About our classes
Improver Workshops continue on from the beginners and cover the same dances. We aim to add in some new figures but also aim to improve general dancing. These workshops are numbered 1a-5a. an improver workshop an only be done if the equivalent beginner one been done or you are at the right level.
Workshop 1a - Social Foxtrot and Cha Cha Cha
Workshop 2a - Quickstep and Rumba
Workshop 3a - Waltz and Jive
Workshop 4a - Tango and Samba
Workshop 5a - Foxtrot
Intermediates 1, 2, and 3 Classes
An intermediate class will have learnt all the basic steps from the Beginners level and will continue to improve their style and learn new figures in those dances. We also introduce new dances like the Tango and Samba and Salsa.
Most people become intermediate 1 after a term (roughly 12 weeks) depending on the classes ability. As you can see you are not a complete beginner for long!
We have 3 levels of intermediate, so we can always accommodate new people.
Intermediate 1 means you have done most if not all the dances and can do some figures in those dances. You would also be ready to learn the Basic Foxtrot.
Intermediate 2 means you have done quite a few figures in all the dances and have learnt the Basic Foxtrot
Intermediate 3 means you have done a lot of figures and amalgamations of figures and have learnt some extra things in the Foxtrot. We also start learning some technique to our dancing so that future, more advanced figures will be easier to achieve.
Advanced classes will deal with intricate figures and amalgamations as well as looking at technique and style. We believe that at this level you can not manage the advance figures without learning some sort of technique.
Medal classes are for anyone from beginner level to advanced. You will learn the technique, style and poise of all the dances which are important to achieve a medal. Working towards a medal means extra time and commitment but we still have fun!
We have a 100% Amateur test past rate and are very proud of all our medallist's no matter what the level.
You can do Medals whether you have done a lot of dancing or not.
Argentine Tango Workshops
We currently offer a Beginners and Improvers Argentine Tango workshop. In the beginners workshop we teach you 3 very basic figures that will help you get to grips with Argentine Tango. We take them from the IDTA Argentine Tango syllabus.
In the improvers workshop we add 3 new figures to the ones done in the beginners workshop. These figures are slightly more tricky but also a bit more 'fancy'.
Viennese Waltz Workshops
We offer 4 week Viennese waltz courses for any one who has done some dancing and wants to learn this beautiful dance. As it is not an easy dance we do recommend you have done some ballroom dancing before you attempt this. We aim to get you going round the room continuously and up to speed by the end of the workshop.
Private Lessons are a 1 2 1 lesson with a teacher. People use private lessons for many reasons but the main ones are :-
* To learn something quickly
* To get a little extra help with something they are struggling with in their general class.
* To learn a particular dance i.e. The Foxtrot
* To do extra work for their Medal Test
* To learn a wedding dance
Sequence Dancing is very popular and a lot of dances you go to these days are '50/50' i.e, they are half Ballroom and half sequence. Rather than sitting out because you don't know the sequence dances, come and join us and learn some of the more popular ones such as the Mayfair Quickstep, Catherine Waltz, Square Tango, Viennese Swing, Saunter Together etc etc.
Because Modern Sequence takes figures from the Ballroom and Latin dances, it is easier if you can already do a little bit of 'normal' Ballroom and Latin, however it isn't compulsory.
Fitsteps is a Ballroom and Latin based exercise class created by Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe from Strictly Come Dancing. It is a great all over body workout that combines the best known dances with proven exercise techniques to give you a fun filled workout that you won't even think of as exercise!!
No partner is needed and you don't have to have any dance experience. It doesn't matter what your fitness ability, this class is suitable for everyone!
See the Fitsteps Page for more Info