OUR MISSION STATEMENT
UConn Ballroom Dance is an inclusive community of people who love ballroom dancing and encourage any and every one to give it a try! As such, we strive to provide a supportive environment for members (students and non-students alike) to learn about and explore ballroom through affordable beginner-friendly lessons, social events, and optional competition opportunities. We at UConn Ballroom believe everyone deserves a chance to experience the benefits of this uniquely social hobby and the way it combines an outlet for creative expression, a fun way to exercise, and a great way to make connections and long-lasting memories!
Nastia, she/they, junior, CSE & Chemistry double major. Besides ballroom dancing I also enjoy art, music, and cute makeup. Fun fact about me is that I'm wholeheartedly a punk rock fan!
Theo is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Physics, and joined UCONN Ballroom last year. Despite being new to the ballroom scene, they have always loved dance, and took ballet and jazz classes when they were younger. In their free time, Theo enjoys rock climbing, taking walks around campus, and spending time with friends. Their favorite dance is the waltz. Theo is super excited to help run the club this year and hopes to introduce more people to the world of ballroom!
If you are a Current Member and would like to run as UConn Ballroom Dance's Treasurer, please reach out to Nastia, our President, with any questions or interest during lessons/practice or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
(Please note, only Undergraduates are eligible to run for this position per UCONN's club policies.)
Hello! I’m Rebecca! My pronouns are she/her and I am a sophomore. I’m majoring in special education, and my hobbies include reading, guitar and knitting/crochet. My favorite dance is the American chacha. I hope to see you all soon :-)
My name is Alyssa (she/her). I have been dancing for about 3 years and am the current team captain. I enjoy working with trees when I am not dancing and am an alumni of UConn. If you have any questions, problems, or concerns, feel free to reach out!
Hi my name is Becky Chalmers, my pronouns are She/Her and I am a Uconn Alumni! I am a Professional Ballroom Dancer and Instructor and I love arts & crafting and wine making. A few of my Favorite dances are Viennese Waltz, Samba, Tango, Cha cha, and Rumba!
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I’m majoring in fashion! My pronouns are she/her and I’m a Junior at Uconn. I love fashion and I also play a bunch of video games! My two favorite dances are Samba and Viennese waltz (which I am still learning :,3) Can’t wait to meet you all!
Hi! My name is Deshauna Hammond! My pronouns are she/her. I am a UConn Alumni and currently work as an Insurance Examiner for the State of CT DOI. I have been with UConn Ballroom for 8 years now and have been a board member/instructor for the last 5. Outside of dance, I love to design and make dresses, and my favorite dances are Samba/Jive! Looking forward to meeting you all!
If you are a Current Member and would like to run as UConn Ballroom Dance's Videographer, please reach out to Nastia, our President, with any questions or interest during lessons/practice or via email at email@example.com!
Nate Munic will be the club's Fundraising chair this year! He is a public community member whose parents are both UConn Alumni. He owns and operates The Friendly I.T. Guy LLC and is the President and Founder of Longmeadow Pride Alliance Inc. His diverse hobbies include private aviation, playing various musical instruments, playing PC games, Dungeons and Dragons, and collecting gems and minerals. His three favorite dances are Argentine Tango, Hustle, Swing, and Cha Cha.
Hey there! My name is Victoria (she/her), and I handle the design and updates for UConn Ballroom's website. I am an Open Latin dancer (my favorite dances are Rumba and Samba), and I've expanded into multiple dance styles in the past few years - freestyle, contemporary, and modern, to name a few. I've also delved heavily into improv dance, as I feel it's the doorway to some of the most authentic and freeing moments a dancer can experience.
Want to know more about our Board?
CLICK HERE to read our group's Constitution & By-Laws! We hold board elections every year and are always looking for members to find new ways to get involved!
BOARD ELECTIONS for the FALL 2023 year are to be held on February 27, 2023 (for the E-BOARD) and March 6, 2023 (for AD-HOC). If you would like to become involved as a board member, please feel free to contact any of our existing board members for more information on each position!