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December 9, 2017

After the launch of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, the number of under 16s dusting off their dancing shoes to try out Ballroom and Latin American dance has hugely increased, according to the President of the British Dance Council. With the help of the most gl...

November 25, 2017

The dances which popularised in each decade tell us much of the societies of which they originate, such as the social gender expectations evident in the dance halls of 18th century Vienna or the obsession with anonymity in the masquerade balls of Venice. Within the las...

October 21, 2017

With this year’s Strictly celebrity contest well underway, the hype for one of Britain’s greatest TV shows began again. The show is an enjoyable and interesting show for anyone but for Ballroom/ Latin dancers it is a must-see. I’ve been an avid watcher of Strictly for...

October 14, 2017

I came to UEA in September 2016 and joined Dancesport with my flat mate Hannah. Everyone was so friendly and straight away we both felt welcome into the club and quickly became friends with existing and new members by getting involved in socials. Even though both Hanna...

October 7, 2017

It’s the end of freshers and you’re either really tired or hungover, blankly staring at this article. Or, you are keen and ready to start doing some real work! Either way, like many of us hardcore partiers, you probably don’t want to look at your bank account. With a v...

September 17, 2017

Sport is defined as an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.

According to this definition there is no argument as to whether ballroom dancing is a sport. When at competitions,...

September 12, 2017

At UEA Dancesport, we learn five main ballroom styles; the Viennese Waltz, the Slow Waltz, the Tango, the Foxtrot and the Quickstep. Keep reading to get little insight into the background of these styles!

Viennese Waltz

As the oldest of the current ballroom dances, the e...

September 5, 2017

At UEA Dancesport we learn 5 traditional Latin Dances, read below to find out more about each one!

Cha Cha Cha

The Cha Cha Cha (Cha), pictured above, originated in Cuba and evolved from two other dances, the ‘mambo’ and the ‘danzon’. In 1954, Enrique Jorrin was working w...

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