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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West Coast Swing Social

When: 
Repeats every week until Thu Dec 11 2014 except Wed Nov 05 2014.
Wednesday, October 1st, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Guest DJ(s): 
Magnus Haw
Join us for Wednesday night's swing dance social from 8:30pm-11ish in Caltech's Winnett Lounge. We start with a short lesson covering various bits of WCS technique. Magnus will primarily DJ West Coast Swing, plus other social dances by request. If you're new to dancing, or know somebody who's just starting with our classes, please invite them along! It's a great opportunity to try out what you've learned in our dance classes and ask questions about what we've covered. If you haven't been t...

Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Oct 27 2014 .
Sunday, October 5th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 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 West Coast Swing with Doug and Nicki Silton!

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Nov 24 2014 .
Monday, October 6th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Doug and Nicki Silton
Beginning West Coast Swing (An 8-Week Subscription or Drop-In Series) with Nicki & Doug Silton www.TheSiltons.com Class dates: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 Class will start promptly - please arrive early to check-in and warm-up You do not need to sign up for the series - you can drop in for class by class. This is the final group West Coast Swing series from The Siltons in Southern California before their move to Portland, Oregon!

West Coast Swing Social

When: 
Wednesday, October 1st, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Guest DJ(s): 
Magnus Haw
Join us for Wednesday night's swing dance social from 8:30pm-11ish in Caltech's Winnett Lounge. We start with a short lesson covering various bits of WCS technique. Magnus will primarily DJ West Coast Swing, plus other social dances by request. If you're new to dancing, or know somebody who's just starting with our classes, please invite them along! It's a great opportunity to try out what you've learned in our dance classes and ask questions about what we've covered. If you haven't been t...

Beginner West Coast Swing with Doug and Nicki Silton!

When: 
Monday, October 6th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Doug and Nicki Silton
Beginning West Coast Swing (An 8-Week Subscription or Drop-In Series) with Nicki & Doug Silton www.TheSiltons.com Class dates: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 Class will start promptly - please arrive early to check-in and warm-up You do not need to sign up for the series - you can drop in for class by class. This is the final group West Coast Swing series from The Siltons in Southern California before their move to Portland, Oregon!

Ballroom

Beginner International Ballroom: Waltz and Jive

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 01 2014 .
Sunday, November 9th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 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 Waltz and Jive, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Ballroom Dance Orientation Taster Lesson

When: 
Sunday, September 28th, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle and Diana Ardelea
Come learn how to dance! Whether you're new to Caltech or just to ballroom, this class will get you started. The taster class features a sample lesson in the Cha-Cha, one of the dances we'll teach in our Beginning Ballroom class this term. Spend an hour learning to dance, then hang around after to chat about life and dancing at caltech. No prior experience or partner necessary. There might be cookies. This is a Caltech/student-only event. We ask the general public to instead come to one of ou...

Beginner International Ballroom: Quickstep and Cha-Cha

When: 
Sunday, October 5th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 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.

Swing

Intermediate-Advanced West Coast Swing Workshop with Ben Morris!

When: 
Wednesday, November 5th, 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Ben Morris
Come out and learn from the best! Ben Morris will be teaching a workshop on spinning and scrolling technique!

Graduate Orientation Lesson and Social: West Coast Swing

When: 
Thursday, September 25th, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Instructor(s): 
Magnus Haw, Heidi Klumpe
West Coast Swing, is a fun and easy-to-learn dance to contemporary pop music. This introductory class will welcome new graduate students to Caltech and to the Ballroom Dance Club. An introductory lesson will get you ready to dance, and social dancing and snacks follow to give you a chance to meet your fellow grad students.

West Coast Swing Social

When: 
Wednesday, October 1st, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Guest DJ(s): 
Magnus Haw
Join us for Wednesday night's swing dance social from 8:30pm-11ish in Caltech's Winnett Lounge. We start with a short lesson covering various bits of WCS technique. Magnus will primarily DJ West Coast Swing, plus other social dances by request. If you're new to dancing, or know somebody who's just starting with our classes, please invite them along! It's a great opportunity to try out what you've learned in our dance classes and ask questions about what we've covered. If you haven't been t...

Intermediate West Coast Swing Workshop with Doug and Nicki Silton!

When: 
Monday, October 13th, 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Doug and Nicki Silton
Topic: WCS Dance as a Conversation (Class will start promptly - please arrive early to check-in and warm-up) Location: Caltech, Winnett Lounge, Pasadena, CA Winnett Lounge is located on the second level of building 51, above the bookstore http://www.caltech.edu/map/

Beginner West Coast Swing with Doug and Nicki Silton!

When: 
Monday, October 6th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Doug and Nicki Silton
Beginning West Coast Swing (An 8-Week Subscription or Drop-In Series) with Nicki & Doug Silton www.TheSiltons.com Class dates: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 Class will start promptly - please arrive early to check-in and warm-up You do not need to sign up for the series - you can drop in for class by class. This is the final group West Coast Swing series from The Siltons in Southern California before their move to Portland, Oregon!
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