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Third Row Dance Society

About Third Row Dance Society

Third Row Dance Company is a student-led company of final year undergraduate dance students based at the University of Roehampton. We offer members classes to all years fortnightly.

Third Row Dance Company is a student-led company of final year undergraduate dance students based at the University of Roehampton. The Company has been running since 2008, and has evolved each year as it is passed on and led by a new group of third year dancers and company directors. The company are selected through a yearly audition process to ensure the company continues as a small-numbered group of strong and committed artists.

Third Row Dance Company aims to provide its dancers with the opportunity to experience involvement in the professional dance world, by commissioning professional choreographers to create works for the company. These works are then performed and also taught by the company to other students within Roehampton and to communities further afield. Company member and outside guests hold regular contemporary classes teaching current repertoire, technique and creative workshops with many oppotunities throughout the year to perform.

Previous choreographers for Third Row Dance Company have included James Finnemore (Hofesh Shechter company), Mari Frogner (Nutshell Dance), Jack Webb, Renaud Wiser, Josh Ben Tovim, Richard Causer and Rachel Birch-Lawson.

Past members of Third Row Dance Company have continued in founding their own dance companies (Ceyda Tanc Dance, Sketch Dance Company), while others have been successful in continuing on to post-graduate companies such as Transitions and Map Dance.


Committee 2020/21

Directors: Lizzie Wakelin & Kaia Koehler





  • Oversees company decisions
  • Contacts guest artists regarding intensives and workshops
  • Choreographs and rehearses show pieces
  • Leads company classes and choreographs for shows
  • Artistic decisions


  • Leads company classes 
  • Artistic decisions
  • In charge of choereography and rehearsing show material
  • Taking notes/guidance during intensives and workshops 


  • In charge of updating social media and emails
  • Manages memberships, payments, and invoices
  • Merch
  • First contact between RSU and company operations

HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF FOR A DIRECTOR ROLE: Log in with your student email and password, See 'Society Elections', click 'Stand in Election', scroll down to Third Row director roles, select your role and click 'Stand', upload manifesto and photo



Artistic Director

Rehearsal Director