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 (9/15 - 9/21)
Posted on Mon, Sep 15 2014
Hi Ballroom Friends! This is a reminder that free classes week starts tonight!


We encourage everyone to come try classes this week for free. All classes are taught by renowned professional coaches! No experience necessary for newcomers! No partner necessary for all classes!

Monday- Standard (Waltz) in Lerner C555

  • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer
  • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze
  • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop
Tuesday- Latin (Chacha) in Lerner 569
  • 10-10:45 PM Newcomer
  • 10:45-11:30 PM Bronze
  • 11:30 PM-12:15 AM Advanced Workshop
Friday - Social (Salsa) LOW PLAZA!
  • 5:30-6:15 PM Beginner
  • 6:15-7:00 PM Intermediate
***Come celebrate the beginning of the year with us with a special outdoor class!


Optional practices have begun! Practices are held in Dodge Aerobics Room 3 on:
Thursdays 10:30PM-12AM
Saturdays 7PM-10PM
Sundays 2PM-5PM (2-3 will be a Newcomer Workshop)

For those who are new, we will have more experienced dancers at practice to help you go over steps!

Newcomer Workshop

This Sunday will be the first of our weekly Newcomer Workshops!
They will be held from 2-3 PM in Dodge Aerobics Room 3, by upper level club members. They are a great opportunity to go over steps and technique learned in classes from the previous week!

Hope to see you this week!

Welcome Back!
Posted on Tue, Sep 2 2014
Hey guys! Hope all of you had a wonderful summer and are ready for another semester of dancing! We have a lot in store for you.

This Friday, September 5, we will be tabling at the CU Activities Fair on Low Steps. This event will run all day from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM so be sure to stop by our table to get some information!

Our FREE BALLROOM SHOWCASE is coming up next Monday, September 8 at 10:00 PM in Lerner C555. Come out and watch your very own students dance in a variety of styles and levels. Afterwards, there will be a FREE cha-cha lesson so you can experience ballroom dance for yourselves. Get pumped!

The following week, starting Monday, September 15th at 10:00 PM, begins our official first week of classes, which are FREE! More details are coming out soon, so be sure to keep checking the website or email cuballroom@gmail.com to get added to our mailing list.

Thats all for now!

This Week in Ballroom(4/7-4/14)
Posted on Mon, Apr 7 2014
Hey everyone! Here is your weekly ballroom news! Lessons this Week:

Monday- Standard (Foxtrot) in Lerner C555- ELECTIONS AT 10:45 PM!
  • 10:00-10:45 PM Bronze
  • 10:45-11:15 PM Elections for new E-board
  • 11:15-11:45 PM Silver
  • 11:45 PM-12:15 AM Gold
Tuesday- Latin (Samba) in Lerner C555, starts at 10:15 PM!
  • 10:15-11:00 PM Bronze
  • 11:00-11:45 PM Silver
  • 11:45-12:30 AM Gold
Friday- Social (Salsa) in Wien Lounge
  • 5:00-5:45 PM- Beginners
  • 5:45-6:30 PM- Advanced

Practices (in DFC, Aerobics Room #3):

  • Monday- NO SPACE tonight and next two weeks
  • Thursday- 10:30 PM- 12 AM
  • Saturday- 7-10 PM
  • Sunday- 3 PM- 6 PM- 3-4 PM- newcomer foxtrot/samba workshops; 4-5 PM designated mentoring time; 5-6 PM- runthroughs

NYU competition (this Saturday):

We will be leading a group there on Saturday morning- please stay tuned for updates!

MIT competition (April 26th, 27th)

If you would like free housing with members of the MIT team, please fill this here and we will cover your regular registration fees.

The travel will be similar to Harvard comps (two groups going to Boston on Friday- afternoon and late eveining, and one group heading back on Sunday evening). Please stay tuned for more update on travel!

Syllabus with video links!

Just a reminder that we have our complete syllabus with video links to the steps taught in our classes online here . Enjoy!

End of the year party!:

Our end of the year party will take place on Monday, May 5th, 10 PM- 12 AM, in Lerner C555. There will be snacks, performances, fun-dances, musical chairs, and more, so make sure to put this date on your calendars!

That is all for this week! Have a good one!

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