We are the University of Birmingham Ballroom and Latin American Dance Society, which we normally shorten to BALADS!
We hold regular social and competition-focused classes and practice sessions throughout the year.
Our classes cater for all abilities. Whether you are already a master of Ballroom and Latin or a self-confessed owner of two left feet, our dancers and teachers are here to help you improve in a friendly atmosphere. We provide classes in Beginner, Novice and Intermediate/Advanced in Ballroom and Latin as well as Acrobatic and Non-Acrobatic Rock & Roll, private lessons and social classes in a variety of dance styles.
You can take your dancing as far as you like with our club - we have two professional coaches who are tireless in their dedication to our members. We run weekly practice sessions, including two dedicated hours of Beginners' Practice. We encourage beginners to compete in Dancesport competitions within weeks of starting the sport, and all levels of dancers will find stiff competition in their category on the Inter Varsity Dancesport circuit, which culminates in our annual championship in Blackpool, home of the finest ballrooms on the planet.
No partner required for our main ballroom and latin classes of the week, with our professional coach!
At the weekend it's practice time! Come along to practise what you've learned on your own or to go through routines with a partner. Drop in for as long as you want and ask us any questions you have! We alternate starting ballroom and latin first each week.
If we aren't at a competition, Saturday is also practice day and is an excellent hangover cure!