Watt is Dance?

At Heriot-Watt, the Dance Club offers recreational and competition classes in 7 different dance styles! These include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Highland, Street & Lyrical.

In our different classes we teach technique, new skills and tricks. Our Captains tend to choreograph a small dance routine each week! Each week is different, which makes our classes more exciting and allows you to try a lot of new things!

Our rec classes are open to everyone no matter how much dance experience you have and are always good fun! There are many opportunities for those who participate in our rec classes such as participating in the half-time performance at the SU annual Strictly Come Dancing event, or even our annual Showcase at the end of the year!


We also offer competition classes to those who want to take dancing to the next level. We hold auditions for our comp teams at the start of the year and if successful you can take part in routines that we compete in second semester at competitions across the country! HWUDC competes at Intermediate Level!

If you want to compete in more than just a group dance, there are opportunities to participate in a solo, duet, or trio in these competitions. Also, some of the competitions offer their own individual challenges such as ‘On the Spot’, where you can go onto stage and compete against other university dancers and win a prize!

Previously we have competed in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, St. Andrews, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and more!

Any member of the Dance Club can attend the competitions as a spectator to support our comp teams and their performances!


We hold our classes Studio 1 and 2 at Oriam. Our classes take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with each style having a 1 and a half hour slot!

Captains 24/25

We have 7 student dance captains, one for each of the styles listed above. Our captains have lots of training in the styles that they teach and do a wonderful job creating choreography throughout the year!

Our captains are:

Ballet – Eve Ball
Tap – Lucy Watt
Jazz – Kitty Gourlay
Contemporary – Libby Cook
Highland – Naomi Morrison
Street – Hollie Russell
Lyrical – Eilidh Jardine

Committee 24/25

President – Scarlett Boath

Vice-President – Megan Stentiford

Wellbeing Officer – Rebecca Destexhe

Social Secretary – Jessie Waugh

Competition Secretary – Lily Nicolson

Competition Secretary – Nicole Brown


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