Ballroom Latin and Salsa (RUBLS)

Welcome to RUBLS!

We are Reading University's Ballroom, Latin, and Salsa society

We run Ballroom and Latin classes every Monday, as well as Salsa lessons every Thursday.
Our lessons are open to both students and non-students and we welcome anyone and everyone willing to give it a go regardless of your dancing ability.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons:

Day: Mondays

Location: Wessex Hall Dining Room

Times: 7:00pm-8:00pm for Beginners and 8:00pm-9:00pm for Intermediate

Other Info: It's recommended you wear comfortable clothing which you can move around in and will keep you cool. If you have Ballroom or Latin shoes please feel free to wear them, but if not just any shoes you can move around in that will stay on your feet! It is also recommended that you bring a drink of water with you

Salsa Dance Lessons:

Day: Thursdays

Location: Wessex Hall Dining Room

Times: 7:00pm-8:00pm for Beginners, 8:00pm-9:00pm for Intermediate, 9pm onwards Social Dancing

Other Info: It's recommended that you wear comfortable clothing which you can move around in and will keep you cool. Again just any shoes you can move around in that will stay on your feet, and a drink to stay hydrated!

Practice Sessions:

Day: Wednesday

Location: Wessex Hall Dining Room

Times: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Other Info: We use this time to go over routines and moves we have learned in lessons, to learn routines we have choreographed for shows, or to practice for upcoming competitions. Its a good oppurtunity to practice your moves, ask any questions you might have, and to practice your social dancing skills.

Competitions:

We compete at Inter-University and Varsity competitions across the country. Competitions are a great chance to get dressed up and have a fun day out with RUBLS. Its always fun to see how other universities dance and we find it a really good way to see how our dancers progress. We have had some great success in competitions but our main aim of the competitions is always FUN so we welcome everyone to join us for competitions from complete beginners to advanced dancers! 

As well as this we hold our own Salsa competition named Salsa Fiesta which has been running for the past seven years, increasing in popularity each time.

        

Shows

We perform in at least 2 shows or showcases a year- one at Christmas and one before Easter- with all the other dance societies from Reading University. Everyone is welcome to join the show routines, which will always include Ballroom/Latin and Salsa routines.