Type: Dance

Ballroom dancing

Ballroom dancing

“It takes two to tango.” Want to learn dancing as a couple, or subscribe individually? Everything is possible. The USC offers ballroom dancing courses in close cooperation with students club AmsterDance.


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Ballroom dancing at the USC: how does it work?

  • The USC offers ballroom dancing at Bronze level.
  • Courses of 9 classes of 1 hour.
  • You need to follow two courses before finishing a level.
  • The courses will end with an exam. If you pass this exam you will receive your diploma.
  • There is a free dance evening in the week after every course (week 10).
  • You can only subscribe for course II after following course I.

The Bronze programme

You learn the basic steps of six dances completed with three figures in every dance. These are three Standard dances: Quickstep, English Waltz and Tango and three Latin dances: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive.

In course I you will learn the basics of four dances: Quickstep, English Waltz, Cha Cha Cha and Jive.
In course II you will learn the basics of Rumba. Some figures will be added to the dances of course I.


You can subscribe for the various modules at sportcentrum Universum. Ballroom dancing is done in couples, so we try to keep the number of men and women who subscribe in proportion to each other. You can subscribe individually.

Wear and shoes

Sports wear or sneakers are not necessary. You can just show up in your everyday attire. Very slippery or rough soles are not recommendable. Please make sure your shoes do not have black soles (they leave marks on the floor).

Students Ballroom dancing Club

Ben je na de brons cursus geïnteresseerd in de techniek die er achter het dansen schuil gaat en zou je graag meer figuren leren? Of wil je verder aan je techniek werken? Kom dan naar de techniek+ lessen in Universum. Je leert nieuwe figuren, maar gaat ook dieper in op de techniek achter deze nieuwe en eerdere figuren. Voor gevorderden en minder gevorderden. Docent Charda Stuivenberg i.s.m. Dirk van Veen. Schrijf in via: Check AmsterDance


2018-2019 SEASON


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Starting dates courses 
Period 1: in the week starting 17 September 2018
Period 2: in the week starting 26 November 2018
Period 3: in the week starting 18 February 2019
Period 4: in the week starting 29 April 2019


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Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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Categories shortened (for full categories)
Cat. I students UvA and HvA, other Dutch day universities
Cat. II employees UvA/HvA, alumni HvA, AUV-members UvA, other full time students of universities of applied sciences
Cat. III anyone else
Subscription fee  € 10,-