Welcome to
Rhodes University DanceSport
If Ballroom and Latin is your thing ...
you are in the right place.

Fresh off celebrating it's 5th Birthday the club has, in this last year alone
scooped 90 placings, awarded 5 Rhodes Sport Full Colours and 4 Sporting Honours,
competed in the international WDSF Open, and has won Rhodes Sports Committee of the Year.
This under the supervision of amazing coaches and dedicated athletes.
Our ethos is "quality trumps quantity - technique is everything"
Let's make 2016 another one for the record books.
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RU DanceSport Is

1st Team

Our competitive team competes at all major DanceSport competitions Regionally, Provincially and Nationally. Those that make the 1st Team train 3-5 times a week and are selected to represent the university at the USSA games .

B Team

These are dancers that might not want to compete just yet but are trained to the same technique standard as the 1st Team. Being less competitive means they meet less frequently but will still get the chance to compete locally and can try out for bigger competitions like inter-varsity.


Not everything we do in the club is just competitions. We love to entertain and put on a show - some members prefer the lime light and take part in perfomances, showcases and exhibitions alike. This kind of DanceSport focuses on group work and will sometimes highlight individual talents.

Major Club Events and Highlights

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USSA DanceSport

This is the largest DanceSport competition for tertiary institutions. Over 19 registered institutions battle it out in the sections, Individual (level 1-4 and dress section), Team Match and Formation. In 2015 Rhodes placed 3rd in the Formation section.

Rhodes University DanceSport Botswana Photo


The event was hosted for the first time in Africa, in Gaborone, on 16 to 18 May, which saw six countries participating. This marked the first time that Rhodes University DanceSport sent couples to compete outside the country.

Rhodes DanceSport Club Awards


Our Annual Sport Awards was a huge success. The prestigious Ballroom and Latin couple trophy was up for grabs again as well as the Male and Female dancer of the year for Ballroom an Latin. The club also highlighted the Rising stars.

Rhodes University Annual Sport Awards

2015 Sports Awards

Rhodes University DanceSport Club is proud to award for the very first time in its history Full Sports Colours and Honours. Our club also managed to scoop Administrator of the Year and Committee of the Year from Sports Admin Awards

Practice Times, Venue and Membership

Membership is obtained through Rhodes Sports Admin signup process which happens just after O-week. Fees are paid annually and will include the coaching you require for the year. Competitive members will receive a reduced fee on competitions and access to workshops, bootcamps and external group training. The club meets Monday, Wednesday from 7:15pm and Saturday from 10am in the aerobics hall located in the Rhodes University Health Suite. Depending on your level of experience you will be assigned to a class. Particular information about practice and sign up this year can be found on our facebook page.

Ready to Sign Up?

Join our Facebook Page - we will let you know about sign up, pricing and where to find us. Otherwise drop us an email and we will be happy to assist