Kingston University's dance club came second in the latest inter-university competition held in Loughborough at the weekend.

Kingston dancers come second in inter-university competition

 Kingston University’s dance club came second in the latest inter-university competition held in Loughborough at the weekend.

The troupe, who entered the advanced hip hop and tap categories, enjoyed the experience even though they had been hoping to come first.    

President of the club, Jessica Smith, said: “Although we were a bit disappointed, second place is still a brilliant achievement. We worked really hard on our piece and made it really diverse.”

The group was faced with stiff competition from 16 other universities in the hip hop category, which was eventually won by Nottingham University.

“The whole weekend over all was amazing and it was a good weekend away with everyone, it was almost a bonding session,” Jessica added. 

“As the people who came with us are the ones taking over next year they now have a foundation with each other so they can work together next year.”

The event was an independent competition organised by Loughborough University’s dance society.

Kingston’s own dance society recently held a high-energy performance to showcase their impressive talents and wowed the packed audience with a variety of styles and routines.

The showcase was held in the Space Bar at Penrhyn Road to celebrate the group’s success and encourage new members to join. 

Katy Wood, Vice-President of the club, said: “It went really well, it’s great to have a chance to perform our routines in front of friends and supporters before we head to competition.”

First year student, Gemma Pithers, explained how being part of such a close-knit group helped her and her twin, Hazel, settle into university life.

“My first year here has been incredible. Being part of this has given me so many experiences and opportunities to push myself and learn new things – I love it!”

For more information on how to become a member of the club, click here.

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