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Welcome to our Latin Dance Society at the University of Stirling! Complete beginner or not, join our friendly group and have fun dancing!

Join

  • Latin Dance Society Non-Student Membership£5.00
  • Latin Dance Society Student Membership£5.00

Check out our new promotional video, created by the AirTV Society at the University of Stirling!  https://youtu.be/G2VP9AtQV_8

 

A bit about the Latin Dance Society

The Latin Dance Society brings people together through dance and music. Through a mixture of 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.

Cuban salsa, originally called Casino, is a popular social dance. The dance boasts a rich repertoire of Afro-Cuban influenced dance styles and has evolved into a vibrant culture centred around Cuban music. The dance is an interplay between a leader, a follower, and the music. Once you acquire the skills of leading or following, you can take these skills to dance and party all around the world.

We also offer Bachata classes since 2022!

 

Who can join the Latin Dance Society?

Every semester, we welcome dancers of all abilities (including absolute beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers). So, if you are an experienced dancer, or if you have never heard of Cuban Salsa before, there is a place for you in the Latin Dance Society!

Wear comfy clothes, come alone or bring a friend (no partner required).

Regardless of your preferred gender, dancers are encouraged and free to choose whether they'd like to dance as a leader or follower.

 

Meet our dance teachers!

Cuban Salsa with John: John will be bringing the fun and good energy to our Salsa beginners' classes! As a former student of the University of Stirling, John discovered Salsa at our Latin Dance Society and is now 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! You'll want to make sure you don't miss out on this lively beginners' class that will turn you into a confident Salsa dancer! 
Instagram: @jgaorida

Bachata with Vesko and Sofia: Introducing two new teachers to our Latin Dance Society starting September 2022, Vesko and Sofia will be in charge of our new Bachata beginners' classes. Vesko and Sofia's classes are technical, yet very enjoyable. Both enjoy teaching new students, so expect a class full of energy and silly jokes! Don't be shy, they love interacting with students before, during and after classes - don't hesitate to ask for help with whatever move you are struggling with. Vesko and Sofia both started dancing as beginners in a student society in Glasgow. They have participated in dance congresses in the UK, and currently run their own weekly classes based in Glasgow, while being mentored by international artists Pablo and Raquel. Sofia has showcased her talent directing the Pablo García Lopez styling team for Glasgow, which they will be performing at different events around the UK. If you're thinking of starting Bachata, this is definitely a class you shouldn't miss! 
Instagram: @veskoysofiabachata

 

When and where are we meeting?

Our Give-It-A-Go session is on Wednesday 28th Sept 2022, starting at 6pm in the Students' Union (Venue). The Venue is beside Starbucks in the Underground area, if you head down the stairs located in front of the Students' Union office. If you are having difficulties finding the Venue, one of the committee members will be in the Atrium on the GIAG day to point you in the right direction.

During the semester, we meet every Wednesday in the Venue at 6 pm for our weekly classes. 
 

Cost

Class prices per week:

 

Member

Non-member

Salsa

£5

£7

Bachata

£5

£7

Salsa + Bachata

£7

£11

Please remember we are only accepting cash at the moment. There is an ATM machine besides the Blue and Green space should you need one.

6-week block of classes: TBC

The membership for the Latin Dance Society is £5.

 

How do I join?

To join the society, you must purchase a Union Clubs and Societies Membership (£5) and a Latin Dance Society membership (£5). This can be done on the Stirling University Students Union Website or in the Union office. By purchasing the society membership, you get access to discounted prices for our weekly classes during the whole academic year (expires June 1st 2023).

 

Social Media

Find us on Instagram: @latin_dance_society_uos

and at our new Facebook page: @latindancesocietyuosfb or https://www.facebook.com/latindancesocietyuosfb

If you'd like to be added to our Messenger Group chat or have any questions about the society, classes or social events, please send an email to our secretary Kayana, using the e-mail address kav00027@students.stir.ac.uk. 

Latin Dance Society links (social media, news and more!) https://linktr.ee/latindancesocietyuos

 

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