Our Culture Editor, Sarah Gharib, previews one of the On The Rocks festival events, Around the World of Dance, hosted by Shimmy Soc.

On the 8th of April, at 7pm in the Byre Theatre, Shimmy Soc will host Around the World of Dance, their annual show that allows a variety of societies to come together and share their different dance styles.

What makes this event unique?

The event is unique because it brings multiple societies together, and draws on a number of interesting and diverse dance styles.

Why did you choose your venue?

We chose the Byre because of its professional ambience and its quality as a stage.

What was the inspiration behind putting on this show?

We were inspired to put on the show because of the diverse backgrounds of our members as well as the diverse number of dance societies in St Andrews. We also wanted to give the dance societies an avenue for showing off their talent to the St Andrews community.

What should people be looking for?

Be looking for your friends! Many people have worked hard and want people to see the new dance styles they have learned!

What challenges have you faced?

Our biggest challenge has been organising the extreme numbers of people involved in the show, but the show is always fantastic!

What three words best sum up your show?

Exotic, Fun, Entertaining.


Sarah Gharib