Waltz . tango . foxtrot .
quickstep . viennese waltz
cha cha cha . rumba .
samba . paso doble . jive
Ballroom Dance refers to a set of partner dances that are broadly classified into Standard and Latin categories. Many dancers perform both socially and competitively in Singapore and around the world.
The NUS Ballroom Team was founded as NUS Social and Ballroom (NUS SnB), Singapore's pioneer tertiary ten-dance team. NUS Ballroom focuses on the high-quality technique required for the world of Ballroom dancing; we believe that anyone can learn to dance, and welcome anyone, experienced or not, to join us in learning ballroom dance.
With us, you’ll have access to the most affordable Ballroom classes across the country and guidance from some of the best professional dancers in Singapore. We hope to expose more youth to this classical form of dance and maintain a high standard of dance representing NUS and Singapore.
There are a few tracks under NUS Ballroom, feel free to join us as a recreational dancer, perform with us or learn to compete not only in Singapore but also overseas.
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Jovyn started dancing Latin and Hip Hop at age 10. He fell in love with Standard Ballroom at the age of 17 and began training for local and international competitions. Jovyn has had the privilege to learn from some of the best teachers from around the world - including former and present world champions, as well as renowned coaches in Ballroom dancing.
Jovyn has competed with various partners from beginner level to amateur rising star. Being a seasoned competitor, Jovyn competes with his students and have achieved podium finishes in amateur and teacher-student categories.
Jovyn has conducted Ballroom dancing modules at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), is currently teaching at Tanah Merah Country Club and is the head coach of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Standard Ballroom Team. He is also a Resident Teacher at Sunny Low Dance Production Studio.
Joy Stephanny has been a competitor specialising in Latin American DanceSport since 2002. She is also a certified Teacher of Dancing validated by the United Kingdom Alliance (UKA). She started her formal dance training in Vancouver, Canada under Australian coach Glen Brennan and Russian coach Ekaterina Michtchenko in 2001 and continued her dancesport training in Singapore in 2005. She believes that good dance technique is the foundation of excellence in competitive and performance dancesport, which is reflected in her coaching style.
Some of her past achievements as a competitor include:
First Runner Up in 10th Singapore National Dancesport Championship (2010)
First Runner Up in the 20th Singapore Lion City International DanceSport Championships Amateur Latin Closed (2007)
Top 10 in Tokio Open, Asakusa Japan (2007)
Second Runner Up in USA NorthWest Dancesport Championship (2005)
First Runner Up Gold Latin UBC Gala Ball Vancouver, Canada (2003)
First Runner Up Gold Latin Dance Pacifica Nanaimo, Canada (2003)
Joy is currently also a WDC Certified International Judge for Latin.
Cultural Activities Club is one of the biggest non-faculty clubs in NUS. We seek to promote cultural awareness among the student population in NUS and to provide a platform where they can pick up new skills and showcase their talents. CAC consists of 12 sub-clubs, namely Angklung, Amplified, Resonance, Voices, d’Hoppers, Jazzttitude, Lindy Hop, Ballroom, Viva LatiNUS, Salsa, BreakiNUS and Funkstyles. Beginner courses are available for those who are interested in picking up new skills and advanced courses are also available for those who want to bring their skills up to a higher level.
Our dedication in serving the students is reflected in the activities and projects that we undertake. CAC provides the opportunity for students who are interested in event-planning to take part in organizing such events. Projects like the Modern Arts Camp are opportunities for incoming students to mingle and interact with their seniors and students from the other faculties, as well as to meet and befriend their fellow freshmen.