So UCC Thinks it Can Dance?
We’re baaaack! On Tuesday 13th of November, UCC Dance Club hosted their biggest charity event of the year so far ‘So UCC Thinks it Can Dance?’. It’s 3 years since the event was first started and it’s safe to say this year has been the best yet! The sold-out event saw nine clubs and societies compete for the title of UCC’s best dancers in order to raise money for the CUH Children’s Ward. Ladies Gaelic Football, UCC Pharm Soc, Friends of MSF, Surgical Society, Societies Guild, Medical Society, Students Union, Tennis Club and Kickboxing were the amazing clubs and societies who competed this year. We managed to raise €1571.70 in total!
The theme for this year was ‘divas’. We’re talking about sassy, inspirational ladies such as Britney, Fergie and of course Queen B and Ri-Ri! Each team was asked to prepare a routine to a song or mix of songs by their diva. They were also assigned two teachers who volunteered from the dance club to help them with their dancing skills (or lack of)!
The night was an amazing success with all the teams giving fantastic performances! They most certainly brought the sass we were hoping for. Glitter, crop tops, fishnets, neon and leopard print-we saw it all in Devere Hall! Not to mention an array of unusual props ranging from lab coats to tennis rackets to surgical scrubs! The routines were judged by UCC Dance committee member Aoife Cotter, makeup artist Sophie Murphy and Society’s Guild member Ronan Carey. Our audience also had a say and they were able to vote for their favourite. Throughout the night the four advanced squads from UCC Dance clubs performed and a raffle was held with many exciting prizes such as lunch in Ballymaloe House, beauty hampers, meal vouchers and much more!
After a tough night of dancing and extremely intense competition it was the UCC Pharmacy society who came out on top. They performed a routine to Britney Spears’s hits ‘Toxic’ and ‘Womaniser’. An extremely close second was the Tennis club who brought their A game in an amazing routine to some of Rihanna’s top songs.
UCC Dance would like to say a huge thank you to all the clubs and societies who participated in the fundraising event and also to the 200 people who bought tickets and made this event such a success. We would also like to thank all the local businesses who provided raffles prizes!