Every week during the academic year the association gives members the opportunity to practice their dance skills during practice hour. This is the ideal place to practice new steps, work on technique, and learn from other dancers. Free for members. Non-members pay €2.50, the first time is free.
Due to the current Corona measures the normal practices and classes cannot continue. We do, however, still organize a practice! This practice is for both Argentine Tango and Ballroom at the same time. It is on Saturdays from 11:00 till 13:00 with optional lunch after. See the Saturday practices sign-up form for details.
Argentine Tango: Mondays 18:30 – 20:30, Rhythm A&B, at X TU Delft.
Ballroom: Thursdays 20:00 – 22:00, Rhythm A&B, at X TU Delft.
There is a limit of 15 people in the room. Make sure to sign up beforehand so we can act in case of disaster.
Until the government decides otherwise, keep 1.5m distance between you and others when not dancing. Luckily by the national dance protocol, both dancing with a partner and switching of partners are allowed 🙂
For more rules, check our corona page.
For the members who know the basic steps of ballroom dancing, and want to improve their dance, Blue Suede Shoes offers technique class. Remy Kabel will teach you the finer aspects of a specific step or technique every week. For these classes you don’t need a partner, so everyone can join!
The technique classes will take place on Mondays 23:00, at X TU Delft (Rhythm A&B). The lessons take 1½ hour, of which the last half is specifically for the advanced and the start is a bit simpler.
The classes will focus on Ballroom Standard and Ballroom Latin. There will be 14 classes this semester, 7 for Ballroom Standard and 7 for Ballroom Latin. Ballroom Standard will start on 6 September, and will be held every other week until 13 December. Ballroom Latin will start on 13 September, and will be held every other week until 10 January 2022.
Argentine Tango Technique
Great tango dancing requires great technique and that is exactly what you will learn in Blue Suede Shoes technique classes.
Silvia Mezzasoma will guide you on essential basic techniques from walking, the embrace to musicality. You do not have to sign up with a partner. A basic level and knowledge – at least 1 semester – of tango is handy, but not required. However, the classes are also extremely well suited for all levels, especially those advanced dancers willing to go the extra mile.
The technique classes will take place on Thursdays from 19:00 until 20:00, at X TU Delft (Rhythm A&B). There will be 8 classes this semester. The classes will start on 9 September, and will be held every other week until 13 January 2022. See sign-up form for dates.
Want to try out first?
Blue Suede Shoes offers many workshops. For beginners, advanced dancers, for Ballroom and Argentine Tango. We organise them around our events or to try-out dancing. Many of our events are open to non-members, and for classes there is often a try-out option first. So keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming events.
Dance classes in Delft
Many of our members follow dancing courses at X TU Delft or at Dance school Wesseling in Delft. These courses teach you the basics of the dances and give you a range of figures and moves you can then vary with in your own creativity.
X TU Delft offers Ballroom classes given by Kaspar van Lierop and Polina Abdoulina.
X TU Delft also offers Argentine Tango by world-wide known and multiple prize winners Lorena and Jory. Their interactive and knowledgeable way of teaching exposes students to a whole new level of physical and perceptive self-awareness.
Every quarter there are new courses open for enrolment.
Dance school Wesseling in Delft also offers a variety of ballroom classes.
Wesseling also offers a tango class taught by Carlos and Mirella, who are European Champions.
They start most of their courses in September, and some start in January. Check their website if you are interested.