Full Spring Schedule

Sunday

Date Location Beginner (5:00-6:30pm) Intermediate (6:45-8:00pm) Bonus (8:15-9:15pm)
FEB 8 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa West Coast Swing
FEB 15 YMCA Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa West Coast Swing
FEB 22 Illini Union Room A Waltz/Swing Waltz/Swing West Coast Swing
MAR 1 Ballroom Waltz/Swing Waltz/Swing West Coast Swing
MAR 8 Ballroom Cha-Cha/Salsa Cha-Cha/Salsa West Coast Swing
MAR 15 YMCA Cha-Cha/Salsa Cha-Cha/Salsa West Coast Swing
MAR 29 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Nightclub Two-Step/Swing West Coast Swing
APR 5 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Nightclub Two-Step/Swing West Coast Swing
APR 12 Ballroom Waltz/Cha-Cha Waltz/Cha-Cha West Coast Swing
APR 19 Illini Union Room B Waltz/Cha-Cha Waltz/Cha-Cha West Coast Swing
APR 26 Ballroom Polka/Rumba/Triple Swing Something fun! West Coast Swing

Thursday

Date Location Beginner (6:00-7:30pm) (Workshop 7:30-8:00pm)
FEB 12 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Contra
FEB 19 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Salsa Contra
FEB 26 Illini Union Rooms A+B Waltz/Swing Blues
MAR 5 YMCA Waltz/Swing Blues
MAR 12 Ballroom Cha-Cha/Salsa Blues
MAR 19 Ballroom Cha-Cha/Salsa Frame/Form
APR 2 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Rueda
APR 9 Ballroom Nightclub Two-Step/Swing Rueda
APR 16 Ballroom Waltz/Cha-Cha Rueda
APR 23 Ballroom Waltz/Cha-Cha Rueda
APR 30 Ballroom Polka/Rumba/Triple Swing Rueda

Spring 2015 Open House Dance

It’s 2015 everyone! Time for the Spring 2015 Open House Dance!

Not sure if you want to take a dance course? This is a FREE way to find out (and you can have some lovely FREE food and beverages while you try it out).

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When? Thursday, January 29

Beginner class from 7:30-8:30, Open dance from 8:30-10:00

Where? Illini Union Room A+B

Why? Because you’re worth it

Will there be free admission, food, and drinks? Of course. That’s how we roll.

Spring 2015 Courses

Course Day/Time Dances
Beginner Social Dance Course (no experience required) Sunday 5:00-6:30pm and/or Thursday 6:00-7:30pm Nightclub Two-Step, Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, and Waltz
Intermediate Social Dance Course (experience required) Sundays 6:45-8:00pm Nightclub Two-Step, Salsa, Cha Cha, Swing, and Waltz
Bonus Dance Course (experience required) Sundays 8:15-9:15pm West Coast Swing, Bachata
Workshops (no experience required) Thursdays 7:30-8:00pm 1st five weeks will be a variety of dances, 2nd six weeks will be Rueda
Free Open Practice (no experience required) Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm Will cover the dances taught that week

Courses meet at the Illini Union Ballroom (second floor), on Green between Wright and Matthews in Urbana. There is no need to pre-register. No partner required. A $45 membership (or $50 membership if non-UIUC or $35 for returning students) includes any and all 11-week courses. Bring a friend and get $5 off each. Please be prepared to pay (cash, check, or credit cards) at the start of the first class (February 8 or 12) or at our Open House Dance

Courses begin February 8, 2015 and run for 11 weeks. We will not meet during the week of Spring Break (March 21-March 30).

Location: Illini Union Ballroom, 2nd Floor of the Illini Union (1401 W. Green St., Urbana, IL)

Questions? Check out the FAQ! If you can’t find your answer there, email us: dancing@illinois.edu.

Pizza and Dance Party

At the end of our dance course, we always have “Graduation Party” for our students. Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to preorder.
Dinner starts at 6:00 Friday, November 14 at Rosati’s (701 S Gregory St, Urbana), pizza and soda will be on us. Once we’re all stuffed with food, we’ll start heading to the Regent Ballroom (1406 Regency Dr W, Savoy), where dance starts at 8:00, to dance off all the food. Cover at the Regent is $9 (we will cover $5 of that for you).
Desert will also be provided at the Regent. Dress code for the Regent is evening casual – no jeans. Rides can also be arranged.
 
Details about the Regent can be found at: http://www.regentballroom.net/public-dances/
But seriously, FREE PIZZA!!!
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Halloween Dances!

Halloween Dance at the Regent Ballroom

Costumes encouraged! Look for us near the DJ! Contact us at dancing@illinois.edu if you need a ride.

Date: Friday, October 31

Time: 8pm – 10:30pm

Admission: $9

Location: Regent Ballroom

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Dancing Illini Halloween Dance

We will be hosting another social dance on 11/1 at the Channing Murray Foundation. Admission is FREE, food and drinks (nonalcoholic) will be served, donations are welcomed, and it will be on campus. There will also be a free 30-minute class on a TBD dance starting at 8:00 and the dance will start at 8:30. Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Date: Saturday, November 1

Time: 8pm – 8:30pm class, dance will begin at 8:30

Admission: FREE and FREE food and drinks!

Location: Channing Murray Foundation

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Questions? We’ll answer them for you! Just email dancing@illinois.edu.

Fall 2014 Social Dance

The theme for our upcoming social dance is fall. There will be a free Rumba class just before the dance begins. Feel free to invite your friends, the more the merrier. Dress code is nice casual (i.e. no sweats, jeans are fine, a nice shirt or top is preferred). Donations are welcomed, and it will be on campus.

FREE admission!

FREE food and drinks!

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Location: Channing Murray Foundation 1209 W. Oregon St., Urbana

Time:  8:00pm Free Rumba class, 8:30pm Dance