SCHEDULE

UConn Ballroom Dance meets a few times a week to fit in time for the Club lessons, Team lessons, and Open Practices. See below for the respective times and locations, as well as information regarding each session!

CLUB LESSONS

MONDAYS 7:00 - 9:00pm

Storrs Congregational Church

(Parish House)

2 N Eagleville Road

Storrs, CT 06268

TEAM LESSONS

MONDAYS 9:00 - 10:00pm

Storrs Congregational Church

(Parish House)

2 N Eagleville Road

Storrs, CT 06268

OPEN PRACTICES

MONDAYS 10:00 - 11:00pm

Storrs Congregational Church

(Parish House)

2 N Eagleville Road

Storrs, CT 06268


THURSDAYS 6:30 - 8:30pm

Student Union Ballroom 330

2110 Hillside Road, U-3008 Storrs, CT 06269-3008

For everyone's safety, please follow our COVID guidelines:

  1. 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.

  2. If you test positive, remember we will still make videos of the lesson content available for you so you can stay on track.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

CLUB MEMBERS

Club Members have access to all Club Lessons, two 45-minute weekly sessions that will go over one rhythm dance (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing) and one ballroom dance (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot).


In Club, you'll learn the basics 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! Our Club Lessons also include 15 minutes of practice/social dancing so you can try out your new moves with people of all levels!


Club lessons focus on the American styles of dance (International styles are covered in Team), but we also learn other partner social dances such as Bachata, West Coast Swing, and Salsa.


TEAM MEMBERS

Team Members will have access to both Club and Team lessons,

for a total of two 45-min lessons and one 1-hour lesson per week! While Club focuses on the American styles of dance, Team lessons branch out into the International styles (including Samba, Jive, and Paso Doble) and feature a more in-depth look at technique, routines, and the elements that make up ballroom/latin dance.


Team 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 PRACTICE

Open Practices are open to ALL members, both Club and Team, to allow for more guided and free practice for our dancers!


Our Instructors are usually available for questions, and the Team loves utilizing the extra time for joint warm-ups, practice, and rounds.


Though competitions focus on judging individual couples, being able to 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, that are OPEN TO ANY AND ALL MEMBERS!


If you'd like to see our upcoming events, check out our CALENDAR/EVENTS page for dates, times, and RSVP information!