PHOTOS – 2015 Intervarsity Dance Competition

2015 Intervarsity Dance Competition

Pictured above: Kathy Young, David Tidwell, Jennifer De Brun, Tommy Bolger, Conor O Brien and Michelle Sarsfield. 2015 Intervarsity Dance Competition hosted by Dance UL, one of the universities largest clubs, at the University Concert Hall, Limerick.  Picture: Oisin McHugh.

This past Sunday, the University Concert Hall hosted the 2015 Intervarsity Dance Competition. Dance UL, one of the University of Limericks largest clubs, hosted this year’s competition. Upwards of 400 dancers descended on the 1000 seat auditorium on the day to compete against each as colleges and universities from around Ireland sent their dance clubs and societies to compete in the event. Masters of ceremonies was ‘The Wolf of UL’ Tommy Bolger, Student Union President, who shot to fame after his campaign video went viral racking up more than 300,000 views, and joining him on the day was Dance UL co-founder Jennifer de Brún. A number of experts in the field judged each category. Dance UL competed with four routines this year – Hip Hop, Jazz, Irish, and Contemporary, winning first place in Contemporary and Hip Hop. Congrats Dance UL!

Dance UL offers ten technique classes a week for students and non-students including two levels of Hip-hop, and Irish Dance, as well as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Zumba fitness and now Yoga for all levels. Set up in October 2008 Dance UL teaches a range of classes in Ballet, Hip-hop, Irish dance, Jazz, Contemporary, Yoga, and Zumba. The aim of the club is for students to have fun and meet new people while practicing and learning the art of dance. Dance UL currently has 200 members and encourages both non-dancers and dancers to join. Winning “Best New Club 2009” in UL’s Clubs and Societies ball, Dance UL also has been granted countless awards at the All Ireland Intervarsity Competition each year including two first-place finishes last year. Dance UL welcomes new members, check out their facebook for class schedules and updates.

Results from the Dance UL Competition

Irish Dancing

1st place -> UCD
2nd place -> Trinity
3rd place -> UL

Contemporary

1st place -> UL 
2nd place -> UCD
3rd place -> DCU

Hip Hop

1st place -> UL
2nd place -> UCC
3rd place -> UCD

Jazz

1st place -> UCC
2nd place -> MU
3rd place -> DCU

Mixed

1st place -> UCD
2nd place -> DCU
3rd place -> MU

For more information about Dance UL, check out their Facebook here,
their Twitter here,
their Youtube here.
Read more about Dance UL here and Dance here.

 

Photos copyright Oisin Mc Hugh for I Love Limerick 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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