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BLDC Committee

2023 - 2024

Listed below are the current members of the Surrey BLDC committee along with some small details to help you get to know them. They are the ones responsible for running the club, from organising classes to taking the club away to national competitions. If you have any questions please ask the committee, they are happy to help in whatever way they can! We still have positions available so talk to us if you're interested!



James Smith 



Vice President

Mylène Harrison


Hello everyone, I’m James. I attended my first BLDC class because I was dragged along by a friend to give it a go! I had never danced a step in my life, but injuries had stopped me doing other sports, so I thought what do I have to lose? That was four years ago, it turns out I had nothing to lose and everything to gain! 


This year I will be your President and Team Captain so you will undoubtedly be hearing a lot from me that is dance related, but I am looking forward to sharing stories, laughs and snacks as well.

Whether you have a dance trophy collection at home or have never stepped foot on the dancefloor BLDC is a great place to meet a fab bunch of people and take part in an awesome activity. Hopefully see you there 😊 

Course: Engineering Materials PhD

Year: Third (though seventh overall at Surrey!)

Favourite dances: Viennese waltz and Paso Doble

Member since: 2019

Hi everyone, I'm Mylène! I've danced since I was very little but always wanted to try ballroom and latin. Like a lot of the members at BLDC I grew up watching Strictly and now that I had an opportunity to try it myself, I thought why not? So I decided to give it a go when I joined first year, and I immediately fell in love with it! It's a great sport for learning new things, while making great friends and of course, wearing the pretty dresses!

This year I will be your Vice President and I look forward to spreading the joy that BLDC provides!

Course: Psychology (Undergraduate)

Year: Second 

Favourite Dances: Viennese, Tango and Rumba 

Member Since: 2022


Catherine Harris

Hi everyone, I’m Cat! I joined BLDC at the start of my second year and have loved every minute of it since! Having never tried ballroom or Latin dance before it has been an amazing experience to learn something new whilst making great friends along the way. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly in both classes and at socials and I can’t wait to continue next year!


Course: Biomedical Science (undergraduate)

Year: Placement (third year)  

Favourite dance: Waltz or Cha 

Member since: 2022


Vice Team Captain

Elia Dwyer 


Hi everyone, my names Elia and I am this year's Vice Team Captain alongside Alana. I joined BLDC in 2021 during my second year of Law with Criminology and it was one of the best decisions I could have made. I had danced before university and really wanted to carry it on during my time at Surrey. BLDC is such a welcoming group of people and I can’t wait for more classes, socials and competitions this upcoming year!

Course: Law with Criminology

Year: Fourth Year

Favourite dance: Waltz and Cha

Member since: 2021


Vice Team Captain

Alana Connor


I had danced previously before I joined university but never Ballroom and Latin. I have always loved to dance and wanted to carry it on but learn something new at the same time! I joined university during COVID and was looking for a way to make new friends!!  BLDC was the perfect way to do that ! They were so friendly and welcoming from the very start and I’ve been a member of the club ever since!!

Course: Psychology (undergraduate)

Year: Fourth Year 

Favourite dance: Quickstep/ tango and Samba

Member since: 2021

Wardrobe Officer 

Lucy Hurley-Wareing




Favourite Dance: 

Member since: 

Social Secretary
This could be you!

We are currently recruiting for this position; if you would like to help organise our social events for the year, drop us an email with your application! Alternatively, please feel free to message any of the committee to get some more information!

Marketing Officer

This could be you!

We are currently recruiting for this position; if you have a flair for social media, drop us an email with your application or message a member of Committee for more information!

Beginners Representative  

This could be you!

This role is given to a Beginner that joins at the start of the year and helps make sure that the Beginners voice is heard in the club. If you would be interested in this position please feel free to drop us an email once you have joined the clkub!

Social Dance Officer
This could be you!

Social Dance Officer usually leads a class a week in any style of dance that isn't Ballroom and Latin. It is completely up to the Social Dance Officer what they want to use this time to teach! We are currently recruiting for this position; if you would be interested please feel free to drop us an email with your application!

Wellbeing Representatives
This could be you!

We are currently looking for Wellbeing Representatives for the club. If you would like to be a Wellbeing Representative for the members of BLDC, please feel free to let a member of Committee know!

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