About the CMU Ballroom Dance Club


People — Our club's members range from those with two left feet (and sometimes more) to veteran dancers with years of experience.  We welcome anyone interested in learning and having fun, including Pittsburgh area undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals.  If you don't have a partner, no worries!  We welcome singles and couples.

Dances — We base our lessons on the International Latin (Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive) and Standard (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz) dances, but we also teach social dances like Salsa, Hustle, and Swing.  We start by teaching the basics, so if you have ever wanted to learn to dance... we are the place to start!

Classes — We offer two types of classes: Beginner and Professional. Beginner lessons are taught every week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, and are a great place to start learning basic steps, timing, and moves for a whole assortment of dances! Click here to learn more! For those who want a little more in-depth knowledge and complicated figures, we offer professional lessons. Our professional lessons are divided into 5 levels: Newcomer, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 3, and Gold. Email cmuballroom@gmail.com for more information

Social Dance — After each Beginner lesson on Wednesdays, we stick around to dance and socialize. If you have any questions you'd like to ask us in person, or would just like to see what new moves our members have learned, stop by during the social dance time (see the schedule). Both members and non-members are welcome.

Competition Team — The competition team is a great chance to push yourself to the next level, and to dance with a group of talented and highly motivated people.  Expert dancers and novices welcome - competitions have levels ranging from Newcomer to Champ, and you register for the dances you want to perform. Join the CMU team at exciting events throughout the semester--we travel all over the East Coast, meet new people, and have a blast! Click here to learn more!


Curious? If you would like to try out an evening of dancing and fun, just show up to any Beginner lesson!