Ballroom Dancing in Baton Rouge


                                                                         Parties Just Ahead

ALERT:  At the time of this posting ( May 20) most dance parties remain postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus and official guidelines limiting public gatherings.   Dancers are advised to check with the host of any event before attending.  

 Saturday Night Ballroom will skip the regular dance party in June. Watch for further announcements about future parties.  

BREC's tea dances on  Tuesdays have been postponed.  The  tea dances have been on Tuesdays at BREC building on Florida and Ardenwood, 11:30 am to 3:00  pm, $5/person.  

Competitions and Showcases

Ric Seeling's Spring Team Match  Mar. 27-28,  has been POSTPONED. Open to all levels, age groups, and dance categories, including Am/Am and Pro/Am couples.  Certified professional judges.  Contact studio for entry forms, fees, schedule, and all details.

Louisiana DanceSport's  benefit dance on Sunday, March 29 was POSTPONED. A new date will be announced as soon as the virus conditions allow.

2020 USA Dance Gumbo DanceSport Championships has been rescheduled for May 28-30, 2021 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel, New Orleans. SEE THIS WEB SITE FOR UPDATES:  This will be the 21st "Gumbo" sponsored by Louisiana DanceSport and sanctioned by USA Dance.  All ballroom dancers in Louisiana are urged to support the Gumbo by entering the competition, or volunteering to assist in hosting duties, and by contributing sponsorship funds (which are tax-deductible as charitable donations).  Ann Durocher is president of Louisiana DanceSport, and Baton Rouge board members are Sterling Sightler and David Grashot.  

  Bernadette and Joey Tanksley won honors at the 2019 Gumbo of Ballroom Championships, competing in American Style, Silver Level events.  Photo by Bogdan Oporowsky.