Classes

UBC Dance Club offers a variety of classes for all skill levels, all year round! We will be offering Newcomer, Intermediate, and Advanced classes starting the week of September 25th and throughout Term 1. Class descriptions and details can all be found on this page. If you are in an ongoing class or are interested in class content, we publish class notes (detailed descriptions of all figures taught in class) here as well.

Regular Dance Classes

Our regular classes run from the end of September through the end of March, with a short break for the winter holidays. We have a variety of classes catering to all kinds of dancers, all run on campus.

Registration

Come by our office (AMS Nest 3301C) or any one of our classes to register in person! We accept cash, cheque (payable to “UBC Dance Club”), or credit card (we can’t take debit, but there are many ATMs in the Nest).

Class Schedule and Locations

Cancellations and Relocations

Our classes are usually held in the AMS Nest in Great Hall North (on the second floor) unless indicated otherwise. Please note the following exceptions to our regular class schedule:

  • October 3rd (Tuesday), 4th (Wednesday), 17th (Tuesday), 18th (Wednesday); November 21st (Tuesday), 22nd (Wednesday), 29th (Wednesday): Relocation to International House (lower level)
  • October 5th (Thursday): Relocation to AMS Nest Lower Atrium
  • October 9th (Monday): No class
  • October 10th (Tuesday): No class
  • November 13th (Monday): No class

For our Google calendar and maps to our classes:
Calendar

Newcomer

Newcomer classes are designed for the absolute beginner, a friendly environment to introduce you to ballroom dancing. The first week of lessons (week of the 25th, Monday-Thursday) are FREE. That’s right, you can try out all of the lessons in the first week before you make a decision. No partners required. Come, wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and get ready to meet new people! 

Details
Schedule and Instructors

Newcomer classes are offered four times a week, taught by various instructors to help you figure out if you prefer a certain teaching style. All four classes in each week cover the same material, so if you only go to at least one every week, you’ll be able to keep up with the pace. However, if you want extra practise and more fun, you can go to as many Newcomer classes as you like at no extra cost!

  • Class A: Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm, Zillion Wong
  • Class B: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Joel Marisigan
  • Class C: Wednesdays, 8:00-9:30pm, Kyryl Dudchenko
  • Class D: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Murray Schellenberg
  • Make sure to check the full class schedule for cancellations and relocations!
Pricing

Full year package (16 weeks):

  • AMS Students: $65
  • Non-AMS Students or UBC Alumni: $100
  • Community: $135

Drop-in: $10/class

  • If you drop-in for up to two classes and later decide to purchase a package, you will get a discount on the package equal to the drop-in fee you paid.

Intermediate

Building on the basics taught in Newcomer, Intermediate introduces the next level of figures and has more technical focus.

Details
To enter the Intermediate level dance classes, you must have either successfully passed your Newcomer Level Test or successfully passed an audition. Intermediate classes are offered once a week.

Schedule

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm

  • Make sure to check the full class schedule for cancellations and relocations!
Instructor

Kyryl Dudchenko

Pricing

Full year package (16 weeks):

  • AMS Students: $85
  • Non-AMS Students or UBC Alumni: $130
  • Community: $170

Drop-in: $15/class

  • If you drop-in for up to two classes and later decide to purchase a package, you will get a discount on the package equal to the drop-in fee you paid.

Advanced

Advanced classes are designed for higher level dancers and feature a wide range of more challenging syllabus moves and even open figures!

Details
To enter the Advanced level, you must have either successfully passed your Intermediate Level Test or successfully passed an audition.

Schedule and Instructors

Advanced class is separated into Standard and Latin hours. Registration for Advanced gives you access to both, they do not come separately.

Advanced is on Mondays:

  • Standard: 8:00-9:00pm, Zillion Wong
  • Latin: 9:00-10:00pm, Murray Schellenberg
  • Make sure to check the full class schedule for cancellations and relocations!
Pricing

Full year package (16 weeks):

  • AMS Students: $95
  • Non-AMS Students or UBC Alumni: $150
  • Community: $190

Drop-in: $15/class

  • If you drop-in for up to two classes and later decide to purchase a package, you will get a discount on the package equal to the drop-in fee you paid.

Technique

Focusing solely on technique and form, Tech classes help refine the intricate details of your basic steps to elevate your dancing. They are only offered from January through March, and are available to all students, even newcomers! Details for our Technique class will be released near the end of the calendar year.

Summer Dance Classes

Our summer class for those who want to continue improving their dancing throughout the summer, while also offering prospective dancers an introduction to ballroom dancing! Most of the steps and routines will be similar to the Intermediate level but newcomers are welcome. Details of our 2018 Summer Dance Classes will be released near the end of March 2018.