Who can join the Latin Dance Society?
We welcome dancers of all abilities (including absolute beginners :D) in our multicultural little dance community. No matter if you already dance or have never heard of Cuban Salsa or Bachata before, there is a place for you in the Latin Dance Society!
Wear comfortable clothes, and come alone or bring a friend (no dance partner required).
Regardless of their gender, dancers are encouraged and free to choose whether they'd like to dance as a lead or follower.
When and where are we meeting?
During the semester, we meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Venue (Stirling Students' Union, downstairs, next to Starbucks) for weekly dance lessons.
Next Kizomba event: Monday 3rd April 2023 6:30pm Venue. Email us to book your spot.
See the schedule below to choose which level you attend.
7pm – 8pm
6.30pm – 7.30pm
8pm – 9pm
7.30pm – 8.30pm
9pm – 9.30pm
8.30pm – 8.45pm
Monthly online payment:
At the Latin Dance Society we are thrilled to announce we have received a grant from the Union and now offer dance classes in March for 50% off! We hope this makes dance classes more accesible during the cost of living crisis and let’s us stay connected as we power through lectures and assignments.
You can come to all the Beginner classes in March for 12.5 pounds (previously twice as much). Or to all the Improver classes in March, alternatively, for the same amount. Available to members of the society (student and non-studens). Only available online in the Students Union website and until the 15th of March 2023.
Drop in classes: If you cannot attend regularly, there is still the possibility to pay 5 pounds for a singe class for members, or 7 pounds per class for non-members. This is in cash before the class starts, please bring the exact amount. There is an ATM machine upstairs next to the Green and Blue space.
If you want to try the lessons for free, the best option is to attend one of our Give-It-A-Go's (GIAGs), we hold them at the start of every semester.
To join the society, you must purchase a Union Clubs and Societies Membership (£5) and a Latin Dance Society membership (£5) through the Stirling Students Union website or in person at the Union offices. These expire on June 1st every academic year.
Not a member? You can drop in and try a class without a membership for 7 pounds per class (spoiler: much cheaper to become a member!) or for free at GIAGs. The society membership gives you access to reduced prices for our weekly classes during the whole academic year, as well as the opportunity to volunteer and attend free classes as part of the committee.
About the Latin Dance Society
The Latin Dance Society brings people together through social dance and music. In classes, socials and parties you will meet new people and find your own reasons to be a part of the wonderful world of Latin dance. Once you acquire the skills of leading or following, you can take these skills to go to dance congresses and dance all around the world.
Cuban salsa, originally called Casino and born when merging Afro-Cuban rhythms, has been fundamental at the society since before the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer Bachata classes since 2022, and Kizomba workshops since 2023, as many dance events will play all salsa, bachata and kizomba music.
Meet our dance teachers!
Cuban Salsa with John: John will bring fun and good energy to our Salsa classes! As a former student of the University of Stirling, John discovered Salsa at our own Latin Dance Society and is now back as a teacher of Cuban Salsa for Orí Dance Academy. Always bringing out the best in everyone with his energetic animations, his teaching style is based on max detail, max effort, and even more fun! Don't miss out on these lively classes that will turn you into a confident Salsa dancer!
Bachata with Vesko and Sofia: From September 2022, Vesko and Sofia are in charge of our Bachata classes. Vesko and Sofia both started discovered dance at a student society in Glasgow, and many years later they run weekly classes based in Glasgow, and are mentored by international artists Pablo and Raquel. They have participated in dance congresses in the UK, and Sofia has directed the Pablo García Lopez styling team for Glasgow, performing at different events around UK. Still unsure? Join us and expect a class full of energy, magic and silly jokes!
They love interacting with students before, during, and after classes - don't hesitate to ask for help!
Facebook: @latindancesocietyuosfb or https://www.facebook.com/latindancesocietyuosfb
To be added to our Messenger Group chat or ask us about the society, classes or social events, please email our secretary Kayana: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our promotional video 2022, created in collaboration with the AirTV Society! https://youtu.be/G2VP9AtQV_8
All Latin Dance Society links (social media, news, class schedule and more!) https://linktr.ee/latindancesocietyuos