We're excited to announce that at 11am on Wednesday 1st July we will be hosting West End performer Cris Penfold, who will be leading us in an online jazz class! Cris' previous performances include roles in 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Singin' In the Rain' and the UK tour of 'Kiss Me Kate,' and he has also worked as a choreography and teacher at London Studio Centre, Italia Conti and Central School of Speech and Drama. His class on Wednesday will be suitable for dancers aged 18+ who have reached an Intermediate level in jazz dance, and will cost £5, with a discounted price of £3 for Cambridge students. It will take place on Zoom, and will consist of an hour's class followed by a short Q&A.
To sign up, follow this link: https://forms.gle/S4i1FiRQqFrNtBpW7. The Facebook event can be found here.
Missing dance? Missing pub quizzes? Never fear, CUDS has got the perfect solution: a VIRTUAL DANCE QUIZ!!
Gather friends, family, the next-door neighbour’s cat, and join us for the CUDS virtual quiz on Sunday, 2pm.
It’s a chance to meet fellow dancers, show off your knowledge of different dance styles, and have fun! Feel free to join as a team and video call at the same time, or go solo and feel the pride of getting full marks using only your own brain, wow!
Date: Sunday 28th June
When: 2pm BST
A Zoom link will be posted in the event page closer to the time, we hope to see you there!!!
We're delighted to announce that at 7pm on Wednesday 24th June, the wonderful Neža will be leading a Female Dancehall class for us via Zoom. Neža has been dancing for almost 20 years, teaching a variety of styles including Commercial, Reggaeton, Twerk and Dancehall. Her favourite style is Dancehall, which comes from Jamaica. The essence of this dance is expressing and being empowered by the strong feminine sexual nature. Significant for this category are waistline moves including wining which is the basis for female Dancehall moves. This is why for this workshop we are going to focus specifically on different types of wine and waistline moves. This session will be suitable for beginners who have little or no experience in this style, and will have a duration of 90 minutes. It will cost £5, with a discounted price of £3 for Cambridge students. For more information and to sign up, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/qzaMhhjWRmrz6J3s6
The Facebook event can be found here.
We're very excited to announce that on Friday 19th June, Céline Gittens, Principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet, will be leading a ballet class for us, open to dancers of all abilities! The class will take place via Zoom at 2pm, and will consist of an hour's dancing followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Céline Gittens was born in Trinidad and grew up in Vancouver, Canada. She trained with her mother, Janet Gittens, and at Vancouver's Goh Ballet Academy. She joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2006 and was promoted to Principal in 2016. She has danced lead roles in ballets by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, David Bintley and Kenneth MacMillan. Her notable roles include Juliet, Odette/Odile, Aurora, Lise, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Swanhilda and Giselle. In 2005 Céline was awarded a Gold medal and Audience Award at the Genée International Ballet Competition, which was held at the Sadler's Wells Theatre, London. In 2011 Céline was invited to Buckingham Palace to celebrate young performers in the Arts and had the honour of meeting Her Majesty the Queen, and in 2016 Céline performed Swanhilda at Buckingham Palace in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. Céline also gained a Master of Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Birmingham.
The session costs £3, payable to the CUDS bank account. Follow this link for more information and to sign up: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MTWVIKQda2NEe_EuYu35Wu9Vd7gq79fUTtdolrM3HTU/edit?usp=sharing
We're so excited to announce our first online event! On Friday 12th June at 6pm we will be watching Spectrum Dance Theater's SHOT, a piece choreographed by Donald Byrd reflecting on violence towards Black people in the United States. During the showing we will be discussing it and sharing resources on our Facebook event page, so it promises to be a really interesting and thought-provoking evening! Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/341508746899961/
We are delighted to introduce the new CUDS committee for 2020/21!
President: Hannah Smith
Vice-President: Hazel Nicholson
Treasurer: Megan Hsu
Events Officers: Jasmine Coomber & Stella Rousham
Venues Officer: Alice Miller
Publicity Officer: Emma Guenther
Socials Officer: Ella Palmer
For more information, check the 'About' page on our website. You can also find us on Instagram at cambridgeunidancesociety, or on Facebook at Cambridge University Dance Society. If you would like to get in touch, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for an exciting programme of online events for Easter term and beyond!