Who Are We?

The ND/SMC Ballroom and Latin Dance Club offers dancing opportunities for every level of dance ability. We have everything from lessons for beginners who have never danced before and social lessons for those who want to learn a few dance steps, meet other dancers, and have some fun, to advanced technique-based lessons for those who want to learn the dances more in-depth. Throughout the year we also participate in collegiate dancesport competitions and encourage anyone who is interested in dancing competitively to join us. Whatever your interests are, we are sure to have something you will enjoy!

Join our Facebook group here to connect with club members.

Dance Lessons

The club offers lessons for several dance styles. Join us for as many or as few as you would like! We’re happy to say that for the 2021-22 school year, we’re no longer restricted to ten people per lesson, so bring friends!

  • Latin Lessons: Monday from 8:00–9:30 pm in the Rockne Memorial Room 205 with our instructor Kayla Carpenter
  • American Lessons: Tuesday from 8:00–9:30 pm in the Rockne Memorial Room 205 with our instructor Kevin Guy
  • Social Lessons: Thursday from 8:00–9:00 pm in Duncan Studio 3 (Smith Center) with student instructors. A half hour of open dance will be held after the lesson as well.

If you would like to receive our weekly Ballroom Dance Club emails with lesson locations and details, please email ballroom@nd.edu.

Dance Competitions

Here are a few of the competitions we might attend this year! We also plan to host our own Irish Dancesport Gala this spring!

    • Purdue Dance Competition
    • Valpo Dance Competition
    • Michigan State Competition
    • Irish Dancesport Gala

On-Campus Events

We may also perform in on-campus events hosted by other clubs and organizations such as:

  • Welsh Fam Dance Fest
  • Notre Dame Day

Club Activities

We take pride in the strong relationships we have in our ballroom community. Not only do we dance together at lessons, but we also get together for on-campus events, dominate Legend’s dance floor during salsa night, and bond over meals and movie nights. Here are some fun events that the club participates in outside of lessons:

  • Salsa Night and Swing Night @ Legends
  • Open Dance Night at Forever Dance studio