What We Do
Welcome to Burban, the ill-est dance soc on campus. Join our crew and explore the dance styles embedded in Hiphop and Urban dance culture. Whether it is Breaking (Breakdance), popping, locking, house or lyrical hiphop, Burban offers something for everyone.
Think dancing (particularly breaking) is too hard? Don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere! Come along to one of our many classes and/or training sessions and find out for yourself. We are a friendly society so if you have a few questions or want to learn some new moves, feel free to approach anyone on committee or any senior members and we’d be happy to help you out.
Initial lessons will concentrate on fundamentals for each dance style. For example, in breaking these would be toprock, footwork and freezes. For Popping we would teach you about hits and dime stops. We’ll help you build on these throughout the year which will allow you to develop your own dance style and add in your own flavour.
See our Facebook Group for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/burbandance/
Reasons to Join Us
Burban are involved in several performances and showcases throughout the year such as ‘Show In A week’ and ‘bodysoc show’. We encourage beginners to get involved as not only are they great but will help improve confidence as a person.
For the past few years Burban’s breakers have made the long trip up to Newcastle and attended the annual ‘UK Uni Bboy Championships’ and competed in solo and crew battles against other universities. This event is for all levels and always a great weekend away.
For the Last 2 years, Burban’s urban dancers have competed in TranscenDance hosted by UCL. This competition has grown over the last couple of years and Burban was proud to pick up 2nd Place in the novice hiphop competitions for 2 years running. A Burban trio team also picked up second place in their Trio dance division last year.
In March of 2015 and February 2016, Burban were proud to successfully host the "South West Got Rhythm" Breaking event, sponsorsed by Red Bull. There were over 200 participants on the day.
In 2012-2013 the society was awarded the 'Most Improved Activity Group'. In addition, the society was awarded 'Best Arts Society' the following year, thanks to dedicated members.
Workshops with some of the biggest names in Breaking - previous year's workshops include Bboy Venum (Skill Methods), Bboy Vicious Victor (MF Kidz) and Bboy Blanka (MZK). As well as workshops for popping, locking and krumping.
Come and Meet Us
Monday (Breaking): 19:15 - 20:45 – Downstairs in SU
Thursday (Urban): 19:15 - 20:45 – Downstairs in SU
£3 for members and £5 for non-members.
Semester 1 Deal: 10 Break/Urban Classes for £25
Semester 1 MEGA Deal: All 20 Break and Urban Classes for £45 (Members only)
The classes will be held by the committee and external breakers and teachers who have had many years of dance experience. The classes are aimed at beginners, but also welcome those with experience.
General Training Times
These are open sessions available to anyone who wishes to practice their moves outside of lessons. We encourage beginners to attend these as it will increase their confidence and further their dance style.
Wednesday: 19:00 - 23:00 - Downstairs Students' Union
Friday: 20:00 - 22:00 - Dance Studio, The Edge
Saturday: 16:00 - 18:00 - Dance Studio, The Edge
**May vary, see Facebook Group for daily changes.