The Caltech Ballroom Dance Club aims to promote the growth of dancing at Caltech. We want to build an energetic and viable dance community on campus, and hope that you will join us! As a first step, sign up for our mailing lists to stay updated on what's happening.

In addition to our classes on many ballroom and social styles, we also host many special workshops and fun parties, as well as organizing trips to nearby events. We also have a competitive ballroom dance team that travels to regional ballroom dance competitions.

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Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Oct 27 2014 .
Sunday, October 5th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle
This class series is an introduction to international ballroom and latin dancing, suitable both for dancers interested in learning ballroom and for students with no prior dance experience. The class will cover choreography and routines in Quickstep and Cha-Cha, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Sunday, October 5th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle
This class series is an introduction to international ballroom and latin dancing, suitable both for dancers interested in learning ballroom and for students with no prior dance experience. The class will cover choreography and routines in Quickstep and Cha-Cha, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Sunday, October 5th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle
This class series is an introduction to international ballroom and latin dancing, suitable both for dancers interested in learning ballroom and for students with no prior dance experience. The class will cover choreography and routines in Quickstep and Cha-Cha, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Sunday, October 5th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle
This class series is an introduction to international ballroom and latin dancing, suitable both for dancers interested in learning ballroom and for students with no prior dance experience. The class will cover choreography and routines in Quickstep and Cha-Cha, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Ballroom

Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Sunday, October 5th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle
This class series is an introduction to international ballroom and latin dancing, suitable both for dancers interested in learning ballroom and for students with no prior dance experience. The class will cover choreography and routines in Quickstep and Cha-Cha, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Summer Ballroom: Rumba and Tango

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Aug 18 2014 .
Sunday, August 3rd, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Deborah Kull
This summer CBDC is offering a series of introductory class series in a number of different dance styles, suitable for those with little or no experience with social dancing. This three-week series focuses on Rumba and Tango. Classes will focus on leading and following in social situations, teaching both dance moves and technique for better social connection.

International Cha Cha Workshop

When: 
Sunday, August 3rd, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Nadia Eftedal
Cha Cha technique workshop with professional instructor Nadia Eftedal. Topics to be covered include basic foot, leg and hip actions as they pertain to the most common figures used in open and closed routines and a discussion of the music and how to create a more dynamic performance. If time permits, there will be Q & A on individual questions and concerns.

Summer Ballroom: Triple Swing and Waltz

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Jul 28 2014 .
Sunday, July 13th, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Deborah Kull
This summer CBDC is offering a series of introductory class series in a number of different dance styles, suitable for those with little or no experience with social dancing. This three-week series focuses on Triple Swing and Waltz. Classes will focus on leading and following in social situations, teaching both dance moves and technique for better social connection.

Summer Ballroom: Cha-Cha and Foxtrot

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Jul 07 2014 .
Sunday, June 22nd, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle
This summer CBDC is offering a series of introductory class series in a number of different dance styles, suitable for those with little or no experience with social dancing. This three-week series focuses on Cha-Cha and Foxtrot. Classes will focus on leading and following in social situations, teaching both dance moves and technique for better social connection.

Swing

Beginner Lindy Series

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Aug 18 2014 except Mon Jul 21 2014.
Monday, June 23rd, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Heather Martelle and Eric Eltringham
This 8 week series is a fun-filled focus on the foundations of Lindy Hop. It is perfect for beginners and will include extra tidbits for those with more experience.Our goal is for you to safely navigate the social dance floor and feel comfortable with the basics of the vibrant swing style. We will work on technique, footwork, spins, musicality, music appreciation and more. Come get inspired!

WCS Intermediate Workshop

When: 
Monday, May 26th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
James Van Lommel
This workshop offers a straightforward advanced "pattern" that includes moves and styling that can apply to many facets of your WCS dancing.

Intermediate West Coast Swing Workshop with Cameo Cross!

When: 
Monday, April 7th, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Cameo Cross
"Swing into Spring with these fun patterns!" -- This workshop will focus on patterns and musicality to spice up your social WCS! Class will be followed by free open dancing. Drop-ins are welcome.

Beginning Blues with Chris Schulz and Henry Lankin

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Apr 28 2014 .
Monday, April 7th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Henry Lankin and Chris Schulz
Coming soon!

"Moves and Grooves" West Coast Swing Workshop with Demetre Souliotes!

When: 
Monday, February 24th, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Demetre Souliotes
Join us for an intermediate workshop with Demetre Souliotes! We'll be covering: - New fun moves and some playtime grooves. - Need to know basics There should be both accessible for newer dancers and have some new moves for those who have been dancing for a while
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