We are a student society that teaches Ballroom and Latin American dancing. We welcome dancers at levels – from complete beginners to advanced dancers – and we cater for both competitive and social dancing. No partner or experience required.
We belong to the Student Central (former University of London Union) which is formed by students from UCL, KCL, LSE, City, Birkbeck, SOAS, IOE, Goldsmiths, RCV, LSHTM, Queen Mary, Barts, Royal Academy of Music, Courtauld, St. George's, ICR, School of Advanced Study, LBS, UoL in Paris and University Marine Biological Station.
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What We Do:
We hold Ballroom and Latin group classes several times a week, attend social events, and participate in competitions together.
Ballroom classes cover Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz.
Latin classes cover: Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Rumba and Paso Doble.
Our dancers go off for competitions throughout the year (university circuit and open circuit) and do very well both individually and as a team.
Our team is ranked in the top 15 teams out of more than 200 teams across the UK! In 2018-2019, we competed in multiple competitions where we won the team-match at Leicester and Kent in addition to many strong individual performances.
On the 8th of February 2020, we organised the Southern Universities' Dance Competition in Farnborough bringing together more than 600 dancers and spectators from 12 universities in the southern UK. We also brought the second-biggest team to the competition.
We won Society of the Year 2019 at University of London Purples and Laurels Awards and our members picked up over 15 awards at a very successful ceremony.
Individually, our dancers have consistently been in the finals of their categories and a few notable ones are:
Pre-Amateur Latin finalists at the European Championships - Shihua Bai & Anastasia Yermakova
IVDC Novice Ballroom Champions – Morrison "Smartboy" Kong and Amanda Chung
When and Where?
TUESDAY (Latin) (Beginning 26th of April 2022)
Practice & lessons held at Royston Studios (85 Royston Road, Penge, SE20 7QW)
7–9pm: Practice space / private lessons
9–10pm: Group lesson with Petar Daskalov & Zia James
WEDNESDAY (Ballroom) (Beginning 27th of April 2022)
7–9pm: Practice space / private lessons
9–10pm: Group lesson with Ben & Stefanie Taylor
Sunday (Latin & Ballroom) (Beginning 24th of April 2022)
Sunday Practice & Lessons are held at Haverstock School in either the dance studio or performance hall (24 Haverstock Hill, Chalk Farm, NW3 2BQ
12-1pm: Rock 'n Roll lesson alternating with Flex and stretch class [dance studio]
1–2pm: Beginners' group lesson with committee members [dance studio]
2-3pm: Novice Group Lesson & Practice space [performance hall]
3-4pm: Practice Space [performance hall]
Monday and Friday central London spaces tbc...
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What Does It Cost (Term 3 2022)?
PRICES PER SESSION (pay as you go)
Tuesday Latin session (2-hour practice + 1-hour group class with finals): £20
Wednesday Ballroom session (2-hour practise + 1-hour group class with finals): £20
Practice space only (per day)*: £10
*Practice space payment is required for private lessons; lessons themselves are paid separately directly to the teachers
STUDENT PRICES PER TERM (11 weeks of classes)
Beginner/Novice => Sunday Lesson + Sunday Practice Space + additional central London practice space tbc: £30
LATIN Package => Tuesday Latin lesson and practice space + Sunday Practice Space + additional central London practice space tbc: £140
BALLROOM Package => Wednesday Ballroom lesson and practice spaces + Sunday Practice Space + additional central London practice space tbc: £140 Student
Full access => Latin, Ballroom lessons and all practice spaces: £250 Student
Associate PRICES PER TERM (11 weeks of classes) [ex-students, guests, alumni]
Beginner/Novice classes => Sunday lesson + Sunday Practice Space + additional central London practice space tbc: £60
LATIN Package => Tuesday Latin lesson and practice space + Sunday Practice Space + additional central London practice space tbc: £150
BALLROOM Package => Wednesday Ballroom lesson and practice space + Sunday Practice Space + additional central London practice space tbc: £150
Full access => (Latin, Ballroom lessons and all practice spaces): £260 Associate
Associate vs Student
Students: Students at Student Central Universities (UCL, KCL, LSE, City, Birkbeck, SOAS, IOE, Goldsmiths, RCV, LSHTM, Queen Mary, Barts, Royal Academy of Music, Courtauld, St. George's, ICR, School of Advanced Study, LBS, UoL in Paris and University Marine Biological Station)
Associate membership: UoL Alumni, Students at non-Student Central Universities, UoL Staff
Guests - none of the above: £20 annual membership fee + Associate prices
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