This weekend saw over 200 dancers take part in Nottingham Trent Dance’s annual showcase, Trance. The event took place at Ink nightclub in Nottingham’s City centre.

Dancers have been busy prepping and perfecting dances throughout first term across a range of styles including tap, ballet, jazz, street and commercial. On Sunday 3rd December they all got the chance to perform their talents to a sell out audience.

“All the different groups looked as though they were loving every second”

James Clifford, 20

Trent Dance is a society entirely run by the members, each dance showcased the talents of student choreographers across both advanced and intermediate levels. The hard work paid off as audience members raved that this was the best show Trent Dance had put on for years.

James Clifford, 20 came to support friends in the show and said: ” I was incredibly impressed with how good the show was as a whole.

“All the different groups looked as though they were loving every second. The audience bounced off the dancers energy throughout the performances and enjoyed it with them.”

Tickets were available two weeks prior to the event and by Sunday only 68 were left on the door. All of which sold to create a 500 strong audience including choreographers, Nottingham Trent staff and of course friends and family of the performers.

Advanced team dancers take on the style of commercial

Some proceeds from the ticket sales went to a charity close to Nottingham Trent students hearts, ‘BAC ZAC his legacy’. A charity dedicated to Zac Forskitt, a Trent CBJ student who tragically passed away on Sunday, March 13th 2016.

All 200 dancers took part in the finale.

This weekend also featured other societies taking part in events to raise money for charity. Nottingham Trent burlesque, Trent Tigerlillies, hosted a Christmas variety show at Saltbox Bar in Nottingham.

All proceeds from ticket sales went to John van Geest Cancer Research centre. Another charity close to the university with an established research facility at Clifton campus.

The Trent Tigerlillies presented tantalising burlesque performances and were joined on stage by NTU Belly Dance, NTU music, and a special performance from NTU Men’s Rugby Union.

William Clark, 20, a member of NTU Rugby Union said: “I think it’s important for rugby union to take part in events like this, because we are all one university and should use our different interests and talents collaboratively when given the chance to help charity”.

NTU Rugby Union join in the festive fun