Ballroom Dance

Interested in learning or improving your ballroom dance skills? Come join us on the UNC Ballroom Dance Club! Our team travels throughout the East Coast to compete at various collegiate and USA DanceSport Competitions. We compete in International Latin (Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Jive) and Standard (Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Foxtrot), with dancers representing the team at the newcomer level through Championship. All skills and abilities are welcome, so competitions aren’t a requirement. We also dance for fun (Hustle, Salsa, and Bachata) at various social events. Lessons are free, so come try it out at any time to see if you want to join the team.

Fundraising/dues:

  • Total cost in dues per year: $90 for UNC students ($45 per semester), $130 for non-UNC students and community members ($65 per semester)   
  • Fundraising requirements: Each member must complete one volunteer credit per semester. (Volunteer credits can be fulfilled by fundraising, performing, teaching, and other activities. What determines a volunteer credit is at the discretion of the council).

How to join organization: Open Membership. Join at any time

Practice Days and Times: 

  • Tuesday 6pm-8pm

  • Wednesday 6pm-9pm (Woollen Multipurpose Room) & Wednesday 7pm-10pm (Woollen Dance Room)

  • Thursday 6pm-8pm

Practice Location: 

  • Woollen Multipurpose Room (WG B017)- Wed & Thurs

  • Woollen Dance Room (WG B019)- Tues & Wed

Competitive Seasons: Fall/Spring

Competition Level: National

National Governing Body: USA Dance

Recent Accomplishments: 

  • Very successful at the National Competition

  • 1 couple competed in Spain for the World Competition

  • Hosted a mini-competition in the Great Hall with various schools

  • The team were great friends and those relationships helped our newcomer retention which was the highest it has been.

Contact: Heather Ortega heather3@live.unc.edu (919)720-0741

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