Worcester Saints Dance Society
We are a diverse group of dancers who all share a passion for dance and performance.
We run open classes with a range of exciting routines which are choreographed and taught by our talented team captains. These classes are open to everyone! Even if you've never danced before, come along and give them a go! We offer classes in all five of our styles: Street, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary. New to 2022 we also offer 'Open Class' where each week a new style is introduced and taught by our lovely society members!
In addition to our open classes, there's the opportunity to audition for our competition teams. Each dance style has a team that represents the university, around the country, at competitions. If this is something that interests you then come down to an informal group audition in front of the team captains. You can audition for as many teams as you like!
There will also be many performance opportunities for every member of the society. Both our recreational classes and competition teams have the chance to perform in many fundraising events over the year. These include our annual Christmas and end of year shows.
Like many other clubs and societies, we also meet up for social on a Wednesday evening! Each week has a theme, simply dress according and meet the rest of the team in the Students Union, our social secretaries take care of the rest! Be prepared for an evening of fun as we take part in many drinking games before dancing the night away in Tramps.
Over the last few years we have collected many titles and trophies.
Previous Worcester Saints won the university Varsity competition for 3 years running, 2015/2016/2017. We are also Varsity winners for 2019 and 2021!
In 2017 we also achieved 3rd in Ballet, 2nd in Street and Overall Best Team Spirit at the University of Northampton Take the Stage competition.
We have since then competed at the 2018 University Dance Championships in Nottingham where the titles and trophies just kept coming! We achieved: 1st place Contemporary, 1st place Jazz, 2nd place Wildcard, 3rd place Tap and 3rd place Ballet, as well as Best Team Spirit AND Dancer of the Day (Megan Scrivens).
We returned to the 2019 University Dance Championships in Nottingham where we again brought home many trophies! These included: 1st place Ballet, 2nd place Tap, 3rd place Jazz, and 3rd place Contemporary!
Oh, and we're also Tramps Nightclub Social Wars Winners 2018!
In 2020 we attended the Royal Holloway Dance Competition. We had the most amazing day and came home with an incredible 9 trophies! Making this our most successful competition to date! These included: 1st place Jazz, 2nd place in Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Street and Wildcard, Best Concept (Wildcard), Best Female of the Day (Giorgia Zinna) and Overall Team Spirit!
In the same week we also reclaimed our title as Tramps Nightclub Winners 2020! Resulting in us winning 10 trophies in one week!
Due to COVID-19, we were unable to attend the GHGH University of Nottingham University Dance Championships in person, however we competed in their virtual dance comp. Although we wished we could have been there in person, we were able to secure another 4 trophies! These included: 2nd place Contemporary, and 3rd place in Ballet, Tap and Street.
We are also the Student's Union Sports Club of the Year 2020!
This year we had to adapt the running of our club due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we did not let this stop us! We worked harder than ever to perform and film our competition dances to compete in the University of Northampton's 2021 Virtual Competition, winning a total of 5 trophies! These included; 1st place Ballet (Advanced), 1st place Wildcard, 2nd place Jazz (Advanced), 2nd place Tap and 3rd place Contemporary.
In 2021 we returned to GHGH University Dance Championships and were successful in achieving 2nd place in Wildcard, 2nd place in Jazz, and 1st place in tap! We then traveled to the Royal Holloway dance competition where we placed Tap 1st, Street 1st, Jazz 2nd, and Contemporary 2nd!
We rounded off the year with winning 'Event of the Year' at the #TeamWorc Awards for our amazing Saints Strictly Come Dancing which will be making a return for the year 22/23!
All of our dance classes take please in the Thomas Telford building (Room 5) which is located on St Johns Campus.
Jazz Class = 7pm-8pm
Tap Class = 8pm-9pm
Street Class = 7pm-8pm
Fitness Class = 7am-8am
Ballet Class = 7pm-8pm
Contemporary Class = 8pm-9pm
Open Class = 7pm-8pm
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control times/rooms can vary from time to time. Therefore please make sure you follow our social media listed below for updates. As the style of open class can change every week, you can find which style we are doing in our facebook group.
Please follow us on our social media and like our facebook group for more information. You can also join our closed facebook group. If you have any questions please feel free to send us a message on any of the following platforms, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Isobel Banks (Chairwoman): email@example.com
Closed Facebook Group: Saints Dance Society 22/23 | Facebook
Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/University-of-Worcester-Saints-Dance-Society-364241030877100
Instagram: @uoworcester_saints & @uoworcester_saintscaptains
We look forward to welcoming you into our Saints Family!