Students celebrate dance show’s 30th year

Quickstepping students will take centre stage for a gala performance that celebrates 30 years of a popular dance show.

The fast-paced University Dance Performance - which takes place on 13 and 14 March - will showcase a different style of dance every five minutes.

Performances will include tango, hip-hop, ballet, cheerleading and Highland dancing.

Book tickets

The Dance Performace takes place in the Pleasance Theatre on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March at 7.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale at the Centre for Sport and Exercise reception desk at 46 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ.

Pre-sale tickets cost £8 for students, £10 for non-students and £5 for children. Tickets at the door cost £10 for students, £12 for non-students and £7 for children.

Exhilarating event

The Bhangra society will add colour to the event with traditional Punjabi folk dances, expertly choreographed with a contemporary twist.

There will also be break dancing, live drumming on stage and aerial dance routines.

We are delighted to produce the University’s 30th annual Dance Performance. The show has gained a reputation for delivering some outstanding performances, and this year will not disappoint. With such an exciting range of dances as well as breath-taking talent from our students, anyone watching is sure to leave with a spring in their step!

June AdamsonChoreographer and event organiser

Anniversary show

Many previous participants have gone on to have successful careers in dance. Tony Mills - who has a BSc in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery - developed his talent in break dancing after graduating.

He has worked with a number of notable dance companies including Scottish Ballet and David Hughes Dances Productions.

Former Applied Sports Science student Jo Richards formed the successful Dance Hustle Troupe, which performs at many festivals throughout the country.