Jazz Dance at the University of Southampton is an expanding and diverse society which provides fun and challenging classes, aimed at 3 different abilities: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Our objective is to ensure that our members enjoy themselves whilst being able to participate in a wide variety of dance styles: from traditional jazz, to contemporary jazz and commercial routines, we endeavour to appeal to everyone – if not, we always welcome suggestions and improvements so that we can extend our programme. Not only do we have 3 weekly classes, but we also perform 3 routines in the annual Pure Dance Show which is always a highlight of the dance calendar. Furthermore, there is an opportunity to audition and be a part of the Novice or Advanced Dance Squads who compete at competitions all over the country. This is an amazing experience and gives our dancers a chance to perform in a completely different environment. Additionally, every year we try to organise 2 workshops, taught by professionals from the industry which are very popular and inspiring. With classes, squads and Pure Dance, there are so many opportunities to make new friends and meet people from the other societies within USD. Most importantly, we are a friendly society, offering a range of socials throughout the year, from nights out to movie and pizza nights in, so hopefully there is something for everyone!

Jazz Dance is a fun, friendly society with something on offer for everyone!

We have three different classes: beginner, intermediate and advanced, so no matter your ability, you can come along on a Thursday evening and get involved!


Beginners- 6:15-7:15pm

Intermediate- 7:15-8:15pm

Advanced- 8:15-9:45pm


Beginners and Intermediate classes are £4 per class or £3 per class once you've purchased membership (£14 for the year or £7 for the semester)! Advanced classes are £4.50 per class or £3.50 per class once you've purchased membership!

All classes are held in the Multi-Purpose Studio which is located on the very bottom floor of the SUSU Building. 

Not only do we have three different classes, we also vary the styles of these classes, from lyrical and technical jazz, to musical theatre and commercial jazz, there really is something for everyone!

We also perform three routines in the annual Pure Dance Show alongside all the other dance societies in USD, which is a great way to see other dance styles and get to know other dancers in USD!

There is also the opportunity to audition at the beginning of the year to be part of our Intermediate or Advanced Jazz Dance Squads, and compete against other universities in competitions around the country!

We are a friendly society, and alongside classes and squads, we also offer a range of socials throughout the year, which are a great way to get to know your fellow jazz dancers even better!

We can’t wait to dance with you all!

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Jazz Dance this year are:

Poppy Hawkins
Advanced Squad Captain
Eleanor Sibley
Intermediate Dance Captain
Darcey Curran
Intermediate Dance Captain
Emily Bonnett
Madeline Rush
Salome Boivin
Social Secretary
Ophelia Almeyda
Social Secretary
Aimee Whittaker
Megan Windsor

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Jazz Dance, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Jazz Dance Year Membership £14.0003/10/2022 - 30/06/2023This year long membership provides you with a discounted class price for the whole year (£3 per class, and £3.50 for advanced) As well as saving you money, membership also allows you to be part of our annual dance show Pure Dance, which is the highlight of the dancing year! (Membership is mandatory for participation.) It can be purchased at any point during the year, however the earlier you get it the more money you will save :) Can't wait to see you all at classes, Jazz love xoxo
Jazz Dance Free Interested Membership FREE03/10/2022 - 30/06/2023This membership allows you to hear all the news and updates from the society without the financial commitment! You will not be entitled to discounted class fees, nor be able to participate in Pure Dance with this membership. By registering for this membership, you will be kept in the loop with all things jazz, and can come back to sign up for the full paid membership if you decide at a later date jazz is for you! Can't wait to see you all at classes, Jazz love xox
Jazz Dance Semester Membership £7.0012/10/2022 - 30/06/2023This semester long membership provides you with a discounted class price for the whole semester (£3 per class, and £3.50 for advanced) Can't wait to see you all at classes, Jazz love xoxo


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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Jazz Dance are available to view below