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Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Festival December 3-4 Includes Dance Lessons and More

Television’s popular “Dancing with the Stars,” season 11, ended Nov. 23. For those who were inspired, the award-winning Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company (CCBDC) Dance Festival on December 3-4 features hour-long dance lessons, from beginner to advanced. Lesson options range from the Viennese Waltz, Paso Doble, Samba and Rumba to Contemporary Dance, Advanced Salsa and Intermediate/Advanced Blues and Intermediate/Advanced Lindy Hop – Beginning Aerials/Lifts. For a full schedule of lessons, visit www.claremontballroom.org/festival.

  • Dec. 3: Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company Black & White Formal Ball. 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., with CCBDC performances at 10:30 p.m.; Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. The Black and White Ball is open to all; prices are $3 for Claremont Colleges students, $10 faculty and staff and $15 general admission. For more information, visit www.claremontballroom.org or email leadership@claremontballroom.org.
  • Dec. 3-4: Claremont College Ballroom Dance Company Dance Festival. Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Dec. 4, 10 am. – 6 p.m; Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. The Claremont Dance Festival is a weekend of lessons and dancing featuring outside pro instructors and the annual Black and White Ball held Friday night.  The event is open to all; prices are $3/lesson or ball (student), $10/lesson (faculty and staff), or $15/lesson (general admission), with options for day and weekend passes.  For more information, visit www.claremontballroom.org or email leadership@claremontballroom.org.

The Dance Company is one of the most successful collegiate competitive formation programs in the country, having won the national collegiate championship six times. Currently the CCBDC includes 80 students from the Claremont Colleges. It is supported by a dancesport program of approximately 300 dancers every semester.