Looking to learn some slick dance moves to impress your friends or significant other, or maybe just wanting something fun to do on Thursday nights? Our Club is geared toward the social dancer, teaching you moves that you can use anywhere and anytime there's music playing! We'll teach you from the ground up, so beginners are more than welcome! In the first few weeks of lessons we work on the basic movements of each dance, and continue to build your repitoire of steps throughout the semester. The Club generally focuses on teaching the American waltz, tango, foxtrot, cha cha, rumba, and swing (although we usually try to get salsa and hustle in there as well!).
The Club meets Thursday nights in the Storrs Congregational Church from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Two dances, one smooth (waltz, tango, and foxtrot) and one rhythm (cha, rumba, and swing), are taught each night. The Club splits the time into two one-hour segments in which each hour is dedicated to one of the dances you will be learning that night. At this point you may be thinking, "Learning how to Ballroom dance sounds like a lot of fun, but won't I need a partner? What if I don't have one?" Don't worry, our lessons are structured so that no partner is necessary. Whether or not you come alone or with ten friends, everyone will find someone to dance with. You also don't need to wear any type of special clothing or footwear (whatever you wore to class is fine). Each lesson is unique, so even returning members are learning something new! As you progress, you can participate in our more advanced group lessons and learn even more cool and exciting steps to through into your dancing.
Join the club by clicking on "register" on the left side of the page. Enter your info, submit, and show up! In order to be officially considered a Club member you'll need to pay dues, which are $30 a semester for students ($40 for non students). After the third week only paid and registered Club members will be let into the Ballroom each Thursday, so please make sure you take the time to do so!