SOAS Dance Society sent a team representing SOAS at last weekends inter-university dance competition hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London, in Egham.
The SOAS team comprised:
Ryan-James Gall, Katy Ann Maplesden, Maya Davenport, Amy-Joan Fee Voon Ho Fong, Althea Alberani, Melody Brooks and Yasmin Nabavi
Team Leader was Ryan who is also Society Vice-President.
Collectively they performed/competed in the following categories: Solo (contemporary), Duo (jazz), Trio (K-pop) and Wildcard (K-pop).
The competition drew entrants from across UK,
Unfortunately, on this occasion the team didn't place in the awards. But for a small institution like SOAS it was a real achievement to turn out across 4 categories against far larger colleges and universities. This is actually a major point as SOAS is truly up against it with our smaller student numbers and zero facilities.
It was the best turnout for a SOAS Dance Soc team since the legendary 'team of 2016' (which won awards).
This RHUL competition is one of the 'established' ones on the uni show/competition circuit, though in previous years tended to be in the autumn.
The team rehearsed long and hard throughout term 2, and worked really hard to take part and did SOAS proud by doing their very best :-) Here is a picture of the team during rehersal: