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 does Manchester (Winter) 2015

On Saturday 6th December, whilst most people were packing to head home for the holidays, York Dancesport were taking part in their final competition of the term – the Manchester Winter Friendly. Despite the early start, leaving the University Campus at 7am, the team were raring to go. A good selection of both beginner and novice couples were present, and a few supporters to cheer us on from the side.
The day, as usual with competitions, began with ballroom, in which everyone performed admirably. All of our beginner couples got through at least one round, with some making it through to the semi-finals! Our novice team also did well, with couples progressing through rounds in both the Quickstep and Waltz, and in the open rounds which are open to all levels of dancer (including advanced!).
After a surprisingly long lunch break, we were ready to dance again, but this time in Rock ‘n’ Roll. Two couples progressed through to the semi-finals, once again proving York’s strength in this particular dance. We also took part in the Team Formation Charleston, a last minute entry redoing a routine from Woodstock which saw us being placed third.

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.

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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