Monday, October 12, 2009

Spotlight on Ballroom at Maryland

Ballroom dancing is not all about the glitter and pretty dresses; it’s also about keeping in shape while expressing yourself through dance, as well as making friends and having fun! Ballroom at Maryland (BAM) is hosting some exciting events this year that are open to the public – check it out!

Dancing with the Professors
Come see your professors’ dance with “pros” and compete against each other for the bragging rights!

Our competitors are:

Richard Bell, Department of History
Patricia Cleveland, Smith School of Business
Kenneth Frauwirth, Department of Microbiology
Katherine Tek, Department of French

Most importantly, the event is FREE!!!

7:30 PM, October 29, 2009
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

For more information, join our Facebook event at

DC Dancesport Inferno
Like ballroom dancing? Want to watch a high quality competition? Come to one of the largest amateur competitions in the US right on campus! Held November 7-8 in the Grand Ballroom of Stamp Student Union, dancers from all over the nation compete against each other in many different styles and levels.

The Saturday Evening Show includes the Pre-Championship and Championship Level Ballroom and Latin competitions – it’s a show you cannot miss!

Check it out – it’s free to students during the day and only $10 for the Saturday Evening Show!

Buy Tickets at

November 7-8, 2009
Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Terpsichorean Ball
Ballroom at Maryland's mission is to spread our love of dance within the University of Maryland community, and so we have been holding the Terpsichorean Ball since 2005. This dance is open to everyone with all kinds of dancing, and to encourage people to come, we are offering two free group lessons for groups of 15 or more! To arrange a lesson, contact the Lessons Chair at In addition, for individuals and couples, we are offering a series of social lessons throughout the Fall semester as seen on the front page news posts of our websites, along with a few intensive learning sessions immediately after Winter Break.

The Terpsichorean Ball is on February 13, 2010!
For tickets and more information, go to


BAM also provides open practice space and free beginner lessons. There are no requirements to join the club or come with us to competitions (you don’t even need a partner!); we encourage people of all ages, interests and levels of ballroom dance experience to come try it out! We hold practice space in the School of Public Health Volleyball Gym, which is on the 2nd Floor. Here’s the schedule:

Thursdays 10PM - 12PM
Newcomer Standard Class

Sundays 8PM-11PM
Newcomer Latin Class

Dan Calloway's Newcomer Review Class

West Coast Swing for Ballroom Dancers

Tuesdays 10PM-12PM
10PM to 12PM
Syllabus Technique

For more information, feel free to email us at, visit our website at, or even just drop by a practice and ask us in person!

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