Throughout the semester, if you are a paying member of the club, we provide two lessons a week in either the International Syllabus Styles (Standard and Latin), or the American Syllabus Styles (Smooth and Rhythm). The lesson times are listed under our general schedule, but please check the weekly email if you are a member or the Calendar page for the most up-to-date information on lesson times, locations, and cancellations. Please note that if there is a cancellation, the lesson will be deleted on the calendar.
Not a member? That’s okay! If you are interested in ballroom but are not sure if it is something that is for you, the club allows you to participate in our level 1 lessons and intro lessons FREE for your first two weeks. Below is a description of the Intro Lessons.
Intro to Ballroom Lessons
These are lessons given each week, taught by members of the team. The lessons will consist of the basics of dances that will be covered in-depth during our weekend coaching.
Starting in the fall semester, the IU Ballroom Club will be giving information sessions that explain how our club has become the club that it is today. Every club has a beginning, and our club wants to share how we have grown throughout the years. At each session, an executive council member will talk about a different topic which explains why our club is so unique. Topics can range from competition photos and videos to fundraising opportunities. In addition, this is also a time to describe the election process as well as get descriptions and shadowing opportunities for executive council positions for those who are interested.
Ballroom Buddies will take place once a week for the first three weeks of the fall semester, and will help new ballroom dancers get connected with the team at IU. We will do weekly activities to promote team bonding and help new ballroom members get acquainted to either IU, Ballroom, or both!
Every Thursday, the club runs mock competition rounds, which means we will run the practice in exactly the same way that they do at the competitions that we attend. Dancers will get the chance to practice their competition material in all four styles to music that is typically played at competitions. If you have any interest in competing, this is the day to check out in order to get more information.
Lesson Times Spring 2018 Semester
This is a generalized version of our schedule. To make sure you have the right times and places, please go to our Calendar page for the most up-to-date times and locations.
Intro to Ballroom Lessons in SPH 171, Mondays 8:15pm - 9:00 pm and Wednesdays 8:15pm - 9:00pm
Ballroom Buddies/Information Sessions:
Ballroom Buddies/Information sessions in SPH 171, See the Calendar page for specific dates.
Professional Lessons in SPH 171, Select weekends. See the Calendar page for specific dates.
Mock Rounds in SPH 171, Thursdays 9:15-11:00pm
If you are interested or confused about what the difference is between Newcomer, Bronze, Ballroom Buddies, Intro Lessons, Legacy Lessons, or the different levels for our classes, please refer to our Competition page.
Open Floor Spring 2018 Semester
Monday in SPH 171, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday in SPH 171, 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday in SPH 171, 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Saturday and Sunday in SPH 171, See Calendar page for specific dates