About Us

The club offers lessons in three main genres: Ballroom, Salsa, and Tango. However, we do offer lessons in other dances on an informal basis to keep our moves fresh!


²  Ballroom 

Lessons: Fridays in 106 White Building from 6:30-8:30pm

Over the course of the semester, we teach lessons for all levels (brand new dancers to more advanced competitive dancers) in dances
including but not limited to waltz, quickstep, rumba, cha-cha, jive, samba, and
tango.

o    For more information about ballroom, please contact our ballroom manager Carl Greenley cmb5128@psu.edu


²  Salsa

Lessons: Tuesdays in 133 White Building from 6-8pm

This nightclub style is one of the most popular dances, attracting beginners and professionals alike! We also practice Bachata,
often paired with Salsa when dancing socially.

Join our weekly Salsa lessons to master this spicy, sassy, upbeat Latin nightclub
style dance! Meet new people, and take it at your own pace, as our lessons run
with at least three levels suitable for anyone from a brand new dancer to an
avid Salsero/Salsera.

Lessons are typically taught by advanced dancers in the community, though we do have
workshops taught by professional instructors and performers who are well known
on the Salsa scene.  A half hour of open dancing follows each lesson, and
the club hosts its own Latin nightclub style practica, Noche Latina, on Fridays
in the White Building as part of LateNight.

No experience or partners needed! Just show up ready to dance and have fun! ¡Baila
Salsa!

o    For more information on Salsa, please contact Penn State's very own,
Anderson "The Salsa Guy" Rolon at
 aqr5212@psu.edu.

 

²  Tango

Lessons: Thursdays in 208 Thomas Building from 7-8:30pm; Practica on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm at Webster's Bookstore and Café on Beaver Avenue

Tango is a beautiful and relaxing dance that offers a wonderful experience for each
partner. It is simultaneously simple and complex, with the simplicity embedded
in the basic walk and the complexity stemming from the connection between
partners, the myriad combination of steps, and the dancers' interpretation of
the music. Today, people worldwide enjoy the indescribable moments of this
dance on the social dance floor.
 

Here at Penn State, we have concurrent beginner and intermediate lessons each week,
as well as workshops taught by world-renowned professional instructors and
performers. Our lessons are preceded by a warm-up and are followed by open
practice.
  

No dance experience or partners are needed for our lessons, during which dancers
rotate partners and are able to learn at their own pace. As always, all ages
are welcome, and special events are open to the public (those without PSU
IDs).  All you need to do is show up, and
be ready to have fun! See you on the dance floor soon!

o      For more information about Tango, please contact our President, Meghan Hennigan at meh5499@psu.edu


²  Bachata 

Lessons: Fridays in 106 White Building from 8:30-9:30pm

This dance from the Dominican Republic is both playful and sensual as fun footwork and flowing body movement combine to create a unique atmosphere every time you take the floor. The fun rhythms of drums and guitars take dancers' minds to another place as they feel the music on the floor and enjoy the candid moments of a social partnership. 

o      For more information about Bachata, please contact our President, Meghan Hennigan at labachatera@psu.edu

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