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: Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble

When: 
Repeats every week until Sun Apr 27 2014 .
Sunday, April 6th, 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 Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

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!

Beginner International Ballroom: Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble

When: 
Sunday, April 6th, 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 Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Beginning Blues with Chris Schulz and Henry Lankin

When: 
Monday, April 7th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Henry Lankin and Chris Schulz
Coming soon!

Ballroom

Beginner International Ballroom: Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble

When: 
Sunday, April 6th, 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 Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Magicians, Icebergs, and Ballroom Dancers: the secrets of a perfect ballroom frame

When: 
Sunday, March 2nd, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Deborah Kull
The workshop will cover the basics of the international standard frame (which is also applicable to smooth). Main elements include posture, points of connection between leader/follower, and isometrics. It will be an active and interactive workshop, with lots of drills and Q-and-A time.

Beginner International Ballroom: Foxtrot and Samba

When: 
Repeats every week until Sun Mar 09 2014 .
Sunday, February 16th, 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 Foxtrot and Samba, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Beginner International Ballroom: Tango and Rumba

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Feb 03 2014 .
Sunday, January 12th, 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 Tango and Rumba, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow social dancing.

Advanced Quickstep with April Wong

When: 
Sunday, October 27th, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
April Wong
April Wong will teach a workshop on advanced choreography and technique for International Quickstep. If you're comfortable with basic Quickstep technique and choreography, this workshop will help you take it to the next level.

Swing

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: 
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

Beginner 2 West Coast Swing with Doug and Nicki Silton!

When: 
Repeats every week until Mon Mar 10 2014 except Mon Feb 10 2014.
Monday, January 13th, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Doug and Nicki Silton
This "beginner 2" series will start with the very basics but also incorporate styling, for those who have already seen the dance. This series will be perfect for both those totally new to the dance and those who have danced some West Coast Swing before, but are looking to spice up their social dancing with some new tricks! Syllabus: Week 1 What is WCS? Doubles & Triples Closed Position Groovin’ Starter Step Left-Side Pass Underarm Pass Styling: Basic Anchor Step Week 2 Su...

Intermediate West Coast Swing Workshop with Doug and Nicki Silton!

When: 
Monday, October 21st, 8:45 PM - 9:45 PM
Where: 
Winnett Lounge
Instructor(s): 
Doug and Nicki Silton
"Footwork and Connection" Join instructors Doug & Nicki Silton as they teach you brilliant connection techniques and new footwork and styling to add to your West Coast Swing repertoire.
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