BLDC Committee



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!


Namita Soni

Hullo people. I’m your president of this incredible club for 2019/2020. My role involves me having to talk a lot ;) I joined BLDC back during freshers in October 2018 and have not turned back since. Best decision I’ve ever made in my life. 

If you have any questions about anything, go for it. I don't bite... ;) 


Course: Business Management

Year: 2nd

Favourite dance(s): Jive, Tango & Viennese Waltz

Member Since: 2018

Vice President

Emma Slade

Hi everyone, I’m Emma and I’m looking forward to being your Vice President for the upcoming year.  I am responsible for producing the weekly email, booking rooms for classes and I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have.  I really enjoyed my first year with BLDC and can’t wait to get back to dancing!


Course: Mathematics

Year: 2nd

Favourite Dance: Quickstep/Tango

Member Since: 2018


Grace Pardoe

Hi, I’m Grace and I’m the club treasurer for 2019/20, which means I’m in charge of all things money related. I can’t wait to have an input in events such as our socials and competitions. I will try to make this year as fun as I can for our ballroom family! If you have any questions please feel free to come and ask away. 


Course: Financial Mathematics 

Year: Second

Favourite Dance: Quickstep

Member Since: 2018

Team Captain

Paige Mullen

Hey I’m Paige! My role as TC Coaching will involve me leading Monday training sessions, being there to help especially near comps and start to run fitness sessions - yaaaay!


Course: Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

Year: Masters

Favourite Dance: Cha/Rumba

Member Since: 2016

Team Captain


Erin Beard & Vit Howard

Hi, we're Erin and Vit! We are your administrative Team Captains for this year. we are looking forward to organising the competitions which are super fun, you get to dress up, spend the day with your friends and compete against other universities. Competitions are a great break from studying!

Course: Psychology/Veterinary Medicine 
Year: Final/ Third
Favourite Dance: Cha Cha/Jive
Members since: 2018

Team Captain

Allen Wesson

Hi everyone I’m Allen and it’s my privilege to be one of your Team Captains this year! I’ve been dancing couples and formation in both Ballroom and Latin for over 10 years.

Coming to university I desperately wanted to carry on and BLDC can help you experience that.

We will see you on the floor!



Course: Politics and Economics

Year: Second

Favourite Dance: Foxtrot

Member since: 2018

Marketing and Communications 


Beginners Rep

Rachel drage 

Hey! I'm Faith and I'm the marketing and communications officer, which means that I have the responsibility of posting class times, editing this website and keeping our social media updated (including filming everything at competitions!). My experience of BLDC has been absolutely amazing so far, and has taught me that ANYONE can dance!

I love marvel movies, doctor who, christmas and having a good chat, so don't hesitate to talk to me about anything!

Course: Sociology 

Year: Second

Favourite dance: Jive and Cha 

Member since: 2019 

I joined bldc and pretty much straight away signed up for the Beginner's Rep role as I love being involved in the committee and it's a great way to get to know the club and all the members. My job is to represent the beginners to the committee and voice feedback and opinions as a new beginner member to the club! I also look after the beginners and keep track of results at competitions like Blackpool where we are less experienced!

I joined dance because I always watched strictly and was itching to join in but didn't have a clue where to start! I so wish I had joined dance in my first year as I absolutely love everything about it and the wonderful community there is within the club. Aside from dance I love to horse ride, paint, read books and go hiking!

Course: Medical Engineering 

Year: Fourth 

Favourite dance: Waltz 

Member since: 2019 

Social Sec & Wardrobe Officer

paige knights

Social Dance Officer


Hi, I’m Paige and I’m our club’s social secretary and wardrobe officer. My jobs involve coordinating all the fancy dresses and organising fun social events – my two favourite things! I’m new to the club this year Ballroom and Latin has always been a part of my life growing up. I hope to make everyone’s time at BLDC as fun as possible and make sure everyone is as welcomed into our big ballroom family as I was. Feel free to ask me any questions or just grab me for a chat or a dance!

Course: Applied Languages (French and German)

Year: Final

Favourite Dance: Samba

Member Since: 2019

Hey I’m Hannah. I’m your social dance officer, this means I organise what we get up to on Thursday nights from dancing, to games to film nights. I am also a massive Disney fan and my favourite film is Lilo and Stitch and as the film says ‘’Ohana means family and family means no one is left behind’’ and I think that BLDC is definitely a family .

Course: Politics
Year: First
Favourite Dance: Cha
Member since: 2019


Surrey BLDC is a part of the University of Surrey Students' Union. Inter-varsity competitive activities are governed by University Dancesport (IVDA).



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