“Let’s go, I’m teaching you how to waltz.” What? As a child I played a few years of violin, then some piano, then did some singing. I was never very good at any one and eventually, I decided that I love music more than music loves me. College was an opportunity to have a different…
A traditional “bucket list” class at Stanford, DANCE 46: Social Dance 1, offers students a friendly, noncompetitive introduction to traditional ballroom dancing. Taught by Richard Powers, who configured the program 24 years ago, the class explores 10 different flavors of ballroom dance, including staples such as waltz, swing, salsa and tango.
Powers holds patents for eight products — seven of which are sold on the market — including the trash compactor, the leak-proof hand sprayer, the childproof cap, and the tampon inserter.
Friday night, for the 38th year, Stanford students will host the Viennese Ball. Originally started by Stanford students who had come back from studying abroad at Stanford in Austria and were inspired by the balls there, the Viennese Ball has become a time-honored tradition for the Stanford community.
One of the most popular series of classes offered at Stanford is social dance, which gives students the opportunity to learn common partner dances and interact with students from a variety of fields in a fun and relaxed environment
Leading up to Viennese Ball, dance lessons and workshops have been held as part of the Austrian Fortnight.
Social Dance 1, one of Stanford’s most popular introductory dance classes, was forced to reopen its doors this fall after reaching full capacity to correct a gender imbalance of 17 more males than females.
Jammix is a space where students who take Social Dances of North America can practice, share steps they’ve picked up and invent new ones. Attendees generally consist of current students and local alumni who come back to campus just for the night.