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Ballroom Dance Team
The Yale Ballroom Dance Team is for individuals and couples who are interested in competitive dancing.
The lessons are designed for motivated people who want to move in a fast pace.
You need not come with a partner, and no prior experience is required.
There are lessons for all levels of dancers.
For beginners, fall lessons are twice a week (usually Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm).
These lessons are taught by the Newbie Captains who are among the more advanced dancers of our team.
It is also highly recommended for all beginners to attend the Sunday club lessons as well.
Partners are assigned by the Newbie Captains early in the fall, so couples can also practice on their own.
Advanced / Returning Dancers
For returning dancers, there are weekly lessons taught by our professional coaches (alternating between Standard and Latin). Our current coaches are Wendi Davies (Standard) and Anita Šmite (Latin). Starting in the Fall of 2015, we will be welcoming David Wright onto our team as a new coach. Private lessons with all of our coaches are available and encouraged. In addition, there are weekly practices, led by the Advanced Dancer Seminar Directors, which focus on technique, style, and drills. If you do not have a partner, talk to our captain to be connected with someone: there are generally other dancers also looking for partners.
The team fully sponsors 2-3 competitions per semester (registration and transportation). Other competitions will be sponsored every now and then, if there's a lot of interest from the team.
Scheduled practice space for team members is available on a regular basis. There are recurring team practices every week for all team members, both beginners and advanced dancers.
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