Penn Latin & Ballroom Dance

DanceSport Team Lessons

Overview: Lesson, Mentoring, & Team Practice Structure

Weekly Team Lessons Schedule

Activities marked with an * denote activities that alternate weeks. On Latin/Rhythm weeks, there are Latin Drills, Latin Rounds, and Rhythm Rounds. On Standard/Smooth weeks, there are Standard Drills, Standard Rounds, and Smooth Rounds

Click on a lesson name to view the instructor's syllabus.

Mondays: LATIN and SMOOTH
with Brona Vrtalova, Vichet Ou, & Victoria Gilbert

6:30 - 7:15pm    Gold+ Latin (w/ Brona)
7:15 - 8:00pm    Silver Latin (w/ Brona)
8:00 - 8:45pm    Bronze Latin (w/ Vichet)
8:45 - 9:45pm    Newcomer Smooth (w/ Vicki)
9:45 - 11:00pm  Open Practice

with Ihor Kravets, Spencer Caplan, Maria Peifer, & Samuel Wert

6:30 - 7:15pm    Gold+ Standard (w/ Ihor)
7:15 - 8:00pm    Silver Standard (w/ Ihor)
8:00 - 8:45pm    Bronze Standard (w/ Spencer & Maria)
8:45 - 9:45pm    Newcomer Rhythm (w/ Sam)
9:45 - 11:00pm  Open Practice

with Samuel Wert, Spencer Caplan, Maria Peifer, Sam Sye, & Bob Carleone

6:00 - 6:45pm    Bronze Rhythm (w/ Sam)
6:45 - 7:30pm    Bronze Smooth (w/ Sam)
7:30 - 8:30pm    Standard Drills* (w/ Spencer & Maria) or Open Practice Space*
8:30 - 9:15pm  Silver Smooth (w/ Sam & Bob)
9:15 - 11:00pm  Open Practice

Thursdays: DRILLS and ROUNDS
with Vichet Ou

7:15 - 8:15pm   Latin Drills* (w/ Vichet) or Open Practice Space* (in Annenberg)
8:15 - 10:00pm   Open Practice Space (in Annenberg)
8:30 - 9:30pm Latin Rounds* OR Standard Rounds*
9:30 - 10:30pm Rhythm Rounds* OR Smooth Rounds*

Throughout the school year, PLBD offers weekly lessons in Smooth, Standard, Rhythm, and Latin. Lessons are taught by professional coaches or very high-level dancers. Members of our team are welcome to take any lessons we offer. We have no tryouts and there is no experience or partner required!

Newman Center Location

Lessons are held on the bottom floor of the Newman Center (3720 Chestnut Street):
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Please enter from the back entrance on Sansom Street.

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Team Dues

Team dues for the 2018 spring semester are $75/semester for students and $120/semester for non-students. Newcomer members (both students and non-students) get a $20 discount for their first semester. The team dues include:

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