About Columbia Ballroom. The Columbia University Ballroom Dance Team offers weekly classes with renowned professional dance instructors in International Standard and Latin, as well as Social dancing classes. The team offers a casual atmosphere with the opportunity to experience both the social and competitive aspects of ballroom dance.

Our mission is to provide the best opportunity and environment for members to develop and hone their dancing skills and to share their interests in ballroom dancing. We are a social, fun-loving organization that supports its members in their quest to dance and perform better. No partner or prior dance experience is necessary to join the team.


Recent Posts

This Week in Ballroom (11/17 - 11/23)
Posted on Thu, Nov 20 2014
Hello Ballroom Friends,

Here is whats happening this week!

Classes

  • Monday 11/17 - Standard in Lerner C555
    • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer (Tango)
    • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze (Waltz)
    • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop (Quickstep)
  • Tuesday 11/18- Latin in Lerner 569
    • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer (Rumba)
    • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze (Cha Cha)
    • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop (Jive)
    **Charlene and Evan will be teaching this weeks class! Charlene will also be at Thursday practice this week to answer questions anyone might have and go over basics for these three dances. (10:30-11 - Rumba, 11-11:30 - Cha Cha, 11:30-12:00 Jive). We will finish up this "Latin office hours" series on Thursday 12/4, 10-10:30 for Samba : )**
  • Friday 11/21 - Social (Salsa) in Wien Lounge
    • 6:30-7:15 PM Beginner
    • 7:15-8:00 PM Intermediate
    • 8:15-9:15 PM Workshop with Jonathan in Schapiro Dance Room!
Supervised Practices (Dodge, Aerobics Room 3)
  • Thursdays 10:30PM-12AM (*If you have questions, feel free to stop at "Latin Office Hours" with Charlene*)
  • Saturdays 7PM-10PM
  • Sundays 2PM-5PM (Newcomer Workshop 2-3PM, Tango and Rumba) (Suggested mentorship time 3-4PM)
BADC (December 6-7, Roone Arledge Auditorium)

Our last team competition of the semester is our home competition, BADC! We cannot wait - register here before 11/29, request a team dress by 11/26, and sign up for TBA if you are still looking for a partner!

BADC Hosting and Volunteering

Sign up here by 11/22! Because BADC is our home competition, we need the support of all of you to help host competitors and volunteer at the competition (required for those in the mentorship program). If you host at least two people and volunteer for at least two shifts, you get free tickets to our show couple performance (stay tuned for this announcement coming up soon!) : )

Apparel (forgot to order? no worries - you have until midnight on Monday 11/17)

Here is the form. For payment, you can pay any board member throughout the week - please bring cash in an envelope/ziploc/etc marked with your name. Jackets are $40 and t-shirts are $15.

Friday Night Fever (Friday, November 21st, 9:00pm)

Check out the facebook event! Friday Night Fever is essentially a ballroom social at Stepping Out Studios - RSVP here. We will meet at the 116th and Broadway gates at 9pm and head down together!

Have a wonderful week!


This Week in Ballroom (11/10 - 11/16)
Posted on Wed, Nov 12 2014
Hello Ballroom Friends,

Hope everyones weekend went well! For those of you who have not seen, official DCDI results are out! http://www.dance.zsconcepts.com/results/dcdi2014/. Here is whats new this week:

Classes

  • Monday 11/10 - Standard in Lerner C555
    • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer (Waltz)
    • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze (Foxtrot)
    • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop (Foxtrot)
  • Tuesday 11/11- Latin in Lerner 569, NOT Roone Arledge Auditorium
    • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer (Cha Cha)
    • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze (Samba)
    • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop (Samba)
  • Friday 11/14 - Social (Salsa) in Wien Lounge
    • 6:30-7:15 PM Beginner
    • 7:15-8:00 PM Intermediate
    • 8:00-9:00 PM Workshop with Jonathan!
Supervised Practices (Dodge, Aerobics Room 3)
  • Thursdays 10:30PM-12AM
  • Saturdays 7PM-10PM
  • Sundays 2PM-5PM (Newcomer Workshop 2-3PM, Waltz and Cha Cha) (Suggested mentorship time 3-4PM)
BADC (December 6-7, Roone Arledge Auditorium)

Our last team competition of the semester is our home competition, BADC! We cannot wait - register here before 11/29, request a team dress by 11/26, and sign up for TBA if you are still looking for a partner!

BADC Hosting and Volunteering

Because BADC is our home competition, we need the support of all of you to help host competitors and volunteer at the competition (required for those in the mentorship program). If you host at least two people and volunteer for at least two shifts, you get free tickets to our show couple performance (stay tuned for this announcement coming up soon!) Sign up here by 11/22 : )

Salsa Outing (Sunday, November 16, 5pm)

This is a great opportunity to practice what you guys have been learning all semester, as well as learn other styles with free classes! RSVP here - we will meet after practice and head down together!

Apparel (order by Sunday, November 16th)

Its that time of year again to order some Ballroom apparel! We will be selling jackets as well as long-sleeve t-shirts (Congrats to Ann Kay for her slogan!), so if you are interested, please fill out this form. We will be bringing in jackets this week during class for you guys to try on, so please stop by if you are unsure of your size. Please check the weekly email for images of the jackets and t-shirts for reference (please note that the designs are subject to slight changes). Please submit all requests by Sunday, November 16.

For payment, you can pay any board member throughout this week - please bring cash in an envelope/ziploc/etc marked with your name. Jackets are $40 and t-shirts are $15.

Friday Night Fever (Friday, November 21st, 9:00pm)

Save the date for an evening filled with ballroom dancing - Friday Night Fever is essentially a ballroom social at Stepping Out Studios - RSVP here. We will meet at the gates at 9pm and head down together!

Have a wonderful week!


This Week in Ballroom (10/27 - 11/2)
Posted on Wed, Nov 5 2014
Hello Ballroom Friends,

Get excited for DCDI this weekend! Here is an overview of the week:

Classes

  • Monday 10/27- Standard (Quickstep) in Lerner C555
    • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer
    • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze
    • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop
  • Tuesday 10/28- Latin (Jive) in Lerner 569, NOT Roone Arledge Auditorium
    • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer
    • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze
    • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop
  • Friday 10/31 - No Salsa!
Supervised Practices (Dodge, Aerobics Room 3)
  • Thursdays 10:30PM-12AM (Rounds 11PM-12AM)
No practice Saturday and Sunday due to fall break!

DCDI (November 1st-2nd)

For those of you coming, we will be in touch with some specifics regarding housing. Do not forget to buy your tickets for the way there - you can buy them here.

  • Friday afternoon trip: meet at Columbia 116 gates at 1:45pm Friday October 31st (3:00pm Megabus to Washington DC)
  • Friday night trip: meet at Columbia 116 gates at 12:00am on Saturday November 1st (1:30am Megabus to Washington DC)
Please be on time! We will be leaving promptly to ensure that we catch our respective buses.

Apparel

Stay tuned about our t-shirt contest - if you still want to submit a design or saying, you can do so here! Remember, the winner will get FREE travel to a competition of your choice, as well as a FREE t-shirt of your own design!

We will also be ordering team jackets in the upcoming weeks : )

Thats all for now - have a wonderful week and a relaxing fall break!












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