Ballroom Team

Student Contact: 
Wyatt Gifford (
Faculty Advisor: 

Meeting Information

Monday, Room 417, 5-7pm. Thursday, Multipurpose Room @ YMCA, 7:30-9:30pm.


The Ballroom Dance Team, established in the fall of 2009, consists of a group of students (with and without prior dance experience) that have a desire to learn how to dance the different styles of ballroom dance. These styles include the American Smooth and Rhythm styles, as well as International styles of Latin and Standard. The ballroom team currently has 2 instructors; Jeremy Anderson, who dedicates his time to teach the team new skills on a weekly basis, and Yuko Taniguchi, faculty adviser to the team, writing instructor at UMR, as well as the wife and dance partner of Jeremy Anderson. The ballroom team takes part in the community by volunteering and attending social dances put on by USA Dance each month. Each year the team will make weekend trips to different competitions held throughout the Midwest competing against other colleges in the region. Keep a look out for performances put on throughout the year at the University! Registration is typically midway through the fall semester. For questions, contact either of the co-chairs listed below or Yuko Taniguchi, advisor of the Ballroom Dance Team.

Ballroom Board:
Co-Chair: Wyatt Gifford
Co-Chair: Mariah Arneson
Secretary: Sami Johnson
Public Relations Officer: Jenna Kremer
Special Events Coordinator: Zach Bultman
Treasurer: Catelin Do