City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh University students mark 30th years of dance


By Irene Brown - Posted on 26 February 2015

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In a gala performance that celebrating 30 years of a popular dance, students from the University of Edinburgh will take part in a Dance Performance showcasing a different style of dance every five minutes. Performances will include tango, hip-hop, ballet, cheerleading Highland dancing and Punjabi folk dances with a modern twist. There will also be break dancing, live drumming and aerial dance routines.

Choreographer and event organiser, June Adamson, said, “…The show has gained a reputation for delivering some outstanding performances, and this year will not disappoint. … anyone watching is sure to leave with a spring in their step!”

Some previous participants in this increasingly popular show have gone on to have successful careers in dance. For example, Tony Mills, developed his talent in break dancing after graduating in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and gone on to work with a number of notable dance companies including Scottish Ballet and David Hughes Dances Productions and former Applied Sports Science student Jo Richards formed the successful Dance Hustle Troupe, which performs at many festivals throughout the country.

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 the Pleasance.

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.