Pizazz 2017: Part One
Before you go to university, everyone seems to tell you that you should join societies as it will be the best thing you do and really define your uni experience. To be perfectly honest, I was a bit sceptical about this; university combines so many different things like studying, meeting new people, going out, becoming more independent, trying new things… so how could societies be such a big thing?
Now, as a slighter older, hopefully wiser second year, I am inclined to agree with all those people. I have been involved with a few societies during my time at Warwick, though the one I have been most involved with is Warwick Tap. I honestly have done some amazing things with the society, from charity tapathons, shows, trips, circles and masterclasses, and I have met some truly incredible people! It is so inclusive and friendly, and I think it is the best society at the university.
However, I am definitely biased as I am also on the Tap Exec as Show Coordinator! My role involves planning and organising Pizazz, which is the largest dance showcase at the university. It’ll take place at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington on the 19 February, with shows at 3pm and 7.30pm. Pizazz brings together around 250 dancers from 12 dance societies, all to raise money for Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre. I was involved in the show last year and loved every minute of it; it was really inspiring to see so many talented students come together and fundraise for charity, and I am beyond excited to have organised it for 2017.
Having worked on this project for almost a year, and seen first-hand how hard everyone involved has worked, it will be so rewarding to see Pizazz in all its glory in two weeks’ time. Looking back its seems silly now how I could ever have doubted the power of societies!