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 virtual sessions/lessons on Zoom:

  • Virtual Dance Class (for beginners and novices): Sunday 2.00pm-3.00pm
  • Virtual Fitness Class (for all members): Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm

Dance classes are taught by a professional teacher. Please book 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

Events

Ballroom and Latin Dance Club Online Fitness Session 15/04/21 18:30-19:30
Microsoft Teams Meeting
Join us for our fitness session combining mobility, cardio, strength and functional whole body training. All members are welcome.
Virtual Beginners Lesson Sunday 18th April 14:00-15:00
Zoom Meeting
Join us for a virtual Latin Dance lesson, best for those who are new to Ballroom and Latin or have been dancing for less than a year.
Virtual Novice Lesson Sunday 18th April 15:00-16:00
Zoom Meeting
Join us for a virtual Latin Dance lesson, best for novices who have been dancing at least a year

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