Welcome to RUBLS!
We are Reading University's Ballroom and Latin society
Whether you have danced before, or are looking to take up a new hobby, we welcome you to join RUBLS!
We teach dance at both a social and competitive level. We take part in regular friendly competitions against other universities and even have our own Strictly Come Reading show!
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.
Mondays: Beginners Class
8:00 - 10:00pm - Beginners
Prices: 1 Hour = £4 or 2 Hours = £6
Tuesday: Novice/Intermediate Class
6:00 - 7:30pm - Novice
7:30 - 9:00pm - Intermediate
Prices: 90 Minutes = £6 or 3 Hours = £10
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!
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. It's a good oppurtunity to practice your moves, ask any questions you might have, and to practice your social dancing skills.
Times: 2:00 - 4:00pm
Location: Wessex Hall Dining Room
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. It's always fun to see how other universities dance, make friends 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!
Strictly Come Reading
In 2020 we held our first Strictly Come Reading competition! This was a great chance to introduce other society's to ballroom and latin dancing, partnering up members with non-dancers to compete in a fun competition.
We hold many events throughout the year including themed nights out, movie and quiz nights, RUBLS Christmas Dinner and our very own RUBLS Spring Ball!
Student Membership = £29.95 for the year
Non-student Membership = £39.95 for the year
If you decide to get a RUBLS membership you will have access to:
- Full access to our waredrobe
- 15% off "Dancia International"
- 20% of IDS dance shoes
- Discounted entry to competitions
- Full access to RUBLS socials
How we are providing safe activity for our member:
As we are able to book facilities/have approved guidance from our NGB we have put in place a number of measures to ensure we operate within government and NGB guidelines. We have appointed Covid Officers within our committee who will monitor our guidelines and update our risk assessment on a regular basis. They will also be responsible for maintaining our track and trace information and communicating with our members where necessary.
We will follow all the guidance set out and ensure that our sessions run at the allowed capacities. These will be much lower than we would normally have so we will be providing bookable sessions and ensuring that a fair balance is maintained between returners and new members and that no one is missing out.
We hope you are interested in joining RUBLS! Dancing is a great way to meet new people and get away from the daily stresses of studing and working.
If you have any questions drop one of us a message on facebook or instagram (you'll be able to find us through the RUBLS page)
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Love from RUBLS x