Super Bowl Social

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Join the Ballroom Dance Club and any and all other dance enthusiasts for a fun-filled night of dancing in Heritage Hall on February 1st from 10pm-1am. As always, no partner or experience are required! Bring your friends for the beginner's lesson from 10-10:30pm to learn the basics to some of our favorite dances like Salsa, Bachata, 2-step, and Swing/Jive! It's FREE and open to everyone. Wear your team's colors (casual attire), and get ready to represent on the dance floor! 

Share our Facebook event with your friends, and feel free to invite all the dancers you know! 

Spring 2014 Involvement Fair

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Hello, Penn Staters! Thanks to all who came to visit Ballroom Dance Club at the Involvement Fair on Monday, January 15, 2014. The officer team had a great time meeting all of the new members, and we cannot wait to see you on the dance floor soon! Welcome to Ballroom Dance Club!

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And for those who did not make it to the Involvement Fair, it is not too late to join! In fact, it is never too late to join our club. We welcome new members at every lesson, and all lessons are tailored for various levels of dance experience. No partners or dance experience are required. Lessons are run with several groups operating at once or are tailored so that dancers of all backgrounds can learn and have fun together. 

For more information, look at our Facebook group, and subscribe to our listserv by sending a blank email to bdc-subscribe-request@lists.psu.edu. 

~See you on the dance floor soon~

WINTER WHITE OUT SOCIAL!!! 12/7/2013

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CHANGE: THIS EVENT WILL BE IN ALUMNI HALL

Snow is on the ground and it's not finals week yet, sooooo join all the wonderful dancers of State College for a fun, FREE night of doing what we do best: DANCING! Winter White Out Social this Saturday, December 7 from 10pm-12:30am in ALUMNI Hall!

ALL STYLES of music will be played (Ballroom Standard & Latin, Tango, Salsa, Bachata, etc.)

This is a SOCIAL, so make some friends, dance with some new people, and have fun! WE ARE hard-working academics in University Park, so stop worrying about pro dancers and get on the dance floor!! Bring your friends, and make sure you don't miss the actual pro dancer Eric Datis from Art In Motion Dancers of Philadelphia who will teach workshops this Friday night and Saturday morning starting at 7:30 on Friday in 106 White Building! 

**For anyone who might need an INTRO to some dances, please arrive at 10pm!! Meghan will be teaching basic steps to Salsa, Bachata, Swing/Jive, and 2-step! You will have the chance to practice these dances and more throughout the night! See you  and all of your friends on Saturday!!! 

BDC Half-Time Performance and Post-Game Gala Fun!

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Dancers (L-R) are Marvin Johnson, Khalil Ramadi, Nicole LaBarge, Stephanie Metzger, Christian Pastor, Giannina Viruet, Meghan Hennigan, and Tom Mueller.

The Penn State Ballroom Dance Club was honored to join the Blue Band, A Touch of Blue, The Blue Band Silks, and feature twirler Matt Freeman for a half-time performance at the Penn State versus Purdue football game on November 16, 2013. The dancers performed a choreography to the "Mambo" of West Side Story for an audience in Beaver Stadium of approximately 100,000, and were the first ever invited guests of the Blue Band! The Ballroom Dance Club extends many thanks to everyone with whom they shared the field and all of the staff who worked so hard to make the performance such a wonderful and fun experience. Click here to watch the show as it was performed in the BJC for Tailgreat before the game!  

Following the performance on the field, the club celebrated in Heritage Hall at the Post-Game Gala Semi-formal where new dancers learned the basics of various dance styles and a Jack & Jill contest brought everyone onto the floor for a fun social-style contest/mixer.

Post Game Gala Semi-Formal

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Where: Heritage Hall, HUB Robeson Center
When: Saturday, November 16th @ 10pm

Cheer for our dancers during 1/2 Time at the Penn State v. Purdue game this weekend!! 

Then....come dance the night away with us to the music of all your favorite dances at the Post Game Gala Semi-Formal! Time to celebrate that it is almost Thanksgiving Break, right?! Best part is that it's FREE! Non-BDC members are welcome to attend too, so INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!! :D (You will be surprised how many people want to learn how to dance, but just need someone to bring them out of their shell!)

Mini-lessons in all the dances will happen in the beginning, and we'll be having a JACK AND JILL CONTEST! 

Jack and Jill contests are contests in social dancing where you get matched up with a random partner and try to out-dance everyone else on the floor! No need to have much dance experience! It's just for fun! 

See you on the dance floor ~

*Semi-formal attire*

Half-time Performance @Penn State vs. Purdue (11/16)

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Keep an eye out for the Ballroom Dance Club at half-time this weekend as we join the Penn State Marching Blue Band on the field at Beaver Stadium for the Penn State vs. Purdue game! WE ARE...performing with the Blue Band! See you at the stadium! 

Noche Latina!!! (LateNight Dance Every Friday)

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Make sure you make it out to 133 White Building on Friday nights at 9:30 when our DJs will be spinning the freshest Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha-cha, and Samba this semester! Join your favorite Salseros and Salseras for some LateNight dance practice!

Special Announcement

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2013-2014 Office & Committee Positions are available!

No experience needed, just enthusiasm!

Contact Meghan Hennigan at meh5499@psu.edu for more info!

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