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Ballroom and Latin Dance

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Who We Are

We are the official sports club for Ballroom and Latin American dancing at UEA. We offer professional tuition and also social dancing, in addition to representing UEA at university league competitions across the country! We learn over 14 dances so if you've ever seen Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing with the Stars, those are the dances we learn. The Ballroom dances include a Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep. The Latin entails Cha cha cha, Samba, Paso Doble, Rumba and Jive. We also host a variety of socials to get to know everyone better and have a bit of fun!

What We Do

2020/21 Semester 2 weekly sessions in Blackdale 0.08:

  • Beginners Dance Class: Sunday 2.00pm-3.00pm
  • Novice Dance classSunday 3.15pm-4.15pm
  • Fitness ClassTuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm

Dance classes are taught by a professional teacher. Please book in advance via the event below.  

Your 2020/2021 student committee:

President: Amy Leech 

  • Course: Psychology
  • Year of Study: 3rd
  • Member of BLDC: 2 years
  • Favourite dance: Tango

Secretary: Cymah Maglio 

  • Course: Psychology
  • Year of Study: 3rd
  • Member of BLDC: 2 years
  • Favourite dance: Cha Cha

Treasurer: Hannah Saddleton 

  • Course: Geography and International Relations
  • Year of Study: 2nd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Waltz

Team Captain & Vice President: Ella Cockcroft 

  • Course: English Literature
  • Year of Study: 3rd
  • Member of BLDC: 2 years
  • Favourite dance: Jive

Team Captain: Isobel Carroll 

  • Course: History
  • Year of Study: 2nd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Samba

Events Organiser: Adele Morley

  • Course: Biochemistry
  • Year of Study: 3rd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Jive

Social Secretary & Health and Safety Officer: Eirini Karatsalou 

  • Course: Occupational Therapy
  • Year of Study: 2nd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Tango

Social Secretary & Health and Safety Officer: Sarah Bindschedler

  • Course: Medicine
  • Year of Study: 2nd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Samba

Media Representative: Olivia Drysdale 

  • Course: Business Management
  • Year of Study: 2nd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Jive

Club Fundraiser & Development Officer: Rafal Zdrzalek 

  • Course: PhD in Biological Sciences
  • Year of Study: 4th
  • Member of BLDC: 2 years
  • Favourite dance: Tango

Equality and Diversity Officer & Union Council Rep: Alexia Popescu

  • Course: American Studies
  • Year of Study: 2nd
  • Member of BLDC: 1 year
  • Favourite dance: Rumba

First-Year Representative: John Garner

  • Course: Archaology, Anthropology and Art HIstory
  • Year of Study: 1st
  • Member of BLDC: This year
  • Favourite Dance: Waltz

Contact Us

If you have any queries, message us on facebook for the quickest response. If you have any opportunities for us to perform or volunteer in charitable events, please email us or message us!

Email: communications.ueabldc@gmail.com

Facebook: UEA Ballroom and Latin Dance 

Instagram: ueabldc

Twitter: ueabldc

Sports and Societies Executive Election 2021-22

It is that time of year when members of clubs and societies elect new Sports and Society Executives that will sit on either Societies Executive meetings, or Sports Executive meeting. The Societies Executive subcommittee is designed to be a form of student consultation and representation, meaning attendees input on topics to help develop and improve clubs and societies at UEA, as well as contributing to the approval of grants and new societies.

22 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Wednesday 28 July 2021 (in 3 days and 11 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Thursday 12 August 2021 (in 18 days)

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