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Welcome to LUBDS

Lancaster University Ballroom Dancing Society (LUBDS) is one of the largest student-led societies on campus promoting Ballroom, Latin American and Rock & Roll style dancing. Through our renowned coaches we provide lessons for all abilities, from beginners to advanced dancers with nationally acclaimed titles. Each week we hold a variety of lessons including workshops and private sessions and we also maintain a packed social calendar. As a team we also compete in a range of competitions throughout the year – these are open to individuals of all abilities. In 2015, LUBDS were ranked 2nd in Northern University Dance Competition, 1st at Liverpool’s annual competition and we also had a couple placed 6th in the UK at IVDC in March 2015.

So if you want to get fit, have fun and gain loads of new friends at university this year then LUBDS is the society for you. To stay up to date with all the latest information about LUBDS then join our Facebook page:

For more information email or send us a message on our Facebook group.

A busy Week 2 ahead!

Now everyone’s settled in to the new year, we hope you’re ready for all the new things going on! LUBDS has a lot planned for this week, so to make things easier, here’s a timetable of Week 2. To see this in the month’s calendar, just go to our Events page here.

Monday: Salsa Workshop
The first of our new workshops with Salsa teacher Janik Waite. This workshop will take place in the Playroom, Great Hall Complex, at 8pm and will cost you £3 for an hour’s tuition and an hour’s social dancing and practice afterwards.

Tuesday: Beginner to Novice Lessons with Andrew
After his astonishing debut last week on Tuesday where over 100 people turned up for  a single class, Andrew will be returning for his regular slot from 7-10pm on Tuesday. The first hour will be a faster-paced Beginner’s class, and the subsequent two hours moving up to Novice level to try and find the right level for everyone. This session will be in County South Lecture Theatre, and cost you £4 for the night’s teaching (up to 3 hours).

Wednesday: Fresher’s Icebreaker Bar Crawl
Organised by our wonderful Social Secretaries Hannah and Theo (for the exec profiles, click here!), the bar crawl on Wednesday will be a casual wander up campus from Grad bar at 8pm through Grizedale, Fylde and County to get to know each other! You can stay for as long or as little as you like, but be sure to come and say hello!

Thursday: Beginners’ Lessons with Janet
After a successful first lesson on Thursday where our brand new Beginners learnt some Cha Cha and Waltz, Janet will be back for her regular slot on Thursday from 7-9pm. These lessons are aimed at Beginners, so if you’ve never danced a step, or have some limited experience, or just need a confidence boost, come along to have a go! This session will be County South Lecture Theatre and cost you £4 for two hours tuition.

Friday: Dance free!
After all that, you might be pleased to know that we don’t have anything planned for Friday – phew! A chance to rest your weary feet!

Saturday and Sunday: Strictly Come Dancing & Results Show
To be honest, it wouldn’t be a summary of the ballroom-related week if I didn’t mention Strictly! Make sure you tune in so you have lots to gossip to your new dancing friends about 🙂

Well, that’s all for this week! I (Connie; Media&Comms Officer) hope to see lots of you at all these different and brilliant events! Over and out 🙂 xx

New Lesson Times & Dancer of the Year

There’s been another confusion with room bookings. There will be no lessons this week (7), sorry. See Events for details on next lessons.

Also, you can now vote for the Dancer of the Year, who will the receive an award at the Exec handover meal in a few weeks time. If you want to vote for somebody, please send an email to the gmail account. Deadline is 15th June.

Lessons & Events

Lesson times and workshops for the next few weeks have been announced! See Events, visit the facebook group or check the newsletters. Also, be sure to put you’re name down for the Salsa Social, and we’ll be taking reservations for the Exec Handover Meal soon – exciting times!

No lessons this week

Sorry, but there won’t be any lessons this week (week 24), as we don’t have a room. Looking forward to next week’s lessons though (see events), check out the facebook group to have your say on what we’ll be doing in the fun dance hour!

See you all next week.

New homepage!

So then, this is – or rather is going to be – The new LUBDS-Homepage!

It’s currently under construction, so expect it to change a lot over the next few days, and sorry but you might not find what you’re looking for quite yet (: