The UC San Diego Dancesport Team is a Competitive Ballroom Dance Team. We compete against teams from all over the nation including Claremont College, Arizona State University, Stanford, University of Massachusetts, and many more. We travel all over the state of California for collegiate and amateur competitions during the spring quarter and during fall quarter a select sixteen members are chosen to represent UCSD at the national competition in Columbus, Ohio.
Collegiate Ballroom dancing integrates team spirit with personal growth. We focus mainly in Latin dance: Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive. No experience is necessary to join and there are teams for all levels of dancers. The UC San Diego Dancesport Team places most of its focus onto formation team dancing, which is eight couples on the floor performing the same six minute themed routine. The past year’s themes of the routines have been: No Doubt, School’s Out, Aerosmith, Zoolander, Indiana Jones, and many more. Some of these routines may be view via Youtube (type in UCSD Dancesport).
Our Dancesport team in one of the top teams in the Nation. Four time Intercollegiate National Champions and USA Dance Collegiate National Dancesport Formation Team Champions 2008, the Dancesport continually pushes the limit and brings pride to UC San Diego campus.
Our team does also pushes each person to dance “couples.” Couples Dancing is where a lead and a follow compete against other couples in all kinds of styles: Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, and Swing. Each year during the first week in March the UC San Diego Dancesport team host one of the largest collegiate Dancesport on the west coast, Dance By The Shores.
Tryouts are held during the entire month of October and our first meeting is on the first Thursday of October at 8:30pm at RIMAC. Come check us out anytime on a Tuesday at 9:00pm in RIMAC Room 2.
On November 7, the UC San Diego Dancesport Team attended the annual UC Santa Barbara Beach Ball. The competition started with the American Smooth category. In the Bronze Foxtrot, Viet Nguyen and partner Katrina Kennedy placed 7th, while Simon Huang and Maris Doherty placed 5th. Navid Roueenfar and partner Kim Ng placed 6th in the Read More >
February 20th: Dancesport On February 20, the UC San Diego Dancesport Team attended the annual California Polytechnic State University Mustang Ball in San Luis Obispo. The competition started with the American Smooth category. First, Viet Nguyen and partner Katrina Kennedy placed in the bronze level Waltz. Couple Kevin Ray and Katrina Kennedy placed 4th Read More >
On November 19, the UC San Diego Dancesport Team traveled to Columbus Ohio to compete at the annual dancesport national competition, the Ohio Star Ball. The 15 member nationals team competed in formation dancing, the main focus of the UC San Diego Dancesport Team. Team members who competed at nationals are the leaders Fernando Cortez, Read More >
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