SUDC’s competition season off to a flying start

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Stirling University Dance Club have had a brilliant start to their competition season this month. 

The club has entered into 7 categories ranging from ballet to hip-hop with all pieces choreographed by members in the club. 

Their first competition was hosted at St Andrews ‘Take the Stage’ where they took 3rd for advanced ballet and  2nd for advanced jazz, with Mollie Arnott receiving best dancer of the day. 

Dance captain Charlie Gardiner, choreographed both the contemporary and jazz numbers this year and was pleased with how the competition season has gone so far. 

“SUDC has been doing extremely well this competition season, the standard of which increases every year with this one being no different. We have been extremely grateful to have placed as we have.” 

More recently was ‘Silver City’ in Aberdeen where 4 of their dances placed. 

Advanced jazz placed 1st, advanced tap in 2nd and advanced contemporary and lyrical in 3rd with Charlie winning performer of the day and Mary Maccoll’s Highland solo coming fourth in the wildcard category. 

President Emily Lawless, who choreographed the tap and lyrical dances, wanted to emphasise the team’s dedication to making this happen.

“I know first hand how hard all the girls work in and out of rehearsals and they absolutely deserve this recognition”

The team also won the Spirit of the Silver city award for the best team spirit in the competition, something Emily took great pride in. 

 “Being a small club this was a huge achievement and something that reflects the attitude of all of our members. We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable and to be recognised for this is something I am really proud of this year”.

“As a whole the competition season and this year in general has been extremely successful and I can’t thank the club enough for all of their support.”

Their final competition takes place later this month when they travel down south for their biggest event. They have also recently announced the date and title of their much anticipated showcase at Macroberts, something president Emily is very excited about. 

“I am so excited for everyone to see the end of year show where will show off the positive attitude of our club and the immense talent that all of our members have” 

Taking place on 21st April, ‘One Night Only’ will feature their competition dances as well as performances from the whole club.

Featured Image Credit: SU Dance Club

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