Dance UL is extremely proud of one of our very own Class Coordinators Julie Brennan, who won the Paddy McHugh Best Fresher Award at this year’s Clubs and Societies Ball. Julie is incredibly deserving of this honour, and has achieved a great amount since joining Dance UL in September of 2016. Intrinsic to her role as Class Coordinator is the responsibility to handle monetary interactions and sign Dance UL members in prior to each class and workshop — a hefty commitment alongside the challenges of a Bachelor of Law. Julie has surpassed the expectations of this role with her ability to encourage and aid Dance UL members, addressing numerous queries and concerns. She has been a very reliable team player on Dance UL’s committee, faithfully attending meetings and covering for members who were in need of assistance. She has promptly responded to health and safety concerns, and has always made herself available to help organise the various array of events coordinated by Dance UL throughout the year. Julie’s consistently positive attitude has captured the hearts of both the committee and society members, and we could not be more proud to support her candidacy for the Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Fresher Award!
Julie has also added to the vibrancy of Dance UL with her own unique choreography, and has graced the stage with her many talents as a dancer. She represented UL on the Hip Hop, Contemporary and Jazz intervarsity teams, and was an integral addition to each of these pieces. Her beautiful stage presence, admirable technique and enthusiasm to teach and learn shone through lengthy and gruelling rehearsals leading up to the All Ireland Intervarsity Competition, and have persisted beyond this point. Dance UL will continue to thrive with Julie’s hard work and dedication, cultivating an exciting environment for all who are passionate about dance. Congratulations Julie, and best of luck at the 2017 BICS National Society Awards ceremony!