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
A single class costs £3.50 for non-members and £2.50 for members. Staying for both Light and Heavy shoe is only £1 more so we thoroughly encourage it!
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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!
All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Irish Dance Society this year are:
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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.
|Year Membership||£12.00||01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022||Our membership fee is £12 to join The Irish Dance Society. This allows discounted classes every week: a single class without membership is £4.00 but with membership is £3.00. Membership is also required to take part in Union of Southampton Dance annual show Pure Dance.|
|Free Membership||FREE||01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022||This option enables you to sign up to regular email updates from the Irish Dance Committee!! Please choose this if you would like to keep in touch and come to class but do not wish to buy the full membership. This option does not entitle you to discounted lesson fees or the ability to perform at Pure Dance.|
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