Class Listing


2017-2018 Term 2 Class Listing

A few classes will be available for registration for term two.

Trinity Orthodox Hall
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Beginner
Class #03
Susan S & Spencer S
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #04
Margie B & Dale B
7:15 PM — 8:30 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #12
Bernadette C & Gee T
6:30 PM — 7:45 PM
 
Dance Team
Cha-cha
Bernadette C & Gee T
8:30 PM — 10:00 PM
 
Grosvenor Park United Church
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Beginner
Class #01
Ilona B & Kris K
2:15 PM — 3:15 PM
 
Beginner Half
Class #18
Margie B & Corey W
5:45 PM — 6:45 PM
 
Advanced
Class #05
Tanya W & Ken W
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
 
Intermediate Plus
Class #06
Shirley F & Ghedo P
8:15 PM — 9:30 PM
 
Intermediate Plus
Class #07
Kristi F, Don S & Dave M
6:30 PM — 7:45 PM
 
Advanced
Class #08
Shirley F & Don S
8:00 PM — 9:30 PM
 
Beginner
Class #13
Janise B, Debbie Y & Dean J
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Beginner Semestered
Class #14 (Term 02)
Ev B & Wayne D
7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
 
Beginner
Class #15
Kristy J & Gee T
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Practice Session
Free For Members
Gee T
7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
 
St. Joseph's Hall
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Beginner Plus
Class #09
Gillian B, Kevin B & Corey W
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #10
Janise B & Joe C
7:45 PM — 9:00 PM
 
Beginner Plus
Class #16
Emily D & Seann H / Lily C & Joe C
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #17
Lily C & Jason A
7:45 PM — 9:00 PM
 
Saskatoon Fieldhouse
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Instructor Class
Instructor's Only
Michael M
3:45 PM — 6:00 PM
 
Intermediate Semestered
Class #02 (Term 02)
Sonja W, Evelyne T & Ross W
6:30 PM — 7:45 PM
 
Specialty Class
Musicality Drop-In
Gillian B
8:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 only.
 
Nutana Legion
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Specialty Class
West Coast Swing
Tanya W & Ken W
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Beginner
Class #11
Michelle I & Lang M
7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
 
Trinity Orthodox Hall
Monday
Beginner
Class #03
Susan S & Spencer S
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #04
Margie B & Dale B
7:15 PM — 8:30 PM
 
Wednesday
Intermediate
Class #12
Bernadette C & Gee T
6:30 PM — 7:45 PM
 
Dance Team
Cha-cha
Bernadette C & Gee T
8:30 PM — 10:00 PM
 
Grosvenor Park United Church
Sunday
Beginner
Class #01
Ilona B & Kris K
2:15 PM — 3:15 PM
 
Beginner Half
Class #18
Margie B & Corey W
5:45 PM — 6:45 PM
 
Monday
Advanced
Class #05
Tanya W & Ken W
6:30 PM — 8:00 PM
 
Intermediate Plus
Class #06
Shirley F & Ghedo P
8:15 PM — 9:30 PM
 
Tuesday
Intermediate Plus
Class #07
Kristi F, Don S & Dave M
6:30 PM — 7:45 PM
 
Advanced
Class #08
Shirley F & Don S
8:00 PM — 9:30 PM
 
Wednesday
Beginner
Class #13
Janise B, Debbie Y & Dean J
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Beginner Semestered
Class #14 (Term 02)
Ev B & Wayne D
7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
 
Thursday
Beginner
Class #15
Kristy J & Gee T
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Practice Session
Free For Members
Gee T
7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
 
St. Joseph's Hall
Tuesday
Beginner Plus
Class #09
Gillian B, Kevin B & Corey W
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #10
Janise B & Joe C
7:45 PM — 9:00 PM
 
Thursday
Beginner Plus
Class #16
Emily D & Seann H / Lily C & Joe C
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Intermediate
Class #17
Lily C & Jason A
7:45 PM — 9:00 PM
 
Saskatoon Fieldhouse
Sunday
Instructor Class
Instructor's Only
Michael M
3:45 PM — 6:00 PM
 
Intermediate Semestered
Class #02 (Term 02)
Sonja W, Evelyne T & Ross W
6:30 PM — 7:45 PM
 
Specialty Class
Musicality Drop-In
Gillian B
8:00 PM — 9:00 PM
Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 only.
 
Nutana Legion
Tuesday
Specialty Class
West Coast Swing
Tanya W & Ken W
6:30 PM — 7:30 PM
 
Beginner
Class #11
Michelle I & Lang M
7:45 PM — 8:45 PM
 

Online Registration Dates

Date Term Who
Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 Season Registration Anyone can register
Dec. 15 – Jan. 12 Term Two Registration Anyone can register for term two only classes.

Online payment will be done through PayPal. You need a credit card for this, but you do not need a PayPal account. There will be a small processing fee added to online orders.

In-Person Registration Dates

Date Location Time Who
Thur, Sept. 7th, 2017 Geology Building, University of Saskatchewan Campus 10:00am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:30pm Anyone
Sat, Sept. 9th, 2017 Lower Level, St. Joseph's Hall 10:00am – 3:00pm Anyone
Fri, Sept. 15th, 2017 Lower Level, St. Joseph's Hall 6:30pm – 8:30pm Late Registration Period for Anyone
Fri, Jan. 5th, 2018 UofS BDC Office, Trinity Orthodox Hall 7:00pm – 9:00pm Term Two Registration Period for Term Two Only Classes and Parachutes

At in-person registration, the payment types accepted will be cash, a cheque (payable to “U of S Ballroom Dancing Club”), Visa or MasterCard. Registration is “paperless” — you do not need to bring a form.

Class Pricing

Level Price Duration Note
Beginner, Beginner Plus $100 September–March  
Beginner Semestered $60 per term One of September–December, or January–March Single term classes are not eligible for discount.
Intermediate, Intermediate Plus $125 September–March  
Intermediate Semestered $70 per term One of September–December, or January–March Single term classes are not eligible for discount.
Advanced $150 September–March  
Dance Team $70 per term, plus cost of dance ticket ($55) One of September–December, or January–March No discount. Dance ticket is purchased at registration time.
Specialty Class $60 per term One of September–December, or January–March No discount.

Discounts

Name Amount Description
Student Discount $10 Students receive this discount amount on any eligible class they register in. A valid university or post secondary student card may be requested.
Second Class Discount $20 Eligible classes are discounted by this amount when you are registering in a second, third, etc, class. This discount is now available at the start of registration.

Definitions of Levels

The same amount of material is taught at all levels. What is taught changes. Dancers will benefit equally from taking any level of instruction and, as each level builds upon the one before it, will usually improve their dancing more by enrolling at the lower levels.

Beginner
Beginner class is perfect for people who have never danced ballroom, or other styles. No experience in any style of dance is necessary. Most new members start here, and stay in the beginner level for a couple years to get comfortable with the curriculum. You will typically learn the fundamentals of Cha-cha, Foxtrot, Jive, Rumba, Salsa, Tango, Waltz. Additional dances may be taught depending on time. Most dancers will benefit from two or more years at the Beginner level, though it is not uncommon to spend many more years taking Beginner classes. Classes are 1 hour in length.
Follows the Beginner curriculum with 7 different dances taught over one year.
Beginner Plus
Beginner Plus caters to people who have taken the Beginner curriculum in the past, but may not yet be confident enough in their ability to join an Intermediate class. Beginner Plus incorporates all of the Beginner curriculum at an accelerated pace, as well as some of the easier figures from the Intermediate curriculum.
This class is intended for those students with a minimum one full year (i.e. with good attendance) of dancing at the Beginner level who would enjoy more technique and more variety as they continue to work on strengthening their dancing skills at the Beginner level. Students taking this class will be expected to have already mastered some of the simpler Beginner patterns. Along with technique, this class will focus on the more difficult patterns at the Beginner level as well as an introduction to a few of the simpler patterns from the Intermediate level, as time permits.
Beginner Semestered
Semestered Beginner is the same as beginner, but the class is only one term. Half the dances from the beginner curriculum are typically taught, and which dances taught are dependant on which term you are registered in.
Beginner Semestered follows the beginner curriculum and students learn 4 core dances during the term.
Term 1 is Sept—Nov and will include Foxtrot, Rumba and Jive.
Term 2 is Jan—March and will include Waltz, Cha Cha and Jive.
The fourth dance in each term will be either Tango or Salsa with the class members deciding which dance they would prefer to learn in that term. For example; if your Term 1 class decides that they would like to do Tango, then the Salsa will be taught in Term 2.
This format allows students to concentrate on fewer dances at one time. Each term focuses on three dances plus both terms include Jive. Students will learn, with the two terms of semestered classes, the same syllabus as a full year of beginners. In the fall, students can register for Term 1 with an opportunity to sign-up for term 2 late in the season given. A registration period is also held late November to early January should students wish to register for Term 2 only at that time.
Semestered Beginner is the same as beginner, but classes last only one term. Half the dances from the beginner curriculum are typically taught, and which dances those are will depend on when you're registered.
Beginner Semestered follows the beginner curriculum and students learn 4 core dancers during the term (Term 1 is Sept–Nov, Term 2 is Jan–March) as opposed to 7. This format allows students to concentrate on fewer dances at one time. Each term focuses on three dances plus both terms include Jive. Students will learn, with the two terms of semestered classes, the same syllabus as a full year of beginners. In the fall, students can register for Term 1, Term 2, or both. A registration is also held in January should students wish to register for Term 2 at that time.
Beginner Half Class
A Half Beginner class is the same as beginner, but classes last only one term. Half the patterns from all the dances in the beginner curriculum are typically taught.
Intermediate
Intermediate level dancers have typically taken two or more years of beginner, and are comfortable with the timing, technique, and figures taught at that level. People registered in this level know the figures and dances taught in beginner, can identify them by name, and dance them comfortably in a social setting as well as in class. West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, and Samba are typically introduced at the Intermediate level. Classes are 1:15 in length. Most dancers will benefit from spending three or more years at the Intermediate level before thinking of moving to Advanced. The Intermediate curriculum is delivered on a two-year rotation; that is, not all of Intermediate curriculum is offered every year.
This class is intended for those who have completed at least one full year of Beginner. Ten different dances being taught over one year.
Intermediate Plus
Intermediate Plus caters both to dancers who have taken two or more years of intermediate, and dancers who have taken Advanced classes in the past. Intermediate Plus teaches all of the figures and dances from the Intermediate level, as well as some of the easier material from the Advanced curriculum.
This class is intended for those students with a minimum of 2 full years (i.e. with good attendance) of dancing at the Intermediate level who would enjoy more technique and more variety as they continue to work on strengthening their dancing skills at the Intermediate level. Students taking this class will be expected to have already mastered the Beginner and some of the simpler Intermediate patterns. Along with technique, this class will focus on the more difficult patterns at the Intermediate level as well as an introduction to a few of the simpler patterns from the Advanced level, as time permits.
Intermediate Semestered
Semestered Intermediate is the same as intermediate, but classes last only one term. Half the dances from the intermediate curriculum are typically taught, and which dances those are will depend on when you're registered.
Advanced
Advanced class caters to dancers who have been dancing for a while, and can perform all dances and figures taught at the Intermediate level with solid technique and timing. Advanced level introduces Viennese Waltz, and Quickstep. Classes are 90 minutes in length. It is not uncommon for dancers to vary between taking Advanced and Intermediate or Intermediate Plus classes as their schedule allows.
This class is intended for those who have completed at least two full years (Odd and Even) of Intermediate. The Advanced curriculum is offered on a 4 year rotation with nine different dances being taught over one year.

Special Classes

Dance Team
Dancers from the Intermediate and Advanced classes form a Dance Team each term, and perform a routine choreographed by our wonderful Instructors at Mistletoes, and Dancero. Registration is done on a per-term basis (there are two Dance Teams per year), and is open to all strong Intermediate and Advanced dancers who can commit to attending all practices and rehearsals, and have an interest in performing. Dancers must be enrolled in a regular class to join Dance Team.
Open to members registered in a regular class (Intermediate, Intermediate Plus, or Advanced) who have completed at least one year at the Intermediate level. The students will learn a choreographed dance that they will perform at Mistletoes (for those registered in term 1) or Dancero (for those registered in term 2). Equal numbers of leads and follows are required. Registration is held during the first Dance Team class which will commence the second week of classes of each term.
Instructor Class
Learning to dance, and dance well, is a life-long opportunity. Paradoxically, the best dancers will often be most aware of their need to improve. For our instructors, this class is an opportunity to improve their dancing and teaching.
Practice Session
Open to all members, and free of charge, Practice Session is a time where dancers of all levels can come to practice and refine the figures that they learn in class in a less structured environment. You do not need to bring a partner to attend.
This session is at no cost to members and provide an opportunity to practice your dancing. An instructor is present to play music and answer questions however no dances are taught.
Specialty Class
Offered from time to time, Specialty Classes are classes that don't fit in the typical curriculum, or class format. Past Specialty Classes have been on, for example, West Coast Swing, Two-step, and Musicality. Dancers must be enrolled in a regular class to join a Specialty Class.
These are additional classes available as a second class to members who are registered in a regular class (Beginner, Beginner Semestered, Beginner Plus, Intermediate, Intermediate Semestered, Intermediate Plus, or Advanced). Content and registration times will be announced during your regular class.

This page was last updated on December 13, 2017