Welcome to Illini Dancesport!

Last updated on: May 24, 2023

If you are interested in learning ballroom dance, we are the club for you! No partner or prior dancing background required. We welcome members at any level!

To get on our mailing list, please send an email titled “Get me on the mailing list!” to illinidance@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram: @illinidance


2023 Summer Free Lessons

We will offer free lessons on Thursday night 7-8pm during the summer. Please see our calendar for specific schedule. Bring your friends and join us!

Thursday 7pm – 8pm
Illini Union
Please refer to calendar for specific room.

2023 Summer coach-led classes

We may offer coach-led classes (fees apply) on Tuesday in summer 2023. Details TBA.

2023 Summer Ball

We plan to host a Summer Ball. Details TBA.


Please check the team’s Google Calendar for specific time and location for each day.

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A few quick facts about the team

  • We are a mix of students and community members (mostly students), who dance Ballroom dances: 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.