About Us

BUDS offers dance classes at a range of levels across a variety of styles, designed to suit anybody who loves to dance! You can attend as many classes as you like, choosing from many different disciplines, such as Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Commercial, Tap, Musical Theatre and many more, each offering classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes are run by the students of the society in a variety of locations across the campus, including the dance studio at the new Sports and Fitness Centre. Each class costs £2 for members and £3 for non-members.

Our sell-out annual show takes place in the Spring Term, in which all members have the opportunity to take part and show off what they have been learning throughout the year. Students can attend classes during this term in order to build to routines which will be performed in the show. 

The society also has five dance squads. This year’s styles are Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Performance Squad. The squad members are chosen following auditions at the beginning of the academic year, and train every Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the squads is not only to represent BUDS at events at Birmingham University, but also to compete in competitions across the country against other universities  – and hopefully to bring back a trophy or two! See our squad page for more information.

Download our General society information pack for information about Squad auditions and key dates for the beginning of term. 

Latest News

BUDS Committee 2019/20

March 27, 2019

After a packed AGM and some tight competition our Committee for the 2019/20 academic year has now been chosen. Huge congrats to all of you and good luck for the year ahead!

BUDS Does The Brits!

March 17, 2019

This week we had our annual show and this years theme was The Brits! The show was a huge success with tickets selling out days before the show started! Massive well done to everyone that was involved from the tech team to our 311 cast members, without you the show would not have been possible. Check out some photos here

Best Overall University In the UK!

March 10, 2019

Our Competition Squads travelled to their final and biggest competition of the season, Loughborough University dance Competition. After an unbelievably high standard of dance throughout the day they walked away with 1st Advanced Jazz, 2nd Advanced Tap, 2nd Wildcard, Best Female (awarded to Sophie Barraclough) and to top it all off BEST OVERALL UNIVERSITY TEAM!!! 

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