Classes

UBC Dance Club offers a variety of classes for all skill levels, all year round! We currently offer Summer Dance Classes hosted at Broadway Ballroom and have regular classes on campus during the school year. 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.

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!

Taught this year by Joel Marisigan at Broadway Ballroom, attendees will have access to Broadway Ballroom’s Monday (Latin) and Tuesday (Standard) practice hours, as well as access to a social dance after each class from 8:30-11:00pm! Most of the steps and routines will be similar to the Intermediate level but newcomers are welcome. 

Details

Register with one of the executives present at any SDC.

Location

Broadway Ballroom: 1050 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1E6

Schedule

June 1st – August 24th
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30pm (social dancing 8:30 – 11:00pm)

  • June 8th – No Class
Pricing

All 12 classes:

  • AMS Students: $65
  • Non-AMS Students or UBC Alumni: $80
  • Community: $100

Drop-in: $14/class

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 (mostly at the AMS Nest, but occasionally at other on-campus locations if we can’t get Nest bookings). Details regarding instructors, pricing, and exact class dates, times, and locations will be released later in the summer.

Newcomer

Newcomer classes are designed for the absolute beginner, a friendly environment to introduce you to ballroom dancing. The first week of lessons 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
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!

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.

Advanced

Advanced classes are designed for higher level dancers and feature a wide range of more challenging syllabus moves and the occasional open figure.

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

Technique

Focusing solely on technique and form, Tech classes help refine the intricate details of your basic steps to elevate your dancing.

Details
Tech classes are only offered from January through March (once a week), and are available to all students, even newcomers!