Already passionate about ballet? Keen to revive an old love of 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.
"At the start, I was a bit nervous and intimidated by how amazing everyone else was, however I have improved so much this year and got to know so many lovely people. Dancing at UEA has been the highlight of my first year and it was something to look forward to at the end of a long and busy week! What I love about UEA Ballet is how accepting everyone is of people from all backgrounds and all abilities and just how enthusiastic everyone is; it really does feel like a dance family and I have definitely found friends for life. If you are looking for lots of dancing, lots of fun and lots of incredible people then you should come and join UEA Ballet!"
- Amie Dutton, 2nd Year, 2017/18 Vice President
RAD Ballet Classes:
We hold weekly classes run by our fabulous RAD teachers, Nickie and 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
We have 2 competition squads – Advanced Ballet and Intermediate Ballet – which we enter into local and national competitions. In 2016/17, we participated in King’s College London’s ‘Just Dance It’ and the University of Surrey’s Dance Competition – this year’s competitions are still being planned. Auditions for the competitions teams (both Intermediates and Advanced) will be held on Sunday 15th October 1-2:30pm in Dance Studio. Our auditions are fun and friendly so there’s no need to feel nervous about auditioning! Competitions are a great way of travelling the country, meeting students from other universities and other UEA dance teams, and, most importantly, experiencing the pride of representing your UEA!
Every year we also compete against the Essex Blades at our annual Derby Day. In 2017, UEA Ballet faced a fierce performance from the Blades but managed to win – adding to the overall UEA win on Derby Day. Derby Day 2018 will take place at Essex University, 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: 1-2:30pm
- Thursdays in Constable Terrace Common Room: 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. In 2017, we also created a beginner’s dance especially for those who did not compete. We also hold regular socials, with nights out at the LCR or in the City, alongside dinners, theatre and cinema trips and other great events. Last year we even held a Roller-skating Social! We are already looking into many exciting events for all our lovely dancers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ballet love! xxxxx
President: Carla Thomas
Vice President: Amie Dutton
Secretary: Louise Hooton
Treasurer: Camille Verrier
Competitions Representative: Mion Yu
Social Secretary: Charlotte Scragg
Publicity Representative: Louise Hooton
Equality and Diversity Champion: Beckie Goodall
Health and Safety Officer: Mattie Richetto
Union Council Representative: Mattie Richetto
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28376868411/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ueaballet
Twitter and Instagram: @UEABallet