About us

About UBC Dance Club

Established in 1949 by a group of passionate students, the UBC Dance Club has since grown to become one of the most established varsity clubs at the University of British Columbia. Today, it is composed of 200 UBC students, faculty, and members of the community. The UBC Dance Club emphasizes the social aspect of university by facilitating multiple events for students to connect and network with one another, while developing their passion for ballroom dancing. The club itself is governed by student volunteer executives who donate their time to ensure the success of the organization.

About Gala Ball

The UBC Gala Ball is the oldest DanceSport competition in British Columbia run by ambitious student volunteers. It has evolved from its humble beginnings to currently boast a reputation for showcasing the best of BC’s dance community. In 1962 the UBC Gala Ball was established by UBC Dance Club executives as a year-end showcase for their members. Today, the event features over 200 dancers competing in over 150 categories. This competition attracts world-class amateur couples who come to compete as well as perform show dances. It is our privilege to provide the opportunity for novice competitors to dance beside some of the world’s best.