Good afternoon dancers!
Another year gone eh? Here at SUBLDS we have the great pleasure of welcoming in 2016 after a really exciting first semester. And in honour of all of our successes across the latter half of 2015, here is my look back on the year so far, and a look forward to what’s coming up in 2016.
We started off the year with our free taster sessions in Glen Eyre hall. The turn out was fab, and we were so thrilled to welcome you all to the society.
We had our first major social of the year. It was great to see so many of you getting into the spirit of the occasion, and coming dressed up to the nines in some absolutely incredible costumes! Some standouts were the cutlery set, the Egyptian, and “the Essex”! We also had the joint Christmas meal with SalsaSoc in the Bridge. It was great to see such a good turnout from both societies for a gorgeous meal. We can’t wait to see what’s in store from Sid for socials in the New Year!
And of course, we had plenty of competition success, with you guys cleaning up the shinies at both Bath and Southampton. Winning both of the team events at both of the comps was a major highlight, as well as the Bath Ball. You lot clean up pretty good!
And of course, it’s not all about the competitions. We’ve had a fab semester of lessons, and have seen all of you progress so much, so a massive well done to everyone. We had oodles of fun at the Christmas lesson. Mark’s elf costume won’t soon be forgotten!
And of course, there’s plenty of fun to be looking forward to in the New Year. For those of you who may be interested, here is the timetable for upcoming competitions!
COMPETITION TIMETABLE 2016:
UEA – Saturday 30 Jan (Norwich)
Southern Friendly – Saturday 6 Feb (Bristol)
SUDC – Saturday 13 Feb (Cardiff)
IDVC – Friday 26th Feb – Sunday 28 Feb (Blackpool)
Bristol Friendly – Saturday 19 Mar
Don’t forget, you can still get involved even if you’ve never competed before. If you’re looking for a partner, get in touch with our TCs Bart and Emma. They’ll be able to help get you started. The more the merrier!
On top of this, SUBLDS will be performing in the annual dance show Pure Dance (good luck to the cast!), and hosting Strictly Southampton 2016 in February. There are plenty of opportunities to come and check out your fellow dancers in action!
So that’s that! What a start to the year, and plenty to be looking forward to in 2016. I hope you’ve all had a restful Christmas, a fabulous New Year, and I look forward to seeing you back in class very soon!
As always, keeeeep dancing!