Sunday, August 14, 2022

Ole Miss Ballroom Club Hosts a Dance Party Saturday

Robbie & Tammy Bolero courtesy of The Dance Studio 2013

The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host a dance party this Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Ole Miss Band Hall on the University Avenue. All are invited to learn how to rumba, cha-cha slide, and more!

The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club is a collective of students, faculty and community members who want to socialize through art of learning to dance. The club collaborates with the Dance Studio of Tupelo to foster an interest in social dance. They also sponsor dance parties and lessons in Oxford area with intent to encourage both accomplished dancers and newcomers to participate together.

The club has monthly dance parties with an included group lesson for both beginner and intermediate dancers.

Matthew Williams, student board representative for the Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club, said, “The club is open to all people who are interested in social dancing, and all levels of dance ability and people of all ages are welcome to attend.”

The group lesson will be rumba but there will be open dancing to a variety of music and styles. Members of the Ballroom Dancing Club can work with those not familiar with the dancing styles. The group lesson will be taught by DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association) certified instructors provided by the Dance Studio of Tupelo.

Those attending do not need to bring partners. The cost of attendance is $5 for student members, $9 for student non-members and $8 for members and $12 for non-members.

Feb-Classes_15-2Refreshments will be provided, and door prizes will handed out by The Dance Shoes of Tennessee. For more information call Peter or Kathy at (662) 236-6971.

The club also has a monthly dance party Feb. 7, preceded by a workshop in tango and cha-cha. There are group dance lessons held during the week that vary each month.

Private dance lessons are also available in Oxford. They are scheduled through the Dance Studio of Tupelo. Call either 662-842-2242 or email

To get an idea of quality of dancing the Dance Studio in Tupelo offers there is a video of Lee Oswalt and Robbie Greenwood “Last Christmas” Cha Cha filmed 2013 for the Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club.

Callie Daniels is a staff reporter for She can be reached at

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