We are the dance society committee for 2017-18 and it’s our job we to make sure everything within the society runs smoothly, from competitions and the show to socials and kit. It’s up to us to ensure that you’re always kept up-to-date with everything dance-related.

Charlotte Astley – President

Hi I’m charlotte and i am a third year politics student. I will be your president this year! As president I will oversee all functions and activities involved with the society and be a point of contact for committee, teachers and members. If you ever need anything feel free to contact me and I will answer any queries either bug or small! Hope you all enjoy the year, we’ve got so many exciting opportunities coming up, stay tuned!

Sophie Lynch – Vice President

Emma Jelpke 


Hello!!! My name is Emma Jelpke and I am a second year Modern Languages student studying French and German. I am your secretary this year and also your intermediate Jazz teacher. My role as secretary includes sending all dance members an email each week and being a point of contact for everyone. So if you ever have a question i’m the gal to ask!

Ananya Baski – Society Treasurer

Ian Wallace & Zoe Woods  – Social Secretaries

Hi! We’re Zoe and Ian and we’re your social secretaries for this year!  You will see us every Wednesday night as we are in charge of organising the weekly social and we cannot wait to see Dance Society tear up the dancefloor again this year! We have some great themes planned alongside plenty of drinks deals, making sure nothing is too expensive as we all know the student life leaves you skint! We hope to see you all out on the ‘toon, we just hope you’re ready for all the trebles!! 😉 We will also be organising the Christmas meal and Summer Ball and we would love to see every one of you there all glammed up! We’re approachable, friendly people and always here to help, so if you ever have a question come and ask us and we’ll help you out the best we can! We hope to see you all out every Wednesday night and we hope you have a fantastic year of dance!

Amy McMann – Show Co-ordinator


Kathryn Armstrong – Media Officer

Hi everyone, I’m Kathryn, a Stage 3 Geography and Planning student and your media officer for this year. It is my job to make sure that all social media pages and this website are up to date and providing you with relevant info! I am also in charge of promoting all the wonderful things that this society has to offer including competitions, workshops, charity events and of course our fantastic show.

Beth Hinson – Charity Officer

Beth Hinson, Stage 3 Food and Human Nutrition

Hi Dancers, I’m Beth and I’m a stage 3 Food and Human Nutrition student  I’m the charity and welfare officer this year. I’ll be organising some amazing charity events, including lots of baked goods and fun challenges and as welfare officer i’ll ensure dancers have all the support they need over the year! If you have any queries or questions feel free to get in touch 🙂 xx

Sian Besley – Competition Treasurer

Hi I’m Sian and I am a second-year economics student. My job is to organise the finances involved in running our own very own competition in Newcastle and the finances for all the other competitions we attend around the country!

Ellie O’Shaughnessy – Competition Secretary


Hey I’m Ellie, I’m in my 2nd year of Medicine and I am the Competition Secretary for Dance Society! This means that I’m more involved in the Dance Club and organise all the competitions we go to across the country in which we compete against many universities.

Alice Taylor- Peat – Competition Co-ordinator

Heya, my name is Alice Taylor-Peat but everyone calls me Teepz and I am a second year pharmacology student. I was lucky enough to be voted to be the competition coordinator and I am extremely excited. My job is to plan, organise and run our own competition for other universities to come and compete at. This entails finding the right venue, booking the judges, designing and printing the free t-shirts for the competitors, contacting all the different universities and inviting them and most importantly organising the food and social for after the event. It’s a role which needs an awful lot of organisation and planning but also a lot of fun to be able to plan is in any way which you want.