Competition Dance

All Competition dance lessons are held on Tuesday evenings in the aerobic studio in the basement of the Scot Center. Lessons start at 8:00 p.m., in which we teach the finer details of technique and styling, as well as some more complicated figures of International style Latin (Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive) and Standard dances (Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep) and are taught by our coaches Yvonne and Niklas Manz.

The competition-preparation lessons are open to all dancers who may be interested in attending a nearby collegiate competition with the club, or those who simply want to learn more.

We do not require any special dance clothes or footwear, though we do ask that students enter the areobics studio in clean, dry shoes. Many students practice barefoot, in sneakers, or in socks.

Upcoming competitions:

The club organizes several trips to nearby competitions per year. All students are welcome to watch, compete, or both!

Costs related to these trips will be partially covered by the club, and students may be expected to pay a small fee. Per-student costs depend on how many students plan to attend, how many rental cars are needed, etc.

2018 Annual OSU DanceSport Classic Columbus, OH The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University 2018 February 17
2018 Arnold DanceSport Classics Columbus, OH Columbus Convention Center 2018 March 3-4
Michigan Ballroom Dance Competition Ann Arbor, MI Pioneer High School 2018 March 24
2018 National Collegiate DanceSport Championships Chicago (Villa Park), IL  Odeum Expo Center 2018 March 31 – April 1
2018 Ohio Star Ball Collegiate Challenge Columbus, OH Columbus Convention Center 2018 November ??-??


Past competitions:

2017 Ohio Star Ball Collegiate Challenge 2017 November 18-19
2017 Annual OSU DanceSport Classic 2017 February 18
2016 Ohio Star Ball Collegiate Challenge 2016 November 19

Web links for ballroom dance figures etc.