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The Mississippi State University Ballroom Dance Club will be hosting ballroom dance classes again this semester.

According to the school’s website, the Ballroom Dance Club was founded in 2004 by students and teachers who wanted to come together and form a ballroom dance club at MSU. Classes began in the spring of 2005 after the adoption of a constitution and internal regulations for the club. He has remained continuously active every year since.

Dance classes are held at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center, Studio A at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. every Sunday. There will also be an open dance that will follow at 7 p.m.

Most of the lessons are taught by student teachers who are members of the Ballroom Dance Club. Classes are free and anyone can participate. No previous experience is required.

For those who wish to become a member of the Ballroom Dance Club, simply attend a class and register.

A mix of dances are taught in the classes including waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, salsa, swing and more.

Dr Ginger Pizer, educational advisor for the Ballroom Dance Club, said the club’s students are involved in events both on and off campus.

“The club has a Halloween dance every fall and the formal Moonlight Ball every spring,” said Pizer, “and we also provide salsa teachers to the streets in the fall, and many of our dancers love to dance there- low.”

Students also take advantage of events organized by the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club and the Dance Studio, also in Tupelo.

Some students attend college ballroom dance competitions, but those taking the classes do not have to compete. There are those who just go to social dance classes and those who like both.

Dr Pizer said the main thing is that the classes are fun and the goal is to provide members of the MSU community with a way to learn, practice and enjoy ballroom dancing.

“Ballroom dancing is a great combination of physical activity, social interaction, and artistic expression, and different people come to it for each of these reasons,” said Pizer. “I started dancing in the ballroom with my own varsity club, and I’m still dancing and learning more, so I can talk about the fact that it’s something you can do and enjoy for years to come. future.”

Those interested in the classes or joining the club can find the most recent information through the club’s Facebook group, “Mississippi State University Ballroom Dance Club.”


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