All Competition dance lessons are held on Friday evenings in the aerobic studio in the basement of the Scot Center. Lessons start at 7:00 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. 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) 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.
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.
|2019 Annual OSU DanceSport Classic||Columbus, OH||The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University||2019 February ??|
|2019 Arnold DanceSport Classics||Columbus, OH||Columbus Convention Center||2019 March ??|
|Michigan Ballroom Dance Competition||Ann Arbor, MI||???||2019 March ??|
|2019 National Collegiate DanceSport Championships||Chicago, IL||University of Chicago, Laboratory School||2019 March 30/31|
|2018 Ohio Star Ball Collegiate Challenge||Columbus, OH||Columbus Convention Center||2018 November 17-18|
|2018 Annual OSU DanceSport Classic||Columbus, OH||The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University||2018 February 17|
|2017 Ohio Star Ball Collegiate Challenge||Columbus, OH||Columbus Convention Center||2017 November 18-19|
|2017 Annual OSU DanceSport Classic||Columbus, OH||The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University||2017 February 18|
|2016 Ohio Star Ball Collegiate Challenge||Columbus, OH||Columbus Convention Center||2016 November 19|
- A nice collection of dance descriptions for International Style dances at the University of Michigan Ballroom Dance Team website.
- Welcome to the World of DanceSport on Ballroom Guide. A very extensive, well organized website with information about dances, competitions, fitness
- Dance figures on the Ballroom Guide YouTube channel. Well demonstrated and explained figures from Pre-Bronze to Gold.