RUTAM is a fantastic opportunity to dance at uni! It is a great chance for you to make new friends; develop or learn a skill; keep fit; and simply to have fun and make the most of your time at uni! Whether you have danced before or are a beginner that would like to learn something new – come along and give it a go!
Our teachers are students who are experienced dancers that teach classes in a variety of styles, such as tap, lyrical, contemporary, commercial, and jazz, as well as in a variety of skill levels, so do not feel daunted if you have no experience in certain areas of dance. Just try something new! They will aim to improve your technique and choreograph brilliant routines for us to learn, perform and, most of all, enjoy.
Society Aims 2017-2018
1) Provide members at all abilities with a variety of dance styles within the category of Tap and Modern
2) Create a welcoming atmosphere in which everyone can build confidence & escape from University pressures
3) Organise fun events to provide opportunities for socialising and developing current and new skills
CLASS TIMES: During term time classes are every Thursday 7-9pm. Additional classes also take place on Monday evenings. Times change slightly so be sure to check Facebook each week.
RUTAM have won ‘Best Performance’ 3 times at the Society Awards for our annual Autumn Term show!
Social Events in RUTAM are always fun and easy to get involved with. We like to include all members, so whether you're the life and soul of the party or prefer socialising with a movie and a takeaway; we cater for all! This year has seen many fancy dress socials, meals out, film nights, weekends away and the Dance Societies Ball. Pictures below!
Membership is just £30 for the entire year!
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RUTAM PRESENTS: BATTLE OF THE CENTURIES! - in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust - RUTAM held our anual show on 1st December 2017; a night of amazing performances from the universities dance societies including RUTAM, ballet, street and break dance, ballroom, latin, and salsa, swing, tango, and kpop - all battling it out with somgs from pre- and post-200. With a raffle and a bake sale, we managed to raise a whopping £530 for Teenage Cancer Trust!
Cardiff Competition Saturday 10th Feb - RUTAM recently participated in Cardiff University Dance comp, having entered four dances (contemporary, jazz, tap, and wilcard)- dancers in all numbers performed excellently and this was a great experience, definitely worth doing again next year! Contemporaary achieved 3rd place in its category and tap got bumped up from intermediate to advanced level achieving a top score of 93/100 - we did the university and our society proud!
HUSTINGS AND AGM - hustings will be taking place on Monday 19th March, followed by a committee handover meal at Zizzi's on Thursday 22nd March (all members welcome) - time for a new committee to take over!
RUTAM SUMMER FORMAL - it will soon be time to put on our glad rags for the summer formal - keep an eye on the facebook page for details!
Beth Synder - President & Choreographer
Nefeli Makridou - Vice President & Choreographer
Hannah Woods - Secretary & Choreographer
Ellie Russell - Treasurer
Eléonore Organ-Jennings - Marketing
Lauren Lemcke- Social Secretary
Alana Edmunds - Welfare
Kate Spear - Choreographer
Charilyn Ong Hui Ern - Choreographer