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Already passionate about ballet? Keen to revive an old love for dance? Or just looking for a great, welcoming sport club to join this year? Then UEA Ballet is perfect for you! Whether you have been dancing since you could walk or you’ve never stood at the barre before, UEA Ballet has something for you, regardless of your ability. UEA Ballet is one big family where you will make amazing lifelong friends.

"Like most, I came to UEA not knowing anyone, so joining a club that was welcoming and fun was important for me. At my first class, I met people who would become some of my dearest friends at UEA. Not only did I make lifelong friends, but the ballet classes are such great quality, with external RAD teachers, that I found my technique has improved greatly. I look forward to going to class every week because everyone is so accepting and comes together to share their love of dance. UEA Ballet really is a dance family. Joining UEA Ballet has been one of the highlights of my past 3 years at UEA and I cannot wait for another year with my favourite club on campus!"

- Louise Hooton, 4th Year, 2019/20 President


RAD Ballet Classes:

We hold weekly classes run by our fabulous RAD teacher, Kate, in the SportsPark Dance Studio every Saturday:

  • Beginners: 4-5pm
  • Intermediates (Grade 7-Vocational Intermediate Grade): 5-6pm
  • Advanced (Vocational Advanced and Intermediate Grade/8+): 6-7pm

Pop Ballet Classes:

 We hold weekly classes to pop/charts music, learning different choreography each week, in the Dance Studio every Sunday. 

  • 2-3:30pm (open to all abilities)

This is currently taught by Punch (2019 Vice President and 2021 Advanced Comp Dancer).

Monday Night Classes:

We also hold two classes on a Monday night in the Kiff Matheson Suite in the SportsPark:

  • Beginners Technique: 8-8:45pm
  • Show Squad (open to all abilities): 8:45-9:30pm 

These are currently taught by our lovely 2018/19 Vice Pres Chloe Rowlatt who has lots of experience teaching and choreographing!



Each year we have 2 competition squads – Advanced Ballet and Intermediate Ballet – which we enter into local and national competitions.

In 2018/19, we went to the University of Surrey, the University of Manchester and the University of Northampton’s Dance Competitions, and in 2019/20 we went to the University of Sheffield and the University of Manchester – this year’s competitions are still being planned. Auditions for the competitions teams (both Intermediates and Advanced) are normally held within a month of the start of term in October. Our auditions are fun and friendly so there’s no need to feel nervous about auditioning! Competitions are a great way to travel the country, meet students from other universities and other UEA dance teams, and, most importantly, experience the pride of representing UEA. Check out our Youtube channel to watch some of our previous dances!

Every year we also compete against the Essex Blades at our annual Derby Day. In 2019, our Advanced Ballet team won the ballet category and, overall, UEA dominated for the 7th year in a row winning Derby Day once again. Unfortunately Derby Day 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19, but we are excited to be competing with them again in 2012 and we hope you'll join us, whether you are a competitor or a supporter! 

Our competition squads meet:

  • Sundays in the SportsPark Dance Studio: 1:45-3:15pm
  • Thursdays in Blackdale: 8-10pm

Shows and Socials

If you’re not one for competitions, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with all things UEA Ballet. We take part in UEA’s annual Dance Show, showcasing our two competition dances. We have also created a beginner’s dance especially for those who do not compete but would still like the chance to perform at the show. We hold regular socials, with nights out at the LCR or in the city, alongside weekend brunches, theatre and cinema trips and other great events like a roller-skating social! We are already organising lots of socials (both in person and online) for 2020/21, and we promise you won’t be disappointed.

We keep all our members updated via emails and social media, so follow us for all the key dates you need to know!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at


Ballet love! xxx


2020/21 Committee:

President: Emma Bullen

Vice President: Nicola Frankland

Secretary: Bethany Hill

Treasurer: David Proctor

Competitions Representative: Eliza Duckworth

Social Secretary: Amelia Archdeacon & Tash Richardson

Publicity Representative: Ella Matthews 

Equality and Diversity Officer: Sasha Donovan-Anns

Health and Safety Officer: Megan Randria

Union Council Representative: Punch Saereesithipitak

First Year Representative: Juliette Rebold Stead


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Twitter and Instagram: @ueaballet


Sports and Societies Executive Election 2021-22

It is that time of year when members of clubs and societies elect new Sports and Society Executives that will sit on either Societies Executive meetings, or Sports Executive meeting. The Societies Executive subcommittee is designed to be a form of student consultation and representation, meaning attendees input on topics to help develop and improve clubs and societies at UEA, as well as contributing to the approval of grants and new societies.

22 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Wednesday 28 July 2021 (in 12 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Thursday 12 August 2021 (in 15 days)

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