CMD ready to compete in their charity danceathon. photo: Zowie Ann

CMD dance to make a difference

Over 30 dancers from Classical and Modern Dance (CMD) joined over 22,000 people worldwide to dance and make a difference to vulnerable children all over the world.

CMD took part in the Ultimate Dancethon on Saturday 12 October, dancing non-stop for over five hours to raise money for Save the Children charity. The club were joined by Warwick’s other dance societies – EQHO, Salsa, Break Dance and Irish Dance – who put on guest workshops as part of the danceathon.

Students enjoyed sampling a variety of dance styles, from ballet to break dance, jazz to salsa, and even some Irish jigging.

After successfully completing the workshops, the total raised reached £345, with the proceeds going towards Save the Children charity. The charity helps children in over 120 countries around the world in countries including Syria, Liberia, Haiti and Bangladesh.

The money raised has bought a measles vaccine, plus treatments for diarrhoea and malaria, to protect 15 children from deadly diseases.

The club will be returning for the annual showcase on Monday 25 November, followed by a Warwick Sport-wide dance-off in aid of Sport Relief on Friday 29 November.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.