Announcements for Week 1


Welcome to Our Club All Levels

Hello and welcome to all of our new and returning members to the University of Saskatchewan Ballroom Dancing Club. We are looking forward to another year of fun, learning, and dancing. For our new members, we hope you will enjoy your experience with the club and stick around; and for our returning members it is great to see everyone again.

A few general notes for the year:

  • Bring clean non-marking shoes to class so that the floors don’t get dirty.
  • Don’t wear scents; many people are allergic or sensitive.
  • All of our instructors are volunteers.
  • Everyone is in class to learn; it’s okay (and normal) if you don’t get everything immediately.
  • Don’t fret if you miss a class. You’ll have more fun, and learn more by attending the next class than worrying about the last one. If you fall a bit behind, the best way to catch up is in class.

Membership Cards All Levels

We are working on preparing your member cards. Cards will be available in the next couple weeks in one of the classes you are registered in. Your member card number would have been in your registration e-mail if you need it immediately. Your membership card is used to grant you entrance to your weekly class. Please don’t lose it! You can take a picture of it with your phone; or laminate it to keep it safe. It is also the most convenient way to access our dances, workshops and other events.

Class Transfers All Levels

If you are finding the time of your class or level of your class is not working out, you are able to put in a transfer request by filling out the form on our website. Class transfer requests are subject to both executive and instructor approval and there are no refunds for transferring to a lower level class.

Keeping up with Club Events All Levels

All our announcements and event information will be posted on our website (www.uofsbdc.com) for easy access. We also encourage you follow us on Twitter (@uofsbdc) and like our Facebook page for up-to-date information on workshops, dances and events.

Online Registration Continues All Levels

Registration for classes online will continue for this week and will end after Friday, September 13th, 2019.

Late in Person Registration All Levels

There will be one last in person registration for classes on Saturday, September 21st, 2019. We will be taking registrations at the Bowl at the University of Saskatchewan from 11:00am — 4:00pm;

Members Dance Team Registration Intermediate Advanced

The members dance performance team will be learning and performing a Tango routine at our Mistletoes Ball formal dance in November. Intermediate and advanced dancers are welcomed to join this performance taught by Bernadette and Gee. Classes are Wednesdays at Trinity Hall from 8:15pm - 9:45 pm starting Wednesday, September 18th, 2019. Registration will take place before the first class of the term from 7:45pm — 8:15pm. Cost is $125 and includes a dinner dance ticket to Mistletoes.

Focused Class Registration All Levels

We are offering a focused class for anyone that may be interested in topics other than what is taught in class. This term the focused class will be a Country Sampler and will only run for term one. This is for anyone who would like to learn a variety of country dances including two step, Texas two, polka, line dance and more. Come and learn something new. Taught by Bernadette & Corey, this class starts this week at 6:30pm at the Nutana Legion. Registration for this class is still open online until Friday, September 13th, 2019.

Classes run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm every Tuesday at the Nutana Legion and the cost is $50.

September Monthly Dance All Levels

Our social dance for September will be held on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Please remember clean dancing shoes and your member card.

Date: Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Location: Trinity Orthodox Hall
Cost: Members: $5
Public: $10
Times: Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Dance: 7:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Practice Session All Levels

We are offering two practice sessions for term one. Practice sessions start the second week of classes (next week) and are open for all members of the club to attend.

Practice Session 1
Day of Week Thursdays
Time: 6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
Location: Nutana Legion
Note: Term One Only
Practice Session 2
Day of Week Thursdays
Time: 7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
Location: Grosvenor Park United Church

Volunteers All Levels

If you are interested in volunteering with the club please contact our volunteer coordinator on our website. We are looking for help:

  • At dances
  • At workshops
  • With registration
  • Advertising events

All volunteers who donate 6 or more hours of their time to the club will receive: an invitation to early registration in July for the upcoming dance year, a Volunteer Collector’s piece of club merchandise (selected by the executive each year) and complimentary entry to the next years monthly dances (note that perks are non-transferable).

Volunteer Lead / Follow Program All Levels

Our club is always looking for leads and follows to help balance out role ratios in our classes. If you are interested in helping balance classes please fill out the volunteer lead/follow form on our website and return to the club. Volunteers will be assigned based on availability on form and instructor requests. For more information on the program visit our website.

Executive Positions to Fill All Levels

We currently have vacant executive positions and are looking for interested members to contact our president to learn more about the roles. We are looking for:

  • Vice President: responsible for booking facilities for classes and workshops, managing facility issues and facility key control. Assisting the president where needed.