Blue Angels Bursary 2024-25

A project by: Dance Club University of St Andrews

£140
pledged of £500 target
28%
FUNDED
3
USERS
BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO DANCE

Who are we?

We are the Blue Angels, the University of St Andrews Dance Club's competitive dance team. We:

  • have a passion for dance and choreography
  • have 11 teams across 6 different styles including ballet, contemporary and jazz
  • compete at competitions across the UK
  • volunteer in the local community
  • perform in two annual showcases and other University events

what are we trying to do?

Our initial vision was to create the Blue Angels Bursary for the academic year 2021-22. Thanks to generous support and encouragement from around the world the bursary has continued to support dancers every year since!

During this process we discovered that there was a much greater need to support potential dancers than we thought. Our membership fees are higher than the recreational Dance Club because we are competitive and need to cover the costs of entry fees, uniforms, and travel. This has acted as a barrier for some passionate, talented dancers and choreographers within our community. We have therefore decided to continue to do our best to make dancing accessible to everyone by raising funds each year for the Blue Angels Bursary.

The bursary application and approval processes are administered confidentially by Registry and Student Services. Blue Angels is not involved at all – we just do the fundraising.

Where will the money go?

We are passionate about dance and want to give everyone the opportunity to be able to experience the joy it brings - regardless of financial circumstances. All donations will directly fund dancers' memberships and required kit, enabling them to enjoy competitive dance and share their love of dance with the wider community. 

"Being on the Blue Angels has been such a huge part of my university experience, and my time in St Andrews would have been so different without it. I feel very lucky to have found such an incredible support system and such amazing friends within the team, and I feel I have developed so much as a person because of the opportunities and experiences that it has given me. Through choreographing, volunteering and travelling, I have developed confidence in myself and made memories that I will cherish for a very long time - I wish more than anything that I could do it all again."

Please note: all payments will be processed at the time of donating. This means that you will be charged immediately upon making your donation. In the event that a project does not reach its specified target, rest assured that your donation will be directed towards area of greatest need related to the club, e.g., purchase of kit, travel and entry fees for competitions. This approach allows us to maximise the impact of your support and ensures that your contribution continues to make a meaningful difference. If you have any questions or concerns about this update, please don't hesitate to contact us at saintsfunder@st-andrews.ac.uk

How can you help?

Please help us to achieve our vision of awarding the Blue Angels Bursary every year and support passionate dancers in our community by donating today!

Donate any amount - every little counts (£100 funds about half the membership fee)

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Find us here

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Email: dance@st-andrews.ac.uk 

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