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International Dance Day - dance opportunities available at the University of Suffolk


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Today, Friday 29 April, is International Dance Day and what better way to celebrate than sharing the dance opportunities available at the University of Suffolk. Dance can energise, motivate, encourage creative thinking, and develop expressive minds and healthy bodies – so why not get involved?


Dance Society

Our Students’ Union Dance Society is all about love, connection, stress relief and creativity. It is an inclusive society so no matter your age, background, or experience with dance, everybody is welcome to join us.

We are here to provide people with a safe space to be creative, meet the Dance Community and let off some steam. The Dance Society will be hosting a number of events each week, as well as monthly contests with a prize for the winner! We will also be holding socials with the opportunity to get to know each other better.

We offer a range of dance styles from ballet, to hip-hop, and cha cha, all the way up to party dances like Chocolatte and the Macarena.  Our aim is to learn new dance styles whilst having some fun!

If this sounds like something you’re interested in joining, visit for more information.


Dance East

We are incredibly lucky to have the Jerwood DanceHouse on the waterfront in Ipswich, just minutes away from our Waterfront Campus.

DanceEast is one of the UK’s leading national dance organisations. It hosts an eclectic selection of internationally renowned dance companies and choreographers. Artists create new work and perform alongside local community projects in a diverse programme, bringing people together through dance from across Suffolk and the region.

The Jerwood Dancehouse was built on the Ipswich Waterfront in 2009 and is a purpose-built venue for dance, with a 200 seat Studio Theatre, sprung floors and temperature control in all 5 of its dance studios. See the range of courses, workshops and other opportunities on offer here:  

University of Suffolk BA (Hon) Dance students with DanceEast teaching team. Photo credit: Lesley van Dijk.


The University of Suffolk offers numerous opportunities for students to participate in sport and physical activity at whatever level you choose. University life offers a unique opportunity to get involved in sport and physical recreation, so whether your aim is for fun, fitness or achieving your true potential, we hope you will be inspired to engage in sport and physical activity during your time here.

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