Click on the classes in the timetable to view a brief description of the class and level that it is aimed at.
TIMETABLE FOR ADULT CLASSES
Reserved for private lessons
The perfect way to learn at your own speed, you can either work on your individual technique for individual dances for exams or competitions or work on all general ballroom and Latin dances or something for a specific occasion, say a function, cruise or a wedding. We provide private lessons in Ballroom, Latin American, Disco, Salsa, Argentine Tango during these Saturday, mid week daytime and limited evening slots. Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, ISTD Teacher Training, are also available just during daytime midweek or some Sundays. Wedding Couples first dance choreography lessons available if you want to learn something not listed here still give us a call. You'll be surprised what we have been asked to teach in the past!
24 HOURS NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN FOR
There are some evening spaces used for booking private lessons and other spaces also available during the day time Monday to Friday before 3.30pm and Saturday 9.00-5.00pm, all booked through your teacher or the office. If you're interested in booking a private lesson and have not had one before, give us a call and we will arrange for a teacher to phone you. we require at least 24 hours for cancellations.
Private lessons are between £20 and £28 per half hour depending on teacher and level of coaching.
Please remember you are booking to have private lesson with a teacher and that sometimes there are other teachers using the studio who are also having a lesson. If you require to have your lesson with no other teachers on the floor then an additional surcharge may apply. It may not be possible to accommodate such an arrangement, it does depend on bookings, just ask your teacher.
Ballroom/Latin Improver's, Intermediate and Advanced Social Evenings
These are fun hobby classes and 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, for those who wish to take exams or compete too, we recommend private lessons in addition to the social group classes.
Our "Experienced/Advanced" night is a two hour session taking place on Tuesdays 8.30-10.30pm and includes a lesson comprising of simple variations and Gold figures followed by a practice session. £11 per week.
Monday's is the "Beginners Plus" class at 8.30-9.45pm, and is suitable for those progressing on from our Friday's Total Beginners class, and covers Prebronze/ Social dance figures in simple routines with a short practice session. £10.00 per week.
The Tuesday "Improvers" class at 8.30-9.45pm downstairs, is the next step on, covering Bronze figures in simple routines with a short practice, and is a slightly faster pace of class. £10.50 per week.
The" Intermediate" class on Mondays 8.30-9.45pm covers Bronze and Silver figures, and a short practice. £10.00 per week.
Total Beginners are advised to try Fridays (please see Friday 7.30-8.30pm class below £9.50 per week) however if Fridays are impossible for you or maybe if you danced many years ago and just want a revision Monday evening is still an option for you.
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. Please call to know which week we are on, for Beginners and Beginners plus we recommend starting week 1 of a new dance. (NB no classes on Monday Bank Holidays) Dress code is smart casual, ballroom and latin footwear is recommended for Improvers onwards.
Your Beginners Plus teacher on Monday is Charles, your Intermediate class teacher on Monday is Mark.
Your Improvers class teacher on Tuesday is Julie, your Experienced class teachers on Tuesdays are Charles and Debbie.
Saturday Social Practice Nights
Saturday Social Practice Dance- 8.00-10.00pm approximately once per month on the following dates:
30th September, 21st October, 11th November, 3rd December
A chance to meet up with friends and practice all your favourite ballroom and latin dances plus some favourite sequence dances. All in our lovely Upstairs Ballroom with Maple floor, subdued coloured lighting and mirror ball! Bring your own refreshments, or teas and coffee also available. £6 per person.
For the adult who is looking for a different
kind of exercise, we have an adult Ballet class. The beginners/improver's
class will take you through the basics of Ballet and build on the technique
progress (45 minute class). You
be learning Ballet steps from the exercises at the barre and centre
work including port de bras (arm movements), Adage (slow movements) with some Allegro
The Class is held in The Fosse Studio one of our Upstairs studios with sprung beech floor and barres, your teacher is Georgia.
Salsa and Argentine Tango
This is an hour class run in 6 week courses, on Thursdays 8.15-9.15pm.
Salsa - If you have seen " Cuban Fury " you'll know Salsa is from Cuba and is a fun Latin partner dance. There are many styles of Salsa, from Cuban, LA, Puerto Rican to New York and even circular rueda versions. We will take you through the basics in a 6 week progressive beginners course starting 28th of September and have you spinning and twirling to those wonderful Latin rhythms, just like you were in Havana!
Argentine Tango - Argentine Tango is from, as you guessed it, Buenos Aires in Argentina. A Latin partner dance, we again will teach you all the basics, from Salidas, Ochos and Ganchos, to the more elaborate embellishments and moves like heroes. The next beginners course with start January 11th 2018.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Well it is preferable to come along with a friend, but plenty of singles start the class and if we happen to have odd numbers one week then the teacher or assistant may be able to dance with you instead.
We are asked all the time "what do we wear?"
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 are not suitable as they restrict your movement and can be too sticky on the maple floor. We do sell shoes if interested please ask at reception.
These are 1 Hour classes and are £9.50 per person. Week one of the course come along and pay for just one class then the following week the remaining 5 weeks of the course is paid upfront.
Your teacher is Charles.
Wedding Dances and Choreography
We can provide wedding choreography and tuition for your special day, even if you are a non dancer, all choreographed to your own choice of music or alternatively we can suggest a song.
(music compilations and cutting of tracks can also be arranged )
We suggest that you start private lessons at least 8-12 weeks before your big day, so that nearer the time when your schedule gets busier all you need are a few top-up lessons. Dances can be to any musical style, traditional waltz, or foxtrot, or a more modern or even a slightly surprising choice for a more comedic routine! Just let us know what you would like to do. Cost from £22.50 per half hour. Various teachers avaiable depending on your time and day restrictions.
24 hours notice of cancellation needed for all private lessons.
Please call to book a lesson (NB evening slots and weekends get very busy during wedding season!)
Adult Ballroom and Latin Beginners
Have you watched "Strictly Come Dancing" and felt inspired to dance? Ballroom dancing is a great way to meet new friends, have fun and keep the mind and body fit too!
The Friday "Total Beginners" class is specifically aimed at complete beginners or anyone wanting to refresh their basic figures in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. You are not tied to a specific number of weeks to learn the basics. You can join at any point in the year as we start a new dance every 3 weeks. It is a progressive class which adds figures to each of the dances at an easy pace, waltz, quickstep, tango, social foxtrot, Chacha, rumba, jive, salsa and others. When you and the teacher feel happy that you have the basic knowledge and want to move on, then you could try our Monday Evenings "Beginners Plus Class" 8.30-9.45pm or possibly the Tuesdays Improvers class at 8.30-9.45pm which will add further figures to your repertoire at a slightly faster speed and with a practice session attached.
You don't need a partner to come along but if you can persuade your partner, we guarantee they will have a good time too. Latin and Ballroom dances are couple dances so we will partner people up for the class or you may get to dance with one of the teachers. Dress code is anything smart/casual e.g. Jeans and top/shirt. or shoes, ladies please wear a heeled shoe which stays on your foot (not a metal tipped heel) and gents an outdoor shoe with a thin sole, definitely NOT TRAINERS! If you decide you want to take your dancing more seriously we also sell dance shoes, please enquire for details.
You can join at any time but best if it coincides with the start of a new dance, so please call to check whether we are on week 1, 2 or 3 of the dance.
Once you have been in Beginners class for approximately 8-12 months and feel confident, you will move on to the "Beginners plus" class on Monday 8.30-9.45pm or our improver's on Tuesdays 8:30 - 9.45 pm and eventually our advanced classes. (see above)
A one hour class and is £9.50 per person.
Adult Line Dancing
This class is Fridays and most suitable if you have at least done a little line dancing before. We will revise the classic Country 'n Western line dances that started the whole line dance craze off, as well as learning a new line dance all with one of the foremost teachers in the field of line dancing. It's suitable for seasoned line dancers.
This class is a two hour session and is £8.00 per person.
Your teacher is Charles.
Adult tap classes are available at three levels, Beginners, Improver's and Experienced.
Please wear comfortable clothes suitable for dancing e.g. jazz pants or track suit bottoms and t-shirt /sports type top, with tap shoes (we do sell dance shoes, please ask your teacher for details) low heeled tap shoes are advised.
The classes are held in the Astaire studio downstairs at our studios
Pilates is a form of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and postural awareness.
Pilates exercise is predominantly floor based, and class members find that they become stronger, leaner, and more able to move with grace and ease. It's a great compliment to dance classes as your posture and strength improves, and it is also very beneficial for those suffering from back or postural problems.
Classes are on Wednesday mornings New Beginners 9:45-10:45am, Experienced 11:00am -12.00
We do have some mats but these are limited, so please call or bring your own exercise mat. Please wear comfortable stretchy/loose clothing similar to that suitable for yoga.
The class is held in the Alex Moore Studio Upstairs