Ballroom - Beginners

It takes longer than 10 weeks to look like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on the dance floor, but Ballroom and Latin Beginners will get you started. This course will introduce you to the basic steps, rhythms and musicality of the most popular Ballroom and Latin dances.

Course Content

This course will cover the basics of the most popular Ballroom and Latin dances. Ballroom dances will include Waltz, and Social Foxtrot and Latin dances, Chachacha, Rhumba and Jive

Each lesson is structured to introduce new steps and sequences of steps as each lesson builds on the previous weeks lesson. As it is a group class progress can be varied to suit the learners.

The course will introduce the basic steps, combinations of figures and short routines.

You will be asked to dance with other students in the class and sometimes to dance with the tutor.

For the first class:

Wear whatever you like as long as you can easily move around.

Wear shoes with a smooth sole avoid anything too heavy like boots, or too flimsy such as flip flops
Bring a drink

Entry Requirements

This course is for everyone. There are no entry requirements, just enthusiasm and reasonable fitness levels.

No partner required. You can choose to join with a partner but dancing with different partners during the class will help you improve faster.

First Class Requirements

Any comfortable shoes that won't come off, with smooth soles - leather is best - so that you can spin easily. No flip flops, slip-ons or heavy boots. (Dancing shoes with suede soles will improve your dancing but you do not need these immediately)

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance will enable learners to make maximum progress although it is also possible to catch up after missed sessions as each class will include an element of revision and consolidation before moving on to new steps/movements.

Assessment Methods

You will be given verbal feedback on your performance during classes.

Further Study Options

Further Courses:
Look out for Ballroom and Latin - Improvers to build on learning so far and move on to include the other dances Tango, Quickstep, Samba and Paso Doble.