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Department of Dance students launch annual Footprint Dance Festival 2016

Led by a committee of third-year dance students, the annual Footprint Festival will bring together the University and local community in a six day dance celebration.

Posted: 6 May 2016

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The festival is open to the public and includes workshops and performances offered by a range of international and local artists, Roehampton’s Third Row Dance Company, Roehampton alumni, International Choreomunuds students and current dance students. On Monday the 9th of May, the festival will be opened by London choreographer Gaby Agis, who has been making performances for the past thirty years nationally and internationally.

In it's sixth year, the festival’s student committee of six members have gained invaluable experience for launching their careers. They are responsible for managing all aspects from liaising with external performers, managing budgets, promoting the event and ticket sales. The third year students take on roles such as Co-Artistic Director, Communications Officer and Treasurer.

Ann David, Head of the Dance Department said: “The Footprint Dance Festival marks a key event and its success builds year after year. I am so proud of all of our students. They are to be commended for their talents and excellent work in organising the festival and in the performances that bring everyone together for a thrilling and inspirational celebration of dance.”

The Footprint Dance Festival begins on Monday the 9th of May and runs until Sunday the 14th of May. Each day is packed with workshops, performances, talks and celebrations. Find out more information about this year’s programme by visiting the website

The Department of Dance offers outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as exemplary PhD supervision. The immersive, supportive dance culture enables students to launch and expand their careers as well as benefit from established dance partnerships.

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