Squad

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Jazz

Squad Leader: Jess Crouch

This year’s Jazz Squad Routine is based on the concept of Romeo and Juliet. With a more narrative piece than some of BUDS’ previous entries, we will be shaking up Shakespeare’s timeless love story and giving it a modern twist. The dance will include classical and controlled elements, mixed with more powerful and dynamic sections, so dancers will need strong technical ability and performance skills to portray the narrative. We will focus on the contrast and power of the two dynasties and the doomed story of the star-crossed lovers to hopefully create a high energy engaging and exciting piece!

 

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Ballet

 

Squad Leader: Becky Hudson

With a nod to Elite Syncopations and a focus on La La Land, this year’s Ballet Squad takes us straight to the heart of a bubbling and vibrant 1960’s jazz bar! There will be the fun and theatrical style invoked by Mia and her friends in La La Land. This will be placed alongside a technically challenging style, drawn from the brilliant eccentricities of MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations.

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Wildcard

Squad Leader: Rosie Burke

Wildcard squad will be a huge performance piece to Britney Spears’ “Circus”. 

The squad will have 2 distinct groups: performance jazz and commercial (flats & heels). Both groups will have an equal part in the dance and their choreography will compliment each other. 

Wildcard squad will work differently to the other squads both behind the scenes and on stage; to allow the piece to build, formations will be swapping in and out so everyone will have to be ready to give it their all for the sections they dance!

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Hip-Hop

Squad Leader: Natasha Marustik

I'm looking for experienced hip hop dancers for this year's squad! dancers will be performing an upbeat and versatile set, packed with choreography and a range of styles including hip hop, house, dancehall, waacking and others!! we need committed dancers who will work hard, have strong musicality and great stamina!

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2017/18

1st place Advanced Jazz (Manchester Competition)

Overall Best Male Dancer - Jack Norris (Manchester Competition)

2016/17

2nd place Advanced Jazz (Loughborough Competition)

2015/16

3rd place Advanced Jazz (Manchester Competition)

2014/15

2nd place Advanced Jazz (Nottingham Competition)

3rd place Contemporary (Nottingham Competition) 

Best Female Dancer (Loughborough Competition)

Squad Awards

2020/2021

1st place Advanced Ballet (Surrey Competition)

1st place Advanced Jazz (Surrey Competition)

1st place Inter Hip Hop (Surrey Competition)

2nd Advanced Contemporary (Surrey Competition)

2nd Advanced Tap (Surrey Competition)

2nd Small Wildcard - Becky Hudson Solo (Surrey)

BEST OVERALL UNI (Surrey Competition)

1st Advanced Jazz (Edinburgh Competition)

1st Advanced Tap (Edinburgh Competition)

1st Inter Hip Hop (Edinburgh Competition)

2nd Advanced Ballet (Edinburgh Competition)

Best Choreography- Tap (Edinburgh Competition)

Overall Highest Score- Tap (Edinburgh Competition)

BEST OVERALL UNI (Edinburgh Competition)

1st Advanced Contemporary (Northampton Competition)

1st Advanced Jazz (Northampton Competition)

1st Advanced Tap (Northampton Competition)

2nd Advanced Ballet (Northampton Competition)

2nd Inter Hip Hop (Northampton Competition)

2nd Small Wildcard- Becky Hudson Solo (Northampton)

BEST OVERALL UNI (Northampton Competition)

 

2019/20

1st place Advanced Ballet (Manchester Competition)

1st place Advanced Tap (Manchester Competition)

2nd place Advanced Contemporary (Manchester Competition)

1st place Advanced Ballet (Loughborough Competition)

1st place Advanced Contemporary (Loughborough Competition)

3rd place Advanced Tap (Loughborough Competition)

3rd place Advanced Jazz (Loughborough Competition)

 

2018/19

BEST OVERALL UNIVERSITY (Loughborough Competition)

Best Choreography for Advanced Jazz (Loughborough Competition)

1st place Advanced Jazz (Loughborough Competition)

2nd place Advanced Tap (Loughborough Competition)

2nd place Wildcard (Loughborough Competition)

Overall Best Female Dancer - Sophie Barraclough (Loughborough Competition)

1st place Advanced Jazz (Cardiff Competition)

1st place Wildcard (Cardiff Competition)

2nd place Advanced Tap (Cardiff Competition)

Best Costume (Cardiff Competition) 

1st place Advanced Ballet (Leeds Competition)

1st place Advanced Jazz (Leeds Competition)

1st place Wildcard (Leeds Competition)

1st place Advanced Tap (Leeds Competition)

Best Choreography for Advanced Jazz (Leeds Competition)

Overall Best Female Dancer - Sophie Barraclough (Leeds Competition)

Overall Best University (Leeds Competition)