Beginner International Ballroom
This class series is an introduction to competitive style international
ballroom and latin dancing, suitable both for dancers interested in
learning ballroom and for students with no prior dance experience. We'll
begin with four weeks of Quickstep and Rumba, followed by four weeks of
Waltz and Cha-Cha. The class will cover choreography and routines in all
four dances, as well as technique for both performance and lead-follow
Jay Daigle is an alumnus of the Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company, the
Cambridge University Dancesport Team, and the XS Latin Formation Team. He is the Caltech Ballroom Team coach and is an active competitor in International Standard Ballroom.
- Free for Caltech students (with ID)
- $8 per class or $60/series (8 weeks) in advance for Caltech affiliates and alumni and for students of other universities (with ID)
- $12 per class or $90/series (8 weeks) in advance for all others
No special attire, partner, or previous dance experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that won't fall off while dancing.
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Attached is the class syllabus, which includes a list of songs for quickstep, rumba, waltz, and cha-cha.