Welcome to the Aston University Dance Club page for 2019/20
We are one of the largest student-led dance clubs at Aston University with over 80 members, recently being awarded CLUB OF THE YEAR and EVENT OF THE YEAR 2018/19 by Aston Students’ Union!
Aston University Dance Club is one of the largest student-led performing arts clubs on campus. The club currently provides classes in Hip-Hop and Contemporary, which are held once a week on a Thursday as well as social classes held every Tuesday. The club also enters Loughborough Dance Competition once a year.
Our classes are aimed at people of all abilities from beginners to advanced dancers and comprises of routine choreography, body conditioning and performance. We cater our club to individuals who want to try something new and those who want to keep active whilst at university.
Loughborough University Dance Competition is the UK’s biggest inter-university dance competition and our club’s main focus of the year. With both teams made up of only some members post auditions. Loughborough 2017 was our most successful year to date, with Aston University being awarded 1st place in the Novice Hip-Hop category, which was an amazing achievement for both the team and the Club. We also came 2nd at Loughborough and 3rd at Surrey in 2019!
In more recent years the club has aimed to promote more of a social experience for our members. With social classes for non-competition members. As well as providing social trips and inter-club events. We have also started to take part in fundraising activities for various charities throughout the year. With the clubs growth and continuous development shown through Aston Students’ Union awarding the club event of the year and club of the year 2018/19.
This year there will be a particular focus on providing a wider variety of social events and activities for all Club members, enabling you to get to know each other outside of class and settle into uni life a little easier! This will include both drinking and non-drinking ‘seshes’, as well as team-based activities, for you to get involved in, so hopefully there’ll be something for everyone! This year, our events will include:
Weekly Wednesday night ‘sesh’ at the Students’ Union, in which we bond as a team and later head out with the other Aston sports clubs
Our Dance Club social!
Christmas market and ice rink trip
Dinner & Dance - one of our most popular social events towards the end of the academic year
And many more!
Follow all our social media to keep up to date on all events and classes!
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Membership for 2019/20 is £25 – great value for money. You can sign up your interest at the Freshers’ Fair (Tuesday 17th September), where you can meet us at our stall and ask any questions you might have. There is no doubt that joining Aston Dance Club will not only be fun, challenging and rewarding, but will also enhance your overall university experience!
Our Committee for 2019/20 is:
Megan Ballard (President)
Tess Gorman (Vice President)
Olivia White (Hip-Hop Captain)
Rochelle Huie (Vice Hip-Hop Captain)
Gina Perry (Contemporary Captain)
Poppy Eccles (Vice Contemporary Captain)
Georgia Tarttelin (Social Secretary)
Áslaug Maríusdóttir (Competition Coordinator)
Please don’t hesitate to drop us an email or Facebook message if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!
Dance love x x