It is safe to say that the University of Galway’s dance society, commonly known as Dansoc, is the perfect society for anyone interested in Dance.
Founded in 2002, Dansoc is a joyous and upbeat society that absolutely anybody can join. Dansoc holds weekly classes in all styles for dancers of all levels and abilities.
Rooted in creativity, vibrancy and inclusivity Dansoc ensures that there really is something for everyone with an incredible variety of ten different dance classes held every week at beginner, advanced and open levels.
These classes include dance styles such as; Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Irish, Bollywood, Zumba and Salsa dancing not forgetting the weekly strength and conditioning classes also held.
The Dansoc classes are very affordable which is excellent for students who are on a budget!
The tickets cost five euro which include four weeks’ worth of classes.
The society does not only have dance classes, they hold workshops as well. Last semester Dansoc held three different dance workshops in styles including: Heels, K-Pop and Bellydance. The workshops were a huge success among the society’s members.
Over the past year in particular Dansoc has been remarkably successful with a striking total of 220 events ran during the course of the last academic year alone.
Lucy Deacon, the Auditor of Dansoc, has been a loyal and dedicated Dansoc member since her first year studying at the University of Galway.
Lucy took on the role of Auditor this year because she loves being a part of the committee in such an active society. Lucy wanted to do her part in continuing to plan and run the societies classes and events.
“I had been a part of the Dansoc committee for the past two years and have been lucky enough to be part of the amazing work that the society does” says Lucy.
Lucy’s decision to take on the role as Auditor was heavily influenced by the people in the society.
“I have an opportunity to work alongside so many amazing people on the committee and I appreciate every single one of them and work that they put into the society,” Lucy adds.
Dansoc has been a very important part of Lucy’s college experience. She has created many memories and friends from the society, and it has allowed Lucy to continue to explore her favourite creative outlet.
“I love being a part of Dansoc as we create a fun, safe environment for people of all abilities to get involved” Lucy says.
Lucy hopes that “the society continues to be inclusive and welcoming to all members and that everyone feels encouraged to get involved and most importantly have fun!”.
“This semester we have a lot of exciting events happening from workshops, inters, social events and our end of year showcase with CheerSoc.” Lucy speaks about what she is looking forward to this semester within the society and her ambitions for the society.
The University of Galway’s Irish dance crew placed first at the Intervarsity competition last year. With this year’s Intervarsity Competition fast approaching the dance crews have been working extremely hard preparing their routines.
The happiness and enthusiastic atmosphere found within Dansoc classes and events is astonishingly infectious. You will not want to miss out on the guaranteed fun to be had this semester with Dansoc.
If you’re passionate about dance or if you want to try something completely new whilst making new friends, then Dansoc is the perfect society for you.
As Lucy says “it doesn’t matter if you’ve never danced before or have danced your entire life, there is a space for everyone in our society.”