Lessons every Tuesday night

What is dancesport?

Dancesport is the international name for Ballroom and Latin American competitive dance. York Dancesport provides:

  • Lessons every week with professional tutor
  • No experience necessary: Beginners & advanced lessons
  • Open to all, only £3 per lesson.

Visit the lessons page for more info or email dancesport@yusu.org

Saturday lessons

Hey everyone,

A huge thanks and warm welcome to everyone who came to our first lesson on Tuesday. We saw some really great dancing and hope you all found it helpful and more importantly, enjoyed yourselves. We'll be running waltz and cha cha again next week, so it's a good chance to either get some more practice of the routines from last week or if you couldn't make it, you'll get the opportunity to learn them. Please note, you are welcome to join at any point during the term if you are too busy at present.

We also have our first Saturday lesson coming up. Just to clarify, this is in D/L/028 (the same room as Tuesday's lesson) NOT Derwent Performance Studio as was mentioned on the website. The format of Saturday will be as follows:

9:00 General practice

10:30 Practice of steps from Tuesday's lesson

11:00 Ballroom focus group

12:00 Latin Focus Group

General practice will give you the opportunity to brush up on your technique or try some social dancing. Committee members will be on hand if you have any questions, so don't worry if you don't have routines memorised.

Freshers' Fair and First Lesson of Term

A huge thank you to everyone who came to say hello and sign up at Freshers' Fair on Saturday. It was a really successful day for us, with lots of people signing up to try dancing for the first time as well as more experienced dancers. If you missed us there, you can still join the mailing list by sending us a request to dancesport@yusu.org to be emailed with updates of the lesson plans or keep an eye on the website. You don't have to be on the mailing list or anything to join us, just turn up on Tuesday night and give it a go.

Our first lesson will be on Tuesday 16th October (Week 2) so just bring some comfortable footwear (or socks!) and come along. You don't need specialist dance shoes or anything like that. If you can't make the lesson at 18:30 then please feel free to come along at 19:30 for our waltz lesson instead or if you've signed up to far too many things and can't make it this week you are welcome to join us at any point during the term. We will also be running sessions on Saturday, so if you can't make it on Tuesday but still want to give it a try, you can always come along then.

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About us

York Dancesport is the Modern Ballroom and Latin American Dance Society for the University of York.

Lessons are taught by a professional dance teacher every week. They are open to all and are only £3.


Membership is open to all and costs just £5 a year, which includes one free lesson.

You don't need any special outfit or shoes to take part for fun. We can even find you a partner.

Contact us


York Dancesport Society
James College
University of York
YO10 5DD