Ballet
University of Liverpool Competition
Saturday 13th February 2016
This year our first competion of the season was Liverpool! We had a great competing and finished with a night out at their union. We achieved:
1st Place: Advanced Ballet, Advanced Tap, Advanced Street & Irish
2nd Place: Advanced Jazz & Intermediate Contemporary
Best Dancer: Steph Lo
Best Costume: Advanced Ballet
Dance Team Decade Social
Friday 5th February 2016
New to the dance society this year, the Dance Team Decade social was a huge hit! The members of all the teams were split up into groups and each group was given a decade; from the 1920s through to futuristic. Of course fancy dress was involved! All groups met on the day of the social and were given a song to choreograph a dance to 2 hours before our meeting point at Revs. We then had some great performances including a dance from the teletubbies, before the winners being chosen by our very own judges! Our overall winners this year were the 1920s who swept the floor with their incredible performance. It was a night no one will forget (or maybe too many of us did!) and if you missed out then make sure you catch it next year!
Monday 14th December 2015
This year we hosted our first Christmas Meal! This 3 course meal was a lovely way to finish off the semester.
Monday 14th December 2015
Compulsory fancy dress + IQ Fallowfield, what could be better?
Our Christmas Social was better than ever before:
Freshers - Innocent Angels
2nd Years - Elves
3rd years - Santas
4th year+ - Ice Queens
Tuesday 8th December 2015
This year was another great success, with over 150 talented dancers performing a wide variety of dance styles from Hip-hop to Irish. Performances were from weekly classes as well as from our competitive teams. We managed to raise £1600 for our teams to go to competitions, and everyone had a great time. It was a perfect start to Christmas celebrations!! We plan to make next year even better so make sure you don't miss out!