Welcome to Illini Dancesport!

Last updated on: January 31, 2024

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


2024 Spring Classes

We will offer coach led classes on Sunday night 7-10pm alongside student-led classes on Tuesday night 7-10pm and open practice space Thursday night 7-10pm during the semester. Bring your friends and join us!

Please see our calendar for specific schedule and check out our 2024 Spring page for more information.


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.