Ballroom - Improvers

This course will introduce you to the more advanced steps of Ballroom and Latin dances.

Course Content

This course will introduce you to the more advanced steps for Ballroom and Latin dances (Waltz, Fox-trot, Tango, Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive) over the period of the course.

You will be taught by demonstration and verbal instruction. We encourage learners to work with dancers of different levels whenever possible. The tutor will both demonstrate to the class (often with a student) and also dance with different students during the session as part of the learning process.

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.

A desire and enthusiasm to learn more advance combinations of Ballroom dancing - this course is aimed at improvers who are familiar with basic steps of Waltz, Fox-trot, Tango, Cha-Cha, Rumba and Jive. More advanced learners may also join.. 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

You should wear 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 you 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

Observation during all classes and question and answer as appropriate.

Further Study Options

Further Ballroom and/or Latin Dancing or other dance classes.

Additional Information

You should wear shoes with a smooth sole, avoid anything too heavy like boots, or too flimsy such as flip flops.

It is always good to try to practise between classes if possible as this helps learners progress more quickly.


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.