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Ballroom dancing, today, can be divided into standard and latin dances. The former consists of the waltz, tango, foxtrot and quickstep. The latter includes the rumba, cha-cha, jive and samba. For each of these eight dances, a dancer goes through syllabi structured according to one’s level of dancing. Ballroom levels begin from bronze, moving up to silver, and eventually gold. After completing the syllabus levels, dancers begin competing in open competitions. Alternatively. outside competitive dancesport, ballroom also includes rhythm dances like the salsa and swing.

Class Schedule

Tuesday 6-8pm (Standard 101)
Tuesday 8-10pm (Latin 101)
Friday 6-8pm (Standard 201)
Friday 8-10pm (Latin 201)
Saturday/Sunday 3 hours

Instructor Profile

Joan was a competitive figure skater on a national and international level, before switching to competitive ballroom upon coming to Yale-NUS. She specializes in the Standard dances–waltz, tango, quickstep, foxtrot and the Viennese waltz.

Eva has been dancing ballroom on the social level for over nine years until she became more competitive coming to Yale-NUS. She specializes in the Latin dances.