Dance Club is a student run, AU and union affiliated club open to all members of the university. For £20 a year, membership to Dance Club offers unlimited lessons, taught by fellow students and the opportunity to participate in a huge end-of-year show. The club also offers professional workshops and financial support to On The Rocks performances. Dance Club is unique in that dance falls into both sports/fitness and creative/performance facets meaning that the club is one of the largest with around 250 members. Dance Club offers 20 classes a week in 11 different styles, for beginners right through to advanced.
Teams & Competitions
The Dance Club has a competition team, the Blue Angels, which includes the Advanced, Intermediate, Hip Hop and Tap teams, which compete at various national and international competitions. Winning first place in multiple competitions across the UK and even placing first place in World International Dance Federation's World Championship 2015 in Italy for solo and small dance category. The team had an incredibly successful 2016-2017 year and are looking forward to making this year the best one yet.
The Dance Club also have a performance highland team, Highland Fusion, that partake in performances throughout the year, including their On The Rocks show A Touch of Tartan.
The club runs 20 classes in 11 different styles of dance, offering classes from beginner through to advanced level, which cater to students who have danced their whole lives and those who are just starting out.
For a full list of classes and times please visit the Dance Club Facebook page @UStADance
Outreach & Charity
The club runs a number of outreach programmes, including an after school cub at local primary schools, helping with Junior Saints classes and running workshops at local community centres and Girl Guiding groups. We also support different causes throughout the year, fundraising money through our classes to support charities from Coppafeel to RAG week with plans to support more great causes both local and national.