SWA6: Academy! has made its comeback on the 4th and 5th April of 2018 at the Great Hall.

For those who are wondering what is SWAG all about: It is an annual dance production, in which is the biggest dance showcase brought to you by our very own Nottingham Dance Club (NDC), where it presents a plethora of dance performances by the choreographers-in-charge and students, as well as renowned guests performances. In addition to that, for both the years 2017 and 2018, it has been awarded for the ‘Best Student Campus Experience’ by the Students’ Association. What a feat!

2018 has marked its 6th annual production (hence SWA6), and they have had prepared a whole line up of interesting performances, consisting of various genres, such as Hiphop, K-Pop, Bollywood, Tap Dance, Girls’ Style and others as well.

At the end of the performances, we conducted a simple evaluation by interviewing several students for their opinions in regards to the production. The questions asked were:

  1. Did you enjoy your SWA6 experience? If so, why?
  2. What was good about the production and/or what could have been done better?

Overall, based on the data collected, most of the participants were satisfied with the performances and specifically commended that the K-Pop and Girls’ Style performances have caught their attention the most. In addition to that, the majority of them also came into an agreement that choreography were mostly ‘interesting’, ‘nice’ and ‘well-organised’. On the other hand, they have also stated that several areas of the production could be improved, such as the opening performance, in which the lighting was slightly unclear for the audiences to watch.

Once again, congratulations to NDC for achieving the ‘Best Student Campus Experience’ again this year, and we all look forward to more amazing dance performances from the dream team!



Written by: Lim Chung We

Photographed by: Omar Samy

Edited by: Lim Chung We