Welcome to LUDanS, the Lancaster University Dance Society!
All about LUDanS
LUDanS is the Lancaster University Dance Society. With around 100 active members, we are one of the largest societies at the university. We offer classes in a variety of dance styles comprising of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Street and fitness based exercise classes. These classes cater for people who have never danced before to those who debuted in baby ballet classes! Have a look at our timetable for more information on what classes are being held each week.
If any of our members are trained in a certain genre and have a desire to choreograph, there is always an opportunity for new dance styles to be explored - whether that's teaching a general class, choreographing a show dance, or choreographing a routine for our Performance Squad. In the recent past, Chinese, African Hip Hop and Irish performance were were just some of the new and unique styles exhibited.
There are a number of opportunities to perform at campus events such as Fresher’s Week, Campus Festival and college Extravs with our Performance Squad which is open for all members to join. We also take part in a collaboration with LUTG and ULMS to put on an annual musical!
LUDanS also hold an annual show that is always a great success! Our biggest event, the show brings the whole society together for a performance that broadcasts our dancer's talents and provides the opportunity for anyone to choreograph and perform in as many dances as they wish.
In addition to performances, LUDanS have a competition squad that compete at competitions around England against other universities during the first and second terms. This is a great way for our more advanced dancers to challenge themselves and get even more involved, however we encourage everyone to try out. Keep an eye out for audition information at the beginning of each term.
LUDanS is more than just a dance society, though. Socials are frequently held throughout the year, often with some sort of funny or wacky theme (we like fancy dress here at LUDanS!) allowing all members the chance to socialise and make friends. We place emphasis on having a great time whilst developing our dancing technique and gaining valuable performing experience.