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

Dancesport at NUDC

Held in a packed, energy filled hall, the day began with competitive performances by Dawid Ochal dancing with Joelle Koo, Christopher Wideman dancing with Christina Mühr and Ellen McKerney dancing with Harrie Barton. All three beginner couples progressed through two rounds of fierce competition in both the Waltz and the Quickstep.

In the Novice section, Andrew Grantham & Anda Baumerte placed twenty fifth overall in the Waltz and Quickstep passing three rounds with three other novice partners passing two rounds respectively. Grantham and Hannah Wilson were finalists in the novice ex-student category, finishing fourth overall.

Just after lunch, Acrobatic Rock and Roll once again saw Grantham medal, this time dancing with partner Loula Lambton. In stellar performances in the non-acrobatic Rock and Roll section York put two couples in the top 11. Notably, Chloe Francis (Dancesport President) dancing with Anna Hughes finished seventh overall in an extremely competitive field.

Dancesport Do Manchester Winter 2013

On Saturday 7th December, York University Dancesport team headed to Manchester for a friendly competition hosted by Manchester University. We took a team of 26 people, with this being the first competition of the year for our beginner section.
The ballroom rounds were held in the morning and we saw some of our couples perform really well. Novice couple Matthew Taylor and Anna Hughes reached the semi-finals of the Open Tango – a real achievement as all abilities of dancer are able to compete in open rounds.

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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