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.
Whichever takes your fancy, you are more than welcome to come to as many of our classes as you please for no extra charge after the initial membership fee.
These classes are open to all and aimed for those who want to learn to be able to dance socially. Classes are fun, friendly and relaxed.
See timetable below. Please note classes do not run during the third term of the year. Notification of lesson changes will be sent by email.
Social classes cost £4 for social class members and £6 for non-members (pay as you go).
Team Classes are for those who decide to commit to becoming part of the Bristol University Dancesport Team.
These classes are split into:
The type of dances taught in these classes are limited depending on level, however they focus much more on technique and presentation, with the aim of training you for competitive dancing at your level. Members of Team have to opportunity to enter many dance competitions throughout the year, including the highly anticipated Inter Varsity Dance Competition (IVDC) in Blackpool, the highlight of the competitive dance season.
(St Matthew's Church, Clare Rd, BS6 5TB)
(Meeting room, Religious Society of Friends, 126 Hampton Rd, Bristol BS6 6JE)
(Carpenter room, Bristol SU, Richmond Building, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN)
(Indoor Sports Center, Studio 1, SEH, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TP)
We are the only society to have proper balls! Each year we have both a winter and spring ball. For the last two years we have been to the Bristol Zoo ballroom for our Winter Ball. Think quality dancing, three course dinner, and demonstration couples.
Membership is 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.*
Membership fees are in 2019/2020 priced as follows:
2 Week Pre-Membership – £10 (This amount will be deducted from the Term 1 membership, Social Class membership or full membership after joining.)
For Beginner Team Classes
Term 1: £64
Term 2: £44
or £100 discounted one-off payment for the whole academic year
Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Team Classes
Term 1: £88.50
Term 2: £68.50
or £145 discounted one-off payment for the whole academic year
For the weekly Social Class
academic year: £15 (one-off payment) + £4 per lesson
or £6 pay as you go without Social Class membership
Team Class members may join the Social Class free of charge!
Term 1: 07th October 2019 – 20th December 2019
Term 2: 16th January 2020 – 13th March 2020
*Please note: Non-students will unfortunately have to pay a £25 affiliation fee to the Students Union. The membership covers all coached lessons and room space. Additional costs for competitions, transport and optional private lessons are not included in the membership.
**Based on the academic year and one-off payment
To find out more visit our website www.bulabds.dance, email our secretary Toni, email@example.com , join our Facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/138575992889272 and follow us on Instagram @BULABDS.
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