BULABDS is one of the largest societies at the University of Bristol, with dance classes taught by professional dance coaches that are designed to be easy-going, give you plenty of time and many opportunities to socialise, have fun, and at the same time learn to dance!
The dancing that we offer is separated into two categories: Latin and Ballroom.
Latin dance comprises of the rather chic, sexy and cheeky dances such as the
Ballroom dancing is made up of dances usually associated with traditional ballroom dancing:
It is a welcome alternative to the showmanship of Latin, erring instead on the side of grace and elegance.
Under normal conditions we run a social class for those wanting to dance socially in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere; as well as team classes for those deciding to be part of our competition team, or just have a greater focus on technique and presentation.
This year our classes from the outset will be online with a reduced number of level groups and classes. As restrictions hopefully improve we will be providing opportunities to take in-person classes when they are possible.
The classes will be split into two streams:
* We hope to also provide some more opportunities for intermediate/advanced but these will be based on demand
The timetable is still TBC so keep an eye out for updates.
We pride ourselves on being the only society to have proper balls! Each year we have both a winter and spring ball. This year unfortunately due to the pandemic we are not expecting to be able to put on a ball in conventional format.
Classes are open to Bristol University students, UWE students and non-students.
UWE and non-students are required to affiliate with the University of Bristol Students Union.*
Whereas usually we would have termly and yearly membership options, due to the consitently changing restrictions we will not be offering these this year. Instead to accommodate varying restrictions we will likely be running monthly lesson packs that gives you access to all the classes of that month**. We are still finalising pricing and pack length but hope to release this information soon.
*Please note: Non-students will, unfortunately, have to pay an annual £25 affiliation fee to the Students Union.
**Additional practice space will not be included in this price, as well as costs for competitions, transport and optional private lessons.
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