Well that’s it guys, the end of the semester already! We’ve had a great time and we hope ye have too! more...
We’ve had Surprise Thursday, Fame, Beat It for Mental Health Week and loads more that we couldn’t have done without ye.
We’ll be back in Semester 2, with the same classes as before, Beginners Hip-Hop, Advanced Hip-Hop, Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Ladies Hip-Hop and Yogalates. We’ll have the same timetable, but as usual, we’ll let you know if anything changes, via the website, Facebook page or by email.
We’ll send out notices at the start of the semester and let everyone know what’s happening. From everyone in Dance UL, we hope you have a great Christmas, and are ready to come back with bundles of energy in the New Year! See you then!
If everyone could check their Dance UL account on the C&S website, it would be great. We need more...
to see who has been registered and who isn’t. There have also been some alterations in a few people’s accounts, so everyone should check details like their date of birth and email addresses, just to make sure your details are up to date.
If anyone has not been registered, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email me (Emily) on email@example.com with any problems they may have.
Other classes will run as normal andmore...
check our Facebook and your email for up-dates about events coming up and more class information.
Our first Surprise Thursday finally happened ironically...last Wednesday 20th October.
Well done to everyone who took part in our flash mob in the SU Courtyard on Wednesday 13th October, you did a fantastic job, and really did Dance UL proud!!
Week 5 - Advanced Hip Hop and Yoga are cancelled this week!! Sorry :( Its mental health week and they need the hall! more...
So... Come to a class in the courtyard with a guest teacher to learn the chorus to Beat It by the one and only MJ! 12pm in the courtyard and again from 6-7pm. Thursday of Week 5.
Also, our switch day is on next week, check out the Facebook page for more information, more...
its a surprise who we are switching with, but it will be held in Dromroe, so make sure to come along, we can guarantee you're going to have LOADS of fun!!
Finally, Ballet will be starting from Week 6, from 7-8, right after Jazz. more...
Remember, you can sign up to go to Fame with us at the end of October at the start of any class. Its only €25 and its bound to be a fab show. You can't get this price without going with the dance club, so take the trip with us!! You have to be signed up and have the money in by the end of Week 5!! Please don't miss out.
FAME The Musical is coming to the University Concert Hall in UL on Tuesday 26th October, and we’re hoping you guys will come see it with us! more...
We’ve secured tickets for a reduced rate of €25 and are looking for people to sign up and pay within the next two weeks so we can get these special rate tickets. You can sign up before any class, give one of us a call or even sign up at the social evening on Monday 20th September, but your name must be signed up by Wednesday evening on Week 4 to get a ticket.
We need to have numbers to be able to tell you what we have planned for before and after the show so please make the deadline. There is no limit to the amount of people that can go! However we can’t take anymore names after Wednesday evening on Week 4.
Those who were a part of Dance UL last year might remember the FAME fundraiser we had that was hugely successful. We’re hoping this night will be just as good, so get your names down quickly guys; it’s going to be a brilliant night!
On Monday 20th September, Dance UL is hosting a social night so we can all get to know each other, more...
meeting at 6pm in Drumroe Village Hall. We are hoping to play a few games, and then head to the Stables for a couple of drinks, and then see where the night takes us! We hope to see everyone there for a good night
On Tuesday 21st, classes start, with Jazz, and then Ladies Hip-Hop and Yogilates on Wednesday. Hip-Hop classes will resume on Monday in Week 4. The Ballet time and location is still to be finalised due to a booking problem but we will keep you updated!
Try and make it to your chosen class about 5 minutes before your class starts for your own sake, you’ll feel it the next morning if you don’t!
Remember, anyone who wants to sign up still can, on Monday, or before any class. It is €5 to register for the year, and then €2 for each class you attend.
Meet and Greet - Approximately 100 people turned up for the meet and greet held by Dance UL in Drumroe Village Hall on Monday 13th September. more...
Not including the 190 people that signed up at the recruitment drive, we registered 30 more people for the club, which brings us to 220 members.
Our new President, Brige Newman and Class Co-ordinator and Safety Officer Rebecca Daly then gave our members a lowdown of what to expect in the coming weeks in relation to classes, fundraisers and hoodies, and were available to answer any questions.
Next on the agenda is a social night in Drumroe Village Hall. We’ll host some games and stuff, before going to the stables for a few drinks, and then see where the night takes us
Recruitment-Drive - OVER 180 students joined the thriving success that is Dance UL at the Clubs and Societies annual recruitment drive on September 8th in the University Arena. more...
Both men and women, young and old, stopped by the Dance UL stand to learn about the great selection of dance classes that we have to offer, including Commercial Hip-Hop, Ladies Hip-Hop, Ballet, Lyrical Jazz, Yoga and Surprise Thursday.
Our experienced representatives including Brige, the new president, Christel Oliver-Dussault, Vice President, Rebecca Daly and Hazel Hodgins were all on hand to answer all questions as well as providing some amazing dancing moves for everyone to watch.
The first event on the calendar is the General Meeting (GM) on Monday 13th September where there will be a meet and greet with the dance teachers, committee members and other students taking part in the classes
First semester 2010/2011 - Classes resuming soon more...
Our first meeting is next Monday the 13th at half 6 which is just a meet and greet so you can see who will be teaching you etc... Then we might be going for drinks afterwards
Classes begin on the 20th of September (see our Class page for timetable) but Hip Hop teacher not available that day so that will be a games night followed by our first night out! All classes are in Dromroe village hall.
You must register as a member online, this is a new development starting this year it's on the Clubs and Socs website
17/04/2010. Hi everyone! This is what's going on on Tuesday night please read....
We'll start with the Haiti show. It begins at half 8 but we would like everyone involved in the show to be there at half 6 for last minute practice and blocking it etc. So if you can be there at that time or as soon as you can please that would be great.
Dress rehearsals for the show are at 7PM SUNDAY EVENING. I urge you to be there if you can, dress rehearsals are essential to any show. And I would give the rehearsals about three hours of your time. We're perfectionists!
Dress rehearsals mean you must have your costume on that day. That means for my Hip-Hop class I want black pants, and red and white on top. For Jenny's jazz she would like black and a colour of your choice, but in 80's styles: leg warmers, headbands, sweatbands etc. Don't take the piss, make it look like what you would have worn to an audition in the 80's! For the concluding Haiti piece to finish off the show, Christelle would like everyone to be wearing plain white on top and black on bottom for a clean look off everyone on stage. This piece is to Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley and is just to remind people that what we're doing is for Haiti. As for the Intervarsity pieces, make sure you have exactly what you wore on the day of the competition, that's including the hoodie's sewed to the bras (!) and the hair and make up if you can. We expect everyone to treat this rehearsal as professionally as they can and to respect that there will be about 30 people to organise on stage so to listen and follow instructions as best as you can.
So the show is €2.50 to enter but there will be buckets for further donations, we expect that the more you enjoy the dances the more you will contribute! Please bring anyone and everyone you can along. And there will be a raffle halfway through where we will be giving one on one dance classes to the winners! :)
And after that we will be herding you to the Stables where our Slave auction will take place! Please be nice and bid generously in aid of the Dance Club because I'm one of the people being sold and if nobody bids on me my self esteem will suffer greatly for it! :P
And then after this we will be herding all of you to Molly's! This is our Dance Club night out so EVERY SINGLE MEMBER AND EVERY SINGLE MEMBER'S FRIEND IS WELCOME!
So that's it I think for all your information, if you have any questions please feel free to ask,
Thanks guys, looking forward to a great night out with you all,
“And the winner is.....”more...
These were the dreaded words to be heard by Dance UL’s four squads that entered in the Dance Intervarsity’s held in Carlow IT this past Thursday (11th March).
But as 28 nervous UL students awaited the result, little were they to know that they would beat the other five colleges for 1st prize in not one category, but in THREE!
After six months of brainstorming ideas, choreographing, injured dancers, organising, rehearsing into the early hours many a night, not to mention cage building...yes, a cage!, Dance UL showed on the day that a bit of hard work pays off well in the end. Dance Captains; Jennifer Brown (Mixed), Rita Mc Donnell (Hiphop), Christelle Olivier-Dussault (Overall-jazz) and Ciara Faber (Irish dance) made sure their squads brought everything to the table on the day. With a mixture of choreography from both captains and dancers on the squads the standard of these dances were outstanding to watch and partake in.
But the results were in...Winning 1st place in the Irish dance, Overall (jazz) and Hiphop categories and a 3rd in the Mixed category, the sultry James Bond side to our native dance style, sexy, jazziness of the 1940s, badass girl street image and fantastically wild craziness that is the circus wowed the judges and brought the entire arena to a standing ovation at the end of UL’s final performance in the Mixed category.
Carlow IT then hosted a great night out in the Foundry club where our very own lil hip-hopper Rachel Sheil begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting, made it to the final of a dance battle running up against two b-boys from Carlow. Exhausted, excited, a bit sore, but triumphant, the squads packed up their trophies, bags and cage and shipped themselves back home to Limerick to a warm bed for a great night’s sleep. All in all a worthwhile bit of work for a much deserved result!
Congratulations to all the dancers and a big thanks to our friends who pitched in helping prepare for the day.
Dance UL can proudly sum them up in one word this year, unstoppable!
We will be having a 12 hour Danceathon from 4pm to 2am on Friday April 9th to fundraise for the clubmore..
Any club members are welcome to join if interested
It's not that you have to dance for twelve hours straight, but dance club members will be dancing for twelve hours straight, one after the other, in and around each other.
The rehearsals for the Hip-Hop part of the Haiti performance will be on April 6th,12th and 14th from 7-9pm in Dromroe Hall.
Jennifer, the jazz teacher, will be holding a jazz workshop on April 7th for freemore..
to compensate for the jazz classes missed.
this workshop will be towards the performance for the jazz class. Venue is Dromroe Hall.
End of year performance in aid of Haiti on April 20th at 8.30pmmore..
in the PAC, basement of the Foundation Building.
This show will comprise of the Intervarsity competition routines: a hip-hop and jazz routine learned by the club members themselves and a dance choreographed to songs from the Haiti album itself.
Intervarsities results: we won 3 First place titles in Irish dancing, Overall and Hip Hop and came third in the mixed section which earned us a Second standing ovation. Ecstatic!
Classes starting again next week (01/02/2010). New timetable now on, check our Class Page
Classes have now ended for this semester but come back next year for tons more moves and fun.
Week 12-Summary of recent events:Dance UL Fundraiser more..
We had a very eventful day on Tuesday Nov 10th within UL quarters...it began at half 12 when a large group of our members showed what Dance UL is about by surprising everyone with a flashmob in the Students Union courtyard. This received a fantastic feedback and congrats to all who participated! Videos of the flashmob can be seen here on the site. Thanks to ULTV for filming it.
There was much excitment throughout the day with our PROs ELenor and Brige running around campus dressed for the occasion and advertising for our themed fundraiser: “FAME Night” in the Stables Bar, UL held late that evening!
This was a brilliant night, filled with great music, dance mats, crazy costumes and lots of dancing and fun.
Prizes were awarded on the night
- Best Dressed- Hannah Fahey
- Worst Dressed- Stephen Concannon
- Best Score on dance mats- Grainne Glenny
- Biggest contribution- David Reidy
Thanks to all who helped out and supported and a big thank you and well done to our Sub-Committee who organised the event.