Who We Are
A Message From The President:
Hello and a warm welcome to Surrey Ballroom and Latin Dance Club,
Surrey BLDC is coming off the back of a bumper year in 2022/23. We had a successful competition season which featuring several couples being promoted to upper-level dance categories and we brought back our show piece event Strictly Come Surrey!
Our aim is to cater to a wide variety of dancers. Whatever your dance experience I want to take this opportunity and encourage you to join our revamped program of classes and lessons. If you simply want to learn some Ballroom and Latin steps, then our beginner lessons are specifically designed to get you moving to the beat. If you want to show off your new skills, we have performance classes where you can learn a routine and feature in our shows. Finally if you want to dance for Surrey, you can come along to competitions with us and aim to win a medal or two! All these options are open to dancers with no experience or extensive experience.
By joining BLDC you’ll be joining a friendly bunch of people who just love to dance. Our professional coaches Michael and Nika Foskett make every session a laugh. We have social dance nights, coffee afternoons and even a weekend trip to the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool! Our year culminates in our showpiece Strictly Come Surrey. We give some campus celebrities a crash course in Ballroom and Latin then put together a celebratory evening of dance which you can be a part of.
Me and my committee look forward to welcoming you some time soon. Hopefully in a class, but if not maybe just in the audience!
A Brief Intro
SurreyBLDC is the Ballroom & Latin American Dance Club at the University of Surrey.
We currently offer classes to University of Surrey students and ex-students as well as some external members. We teach all the main ballroom & latin dances such as Waltz, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. We also teach Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba, and even Paso Doble!
The club caters for all levels of dance ability – from complete beginners right up to the more advanced levels. Through weekly professional coaching and committee-run practice and technique sessions we ensure that everyone receives the correct teaching to either compete, perform, or simply just learn to dance!
We compete at numerous competitions throughout the year, including at the Inter-Varsity Dance Competition in Blackpool. If your interests don’t lie with competing, we also regularly perform show routines at the University and beyond, even hosting our own annual Strictly Come Surrey!
The club has been around since before 1986 and is one of the oldest clubs at the University of Surrey. We hope to continue the legacy on for much longer!