Joel and Clara Marasigan

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The Unbridled Spirit of the UBC Dance Club
March 13th, 2013

It was yet another fun-tastic event at the UBC Gala Ball this past weekend!!! You never really know what to expect, as the executives are always a brand-new group of kids every year, presented with this massive undertaking of putting on a full-on competition for the local DanceSport community. This year, the execs definitely did not disappoint. They showed everyone their unbridled spirit and enthusiasm towards dancing, that (as I know from experience) can only come out of being at the UBC Dance Club!


The Latest Addition to the Gala Ball
March 8th, 2012

So much of what dancers do these days is focused on either honing their technique or increasing their power and energy, with the unfortunate outcome being that artistry and emotion are rarely mentioned or worked on. Sport, sport, sport…stronger, higher, faster. We see this at all levels of dancing, whether it be at the syllabus level or the open amateur level.


Our UBC Dance Club Memories…
March 5th, 2012

With the 50th Anniversary of the UBC Gala Ball coming up next weekend, Joel and I are reminiscent of our earlier UBC days. There is so much history involved between us and the UBC Dance Club that we just can’t help getting sentimental over it all. We had our video interview with Olivia Yung (UBC Dance Club Bookings Rep) the other day, and we had a lot of fun recounting old stories. Here are some of the top 5 highlights…


UBC Dance Club Advanced Class – Weeks 8-10
January 8th, 2011

ubcdanceclubAfter a very busy holiday season (with at bit of food poisoning thrown in just before Christmas), it was nice to get back to the SUB Ballroom (with its uncharacteristically clean floor) and teach the UBC Advanced Class. After taking an informal poll during the class, it was good to see at least half of the students had danced ballroom sometime during the holiday break!


UBC Dance Club Advanced Class – Week 7
November 19th, 2010

ubcdanceclubAs we are approaching the annual UBC Team Match this Saturday, we concentrated on the Slow Foxtrot for most of the lesson this week. We did a thorough review of the previous groupings taught, plus added a new Gold level grouping.