Who are we?
Located in the heart of Boston, The Northeastern University Ballroom Dance Club exists to celebrate ballroom dancing in all its forms! We are a very accessible club, and our goal is to spread the love of dance to as many people as possible.
Our club has a variety of services suited to any level of dancer! Find out more below.
2023-2024 Executive Board
We provide free lessons for the Northeastern community! Our lessons come in 3 flavors: beginner, intermediate, and competition (see Competitions for more details). Regardless of the lesson type, we do not require you to have a dance partner to attend!
Beginner lessons: Our beginner lessons are taught by our club members and do not require you to have any prior dance experience to join! These lessons are ideal for anyone who wants to get a taste of a dance style or to refresh their ballroom skills. Our beginner lessons are held weekly in the Curry Student Center Dance Studios on Tuesdays @ 8:15PM. A new dance is taught each week, so be sure to keep coming back to learn all of them!
Intermediate lessons: If you already know the dance or have attended the beginner lesson for the corresponding intermediate workshop, you are ready to join the intermediate lesson! Intermediate lessons are ideal for learning more technique and are taught by professional dance instructors. The time of our intermediate lessons will depend on the style of dance that is being taught. Check our calendar to see what lesson we have this week!
Tuesdays @ 9:15PM : for any Smooth/Standard lesson
Fridays @ 8PM : for any Latin/Rhythm lesson
The Northeastern Ballroom team takes part in various competitions hosted by other universities around the Boston area. These are fun, all-day events! Competitions are very newcomer-friendly, and are a good way to meet other dancers in the area and show off what you learned throughout the semester.
Do competitions sound fun, but you don't have any dance experience yet? Never fear! To prepare new dancers for competitions, the Northeastern Ballroom team provides additional workshops for those looking to compete. These workshops will built upon the beginner lessons by going over additional figures and technique, and teach proper competition etiquette. When you reach Bronze level (after your first semester of competing), you can borrow one of our club costumes to stand out on the floor. No experience or partners are required to join workshops!
Please reach out to one of the Co-Captains if you are interested!
NUBDC regularly hosts social events for our club members to spend quality time together outside of lessons and competitions. Every semester we throw a few social dances, themed parties where a new style of dance is taught, with time afterwards to mingle and free dance together. In addition, we host non-dance related bonding events to explore Boston and just have fun as a group! As a club we also engage with the larger Boston ballroom dancing community, going to the dance socials hosted by ballroom dancers from nearby colleges. Coming to these events is a great way to get to know your fellow dancers, both from Northeastern and from other schools!
Safety and Consent
NUBDC strives for a strong culture of consent. We aspire to create a space of mutual understanding, generosity, care, and fun. We maintain that all actions, on and off the dance floor, should be consensual. All participants are required to read and sign our safety and consent form before dancing.