The word Ballroom denotes a room where balls, or formal social dances, may be held. Balls were important social events in the days before radio and television (as in 'having a ball'). The word 'ball' is derived from the Latin 'balare' meaning 'to dance'. This is also the origin of the related words: ballet, ballerina, ballad, etc.

The Ballroom Dance Program at La Luna includes classes in SOCIAL BALLROOM and DANCESPORT(not currently offered). The Social Ballroom program teaches classes according to the American Style syllabus.  American Style ballroom dancing is found in the United States and is considered primarily a social style with less emphasis on technique and competition.  The DanceSport competitive ballroom dancing program at La Luna teaches classes according to the International Style syllabus, which is danced all over the world and places a much greater focus on precision movements and technique.

Social Ballroom dancing is quite versatile and provides great preparation for social gatherings like weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, or other dance functions. Social Ballroom students follow the standardized American Style syllabus, which consists of four different levels. There are two divisions of American ballroom called Rhythm and Smooth. Social Ballroom dancing is a perfect choice for people who are looking for a low-impact social activity, to maintain an active lifestyle, or for those just interested in becoming better social dancers.

Students interested in taking Social Ballroom dance classes without experience must begin with the Social Ballroom 1 class. After completion of this 1 month course (specific times and days can be found in the table at the top of this page), students may move up to any Social Ballroom 2 classes. Social Ballroom 1 classes start every month with, so you can join at any time.

Smooth Dances: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz

Rhythm Dances: Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo and Samba


MonthDayStart DateTime
JanuaryMonJan 67:30PM
FebruaryMonFeb 37:30PM
MarchMonMar 27:30PM
AprilMonApr 67:30PM
MayMonMay 47:30PM
JuneMonJun 17:30PM
JulyMonJul 67:30PM
AugustMonAug 37:30PM
SeptemberMonSep 77:30PM
OctoberMonOct 57:30PM
NovemberMonNov 27:30PM
December MonDec 77:30PM

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