HC Leeds review: LUU Dance Show


Commiserations to those who didn’t buy a ticket for the LUU Dance show, for it was truly amazing. Blessed with an unfortunate case of two left feet, I am yet still in awe at the effort and ability of the dance societies at Leeds University.

As a current LUU Dance show enthusiast, and having not missed a show since I started University, it would be an understatement to say I had high expectations. With the theme of Once upon A Time I was hoping to be taken on a talent-fulfilled journey of fairy stories, folk-tales and myths. I was not disappointed.

Choreographically, the talent that was displayed from each society was at a whole other standard from previous shows, and each dance entered was incredible. However, having never participated in a previous show as a society, I think a special warm welcome needs to be made to SLAPsoc who gave three fantastic performances with Samba, Salsa and Reggaeton. To the Reggaeton girls, as my personal favourite dance, thank you for letting me witness you in all your booty-shaking glory and your ‘bedroom eyes’.

Samba girls.

With regards to routine, I am in love with the Street society for giving us all a simply amazing (albeit terrifying) performance. After previously going to dance society socials, I am aware of the individual ability of each member of the Street dance society and how together they incorporate various dance styles into each routine. Who needs tickets to see the likes of Diversity and Flawless, when we have this sort of talent on our doorstep?

Street dance society – snow white and the hip hop dancers’

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As a collective, Leeds University Union allowed us the opportunity for yet another fantastic show. The Belly dancers, giving us an insight into one of the oldest forms of dance, the Swing society, for potentially being the happiest people I have ever seen (and you have very hot guys, I will swing with you) (innuendo intended), and Ballet, for their eloquence, poise and sheer technique. Dance Xpose were undeniably on top form once again, alongside the “Best Society” of the Irish dancers.

An experience, to say the least. Congratulations to you all.

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