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 its 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 thought to be too provocative. It is one of the most passionate and intense dances.
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, figure 8 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 so many of the flicks and kicks so it’s easier to master. Most 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.
Salsa translates as ‘sauce’ giving you some hint of what the dance should be – hot and spicy! It’s fast and rhythmic, with a mixture of dancing both in hold and apart from one another. This fun and energetic dance is one of the most popular of the Latin dances because it’s easy to learn and fun to dance at all ages and dancing abilities.
The Paso Doble is the dance of the Spanish bull fight. The leader in this dance represents the Matador and the lady symbolizes his red cape. The dance includes strong, dramatic walks, with Appels (a strong stamp of the foot), beautiful toned body shapes with elements of flamenco in the footwork.
Our classes are great fun and a way to give you skills for all those special events and social occasions.
I learn new techniques, improving my dancing skills on every week. I am glad to be part of your school