BALLROOM DANCING IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA*

Upcoming Dance Events in Huntsville

Huntsville ballroom dance groups include the following:

 

The Dance Club

North Alabama Dance Club

MARS Ballroom Dance Club

Huntsville Swing Dance Society

USA Dance Northern Alabama Chapter 6114

Ballroom Dancing at Lake Guntersville

A schedule of dances for these clubs is available.

In addition to the above organizations, the following locations also offer ballroom dancing:

 

Madison Ballroom Dance Studio 8:00-10:00 pm Every Saturday Night

Priceville Palace 7:30-10:30 pm First Friday Night of Month

Southern Elegance Dance Studio 7:00–10:00 pm First and Third Friday Nights

Other dance web sites of interest include:

 

Huntsville Ski Club

Dance Rocket City

JBY Ballroom Dance Club

Henry's Hot List

Ballroom Dancers

The following sites provide rules for ballroom dance etiquette:

 

Wikipedia

Elements of Dance Etiquette


 

*The Dance Club serves as host for this Web site. For additional information, contact dancehsv@mindspring.com.


The Dance Club

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   Every first Tuesday night each month from 7:00 to 9:45, The Dance Club presents ballroom dancing at Roller Time skating rink, 707 Arcadia Circle NW. The 13,000 square-foot wooden dance floor is the largest in the South and arguably the largest in the country. On most Tuesdays quality prerecorded music is played, while on announced special occasion music is provided by a live band. The music includes both traditional and contemporary arrangements for a variety of dances, including foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, swing (single, triple, and West Coast), rumba, tango, samba, merengue, bolero, polka, and quick-step.

   A local dance instructor provides a group lesson during the first 45 minutes of the evening. This professional lesson is included in the admission price of $9.00 (for nights with prerecorded music) or $14.00 (for band nights).

   The Dance Club, which is a non-profit organization, consists of a committee of twelve volunteers who are dedicated ballroom dancers. Their objective is to give Huntsville dancers (including themselves) a truly great place to enjoy dancing on a regular, weeknight basis. The founder and head of the Dance Club, Dr. Frank B. Tatom, was recently recognized by Mayor Tommy Battle of Huntsville for his eighteen years of service with the Dance Club by having the day of Thursday, November 3, 2011 named in his honor (see the full text of the proclamation here).

   From its beginning in 1993, the Dance Club has donated over $70,000 to local charitable organizations including the Huntsville Public School's Center for Developmental Learning, American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Hospice, CASA, Christmas Charities, American Cancer Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association, WLRH Public Radio, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Alzheimer's Association, and Hope Place.

   The arrangements are designed to be attractive to both single and married adults of all ages in a family-friendly environment. Children are welcome with proper parental supervision. No partner is required; dress is dressy casual, and soft drinks are available. Roller Time offers the combination of a large dance floor, good air conditioning, an excellent sound system, and a smoke-free environment. This is ballroom dancing at its best.

    For more information, call 256-880-7636 or contact dancehsv@mindspring.com.


North Alabama Dance Club

    The North Alabama Dance Club was formerly the Shoals chapter of the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association. Their regular monthly dances are held at the Broadway Recreational Center, 400 Broadway, on the third Saturday. Admission: Members $4, Non-Members $6, Visitors from more than 50 miles away $2.

    For more information about the North Alabama Dance Club contact Suzy Spalding-Robbins at 256-767-1440 or suzyfromal@comcast.net.


MARS Ballroom Dance Club

    The MARS Ballroom Dance Club was organized for government employees of the Marshall Space Flight Center and the independent contractors who work with them. Membership is $20.00 per year per person or family. Dance lessons are given approximately four times a month for six months of the year.

    The club also sponsors several dinner dances throughout the year that are open to the general public. If you would like more information, contact Marcellus Graham at 256-882-2186 or marcellusgraham@gmail.com.


Huntsville Swing Dance Society

    The Huntsville Swing Dance Society was founded to promote the enjoyment of swing dancing and has been sponsoring dances in Huntsville since 1995.  Membership in the HSDS is only $20 per year.  Members receive discounts on dances, classes, dance shoes, and more!

    For more information, visit their web site http://www.huntsvilleswingdance.org, e-mail swing@huntsvilleswingdance.org, or join the “Huntsville Swing Dance Society” group on Facebook.


Northern Alabama Ballroom Dance Chapter of USA Dance

    The Northern Alabama Chapter (#6114) of USA Dance, Inc. was established in 2009 to serve ballroom dancers in the Greater Tennessee Valley region of Alabama and Tennessee. USA Dance, Inc., formerly known as (United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association), is the National Governing Body for DanceSport in the United States, as recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International DanceSport Federation (IDSF).

    Their mission is to organize and support programs for the recreational enjoyment of ballroom dancing by all ages, and create affordable opportunities for the general public to participate in ballroom dancing and DanceSport.


Ballroom Dance Schedule for Huntsville, Alabama

  FIRST TUESDAY NIGHT EACH MONTH - Ballroom Dancing sponsored by The Dance Club at Roller Time, 707 Arcadia Circle NW - $9 per person / $14 per person band night, Group lesson 7:00 p.m., dancing 7:45-9:45 p.m., Live band on occasion.

  •    1 April 14 

The Dance Club, Roller Time, Weekly Dance with Recorded Music, Group Lesson (Waltz) 7:00 p.m., Dancing 7:45-9:45 p.m., Admission $9.00 (Students $5.00), 256-880-7636

  •    8 April 14 

Dance canceled because of the move to a monthly dance schedule.

  •    2 May 14 

The Dance Club, Roller Time, Monthly Dance with Special Recorded Music by Hal Beach, Group Lesson (TBA) 7:00 p.m., Dancing 7:45-9:45 p.m., Admission $9.00 (Students $5.00), 256-880-7636

  •    3 June 14 

The Dance Club, Roller Time, Monthly Dance with Special Recorded Music by Hal Beach, Group Lesson (Foxtrot) 7:00 p.m., Dancing 7:45-9:45 p.m., Admission $9.00 (Students $5.00), 256-880-7636

  •    1 July 14 

The Dance Club, Roller Time, TWENTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY DANCE FEATURING THE MUSIC OF PATTON JAMES AND THE SYNCHROMATICS, Group Lesson (Rumba) 7:00 p.m., Dancing 7:30-9:45 p.m., Admission $12.00 (Students $7.00), 256-880-7636

  •    5 August 14 

The Dance Club, Roller Time, Weekly Dance with Recorded Music, Group Lesson (Swing) 7:00 p.m., Dancing 7:45-9:45 p.m., Admission $9.00 (Students $5.00), 256-880-7636