What is Ballroom?

Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world. The dances are divided into Standard (quickstep, English and Viennese waltz, ballroom tango, slow foxtrot) and Latin dances (samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, paso doble and jive).

Ballroom dancing is, when done at a high level, one of the most physically demanding types of dance – it really puts the ‘sport’ into dancesport.

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Ballroom at the USC

DISCLAIMER: Due to the Corona crisis, the classes are continued during summer break, but follow a different schedule:

  • Wednesday     19:40-20:40      Semi-Advanced
  • Wednesday     20:50-21:50      Advanced

You can sign up per individual class a couple days ahead, through the My USC Leiden Sports application or dmsonline.uscleiden.

More information about the dance classes at the University Sports Centre can be found here.

We hope to see you in the dance classes!

Find a partner

For the Semi Advanced and the Advanced class a dance partner is needed. Haven’t you got a partner yet? We can help! And besides that you can always come to our Social Dancing evenings.

About Hem and Leonie

The ballroom teachers are Hem Spilker and Leonie Borneman.
More information about them will be displayed here soon!