The Spring session starts Wedesday, January 19, 2005!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn about our new Syllabus Instruction Courses on Saturdays!

Welcome to the CMUBDC web page! The Ballroom Dance Club functions as both a social organization and a dance school, teaching novices and veterans a large variety of ballroom dances.  Our goal is to promote a variety of forms of dancing, and to bring members of the Pittsburgh community together to have fun.  Anyone can learn to dance - including you!

People: Our club's members range from those with two left feet (and sometimes more) to veteran dancers with years of experience.  We welcome anyone interested in learning and having fun, including Pittsburgh area undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.  If you don't have a partner, no worries!  We welcome singles and couples.

Dances: A sampling of the repertoire includes Jive, Swing, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Rumba, Samba, Viennese Waltz, Tango, and International and American variations of many dances.  We start by teaching the basics, so if you have ever wanted to learn to dance... we are the place to start!

Classes: We provide our members with weekly beginner and intermediate classes, as well as a competition class and demo team practices. See the classes page for more details.

Social Dance: After each night of lessons, we stick around to dance and socialize. If you have any questions you'd like to ask us in person, or would just like to see what new moves our members have learned, stop by during the social dance time (see the schedule). Both members and non-members are welcome.

Competition Team: The competition team is a great chance to push yourself to the next level, and to dance with a group of talented and highly motivated people.  Expert dancers and novices welcome - there are levels ranging from Newcomer to Champ, and you register only for the dances you want to perform. Join the CMU team at exciting events throughout the semester. We travel all over the East Coast, meet new people, and have a blast.

Curious? If you would like to try out an evening of dancing and fun for less than the cost of a movie, just bring $5 to any night. You will be able to attend all of the lessons for that night, and the $5 will count towards the membership dues.

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