Ballroom and Latin Dancesport

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As the Ballroom and Latin Dancesport Society we offer 10 different styles of dance which is taught to us by a Professional Coach. These styles of dance are the same as the ones seen on BBC’s Strictly!

Over the academic year, as a group we will be competing all over the country whilst representing our University. Tail suits, sparkly dresses and a day filled with so much fun!

Learn new skills whilst becoming a family of friends with the people around you, amazing friendships form from the love of dance. The year is also packed with socials and events to celebrate all the achievements!

Membership

Become a member of one of the friendliest communities on campus!

Professional coaching will be held once a week, whilst an additional day will be led by Committee. Membership gives each person the opportunity to represent Royal Holloway at competitions, including Blackpool and Varsity. In addition, the memberships will also allow each member of the society to receive discounts at events, such as Strictly come Holloway, the History Ball and free social lessons once a week.

Lesson Levels:

  • Beginner
  • Novice
  • Pre-Intermediate/Advanced

There is no previous experience required to join at any of these levels. It is advised that you join the level you feel is most appropriate for you.

Standard Membership = students

Associate Membership = people not a student at the university

Events and Activities

Lesson Structure:

Monday (with the professional coach): 

  • Beginners -       18:00 - 19:20
  • Novice -            19:20 - 20:40
  • Intermediate -   20:40 - 22:00

Tuesday (Later half of T1 and first half of T2 will be with the professional coach) :

  • Intermediate -   18:00 - 19:00
  • Novice -            19:00 - 20:00
  • Beginners -       20:00 - 21:00
  • Social Class -   21:00 - 22:00

Ballroom and Latin lessons consist of all the steps and techniques you need to know. Our professional coach has around 30 years of Ballroom and Latin experience as he has competed and taught around the World!

Strictly come Holloway will be our biggest society event of the year, which will include Professionals (Society members), and Celebrities (Other members of the University). It is a spectacular evening of entertainment, whilst money is being raised for Charity. 

Ho Ho Ballroom is a showcase planning to be held in the end of T1. This is another opportunity to show your dance to your friends and family.

Furthermore, there are 2 Award Nights in the academic year solely dedicated to the achievements of the members of our society. One will be held at Christmas and the other in Term 2.

Contact Us

We look forward to welcoming all the new members to our society. If you have any questions, we have members of committee ready to answer them!

Student Group By-Election 2022

These elections will fill positions for our Student Group committee positions that did not get filled in summer 2022. The roles are here to make sure our student group provides fantastic opportunities for fellow students at Royal Holloway and really makes the campus the fun and vibrant place it is.

115 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 14:00 on Sunday 9 October 2022 (in 11 days)

The polls open at 10:00 on Tuesday 11 October 2022 (in 13 days)

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Collective and Executive By-Elections 2022

These elections will fill positions for our Collective Convenors, who are there to represent the interests of specific groups of students, and members of our Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive, who work with the VP Societies and Sport to develop policy and plans in their area of engagement.

11 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Sunday 9 October 2022 (in 11 days)

The polls open at 10:00 on Tuesday 11 October 2022 (in 13 days)

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  • Ballroom & Latin Dancesport - Standard Membership£35.00
  • Ballroom and Latin Dancesport - Associate membership£45.00

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  • Ballroom & Latin Dancesport - Standard Membership£35.00
  • Ballroom and Latin Dancesport - Associate membership£45.00

Products

  • Lesson Top-Up Beginner (Full Year)£140.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Novice (Full Year)£160.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Inter (Full Year)£180.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Beginner (Term 1)£60.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Novice (Term 1)£70.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Inter (Term 1)£80.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Beginner (Term 2/3)£80.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Novice (Term 2/3)£90.00
  • Lesson Top-Up Inter (Term 2/3)£100.00
President
Edwin Lawrence
Secretary
Sakurako Tanaka
Social Secretary
Tasha Ali
Treasurer
Charlie Bradshaw
Vice President
Lyndall Whyman
Vice Team Captain and Welfare Secretary
Zoe Higgins