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Welcome to Sussex Dance!

Sussex Dance Society is the main dance society at the University of Sussex. No matter whether you are an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, there is something for everyone and we hope you come along and join us. 


Weekly Classes

We offer weekly classes from Street to Contemporary, Kpop to Tap, and Yoga to Ballet! You can try out all the different dance styles and show off your new skills in our various performances throughout the year.  You can pay per class, or buy a termly or annual society membership to get all of your classes for free.

There are no auditions to join the society and everyone is welcome; including non-students. Our teachers aim to share their passion for dance and help you improve your moves in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Dance Troupes

This year we have five dance troupes who will be entering competitions and performing in shows regularly. We have Street, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Jazz Troupes! We hold auditions at the beginning of both the Autumn and Spring Term and we are very excited to see some new faces. Please look out for the dates and times of the auditions on here and on our Facebook group. The link for our Facebook page can be found on the right.


On our regular socials we go out and get to know lots of people who share the same passion for dance and enjoy a great night together. We have various themes to our socials which are fun to get involved in! There will be a variety of socials; including nights out, joint events with other societies and non-drinking socials, such as dinner, movie nights or ice-skating.

Sussex Dance is all about having a great time, so put on your dancing shoes and come along! Go to our Facebook page to find our weekly schedule!


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Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

Below are the Leaves we have achieved so far this year:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.


Student Voice Leaf

The Student Voice leaf is awarded to groups who engage their members in Sussex Students’ Union campaigns, democracy and elections and influence the way the Students’ Union is run.


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.


Team Sussex Leaf

The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.


Development Leaf

The Development leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to develop themselves, offer development opportunities to their members, build on the successes and failures of previous years and/or worked to maintain the high standards of previous years.


Fundraising Leaf

The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.


Events Leaf

The Events leaf is awarded to groups who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis. Such groups have also made the effort to hold joint events with other societies/sports clubs and/or the Students’ Union and the University. They have also gotten involved in cultural and community events.


Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.


* All Sussex Dance classes, activities and events are in accordance with the Students' Union Safer Space Policy:

In accordance with our core values, the Students’ Union is committed to creating a safe, tolerant, and inclusive environment. This means that all students should be able to participate in Union events without fear of bullying and harassment or violent, aggressive, intimidating or discriminatory behaviour. The Students’ Union encourages debate and expects all members to be able to discuss conflicting viewpoints respectfully. All members should use appropriate and respectful language when speaking, and respect others’ point of view when listening. Everyone has the responsibility to uphold these principles and challenge unacceptable conduct. If you feel that this policy is being violated at any point please raise it with a Union officer, member of staff, or sport/society committee member, or make a formal complaint.


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Activities Officer - Lucy Williams

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies Coordinator - Charlie Temperton

Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
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Activities Administrator (Societies) - Mike Wilkins

Email: mike.w@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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