"Learn To" Dance Programs
Campus Recreation offers several dance classes throughout the year including ballroom dance, salsa, hip hop & jazz dance, as well as a summer social dance sampler class. You can find specific information about the upcoming class schedules on the page below.
Social Dance Sampler Class - Summer 2013
In this 6-week sampler class you will learn six popular styles of social dance. Each class is 90 minutes long and you will learn two dances per lesson. You will repeat one dance each week for best results and retention of steps. Learn Swing, Cha Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot and more! This class is designed for beginners and no partner is necessary!
Summer 2013 Class Schedule:
This class will meet on Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in CRC Studio 1, June 13 - July 25 with no class on July 4 for Independence Day. Register by July 13
Learn to Ballroom Dance
Campus Recreation offers 8-week fall and spring Ballroom Dance classes. There are beginner and intermediate classes available and no partner is necessary! The beginner class is designed to introduce you to some popular dance styles. A different style will be covered each week. The intermediate class is designed to challenge participants who have mastered the beginner class. Focus will be on the lead-follow relationship as new steps are explored.
Fall Class Schedules:
Beginner Ballroom: This class will meet on Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in CRC Studio 1 for eight consecutive weeks, Sept. 20 - Nov. 15. Register by Sept. 20.
Intermediate Ballroom: This class will meet on Thursday evenings 7:45 - 9:00 p.m. in CRC Studio 1 for eight consecutive weeks, Sept. 20 - Nov. 15. Register by Sept. 20.
Spring Class Schedules:
Beginner Ballroom: This class will meet on Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. in CRC Studio 1, Jan. 31 - March 28 (with no class on 3/14 for spring break). Register by Jan. 31.
Intermediate Ballroom: The spring intermediate ballroom dance class has been cancelled. Please check back for fall 2013 schedules.
Salsa Dance Classes
Campus Recreation offers 8-week fall and spring Salsa Dance classes. Salsa is the biggest, most popular form of Latin nightclub dancing today. It combines intricate hand switches with fast footwork and energetic, inspiring music.
Our beginner salsa class will introduce you to the basics of nightclub salsa. The goal of this 8-week program is to get students used to salsa timing, technique and etiquette.Students will learn basic salsa patterns in a fun, encouraging environment and meet new people as well. No previous experience or partner is necessary!
The goal of the advanced beginner class is to take the beginner class material and use it to dance freestyle through entire songs. The focus of this class will be on leading/following, connection, creating combinations and using them to make the dance flow quickly and smoothly from one pattern to the next. We will show students how to mix and match patterns and feel confident enough in themselves to go out to a club and have a great time. Some experience is required; taking our beginner class first is strongly recommended.
Beginner Salsa: This class will meet on Wednesday evenings for 8 consecutive weeks, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in CRC Studio 1, 9/19 - 11/14. Register by 9/19.
Advanced-Beginner Salsa: This class will meet on Wednesday evenings for 8 consecutive weeks, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in CRC Studio 2, 9/19 - 11/14. Register by 9/19.
Beginner Salsa: This class will meet on Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in CRC Studio 1, 1/30 - 3/27 (there will be no class on 3/13 for spring break). Register by 1/30.
Advanced-Beginner Salsa: This class will meet on Wednesday evenings for 8 weeks, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in CRC Studio 2, 1/30 - 3/27 (there will be no class on 3/13 for spring break). Register by 1/30.
Hip-Hop and Jazz Dance Classes
Get your groove on in this 8-week Hip Hop and Jazz Dance Class taught by the UMass Lowell Dance Club. You will learn basic dance technique, the newest hip hop moves, and fun choreography in this eight-week program. Each class will include dance technique drills, choreographed routines and basic conditioning exercises as well as the introduction of some other dance styles like musical theatre and contemporary dance.
Spring Class Schedules:
This class will meet on Thursday evenings 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in CRC Studio 2, 1/31 - 3/28 (with no class on 3/14 for spring break). Register by 1/31
Registration Fees for "Learn-To" dance classes include:
Students: $25, Non student members: $40, Non-Members: $55. Note: We do not give refunds after classes have begun!
Register Online, at the Campus Recreation Center Welcome Desk, or download the Instructional Programs Registration Form (pdf) and send the completed form and appropriate payment to:
UMass Lowell Campus Recreation
100 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854
(Make all checks payable to UMass Lowell Campus Recreation)
If you have any questions about any of the "learn to" instructional programs at UMass Lowell Campus Recreation, please contact Justin Lawler at 978-934-2332 or e-mail: Justin_Lawler@uml.edu.