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.


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

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is for everyone. There are no entry requirements, just enthusiasm and reasonable fitness levels. Due to Covid restrictions it is recommended that you enrol as a couple. Unaccompanied learners can learn steps but on their own

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.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.