DCU dance over the competition

 

Aoife Quigley and crew of DCU Dance, take home first place in their mixed piece performance at an inter varsity competition in TCD
Aoife Quigley and crew of DCU Dance take home first place in their mixed piece performance at an inter varsity competition in TCD.

DCU Dance Society took home five awards at an inter varsity competition in Trinity College Dublin, last week.

The society achieved first place in their mixed piece and hip hop piece.

The competition saw colleges from all over the country compete across five sections; irish, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and mixed piece.

DCU placed second in Irish, third in Jazz and hip hop. Competitor Franz Kwan also snatched up a best performer award.

DCU was one of the largest participants at the event with 66 dancers taking to the stage in total. Sinéad McCool, Chairperson of DCU dance, was delighted that all the hard work from the dancers paid off.

“One thing that people don’t see is the hours of rehearsals that are put into these routines. We’ve been practising for weeks but at the end of the day it’s completely down to the judges and what styles they like on the day. We ticked all the boxes this year so everyone’s hard work has paid off which is great to see”, she said.

Last year DCU placed second in the mixed piece category which involves dancers putting together a routine incorporating all dance styles. McCool went on to say how much it meant to the society to have the trophy back.

“Coming second in the mixed piece last year was a blow after a five year streak but to win back the title this year is an incredible feeling and I couldn’t be prouder of all the choreographers and dancers”, she said.

Jennifer Purdy

 

Image Credit:

Chaitanya Brady

 

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