2014 Spring Courses

Free Weekly Practice is Thursdays 6:00-7:30 at the Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois St., Urbana), starting February 13.

Intermediate Social Dancing (Two-Step, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Swing, Waltz)
Sundays, 5:00-6:15 pm, 11 weeks, Feb 9-April 27 at University YMCA
taught by Jim & Jennifer, experience required

Bonus Dances (Hustle and West Coast Swing)
Sundays, 6:30-7:30 pm, 11 weeks, Feb 9-April 27 at University YMCA
taught by Ron & Janice, experience preferred

Beginner Social Dancing (Two-Step, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Swing, Waltz)
Sundays, 7:45-9:15 pm, 11 weeks, Feb 9-April 27 at University YMCA
taught by Jeff & En-Chi, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

*No classes during Spring Break (March 23)

Courses meet at the University YMCA’s Latzer Hall (first floor), at Wright and Chalmers in Champaign, just west of Lincoln Hall. There is no need to pre-register. No partner required. A $45 membership (or $50 registration if non-UIUC or $35 for returning students) includes one 11-week course. 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 (Feb 9). Bonus Dances are FREE to anyone enrolled in either Social Ballroom courses, $30 as a standalone course.

Any questions? Contact us at dancing at illinois dot edu.

2013 Competition

Registration is now closed for our 25th annual competition and workshops on October 19 and 20, 2013 (competition Saturday, workshops Sunday morning).

You can still drop/add events at the welcome dance Friday night and at the competition Saturday.

This year’s fun and beginner-friendly competition will conform better to other events with changes including all four styles (Smooth, Standard, Rhythm, Latin) at each of the standard levels (Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Novice, Prechamp, Champ). In addition, we will be using o2cm onsite electronic scoring this year which will allow competitors to view callbacks and judging marks from any mobile device (via live.o2cm.com). Furthermore, we will be using a larger floor than in the past and we have opened up the beautiful South Lounge of the Union to the Illini Rooms to provide for more space for competitors.

Fees paid by check must be postmarked on or before October 8 to avoid a late fee at the door. Fees may be paid online at any time but prices have increased to reflect late fees starting October 12. Our online payment system is new so please do not wait until the last minute!

Crash space is available on a first-come first-serve basis by emailing didancesportinvitational2013@gmail.com. This is a football weekend so the few remaining rooms at local hotels can be very expensive. We suggest checking the newly refurbished Urbana Landmark Hotel or staying somewhere slightly out of town. Whatever you decide, make your reservations early!

2013 Fall Courses

Free Weekly Practice (plus a mini class) is Thursdays 6:00-7:30 at the LDS Institute (402 S. Lincoln Ave), starting Sept 12.

Sorry, it is too late to join this semester’s courses.

Beginner Social Dancing (Two-Step, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Swing, Waltz)
Sundays, 5:30-7:00pm, 11 weeks, Sept 8-Nov 17 at University YMCA
taught by Ron & Jennifer, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Swing Trio (Single, Triple, & West Coast)
Sundays, 7:30-9:00pm, 11 weeks, Sept 8-Nov 17 at University YMCA
taught by Jeff & Jennifer, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Courses meet at the University YMCA’s Latzer Hall (first floor), at Wright and Chalmers in Champaign, just west of Lincoln Hall. There is no need to pre-register. No partner required. A $45 membership (or $50 registration if non-UIUC) includes one 11-week course. Please be prepared to pay (cash or check only, no credit cards) at the start of the first class (Sept 8). Second course in the same semester is $20. Any questions? Contact us at dancing at illinois dot edu.

2013 Summer Courses

If you missed the first week you may still join on Monday, June 24.

Beginner Swing and Waltz
Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm, 6 weeks, June 17-July 22 at Illini Union
taught by Jim & Jennifer, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Beginner Salsa and Merengue
Mondays, 8:00-9:30pm, 6 weeks, June 17-July 22 at Illini Union
taught by Ron & Janice, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Summer Special: 2nd course FREE if space available!

Courses meet at the Illini Union in room 314 (except July 15, when courses meet in 2nd floor ballroom). There is no need to pre-register. No partner, fancy clothes, or special shoes needed. A $35 membership (or $40 registration if non-UIUC) includes one six-week course. Please be prepared to pay at the start of class. Any questions? Contact us at dancing at illinois dot edu.

2013 Spring Session 2 Courses

Spring session 2 courses begin Sunday, April 7

Beginner Mambo, Samba, and Tango
Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm, 5 weeks, April 7-May 5 at University YMCA
taught by Illini Dancesport, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Beginner Nightclub 2-step
Sundays, 8:00-9:30pm, 5 weeks, April 7-May 5 at University YMCA
taught by Tanja & Ron, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Courses meet at the University YMCA’s Latzer Hall (first floor), at Wright and Chalmers in Champaign, just west of Lincoln Hall. There is no need to pre-register. No partner, fancy clothes, or special shoes needed. A $20 membership (or $25 registration if non-UIUC) includes one five-week course. Please be prepared to pay at the start of class. Additional courses in the same semester are $10. Any questions? Contact us at dancing at illinois dot edu.

2013 Spring Session 1 Courses

Spring courses begin Sunday, January 27

Beginner Cha Cha, Rumba, and Waltz
Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm, 6 weeks, Jan 27-Mar 3 at University YMCA
taught by Illini Dancesport, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Beginner Hustle and West Coast Swing
Sundays, 8:00-9:30pm, 6 weeks, Jan 27-Mar 3 at University YMCA
taught by Tanja & Ron, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Courses meet at the University YMCA’s Latzer Hall (first floor), at Wright and Chalmers in Champaign, just west of Lincoln Hall. There is no need to pre-register. No partner required. Try classes for FREE during the first week. A $35 membership (or $40 registration if non-UIUC) includes one six-week course. $5 DISCOUNT if you pay the first week! Please be prepared to pay by the start of the second class. Additional courses in the same semester are $25. Any questions? Contact us at dancing at illinois dot edu.