The MIT Ballroom Dance Club organizes a few different types of events that are open to anyone interested in ballroom
(One-hour long lessons)
During the Fall and Spring semesters, we typically hold three workshops per week, each workshop covering a different
dance. Each dance is taught over the course of a few weeks, usually starting from the basics and advancing to more
difficult figures. The instructors include both professional dancers from local studios and advanced dancers from the
MIT Ballroom Dance Team (BDT).
During the summer, there are two workshops per week, where similar to the Fall and Spring, each dance is taught in a
series of classes. During IAP (January), we usually have one or two beginner workshops, each of which covers a
different dance. The summer and IAP workshops are organized in collaboration with the BDT.
(Half-day event focusing on one dance)
A few times each year, we hold dance camps to focus on learning one particular dance style. A professional instructor
leads the camp, teaching four 45-minute sessions that cover both figures and proper technique.
(Casual parties for practicing all dance styles)
Roughly once each month, we organize a Saturday social dance that begins in the evening with a beginner lesson and
continues for a few hours with general dancing. Music for all dances plays throughout the night to give dancers an
opportunity to practice routines, learn new steps, or just watch others dance.
We invite a number of professional instructors to teach our workshops and dance camps. A few of our current instructors
Our special workshop in Dec 2009 taught by Edyta Sliwinska and Alec Mazo from Dancing with the Stars drew eager students from MIT and other universities.