Welcome to Broadway Dance Society, the only dance society at Cardiff University to offer lessons on Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Street, Irish, Highland and Fitness at levels ranging from Beginners to Advanced. We cater for everyone at Broadway; our beginner classes are structured for people who have little to no dance experience, intermediate classes offer a level of dance for those who may be picking up again, after a break from dance lessons, while advanced classes are designed for people who have a lot of dance experience.
Our society is a great way to keep fit and meet new people, holding socials every fortnight for members to get to know each other throughout the year. We also provide many opportunities to perform, last year we performed at Go Global, 'Journeys' dance show event at the Gate Theatre (twice!) and have previously performed at the Snow Ball.
Membership of Broadway Dance is £10 per academic year (plus the £4 guild fee); weekly lessons are then £2 for members. You do not have to be a member of Broadway to come along and take part in our classes, but the weekly lesson fee is £4 for non-members. Non-students are also welcome to join Broadway or just come along to lessons.
Lessons mainly work towards our annual showcase. In 2011-12 there was a musical theme of movie soundtracks, and our showcase: 'A Night At The Movies' was a great success. Held in the Gate theatre, Gair Rhydd reported that it was 'without a doubt, the best society-event[...]well organised, well timed and thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end'. In 2012-13 our shows will be held on the 3rd and 4th May, again at the Gate Theatre. There will be a musical theme of Pop Icons and Anthems for our showcase, which will be sure to have the audience singing along in their seats!
In 2011-12 Broadway raised money for Brain Tumour UK, via an internal showcase at the end of the Autumn semester, entering a team to run a marathon as a relay in RelayGB and through organising a Choreography Competition in which members from several Cardiff University dance societies participated. The sucess of our fundraising in 2011-12 has encouraged us to support the charity 'Danceaid', which is 'a new and exciting charity that harnesses the energy of dance to transform the lives of vulnerable children', in the academic year 2012-13. Another inter-society choreography competition will be held in November and throughout the year we will hold charitable events for Danceaid.
The timetable for spring term 2013 can be found in the blog tab or in our documents on the left hand side of this page - we would love to see any new faces at the classes!