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Welcome to the University of Birmingham Ballroom and Latin American Dance Society page or as we call ourselves BALADS!

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 all areas of Ballroom and Latin as well as Rock & Roll, private lessons and an opportunity to become part of our performance team!

The great thing about our society is that you can take your dancing skills as far as you like! As well as providing lessons, we offer the opportunity to take dance medal tests to see how you are improving. We take part in both friendly and varsity Ballroom and Latin dance competitions, throughout the academic year, all over the country giving you the opportunity to compete and often make friends with students from many other universities. At the end of the year BALADS also make the annual trip to compete in Blackpool- a very sparkly affair that is not to be missed!



9-10.30pm - Rock 'n' Roll (Acrobatic and Non-Acrobatic alternate weeks)


6-7pm- Non- Competitive

7-8pm- Beginners

8-9pm- Novice

9-10pm- Intermediate







Please note:

Monday Rock 'n' Roll classes are £6, and Tuesday classes are £4 each!

Additionally on Tuesdays, we offer two classes for £7. Don’t forget to get your BALADS card stamped to ensure you get your free class!

We hope to see you on the dance floor!




Contact Us

Groups - 0121 415 8950

RA's - 0121 415 8949


Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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