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Historical Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA Founded 1997

RSVP/Questions to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com

Locations/Dates/Themes do change.

New Student Officers are planning for 2021-2022

Now Accepting Officer Applications

Now Accepting New Club Members

       HBDC regularly hosts 12-13 Saturday Theme Dances per year on campus

all include Vintage Ballroom Lessons
most include
LIVE MUSIC w/Professional Bands; Guest Performers, Guest Speakers
Celebrating 500 Years of Ballroom Dance
Costumes Welcome, not required
Note: Off Campus Events are not sponsored/funded by campus clubs.

Annual Fall Quarter 2021 Events:

18th Annual Valentino 1920s Ball (& Halloween Party)

(usually produced by Historical BDC)

Sat. 10/30/2021 RSVP Required to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com

7pm Learn fun 1920s Dance Styles moved for second year from usual campus locations
to off campus: Westwood Ballroom (WB) in the social hall of St. Alban's

(across the street from UCLA. 580 Hilgard Ave, L.A. at corner of Westholme)

FREE PARKING at St. Alban's Parking Lot.

Enter WB (Parish Hall of St. Alban's ONLY from North facing door

in the walkway between St. Alban's & Hillel Bldg)
Off Campus Events are not sponsored/funded by student groups.

20th Annual Waltz Night

(usually produced by Historical BDC)

Sat. 11/20/2021 (Postponed until Saturday 2/11/2021)

Waltz Workshops 7pm-9pm 12/11 RSVP Required to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com

Moved off campus to Westwood Ballroom in the social hall of St. Alban's (Enter only North Door)

7pm Learn several fun Waltz Styles

8:30pm may include surprise dance/music performances & video presentations.

Off Campus Events are not sponsored/funded by student groups.

Waltz Night has been held in several campus location

including UCLA Powell College Library, UCLA Pauley Pavillion,

UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom, UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon

 s:

for 2021: Waltz Night moved for second year from usual campus locations
to off campus: Westwood Ballroom (WB) in the social hall of St. Alban's

(across the street from UCLA Faculty Center)

at St .Alban's: 580 Hilgard Ave, L.A. (at corner of Westholme)

FREE PARKING at St. Alban's Parking Lot.

Enter WB (Parish Hall of St. Alban's) ONLY from North facing door

in the walkway between St. Alban's & Hillel Bldg

Off Campus Events are not sponsored/funded by student groups.

Off Campus Events require RSVP & Confirmation E-mail

                                           Annual Saturday Night Theme Dances w/Lessons

                                                                      2021-2022

                                18th Annual Valentino 1920s Ball (Sat. 10/30 at WB)

                                20th Annual Waltz Night (Waltz Through Time) (Sat. 12/11)

                                21st Annual 1930s Swing Night

                                18th Annual Romeo & Juliet Italian Renaissance Ball

                                6th Annual 1950s Swing Night: Back to the Future Ball

                                8th Annual Dance Through the Ages Ball

                                5th Annual Fantastic Beasts 1920s Ball

                                19th Annual Presidents' Ball

                                7th Annual Great Gatsby 1920s Ball

                                10th Annual Baroque Pirate Masquerade Ball

                                16th Annual Hollywood Movie Ball

                                23rd Annual Jane Austen Ball

                                17th Annual Revolutionary Ball

                                10th Annual Los Angeles Ball, An Early CA Fandango

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Fall 2021 Non-Club Lessons

Professional Dance Lessons for BEGINNERS

Saturdays 1pm, 2pm, 7pm Learn Swing/1920s Dance: Tango, Waltz

Vintage Ballroom Dance Lessons (Weekly)

Saturdays Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18) 1pm-5pm, 7pm-9pm

(Saturdays 3pm-5pm Tea Socials/Dance Practices RSVP Required)

Monthly Theme Dances (Costumes Welcome)

at Westwood Historical Ballroom (across the street from UCLA)

WB at St. Alban's 580 Hilgard Ave. at the corner of Westholme

(Only Enter North Door of St. Alban's Parish Hall under the main sanctuaryO

Free Parking is available at St. Alban's Parking Lot

RSVP Required to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com

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Updates of WB Schedule at St. Alban's Saturdays (Nov/Dec 2021)

Sat. Nov. 6, Sat. Dec. 4, 1pm & 7pm Lessons are happening (No 2pm Lesson)

Sat. Dec. 11 1pm, 2pm, 7pm Lessons are happening

Sat. Dec. 18 1pm, 2pm, 7pm Lessons are happening

Sat. Dec. 25 No Lessons

All Lessons Require RSVP to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com

New Special Events: First Saturdays: Sat. Nov. 6 & Dec. 4, 2021

Advanced Partner Choreographed Cultural Dance Practices 2pm-6pm

(Future Dates 2022: Saturdays 1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2)

Social Ballroom Dance Lessons Weekly at St. Alban's

Salsa: Mondays 7pm                  Swing: Thursdays 7pm

RSVP to SwingSalsaTango@yahoo.com

Cultural Dance Lessons Weekly at St. Alban's

Tuesdays 7pm-9pm  &  Wednesdays 6pm-730pm/8pm

Special Cultural Dance Event at St. Alban's

Saturday Jan. 1, 1pm-9pm Tentative Time/Tentative Event

Free Admission, Donation Welcome for Primary Event Expenses

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HBDC Theme Dances/Workshops 1998-2020 have been held at

                        K or KGS = UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon
                        AGB or Ack. AGB = UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom-2400
                        BRR = UCLA Ackerman Union Bruin Reception Room-2414 2nd Fl. Lounge
                        P = UCLA Powell College Library 2nd Floor Rotunda
                        PP = UCLA Pauley Pavilion (enter N.E. corner)
                        VP C = Ackerman Viewpoint Conference Rooms A &/or B
                        BP = Bruin Plaza/McClure Stage (outside, in view of the Bruin Bear)
                       
                        URC = University Religious Conf. Ctr.(Old Hillel Bldg S.E. corner of Hilgard & Le Conte)
                        WJCC = Westside JCC Aud. 5870 W. Olympic Blvd, L.A. (Free Parking)
                        Alban = St. Alban's Social Hall 580 Hilgard Ave (corner of Westholme) (Free Parking)
                                      (Off campus events are not sponsored/produced by campus clubs)
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BELOW INFO from 2019-2020

New Challenges

1. Spring 2019 ASUCLA charged HBDC

& dance club coalition club's $1000-$1300 per night

for 4 Room Rentals in Ackerman Grand Ballroom

2. Fall Quarter 2019 ASUCLA will not permit

student club events to go past 10pm

even though clubs are willing to pay the Bldg/Mgr. Overtime Fees.\

(Club's events are traditionally 8pm-Midnight)

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3. Due to increased room rental fees and ASUCLA new building hours

the 2019-2020 student leaders

had to cancel the first 6 Kerckhoff room rentals of 2019-2020 school year.

Fortunately for Club Members, our club's past presidents

were able to offer the nearby social hall of St. Albans

 for annual vintage dance events on Saturdays

10/19/2019, 11/16/2019, 1/25/2020, 2/8/2020, 2/22/2020, 3/7/2020
Although off campus events are not funded/sponsored by campus clubs,

club members/officers still enjoyed the benefit of free admission.

Solution for 2019-2020 Events:

Monthly Saturday night vintage ballroom dance events

were MOVED across the street from UCLA to St. Alban's Episcopal Church Social Hall

580 Hilgard Ave (corner of Westholme) St. Alban's Social Hall (also named Westwood Ballroom)

on Saturdays at club's instructors' weekly dance lesson/parties. Most Saturdays 1pm-5p, 7pm-9pm

is located 2 blocks East of Kerckhoff Hall (5 Minutes Walk) and includes FREE Parking Lot.

2019-20 Events: Enter St. Alban's ONLY from back door of church 5 steps down from parking lot.

Fall 2021 Events: Only Enter St. Alban's Parish (social hall) North Door (which faces Hillel Bldg)

Pre-Covid Schedule of Events
moved to separate webpage.
www.HistoricalDance.wix.com/HBDC20192020
A sampling of club's events listed below.

Vintage Ballroom Dance Lessons/Theme Dances

LOCATION UPDATES

2019: Saturdays 10/19/2019, 11/16/2019 moved to St. Alban's (across the street from UCLA)

Winter 2020: Saturdays 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7 moved to St. Alban's

The following Spring/Summer 2020 Events

Cancelled due to Campus Covid Closures

Spring 2020: 4/4 at K or A, 4/18 at K or A, 5/2 at K or A, 5/30 Loc. tba

Summer 2020: 7/25 (new date) at BP or Albans, 8/8 at BP or Albans

Fall 2020-Summer 2021 Events Cancelled due to Campus Covid Closures.

ALWAYS RSVP to yahoo email address. HistoricalDance@yahoo.com

RSVP using wix form above DOES NOT count as official RSVP.

Monthly Vintage Ballroom Dance Evenings Lessons/Live Music/Performances

Saturday Nights 7pm- (ending times vary)

HBDC events are held at Kerckhoff Grand Salon

UCLA Ackerman-AGB, Ackerman-BRR, Bruin Plaza, Powell Library

or alternate off campus location: St. Alban's

(but when moved off campus, events are produced by club's past presidents, not by club)

Off Campus Events have Admission Charge for Non-Members)

Starting Fall Quarter 2019

because of increased prices of room rentals in student union buildings

some events were moved across the street to St. Alban's Social Hall.

Off campus events are not sponsored or produced by campus clubs.

Off campus events are private events produced by past presidents.

Off campus events (sometimes called Field Trips) are fun opportunities to practice social dancing.

for 2019-2020 event start/end times may change,

ASUCLA has stated starting Fall 2019

student groups must end events by 10pm

Therefore vintage dance evenings may

include lessons 7pm, and parties 8pm-10pm

HBDC Spring/Summer Quarter 2020 Events
Postponed due to Covid Campus Closures
7th Annual Great Gatsby 1920s Ball at UCLA
Saturday April 4, 2020 time tbd at UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon
1920s Dance Workshops, 1920s Dance Party (Live Music tent.)
featuring Dutch Newman Musical Melodians w/special guest singer, Mikal Sandoval
10th Annual Baroque Pirate Masquerade Ball
Saturday April 18, 2020 time tbd at UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon
16th Annual Hollywood Movie Magic Ball
Saturday May 2, 2020 time tbd at UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Dance Lessons with Cynthia & James
Celebrating Broadway Musicals & Hollywood Movies
Dance Performances/Lessons/Videos/Social Dancing
Chester Whitmore invited to give 9th annual presentation Spring Quarter at UCLA
23rd Annual Jane Austen Ball at UCLA
Saturday May 30, 2020 time tbd at UCLA Loc. tba
Learn Late 18th century/early 19th century ballroom dances
including beautiful simple waltzes & easy English Regency period set dances
17th Annual Revolutionary Ball at UCLA
Sat. July 25, (new date) 2020 at Bruin Plaza (outside) or may be moved to St. Alban's
7pm-11pm; always RSVP to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com to confirm date/locations.
Learn the Minuet, Waltz, and late 18th century dances
celebrating the time of the American & French Revolutions
10th Annual Los Angeles Ball
An Early California Fandango
Saturday Aug. 8, 2020 7pm-11pm at UCLA BP
Learn fun Vintage Ballroom Dance Lessons
Celebrating the Founding Year of Los Angeles (1781)
& first 50 years of California State Hood (1850-1900)
Annual Summer Field Trip to Santa Barbara Oak Park
(101 Freeway North to Pueblo Exit, drive 1 block forward, see park on corner)
32nd Annual SB French Festival FREE 11am-7pm
Saturday/Sunday July 2020 (Postponed Covid Closures)
Saturday/Sunday July 2021 (Postponed Covid Closures)
Continuous Entertainment on 3 Stages
HBDC Instructors will be teaching at the Dance Pavillion 
11am-12pm & approx. 2:30pm each day
Carpooling Requests from Current Annual Members of Historical BDC or Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA
e-mail HistoricalDance@yahoo.com or ballroom@ucla.edu
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Locations: KGS/Ack-AGB/Ack-BRR/Powell/Pauley
2019: Saturdays: 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 4/6, 4/27, 5/4, 6/1, 7/27 (new date), 8/10, 10/19, 11/16
Most events 7pm-11pm/11:30pm RSVP!
starting 10/19/2019 events may have to end at 10pm
Special Event
Sunday 5/12/2019 afternoon/evening w/GDC
campus celebrated with swing/tap dance teacher/performer/historian/choreographer
(Dance Legend) Chester Whitmore on Sunday 5/12/2019
(since he was not available to attend the HBDC annual Hollywood Movie Magic Ball on Sat. 5/4/2019)
Annual Members enjoy weekly Ballroom/Cultural Dance Lessons
with dance club coalition at UCLA orgs including 
BDCIFDC Mondays 7pm-10pm/11pm 
at UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon
LIVE MUSIC!!! most events at UCLA Kerckhoff GS (unless noted)
Swing Dance Parties Mondays 2019: 6/3 (AGB), 7/15 (BP)
Swing Dance Parties Mondays 2019: 10/28, 12/2 at KGS (live music C)
Swing Dance Party Saturday 2020: 1/25 moved from KGS to Albans
Swing Dance Party Saturday 2020: 2/22 moved from KGS to Albans
Salsa Dance Parties Mondays: 11/18/2019, 3/2/2020, 4/20/2020 at Ack-AGB
(most salsa parties moved to Kerckhoff Grand Salon or K AG)
Tango Dance/Workshops Mon. 2/10/2020 at UCLA KGS 7pm-10pm
Contra Dance Workshop Mon. 3/9/2020 at UCLA KGS 9pm-10pm
23rd Year of HBDC Theme Dance began Sat. Oct. 19, 2019
Now Accepting Annual Members
Events at UCLA
 RSVP Requested to email HistoricalDance@yahoo.com
RSVP to wix is not considered a reservation.
2019: 4/6, 4/27, 5/4, 6/1, 7/27 (new date), 8/10, 10/19, 11/16
2020: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/30, 7/25, 8/10
Most events SATURDAYS 7pm-11pm/11:30pm RSVP!
Locations: UCLA KGS/Ack-AGB/Ack-BRR/Powell/Pauley
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Previous Event:
22nd Annual Jane Austen Ball at UCLA
Saturday June 1, 2019 7pm-11:30pm at UCLA Kerckhoff Grand Salon
Learn Late 18th century/early 19th century ballroom dances
including beautiful simple waltzes & easy English Regency period set dances
(1st time) Moniker Brass performs 7pm-730pm
Regency Dance Lessons 730pm-915pm
Music Performances 915pm-945pm
feat. Tinig Chorale (a cappella) & Moniker Brass 
Dance to live Waltz/Dance Music w/Moniker Brass 10pm-1015pm
Congress of Vienna Waltz (workshop/final waltz of 2019) 11pm-1130pm

Previous Event:

Sat. 10/19/2019 7pm-10pm

Free Admission for current Annual Members of HBDC or BDCIFDC from UCLA

17th Annual Valentino 1920s Ball
Celebrating UCLA 100 & UCLA 90 Years in Westwood
Originally planned to be at UCLA Ackerman-BRR Room 2414
MOVED to St. Albans Social Hall 580 Hilgard Ave 7pm-9pm
which is across the street from UCLA Faculty Center/Music Bldg
Free Admission for current Annual Members
RSVP to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com
featuring 1920s Dance Lessons 7pm-9pm and Free Parking!
No Dance Experience required; No Costume required
Event features professional dance instruction
No Funding for Live Music 10/19; hopefully regular band:
Mikal Sandoval Time Travelers Band will perform next year at Valentino 1920s Ball.
Previous Event:
19th Annual Waltz Night at UCLA
Sat. Nov, 16, 2019 7-10pm moved to St. Alban's Social Hall 580 Hilgard Ave.
corner of Westholme Ave. (top of Sorority Row)
FREE Parking at St. Alban's Parking Lot
Enter Social Hall from 5 steps below Parking Lot.
Learn 6 Waltz Styles Celebrating The Queen of the Ballroom
RSVP to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com
Previous Event:
20th Annual 1930s Swing Night at UCLA
Saturday Jan. 25, 2020 founded by Ballroom Dance Club at UCLA
Celebrating 89th Anniversary of 1931 Grand Opening of Kerckhoff Hall
usually featuring Swing Inc. (ten piece professional band Directed by Dennis Kaye) but Jan. 2020 no funding
because of new building hours (ASUCLA said events cannot end after 10pm)
and because of increased room rental prices
Winter 1930s Swing Night was moved to St. Alban's (across the street from UCLA
Previous Event:
17th Annual Romeo & Juliet
Italian Renaissance Ball at UCLA
Saturday Feb. 8, 2020 due to ASUCLA Room Rental Prices
moved from UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon to St. Alban's Social Hall
Learn Renaissance DancesCelebrate the time of Romeo & Juliet learning easy fun dances from the 15th/16th century
from the earliest printed dance manuals
Due to funding results regular Ren Ball activities below not possible on 2/8/2020
Maybe next year dance lessons will have usual live music accomp.. w/Thomas Axworthy and other regular Ren Ball activities
Special Guest: UCLA Emerita Professor of Dance History, Emma Lewis Thomas Ph.D
Special Guest: Myles Cupp & Lacey Cupp (South Coast Swords)
presentation on the history of European martial arts.
Special Guest: Thomas Axworthy presentation on the Evolution of Musical Instruments
Share your favorite love poem/Shakespeare Sonnet
Invited Guest: Shakespeare Co. (tent.)
Previous Event:
4th Annual Back to the Future 1950s Swing Lesson
Saturday Feb. 22, 2020 due to ASUCLA Room Rental Prices
moved from UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon to St. Alban's Social Hall
Previous Event:
18th Annual Presidents' Ball
Saturday March 7, 2020 due to ASUCLA Room Rental Prices
moved from UCLA Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon to St. Alban's Social Hall
RSVP to HistoricalDance@yahoo.com
2018-2019 President, Julian; VP, Frank; Officer, Bridget
Instructors, James & Cynthia (Past Presidents)
KGS limited to 150 participants
AGB capacity is 2000 participants
Ack-BRR 220 participants
Powell Library Rotunda 200 participants.
Priority for current Annual Members
Please become an Annual Member
so Historical BDC can continue
to rent rooms from ASUCLA.
Annual Members enjoy 13 Saturday Night Theme Dances
37 Mondays of Swing/Salsa/Tango Lessons & Culture Nights
other note: May 2019 ASUCLA has informed student groups
that the new hours of student union buildings for 2019-2020:
Ackerman/Kerckhoff Hall will close at 10pm
and student groups will not be permitted to
pay overtime fees to have events/parties/concerts
end at usual time of 11pm/1130pm/12am
so HBDC is investigating other location options for 2019-2020.
So start/end times to be determined
If regular annual events are held in Ackerman/Kerckhoff Hall
then band's may play 8pm-10pm, instead of 9pm-12am
 RSVP Requested to Email HistoricalDance@yahoo.com
RSVP through wix website is NOT considered a reservation.
2019: 4/6, 4/27, 5/4, 6/1, 7/27 (new date), 8/10, 10/19, 11/16
2020 Saturday Dates: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/7
Spring/Summer 2020: Campus Covid Closures these events postponed
4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/30, 7/25, 8/10
 
SATURDAYS 7pm-11pm/11:30pm RSVP!
 Locations: UCLA KGS/Ack-AGB/Ack-BRR/Powell/Pauley
For first 20 years HBDC Schedule has been
8pm-12am for Saturday Theme Dances
in last 1-2 years ASUCLA asked student group
to have events end by 11pm or 1130pm. 7pm-11pm/1130pm
start/end times beginning Oct. 2019 tbd
due to new ASUCLA building closing time at 10pm policy
General Schedule, last year
Saturdays 7pm Doors Open
7:30pm-9pm Vintage Ballroom Dance Lessons
9pm-11:30pm Dance Parties feat. Professional Bands
or Guest Speakers/Performers w/Video Presentations
(during band break approx. 10:10pm-10:30pm
enjoy guest performances
including campus a cappella groups, theater clubs,
magic and fencing club, string quartet, brass ensemble, & singers,
campus & professional dance troupes
Update May 2019 ASUCLA sends email that student groups
must end all events at 10pm (starting Oct. 2019)
as both student union buildings (Ack/Kerckhoff)
must close at 10pm for staff to exit buildings by 11pm
update tba re: start/end time of events, location for events
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1930s Swing Night (20th Annual)

01/25/20

UCLA Kerckhoff Hall 89th Anniversary Celebration w/Ballroom Dance Club

Romeo & Juliet Italian Renaissance Ball (17th Annual) at UCLA

02/08/20

1950s Swing Dance (5th Annual) Enchantment Under the Sea: a 1950s Prom

02/22/20

Fantastic Beasts 1920s Ball (4th Annual) at KGS

03/07/20

18th Annual Presidents' Ball (HBDC Vintage Dance Workshop)

Great Gatsby 1920s Ball (7th Annual) at KGS

04/04/20

Baroque Pirate Masquerade Ball (10th Annual) at KGS

04/18/20

Pirates, Musketeers (Xena & Zorro also welcome)

Hollywood Movie Magic Ball (16th Annual) at KGS

05/02/20

Jane Austen Ball at UCLA (23rd Annual)

05/30/20

Learn English Regency Waltzes & Set Dances

The Revolutionary Ball (16th Annual) Bruin Plaza or KGS

07/25/20

Celebrate 18th Century America & France

The Los Angeles Ball: An Early California Fandango (9th Annual) at BP

08/08/20

Nickname: The Zorro Ball

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