Events & Agenda

 

Practice Hours

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.

Practice hours academic year 2019-2020:

 

  • Argentine Tango practica: Mondays, 18:30-20:30, Rhythm room, at X TU Delft.

  • Ballroom practice: Tuesday, 20:00-22:00, Rhythm, at X TU Delft (Free try-out is on Thursday 13 February, 20:00 in Rhythm). 

Don't forget to pick up your Members card and Knaek during the Blue Suede Shoes events in the upcoming weeks!

What is the Knaek?! With the student discount app Knaek you receive the highest student discounts in Delft, all other student cities in the Netherlands and on online orders. 

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Technique classes- Ballroom

 

We offer Technique classes for our members who know the basic steps of ballroom dancing, and want to improve their dance skills. Our own Remy Kabel, along with Nicole Charisi and Cecillia Lokhoff, 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!

Schedule

There will be sixteen classes in the second semester, alternating between Latin and Standard Ballroom. The technique classes are on Mondays from 20.30-22.00 in Rhythm @X. The first class will be on 9 September, starting with Standard. 

Tango technique


Great tango dancing requires great technique and that is exactly what you will learn in Blue Suede Shoes technique classes. 
Federico and Silvia will teach a class on a essential basic techniques every lesson 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 required. However, the classes are also extremely well suited for all levels, especially those advanced dancers willing to go the extra mile. 

Schedule
There will be seven tango technique classes in the first semester, every other Thursday starting 3 October.
Time: 18:30-20:00h (1 hour lesson, excess time is for warm up/cool down)
Location: Dance Studio A, at X.

Upcoming Events

 

BSS goes to the Wesseling competition

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On the 16th of February, dansschool Wesseling organizes a NADB ballroom competition and it would be awesome to go there with as many BSS members as possible!
It is the only competition that is reachable in just a few minutes by bike, so make use of it and start your competition dancing career now!

There will be different levels of competing. So you can dance on your own level, even if you are a beginner.

👩🏻‍🤝‍👨🏼Visitors:👩🏽‍🤝‍👨🏻
Do you not want to compete but are you curious how a real competition looks like? Come as a visitor and cheer on your BSS team mates!

So whether you have danced many competitions before, you are just starting or you are not sure if competition dancing is something for you; this is the competition to join!!

💸Costs:💸
Participant: 15 euro
Visitor: 10 euro

📥Subscription:📥
Via the NADB. If you are already a NADB member, you know what to do.
If you are not a member of the NADB, write an email to: wedstrijdsecretariaat@nadb.eu
You should say that you want to have this competition as a "try out" competition. Please mention your name, the name of your partner, the disciplines you are dancing (standard/latin) and your level (which will but "startklasse", deb 3, deb 2 or deb 1 most probably). Not sure how to do this? Ask us, we can do it for you!

You can ask me (Marit) or Remy if you don’t know how to subscribe or don’t know in which level you should be dancing and for all your other questions regarding competition dancing.

Love,
Your competition committee
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Tango Cafe February

This month's Tango Café
Join us and contribute to the wonderful atmosphere we can only create with your presence! Feel free to bring something to share :).

Beginner Tango Workshop
Introduce your friends to tango with this workshop suitable for complete beginners. No need to sign up.

Music will be brought to you by our house DJ Vincent van 't Laar

Potluck Tango Community Dinner
Bringing something to share (food/drinks) is not required, but appreciated! Sharing food is a great way to make new friends

Prices (Members / non-members):
- Workshop: Free!
- Milonga: Free! / €5,-

Schedule:
18:00-19:00 Beginners workshop
19:00-22:00 Potluck Tango Community Dinner
20:00-00:30 Tango Café with DJ Vincent

Questions about D.S.D.A. Blue Suede Shoes Membership benefits? Email tango@dsda.nl

Everyone, student or not, from the very advanced to the complete beginner, is welcome to come dance. If you would like to enjoy some drinks and food from our bar, you can either bring something to share or make a donation!

The tango café is organised by D.S.D.A. Blue Suede Shoes Tango Committee (www.dsda.nl): Matteo, Armin, Robin, Myrthe, Lisa, Mark Luchs, Marieke and Vincent.

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Guided practice & NTDS Information evening

On monday, during the technique class timeslot, there is an opportunity everybody to get some last minute tips before the NTDS! In this practice, you have the chance to dance finals for both styles and work on your technique and steps while getting personal feedback. It is great for everybody dancing at the NTDS but also for others who would like to have some more tips to improve their dancing skills :)

Also, as we have many members for whom it’s the first ‘tds 😍, we will have a Ntds information evening on the same evening.
It will be on the 17th of February and most likely in X. This evening is for everyone, so not only the first-timers. We will of course discuss the basic information but also the more theme and this Ntds specific related things. It’s also a very good opportunity to get to know each other ☺. So it will be a very nice team evening together.
More information on the times and exact planning will follow. But for now, save the date!💙

Ballroom Bootcamp Kaspar & Polina

What: Ballroom Bootcamp - Beginner Tango and Rumba When: February 29th, 12:00-13:30 (Tango), 14:00-15:30 (Rumba) Where: Dance Studio A at X – TU Delft Price: Member - 1 part: €10 Member - 2 parts: €15 Non-member - 1 part: €15 Non-member - 2 parts: €20 DSDA Blue Suede Shoes is hosting a beginner ballroom bootcamp for Tango and Rumba! It will be taught by Kaspar and Polina. The bootcamp is suitable as a preparation for beginners who are going to compete in the coming NTDS Rotterdam or new dancers who just wants to learn the basics of these dances!

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Dance Movie Cinema Party

This night will feature dancing in all forms and shapes! While the evening’s still young we will start out by playing a dance movie for all to enjoy in the theatre room; then it’s time to get our feet warm too and provide you with a fun and playful salsa workshop. Organized in conjunction by Delft’s two largest dancing societies. We will end the night with a Ballroom party with ballroom and salsa music. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, or just trying it out for the first time, come and dance!

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Save the Date - BSS Gala!

Save the Date: Blue Suede Shoes’ Gala!
The gala committee is working hard to deliver one of the best parties you have seen this year! Stay tuned for more information on workshops and shows, theme and prices. In the upcoming week we will drop some hints on the theme: The first person to correctly guess the theme will receive a free entrance ticket so stay tuned!

What: Blue Suede Shoes’ Gala
When: 23rd of May
Where: Dansschool Wesseling, Buitenwatersloot 327, Delft

 

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