Ballroom Dancing in Baton Rouge


                                                                         Parties Just Ahead

ALERT:  At the time of this posting (March 18) several dance parties have been postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus and official guidelines limiting public gatherings.  Other schedule changes are expected.  Dancers are advised to check with the host of any event before attending.  

Ric Seeling Studio has suspended all Friday dance parties and has postponed the Team Match scheduled for March 27-28. 


Saturday Night Ballroom will skip the regular dance parties in April and May. The next first-Saturday party is scheduled for June 6.  

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 is POSTPONED. A new date will be announced as soon as the virus conditions allow.

2020 USA Dance Gumbo DanceSport Championships is scheduled for  July 10-12 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel, New Orleans.  This year's top events will include the WDSF Senior II Ten Dance World Championship.  Rules and entry forms will soon be available online at 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.