Last Wednesday saw DCU Dance host its biggest intercollegiate event of the year, the seventh annual All Ireland Dance Experiment in The Helix.
The showcase featured colleges from all over Ireland including University of Limerick, UCD and Trinity College Dublin.All DCU Dance squads also performed on the night to a full audience.DCU students Claire Prenty and Emmet Jones hosted the evening.
Events officer for DCU dance society, Clodagh Finnegan said that event management is not her full time job and that at times it was tough.
“By using The Helix instead of The Venue it brings the show one step closer to being a professional production.The Helix was very helpful and understands that I’m not a full time events manager. I also have a brilliant committee behind me, without them the show wouldn’t have been possible”, she said.
The event was sponsored by Bank of Ireland with all proceeds from ticket and raffle sales going towards the Ronal McDonald House, whom had representatives present on the night.
Chair of dance soc Sinéad McCool was apprehensive about selling out a big venue like The Helix but thinks The Experiment is a great way for dance societies from different colleges to mix and get to know each other in a showcase setting rather than the tense intervarisity competition which is held annually in the second semester.
“I was initially nervous about ticket sales but I was delighted when we had a full house. Having colleges from all around the county was a great way to mix and share ideas with likeminded people and I was delighted to dance with other colleges as opposed to them. Overall it was an amazing success and all for a great cause, The Ronald McDonald House”, she said.