Lessons every Tuesday night

What is dancesport?

Dancesport is the international name for Ballroom and Latin American competitive dance. York Dancesport provides:

  • Lessons every week with professional tutor
  • No experience necessary: Beginners & advanced lessons
  • Open to all, only £3 per lesson.

Visit the lessons page for more info or email dancesport@yusu.org

Leicester 2014

Last Sunday, a small team of Dancesport’s seasoned competitive dancers headed to the University of Leicester for the first ballroom and latin dancing competition of the year. As is traditional with these competitions, we started the morning in the realm of ballroom, with the waltz and quickstep rounds. The waltz provided a graceful start to the day but the quickstep and dramatic tango soon brought up the pace, especially since the tango music of the day was pirates of the Caribbean! The York team progressed well though the first few rounds and particular congratulations should go to Nicola Haydon and Sophie Hawtin, who impressed our team captains with their strong, in sync dancing and also progressed through a round of open tango, amongst many higher level dancers.

Welcome to Dancesport!

The largest society on campus, York Dancesport provides everything you need to explore the fabulous world of Ballroom and Latin dancing! With plenty of lessons, practices, socials and even the chance to compete in the university Dancesport competition circuit, we have something for each one of you to enjoy yourselves and learn some fun new moves.

Each week we have lessons with our professional teacher; these are held on Tuesday evenings in Hendrix Hall from 6.30pm. The first two hours of lessons are dedicated to beginners classes, we will learn a ballroom style dance for an hour and a latin dance for the other hour. The third hour (from 8.30pm) is a non-beginners lesson and will focus on a different dance each class, this class includes more difficult steps and demanding technique and so it is recommend that you have at least one year of dance experience before attending this class. Hendrix Hall is also called D/L/028 and is found between The Courtyard and the main Derwent halls of residence, if you are walking from Central Hall towards Derwent college, go past The Courtyard on the left then look out for a Dancesport banner also on the left.

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About us

York Dancesport is the Modern Ballroom and Latin American Dance Society for the University of York.

Lessons are taught by a professional dance teacher every week. They are open to all and are only £3.


Membership is open to all and costs just £5 a year, which includes one free lesson.

You don't need any special outfit or shoes to take part for fun. We can even find you a partner.

Contact us


York Dancesport Society
James College
University of York
YO10 5DD