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Ballroom & Latin Dancing Society

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The Ballroom and Latin society aims to provide professional dance tuition to all individuals of all abilities and goals, from beginners to experienced dancers. Whether you are an ex-competitor wanting competitive coaching or whether you want to achieve the unique fitness Ballroom and Latin dancing offers, or if you just want to have fun and meet people whilst learning to dance properly and activate your body, this society caters for all.

Ever wanted to dance like they do in the movies? Sweep someone off their feet? Learn to dance like they do on Strictly Come dancing? Our fun inclusive classes range from a beginner’s standard of dance to more challenging intermediate level, where everyone is welcome. Whether it be the waltz or the tango you’re interested in, we cover it all. Professional instruction is provided in a relaxed, enjoyable and approachable environment. Strictly Sussex is run by students who work to make sure the society is about more than just learning to dance. Every fortnight socials take place, as a chance to get to know your potential dance partners! From laser tag, movie nights to Christmas/spring balls there is an event to suit everyone throughout the course of the year. So whether you are looking to learn a new skill, build on an existing skill or to meet new people and have a dance, Strictly Sussex is welcome to all! We also offer opportunities to those who may wish to compete in competitions ran outside of the society as well as the chance to perform in the academic year 19/20 (details to come, watch this space!).

We update our Facebook regularly with class updates and socials so check us out and get involved!


Beginners Class -

Wednesday 6;15 - 7;15pm Mandella Hall, Falmer House

Intermediates Class -

Wednesday 7;15 - 8pm Mandella Hall, Falmer House

Membership is £5 for the year and then individual classes cost £2 on the day, so you can come to as many or as few as you'd like. If you don't want to become a member then classes are £3 on the day. 

If you are not a Sussex Student then you can still become an associate member of the society by creating a guest account on the SU website then joining the society. You will then be prompted to pay the associates' membership fee. More information can be found at: https://www.sussexstudent.com/about-us/our-members/

Your 2019/20 Committee!!!

As a group, we would like to welcome you all to the Ballroom & Latin Society and hope you grow to love this group as much as we all do! 

Ella-Mae - President and Communications 

Hi everyone! I'm Ella and I'm your President and Communications Officer for this year! I'm a third-year Politics student and I have been dancing Ballroom and Latin for over 10 years and competing for 9 years. I love Ballroom and Latin dancing and so excited to share my love for it with everyone! As President, I'm here to help everyone with whatever you need so please come to me for any questions, queries or just a good ol' chat! And as your Communications Officer, I'll be the one who's replying to your messages, emails and taking pictures and boomerangs of all your lovely dancing feet for them to be posted on social media later for all to enjoy! This is my first time on committee but I'll try my best to do the society justice because I LOVE dancing and I want everyone to love it as much as I do!


Vicky - Social and Events Coordinator

Hey guys! My name is Vicky and I am your social secretary. I am in my final year, studying International Relations and Development and I have been dancing Ballroom and Latin since the beginning of 2019. I joined Strictly Sussex halfway through my second year and have never looked back! I also do modern jive outside of uni. I always wanted to try Ballroom and Latin dancing and I caught the bug when I joined the society! I have had some really amazing experiences, from really enjoying learning to dance Ballroom and Latin to meeting some really amazing people who make the society even better and I cannot wait to continue my journey with each and every one of you! I am so excited to plan the socials this year and I hope to make them as amazing as possible so that you all have the best time! If you have any questions, queries or ideas please message me on our social media accounts or via my email! Can’t wait to work and dance with you all this year!

Pearly - Welfare and Treasurer

Hi there! My name is Pearly and I am your treasurer and welfare officer. I'm a 3rd year sociology student and have been dancing ballroom and Latin since I was about 8 or 9 and joined the society in my 1st year! I've found this society to be a great way to learn to dance, improve your skills and confidence and meet great people too! This is my first year on the committee and I'm really excited to get to know you all and show you all the exciting ideas we have for this year. Please if you ever need anyone to talk to or have any questions I'm happy to help!




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Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies Administrators - Joanna & Tierney

Email: societies@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Union Hub, 1st floor, Falmer House

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