We teach the classic ballroom and Latin dances.
The Ballroom dances include…
Slow, elegant and romantic! The waltz is a classic dance loved by all. Its gentle rise and fall, long, flowing movements and smooth turns make this a very graceful dance. Dancers appear to just glide around the floor with almost no effort.
The Quickstep is, by it’s name, quick and lively, with elements of the Charleston’s nimble hops and kicks in it. Of course, if you’re just beginning with Quickstep lessons, you’ll start with the basics – but it won’t be long before you’re really moving around that dance floor.
Smooth, flowing and stylish, with its unique and challenging quick-slow timing and sheer elegance, this is a favourite with many dancers.
This social version of the classical Foxtrot is the easiest and quickest of dances to initially learn and can be danced to a lot of up-to-date pop songs.
Moody and sensual! The tango has plenty of drama and passion in its smooth stalking walks, dramatic poses and sharp staccato moves.
The Argentine Tango originated in Argentina in the 19th century. It was danced in the backstreets of Buenos Aires, until it was prohibited by the church as it was proved to be a very romantic dance. It is one of the most passionate and intense dances.
The Viennese waltz is a quick rotating ballroom dance with a subtle rise and fall. It’s considered by most to be one of the most difficult dances to learn. The simple and elegant rotational movement characterizes the Viennese Waltz. It’s up to four times faster than the regular, or slow, waltz, and the steps are slightly different.
The Latin dances include…
Cha Cha Cha
The cha cha cha is a lively, flirtatious dance full of passion and energy. It’s a cheeky, teasing dance with lots of hip movements. The fun and fast steps can be danced to many modern and chart songs.
The dance of courtship and love that’s slow and teasing, yet classy! Lots of side to side hip movements make this dance one of the most sensual dances to watch. The fascinating rhythms and body movements make the Rumba one of the most popular and most energetic ballroom dances.
Fun and flirty this is the party dance from Rio! Its complicated timing involves forward and backward steps and a rhythmic, sensual hip movement as well as the tricky ‘samba bounce’ action.
Quick steps, full of energy with lots of kicks and flicks- the jive is a lively and upbeat dance that, like the Cha Cha Cha, can be danced to many modern songs at parties, weddings or anywhere where there’s a DJ and a dance floor!
A simplified and slightly slower version of the ballroom jive, this dance doesn’t have the flicks and kicks so it’s easier to master. The rest of the ballroom jive moves can, however, be danced in the swing jive. It’s a great dance if you find the frenetic speed of ballroom jive a little too fast for you. The swing jive can still be danced to a wide variety of modern music.
The mambo mixes rhythms of Latin America, with the rhythms of American jazz. With its sharp, quick steps it’s a flirtatious and fun dance that fuses rhythms of Latin dances such as salsa and cha cha.
Our classes are great fun and a way to give you skills for all those special events and social occasions.
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