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:

(1) Fall Open House

Join us for an evening of two FREE lessons and dance demos at our Fall Open House! This event will be on Tuesday, September 3 from 8-10pm. More details coming soon!

(2) Regular Fall Lessons

Dance instruction with our professional coach Kato Lindholm will begin on                 Tuesday, September 10! The first class with Kato is FREE!

Three classes: Newcomer (Beginner), Bronze (Intermediate), and Technique will be instructed this semester. If you’re unsure about which class(es) to take, please refer to this PDF!

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
    • Technique 9:00 – 10:00pm
    • Open space 10:00 – 11:00pm
  • Tuesday (Lessons):
    • Newcomer 7:00 – 8:00pm
    • Bronze 8:00 – 9:00pm
    • Technique 9:00 – 10:00pm
    • Open space 10:00 – 11:00pm
  • Sunday (Practice Space):
    • 7:00 – 11:00pm

Calendar

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.