Contemporary Dance

Oxford University Contemporary Dance (OUCD) is Oxford’s non-ballroom competitive and performance dance team. Taking pride in its diversity, OUCD competes in a range of styles from ballet and jazz to tap, hip hop and commercial. Performances include an annual, sell-out showcase, college arts weeks and balls, the Varsity match and inter-university competitions.

Entirely student run, OUCD has a real sense of team spirit. Members support each other by sharing skills and knowledge to improve the overall standard of the club, and regularly collaborate on choreography.

Dance is an expensive business, with costumes and venue hire making up the club’s biggest annual costs. Membership fees absorb some of these but it is extremely important to OUCD that fees are kept as low as possible so that the club remains accessible. OUCD also has ambitions of attending high profile competitions across the country, but is currently limited to those taking place in the South East which do not involve an overnight stay.
Any gift, however small, will help keep OUCD accessible, while allowing it to mount bigger and better performances, and increase its profile at inter-university competitions.

Ways in which your donation can make a difference:

  • £10 subsidises one costume for a competition or show
  • £15 pays for competition entry or transport for one member
  • £25 buys a team competition leotard
  • £100 pays for a professional coaching session
  • £250 pays for costumes for the whole team for one dance
  • £500 pays for an overnight stay at a high-profile competition