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 Wed Sep 02 2015 .
Wednesday, August 12th, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Join us for our weekly West Coast Social dance! Social dance will start after WCS lesson finishes. We 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 to Winnett Lounge, it's just on the second floor above the Caltech...

Ballroom

Beginner Ballroom Workshop

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Jul 27 2015 .
Monday, June 22nd, 9:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Instructor(s): 
Oleg Astakhov for Latin; Viktorija Barashihina for Standard
We will be working on technique and the figures that we cover in class for Rumba and Samba in Latin and Waltz and Tango in Standard.

An Afternoon of Tea and Dance

When: 
Saturday, May 30th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: 
Dabney Lounge
Enjoy a classic and elegant afternoon tea with a side of music and dancing. Tea sandwiches, scones and beverages will be provided. There will be a beginner and intermediate waltz class taught by a professional instructor. No experience or partner necessary. Dress up, but wear shoes you can dance in (no stilettos, no flip-flops). Saturday, May 30th, 1-4PM in Dabney Lounge. RSVP

Beginner Ballroom: Waltz/Tango, Rumba/Samba

When: 
Repeats every week until Sun Jul 26 2015 .
Sunday, June 14th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Mengsha Gong
Newcomer to bronze figures and technique for Waltz, Tango, Rumba, and Samba. Practice is Monday 9-10:30PM in Braun Gym Multipurpose Room

Beginner/Intermediate Foxtrot/Rumba/Cha Cha

When: 
Repeats every week until Sun Apr 26 2015 .
Sunday, April 5th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Mengsha Gong
Beginner/intermediate technique for Foxtrot, Rumba and Cha Cha. Week 1 Foxtrot/Chacha Week 2 Foxtrot/Rumba Week 3 Foxtrot/Chacha Week 4 Foxtrot/Rumba

Intermediate International Ballroom: Waltz and Jive

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Mar 09 2015 .
Sunday, February 15th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Jay Daigle and Mengsha Gong
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.

Swing

Summer Lindyhop Workshop Series

When: 
Repeats every 2 weeks until Tue Aug 25 2015 .
Monday, July 13th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Heather Martelle and Erik Eltringham
This 4 workshop series is a fun-filled focus on the foundations of Lindy Hop. The goal is for you to deftly navigate the social dance floor and learn new techniques in this vibrant swing style. We'll have at least one beginner lesson and other workshops may be beginner or intermediate depending on interest.

Beginner West Coast Swing with Demetre Souliotes

When: 
Repeats every week until Thu Aug 20 2015 except Wed Aug 12 2015.
Wednesday, June 24th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Demetre Souliotes
This is an 8 week class designed for West Coast Swing beginners Week 1 ~ Intro to WCS (Timing, Structure, Basic 6 Count Patterns) Week 2 ~ Basic 6 Count Patterns Cont., Connection, Lead/Follow Technique Week 3 ~ Basic 6 Count Variations: Hands Changes, Spins, Inside and Outside Turns Week 4 ~ Drills, Recap, and Dancing: Choreography Class Week 5 ~ Basic 8 Count Patterns Week 6 ~ 8 Count Pattern Variations Week 7 ~ Rolls & Wraps Week 8 ~ Putting it ALL together.

West Coast Swing Social

When: 
Wednesday, August 12th, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Join us for our weekly West Coast Social dance! Social dance will start after WCS lesson finishes. We 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 to Winnett Lounge, it's just on the second floor above the Caltech...

Intermediate WCS Workshop with Demetre Souliotes!

When: 
Wednesday, May 20th, 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. The usual free Wed social dance will continue after the workshop!

West Coast Swing Social

When: 
Wednesday, May 13th, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
TIME CHANGE: Wednesday, 9-11pm Social dance will start at 9:00. We 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 to South Cats Rec Room, it's just north of the parking lot at the corner of S. Catalina Ave and San P...
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