Watt is Dance?

he Dance Club at Heriot Watt offers recreational classes in 7 different dance styles! These include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Highland, Street & our newest style Lyrical.

In our different classes we teach technique, which are the skills needed to perform a dance move, we teach new skills and tricks as-well as small routines every week!

Our rec classes are open to everyone no matter how much dance experience you have and are always good fun! Our rec opportunities include performing at the annual Strictly Come Dancing event during half time and also our annual Showcase at the end of the year!


We also offer competition classes. 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! Previously we have competed in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, St Andrews, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield and more!  


We hold our classes in the studios at the Oriam, and our classes take place on tuesdays, wednesdays, and thursdays, with each style having a 1 and a half hour slot!


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 – Emily Chambers
Tap – Aliyah Pike
Jazz – Nikole Maliavaskaja
Contemporary- Libby Cook
Highland – Naomi Morrison
Street – Laurie Hunter
Lyrical – Eilidh Jardine


Our committee consists firstly of our President (Libby Cook) who oversees the running of the club and our Vice- President (Megan Stentiford) who helps the president and is in charge of fundraising for the year.

We have have a well-being/recreational officer (Kitty Gourlay) who is there for anyone in the club who has any well-being issues and also plans sober socials throughout the year.

Alongside this role we have a social secretary (Rebecca Destexhe) who plans all the fun Wednesday night socials throughout the year, as well as a Christmas meal and an end of year meal! Our social sec also organises a sponsor for the year, this is a bar that we go to for our socials that we get great deals from!

Our committee also has 2 competition secretary’s ( Lily Nicolson & Niamh Goldie) who decide and organise the competitions that we take part it at the end of the year


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