While restrictions are in place there is no contact while dancing unless you are dancing within your family bubble. Although masks should be worn to enter the premises, they are not necessary during class unless you feel safer in doing so.
Because of the limited places adult classes are booked via our online shop.
There are a variety of fun hobby group classes; a great way to make new friends, keep fit and healthy, as well as learning something new! You do not need a partner to attend although you can stay with your same partner if you do come along together.
In group classes we cover Waltz, Chachacha, Quickstep, Rumba, Tango, Jive, Samba, Salsa, Paso, Foxtrott, Argentine Tango, Social Rhythm as well as some popular sequence dances too. We change dance every 3 weeks.
All classes teach a dance routine for 3 weeks at a time, before alternating to a different dance, for instance Rumba for three weeks, then Waltz for three weeks, etc, alternating between a Ballroom and a Latin dance. The sessions are booked via the shop in blocks, drop in lessons are also available if you can't make it for the whole block.
These are available in sessions of 45 minutes and are perfect for those wishing to learn at there own pace, whether faster or slower. You can learn a mixture of dances, do just one specific style, concentrate on your technique for exams or competitions. Many of our students have regular weekly slots, daytimes and weekend times are easy to arrange with some evening slots also available from time to time. Private lessons can be booked with any one of our teachers or competitive coaches at a time convenient to you, and can be shared with your partner or just on your own with your teacher.
Private lessons are booked in advance, and paid on the day to your teacher. So that we can rebook your slot your teacher will require at least 48 hours for a cancellation or the full amount will be charged for. Please call for current pricing.
Please call the office to arrange a lesson. 01708 754949 or 01708 783576
(NB no classes on Monday Bank Holidays)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Well it is preferable to come along with a friend, but plenty of singles start dance classes and if we happen to have odd numbers then the teacher or assistant may be able to dance with you instead.
The answer is anything comfortable (smart/casual) that you can move in e.g. jeans and a top/shirt, will be fine. All we ask is that the ladies wear a shoe with a slight heel that will stay on their foot and that gentlemen wear normal outdoor shoes with as thin a sole as possible.
NB Trainers or flip flop sling-backs are NOT suitable as they restrict your movement of the foot. For those who want to invest in proper ballroom shoes we do sell shoes, so if interested please ask at reception during the day or ask your teacher for more information.
Advanced dancers are advised to wear suitable practice wear and separate ballroom and latin shoes, please ask your teacher when you reach this stage.