I've never danced before. Can I still join?
Yes, you can! We accept dancers of all experiences. We have a beginner's team, where you can take classes and work your way up into the intermediate and advanced levels.
What if I don't have a partner?
We will do our best to pair you with someone — don't worry and come learn!
How much are dues?
$40 annually, +$20 quarterly for attending Intermediate International lessons as a student. You can Venmo us at @blastnu.
If you are a community member, you pay the annual fee and $80 quarterly for attending Intermediate International lessons.
When can I join Intermediate lessons?
Intermediate lessons are open to all beginners, but will be catered towards the dancers who:
Know the basic elements of frame and connection
Know how to count the music
Know the basic steps to all newcomer dances
So newer dancers will have to keep up. But come anyway because you’ll progress faster if you do.
Do I have to compete?
Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, all BLAST members will be expected to attend at least one competition. The first competition will be subsidized and all following competitions will be discounted for experienced members who volunteer to lead weekly lessons.
Competing is a great way to challenge yourself, bond with the team and meet other dancers in the ballroom community!
I don't own a ballroom/latin dress or shoes.
Don't worry, we have a closet of dresses and shoes you can borrow from. Our one rule is that you bring it back washed within a week. We can help you look for your own dress and shoes once you decide it's worth the investment.
I don't own a shirt, a pair of pants, or shoes for ballroom/latin.
Simply borrow, wash, and return! We can help you look for your own items once you've committed.