UConn Ballroom Dance meets a few times a week to fit in time for Lessons and Open Practices. See below for the respective times and locations, as well as information regarding each session!
MONDAYS 7:00 - 10:00pm
The Parish House of Storrs Congregational Church
2 N Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06268
THURSDAYS 6:30 - 8:30pm
Student Union Ballroom 330
2110 Hillside Road, U-3008
Storrs, CT 06269
For everyone's safety, please follow our COVID guidelines:
Do not attend lessons or practice if you are experiencing any symptoms. At this time, masks are optional at UConn, and because of the close contact and rotational teaching style at our club, we take this rule very seriously.
If you test positive, remember we will still make videos of the lesson content available for you so you can stay on track.
If you test positive during the first 3 weeks of ballroom that are free, we will still grant you three free weeks, excluding the week you were sick.
After following the CDC recommendation for the isolation period, it is recommended to wear a high quality mask for at least 10 days from the onset of your symptoms of first positive test result.
STORRS PARISH HOUSE DIRECTIONS
All members have access to three ballroom dance lessons a week that are taught by our Professional Coaches and/or our professionally trained Instructors! The lessons will cover the four main styles of dance including Rhythm, Latin, Smooth, and Standard. (For more info on the different dance styles, make sure to check out our INTRO TO BALLROOM page!)
The lessons are 45 minute sessions taught in a fluid teaching style that grows with you so you can not only feel comfortable on the dance floor, but also have lots of fun! The lessons also include 10 - 15 minutes of practice/social dancing so you can try out your new moves with people of all levels!
We like to provide the opportunity for all our dancers to continue growing, so whether you're starting with two left feet, or you've been with us for a semester or two, we have three levels to choose from: Newcomer (Beginner), Bronze (Intermediate), and Silver (Advanced). If you need help figuring out what level might feel best for you, feel free to ask any of our Instructors!
All our members also have the opportunity to compete! Competing is not a requirement, but it is a great experience for those looking for a motivating team atmosphere and an extra challenge!
Open Practices are extra times during the week for more guided and free practice for our dancers!
Our Instructors are usually available for questions, and we love utilizing the extra time for joint warm-ups, practice, and rounds.
Being able to dance, perform, and enjoy this awesome art/sport with other enthusiasts can create the best atmosphere to keep you dancing!
SOCIALS & GROUP ACTIVITIES
Besides our lessons and practices, we host events and activities such as workshops, social dances, dinners, game nights, etc!
If you'd like to see our upcoming events, check out our CALENDAR/EVENTS page for dates, times, and RSVP information!