DDT Ready To Take The Stage!
After the long Christmas break, Derby Dance Team (DDT) were straight back into rehearsals as the countdown began for the Manchester and Loughborough Dance Competitions, as well as other performances including the recent event, ‘Take Me Out’.
All the team members involved in the routines for the Manchester and Loughborough Dance Competitions worked solidly to make our routines better than ever, with over 30 dancers at each competition. The Manchester Competition took place on Saturday 14th February, with DDT competing in Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and the Wildcard category. We entered our routine from ‘Spookabout’ in the Wildcard category. We are hoping that Manchester will set us in good stead for Loughborough, the biggest inter-university dance competition in the country. Here we will be entering Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Hip Hop. We will also be looking to reclaim the Team Spirit award.
Our members have worked hard towards these competitions, and with many of them being new members, we are very proud of their commitment. We would also like to thank our choreographers. This year we have had a mix of team members and external choreographers, all working towards giving DDT the best chance of bringing home the trophies. If you are interested in coming along to the Loughborough Dance Competition to support DDT, please do not hesitate to contact us as supporter tickets are available for both events.
We are also preparing to repeat last year’s fundraising event, ‘the 24 Hour Danceathon’, which we raised around £360 from. Last year the event was held the week before Loughborough Dance Competition. This gave us a great opportunity to practise all of our routines. Dates for this event will be confirmed soon, so make sure you look out for the posters and come and join us in the Atrium at Kedleston Road to show your support.
We are now starting to think about our end of year showcase where all of our members, their friends and families get the opportunity to come and see all of our event performances and competition routines. This is a great event where all supports of DDT come together for one final performance before the summer. We will also see some of our former members return for the showcase. Further information will be available soon as will tickets.
As a club, we always welcome new members. There are still classes to attend for anyone looking to join, especially January starters. If you are interested in joining our team or if you would simply like to come and give dance a go, please search for ‘Derby Dance Team‘ on Facebook or Twitter. You can send the committee a message to find out about training times. Anyone is welcome regardless of whether they have prior dance experience or not.