Two Nottingham Trent dance societies have held a Christmas show to raise money for a domestic violence charity.
At Pryzm, the NTU Burlesque & NTU Belly Dance Clubs presented their Christmas show, ‘Up To Snow Good’ on Friday 30th November.
The show consisted of dance routines that were performed by 100 students from both societies, with the aim of raising funds for Broxtowe Women’s Project, a charity that fights against domestic abuse by supporting victims and their families.
When asked why they chose Broxtowe Women’s Project, the president of the Burlesque Society, Elspeth Parks said: “Their ethos of empowering and supporting women aligns with what both NTU Burlesque and NTU Belly Dance hope to do as clubs.
“Helping victims live in safety and raising awareness about domestic abuse, we think this charity sets an amazing example and does an incredible job.”
In previous performances, NTU Belly Dance raised over £100 for Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (Notts SVS) and NTU Burlesque’s 3 shows raised in total £1300 for Broxtowe Women’s Project and John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.
Apart from that, the show had as guest performers the NTU Men’s Rugby Union Club which put everyone in the festive spirit, as Elspeth promised.
About 225 people attended the event, with over 125 tickets sold in advance.
Kiera McNeilis, 19, said: “It makes me want to join Burlesque!
“They all look so body confident up there, and so happy, and what they’re doing for the charity is great.”
For support & information about domestic abuse from Broxtowe Women’s Project, phone 01773 719111.
By Emilia Roman and Katie Ansell