WHO ARE WE?
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Dance Exposé is The University of Leeds' only dance troupe; an eclectic mix of about 50 guys and girls brought together by their passion for dance. From contemporary to commercial, break dance to ballet, we’re a fun loving society who pride ourselves on the diversity of our dancers. Our semi-annual shows allow us the chance to show off all of our talent, diversity and fun encompassed within Exposé.
We welcome students of all ages, dance backgrounds and levels of experience to come to our auditions. We’re looking for committed, passionate and versatile dancers to join us - we just want to see you DO YOUR THING.
Having previously been awarded “Best Society” at the LUU DANCE COMPETITION and “Best Show” at the highly prestigious RILEY SMITH AWARDS in 2013, Exposé have grown by leaps and bounds. 2014 was explosive, seeing us win “Best Long Standing Collaboration” with LUU Backstage Society at the RILEY SMITH AWARDS. Throughout 2015, our hard work paid off once again as we won “Best Duet” plus “Best Dance Concept” at the LUU DANCE COMPETITION. Alongside these massive achievements, we had a clean sweep on tour in Salou, winning 5 trophies, including Overall Winners, in the brand new Dance Competition against over 7 other University Teams. In 2016 we were awarded "Best Dance Society" at the Riley Smith Awards, a very proud moment for us all.
In 2016, Exposé competed in our first external event and was awarded 1st place in the lyrical group and 2nd place in the hip hop group at Liverpool John Moore's University dance competition. We continued to compete in 2017 and was awarded 3rd place at Sheffield University for our hip hop dance team. We hope that this upcoming competition season is equally as successful.
We’re excited to see what the future holds for Dance Exposé and hope to continue achieving greatness!
WHAT WE DO
You don’t have to choose between dance styles with Dance Exposé. Being an entirely student-run dance society gives all of our members huge opportunities to learn new styles and techniques, as well as choreograph for various performances throughout the year. As Leeds University’s only dance society to put on our own annual show outside of the LUU Dance Show, we rehearse regularly in the Union. We work together to produce, choreograph and promote our 4 night sell out show, held in February in the Riley Smith Hall.
We also host a smaller event in December called “Exposed”. It’s a more intimate event, in front of around 200 people, giving the audience a taste of what is to come in the February production. Exposed this year will be held at the beginning of December, so get ready to come boogie!
But that’s not all! Dance Exposé have strong ties with other societies, meaning that we are able to perform at external events such as Leeds RAG Fashion Show, LSTV’s Children in Need Fundraiser, Black History Month and SMS Cabaret. We also perform at events outside of the university, such as the Insurance Institute of London's Great Gatsby Ball as well as TV appearances including Take Me Out and the X Factor Auditions.
You’ll never get bored with Dance Exposé!
We’re an exceptionally close and friendly society who certainly know how to work hard and play hard. Our socials throughout the year can get pretty wild, and we're renowned for taking over the dancefloor on nights out in Leeds and abroad! In 2015, we travelled down to Lloret De Mar and won a number of awards such as 'Best Male', as well as venturing into Barcelona on our way home. Since then we have been to Salou on TOURR and are hoping to go again in 2018! Above all, we love just kicking back with a takeaway and a DVD (especially our past show DVD's) or hosting weekly cake club meetings – whatever we're up to, you're guaranteed to have fun with us!
1st, 2nd, 3rd October
-1st October- 5pm in the Riley Smith Hall
-2nd October- 5pm in the Riley Smith Hall
-3rd October- 5pm in the Riley Smith Hall
Auditions usually last 4 hours (but could finish earlier)
Auditions are open to all students of any dance style and level of experience. You don’t need to have had any formal training to be a part of Dance Exposé, we just want to see your moves and see your personality shine through so come on down and DO YOUR THING.
No need to bring any specific dance gear, just make sure you wear something comfortable that you can move in and bring a bottle of water and a snack too.
In the audition, we’ll take you through a warm up, teach you a short routine and you'll have an amazing time!
This is the only time of the year we accept new members for the upcoming year so it’s really important that you audition on one of these dates (you only have to come along to one of the nights!).
We’ll be posting more information about the auditions on Facebook and Twitter so make sure you like our page (www.facebook.com/danceexpose) and follow us on twitter (www.twitter.com/danceexpose) so as not to miss any information. Equally, come and see us at our Freshers Fair stall in the Edge Sports Hall, Tuesday 25th September and Wednesday 26th September.
If you’re successful at the auditions, membership will be available to purchase at only £42.50 for the whole year- we’re the only dance society that doesn’t charge individual class fees.
Membership of Dance Exposé also comes with other perks, such as a free show t-shirt and discount at night clubs, along with all the rehearsals and classes!
FIND OUT MORE
If you’d like more information about what Dance Exposé does, what it’s like to be part of the society, or any questions about the audition process, you can:
· Like us on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/danceexpose )
· Follow us on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/danceexpose )
· Follow us on Instagram ( @danceexpose )
… to see photos and videos of Exposé in action, and to keep up to date with all our news. Plus…
. Add us on Snapchat ( danceexpose )
· Come to our stand at the Fresher’s Fair and have a chat with us – we’ll keep you posted on where we'll be stood!
· And if you’ve got any other questions, you can email Megan, our president, at email@example.com