The Dance Club is one of the largest sports clubs within the University and through their varied schedule of weekly classes caters for dancers of different abilities and interests.
Membership of the club grants access to classes, social events, performances and lots more. For those looking to compete, the Blue Angels competitive dance team offers a selection of options and enters events all across the UK. The club’s highland demonstration team, Highland Fusion, also perform at various events and host a popular annual show, A Touch of Tartan.
The Dance Club host a number of popular events and performances throughout the year, providing an opportunity for classes to perform and to showcase the talent within St Andrews.
|Pre-season||A fun few days of workshops, dance classes, socials and so much more to get us ready for Freshers week and the new year of dance.|
|Orientation Week||An action-packed week in which new club members can meet members at various socials such as picnics and potlucks, training sessions and fayres. We love meeting so many different new students and welcoming you all to the club!|
|Blue Angels Winter Gala||Watch the Blue Angels perform all of their competitive pieces alongside several bonus dances.|
|Winter Showcase||This club members only performance allows dancers to showcase all that they have been getting up to during first semester, to other club members.|
|A Touch of Tartan||Highland Fusion’s annual show in which they perform a range of dances. In the past they have expertly merged Highland with the likes of ABBA.|
|Blue Angels Spring Gala||Held at the Byre Theatre, our competitive team display all of their award winnings dances alongside several other performances.|
|Alumni Weekend||A fun filled weekend where alumni from around the world come back to the Bubble to catch up on all things Dance Club.|
|End of Year Show||Our biggest event of the year! This is also held at the Byre Theatre over two days and brings together all classes to perform and showcase all they have been getting up to over the past year!|
The club also host a Christmas and End of Year Dinner and regularly perform at other events across the University including Glitterball, DONT WALK, Women in the Arts and St Andrews Day.
Throughout the year, student volunteers from the club host weekly sessions at Dance St Andrews, a local dance school, and Lawhead Primary School. These classes allow younger members of the community to enjoy dance as a great exercise form and to learn different ways to express themselves through movement. Through the sessions, students are able to develop their coaching style and enhance their leadership skills and confidence.
The Dance Club are committed to supporting causes that do great amounts of good, both within the immediate community and further afield.
Linda Tremble Foundation
Last year, the club donated £250 to the Linda Tremble Foundation, a charity that supports people in Scotland who are facing eating disorders of various forms. The money was raised through ticket sales for the club’s competition and Highland Fusion’s annual show, A Touch of Tartan.
The club also operates a food bank donation point to support St Candrews, a student group that works to help those facing food shortage within the local community, runs coffee mornings to raise funds for charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, and is a strong supporter of the University’s annual RAG week.