Welcome to Illini Dancesport!

If you are interested in learning ballroom dance, we are the club for you! We are always happy to welcome new team members. No partner or dance experience necessary. We look forward to meeting you!

Send an email to illinidance@gmail.com to get on our mailing list or learn more about our team!

Upcoming events

Regular Summer Lessons

Dance instruction with senior members will begin Tuesday, June 18! Two classes: Newcomer (Beginner), Bronze (Intermediate) will be instructed. If you’re unsure about which class(es) to take, please refer to this PDF. Please note that no Technique class will be offered during summer.

The calendar below provides the location and times of lessons. Typically, the weekly schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday (Reviews):
    • Newcomer 7:00 – 8:00pm
    • Bronze 8:00 – 9:00pm
    • Open space 9:00 – 11:00pm
  • Tuesday (Lessons):
    • Newcomer 7:00 – 8:00pm
    • Bronze 8:00 – 9:00pm
    • Open space 9:00 – 11:00pm
  • Sunday (Practice Space):
    • 7:00 – 11:00pm


A few quick facts about the team:

  • We are a mix of students and community members (mostly students), who dance Ballroom (Standard), Smooth, Latin, and Rhythm. Collectively, these four styles of competitive partner dancing are called “DanceSport.”
  • In addition to our classes taught by Alex Tecza and Kato Lindholm, we have regular dance practices and social events throughout the semester.
  • We also travel around the Midwest to participate in competitions with other university ballroom teams.