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Lancaster’s Dance Society hosted a charity dance showcase on 26 and 27 February to demonstrate their work over the past year. Alongside the Breakdance Society, the dancers demonstrated their abilities in jazz, street, contemporary dance and more over the two nights.
Due to the success of a one-night-only event held last year, the show this year was extended by an extra night and was equally as successful, selling out both nights. Students were waiting in the doorways to see if they could acquire places on the waiting list in case of last minute places becoming available, despite more seats being put out to accommodate as many people as possible.
All the money raised contributed to good causes. Proceeds from the programme sales were donated to relief funds for the disaster in Haiti and ticket sales went towards helping the society break even after funding a poster campaign around campus and a small photo shoot to raise awareness.
Hannah Husthwaite, Publicity Officer for LUDanS Exec said: “Our main aim was not to make money for the society, as it is already an incredibly popular society, but to just showcase what we can do. We’ve been working on it all term and rehearsed practically every day.”
The society’s exec choreographed all dances for the show, incorporating many different types of dance from ballet and contemporary to street and musical. To add to the range, LUDanS collaborated with the Hip Hop Society who performed some dances of their own. The two societies joined forces to perform a Michael Jackson-themed finale, incorporating a medley of many of his biggest hits. As well as the dances, the society employed the help of second year Music Technology student David Butler to co-ordinate the lights to create what the society hoped was an overall spectacular experience for everyone who attended.