Irish Dance Society

Interested in Irish Dance Society?

You can join as an "interested member" for free until 18 October 2020. This will allow the committee to contact you with details of taster sessions and welcome activity and allow you to decide whether you want to join for the year

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Welcome to Southampton University's Irish Dance Society!

The Irish Dance Society was founded in May 2014 and members will have the opportunity to learn different styles of Irish Dance, including soft-shoe, hard-shoe, and ceili group dancing, taught by a qualified Irish Dance Teacher, alongside various workshops throughout the year. We welcome dancers of any ability, whether it is your first time trying Irish Dance, or you've been dancing for years!

We perform as part of USD's annual show 'Pure Dance' where we showcase several routines we have rehearsed over the year, alongside the other Southampton University Dance Societies.

 In addition, there is an opportunity to audition and be part of a competition squad, who compete at inter-university competitions across the country, throughout the academic year!

The Irish Dance Society also holds fun socials from nights out, to pizza evenings, theatre trips, workshops and many more, alongside joining the rest of USD (Union Southampton Dance) on the wider dance socials.

Classes will be held on Friday evenings in the Multi Purpose Studio in the Students Union (Floor 1)

Light Shoe - 6pm-7pm

Heavy Shoe - 7pm-8pm

Competition Squad - 8pm-9/10pm


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Come and give Irish Dance a go at one of our taster sessions, and join one of the fastest growing Dance societies at Southampton University!


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The Committee

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

Lauren Joyce
Dance Captain
Megan Armson
Dance Captain
Isobel Keegan
Anna Morgan
Ellen McNamee
Social Secretary
Thomas Bristow
Lydia Moore
Vice President

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Irish Dance Society, 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
Year Membership£12.0020/09/2020 - 01/09/2021Our membership fee is £12 to join The Irish Dance Society. This allows discounted classes every week: a class without membership is £3.50 but with membership is £2.50. A membership is also required to take part in Union of Southampton Dance annual show Pure Dance.
Committee MembershipFREE20/09/2020 - 01/09/2021This membership is for Irish Dance Committee Members ONLY


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Health & Safety

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