Queen Mary Dance Company aims to bring people together through the love of dance. We train and compete in the styles of hip hop, jazz, contemporary and tap.
We strive to improve the technique of each dancer as well as creating new, original and exciting routines that we perform at many different competitions throughout the year. Our rehearsals are intense, yet thoroughly enjoyable and there is opportunity for all members to input their own creativity and ideas. We work at a high level to create routines that will push the capabilities of each dancer as well as exploring different music and performance styles.
We also hold an annual showcase, where we perform our routines and choreographies from the year. This is where our members will get the opportunity to put forward ideas and choreographies, to display to friends/family and members of the public.
We have had lots of success at QMDC, winning a record of 18 trophies throughout the previous year including team wins across all categories as well as individual awards such as best dancer and best team spirit. We aim to beat this in the upcoming year, and win more trophies for the company.
Taster Sessions and Auditions
We are holding taster sessions for each style during the 2nd week of the semester. These are relaxed, fun sessions, where we perform various exercises and learn choreography to give you an idea of the upcoming year.
Tap Taster Session - Monday 23rd September 8-9pm
Jazz Taster Session - Monday 23rd September 9-10pm
Contemporary Taster Session - Tuesday 24th September 8:30-10pm
Hip Hop Taster Session - Thursday 27th September 8-10pm
In the 3rd week of the semester, we will be holding auditions for each of our competitive teams. The audition will involve a warm up, learning choreography, and performing to members of the committee. The committee will be looking for high energy, great performance, and the ability to dance newly learnt choreography.
Jazz Auditions - Monday 30th September 8-10pm
Contemporary Auditions - Tuesday 1st October 8:30-10pm
Tap Auditions - Thursday 3rd October 2-4pm
Hip Hop Auditions - Thursday 3rd October 7:30-10pm
If successful at the auditions, you will be required to attend a weekly 2 hour rehearsal, where we will train and practice competition pieces.
If you are unsuccessful there is no need to worry, you can still be a member of our club! We hold weekly hip hop beginner classes where we improve on learning choreography, technique, and performance.
Jazz - Monday 8-10pm
Contemporary - Tuesday 8:30-10pm
Tap - Thursday 2-4pm
Beginner membership hip hop - Thursday 7:30-8:30pm
Novice Hip Hop - Thursday 8:30-10pm
Advanced Hip Hop - Friday 2-4pm
QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.
With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:
- A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
- A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
- Information and advice on nutrition;
- A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.
President and Tap Captain - Francesca Barrett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President and Jazz Captain - Dominique Skinner
Contemporary Captain - Flora de la Mortiere
Novice Hip Hop Captain - Yit Shern
Advanced Hip Hop Captain - Sultan al Abbadi
Social Secretary - Eva Kyrkousi