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3 - 6 Weeks Courses
Latin, Ballroom, Jive

Beginners 1 & 2
Mondays 7pm to 8pm

Practice till 8:10pm

(additionally Thursdays 8pm, 

in January & September only)

Improvers, Intermediate
& Advanced
Mondays 8:15pm to 9:30pm
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Imp - Adv
BEGINNERS

We would like to invite you to an exciting journey through the Latin and Ballroom dances and the Jive. Learn to dance in an easy and joyful way.

Next courses:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • 3 Weeks Beginners Jive

Mondays  15  - 29 Jul

7pm to 8pm

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- Summer Break -

  • 6 Weeks Beginners Course, dances grou

(= Jive, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Merengue)

a) Mondays 

9 Sept - 14 Oct

7pm to 8pm

OR

b) Thursdays 

12 Sep - 17 Oct

8pm to 9pm

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The Six Weeks Courses offer you an 'Introduction to Latin & Ballroom (& Jive)' for Beginners, in two groups of dances, 'A' and 'B'; you can start with any group. The Three Week Courses focus on one or two dances.

The group of dances 'A' in a Six Weeks Course:

Cha Cha Cha, Waltz,

Rumba, Tango

The group of dances 'B' in a Six Weeks Course:

Jive, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Merengue

Each beginners course has a level 1 for absolute beginners and a level 2 for beginners who are ready to progress. So you could attend a certain course on level 1 and soon on level 2. In January and September there is an additional Beginners class on Thursdays, but that is only for Beginners 1.

IMPROVERS, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED 

​Focus on one dance for 4 weeks

Repeat your basics, learn new steps and a useful routine within 3 weeks and have the 4th week for repetition & improvement only. 

Improvers: Pre-Bronze to Bronze

Intermediate: Bronze to Silver 

Advanced: Gold and beyond

Next courses, all on Mondays:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Quickstep

10 Jun - 1 Jul

8:15pm - 9:30pm

  • Samba

8 - 29 Jul

8:15pm - 9:30pm

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- Summer Break -

  • Jive

9 - 30 Sept

8:15pm - 9:30pm

  • Slow Foxtrot

7 - 28 Oct

8:15pm - 9:30pm

  • Rumba

4 - 25 Nov

8:15pm - 9:30pm

  • Vienn. Waltz (3 weeks)

2 - 16 Dec

8:15pm - 9:30pm

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Try first, then decide

If you would like to try a course, book a Drop-In ticket (only possible for the first week of a course). If you enjoy the class, you could upgrade by paying the difference to the full price of the course. Just bring your payment card.

Teachers:

Laurie Yates, Ralf Schiller, Roswitha Wetschka

Choose level
The course levels explained

  • Our course levels are building up on each other and should be attended in that order. The content is alligned with the Syllabus of the ISTD 

  • Beginners 1: Absolute Beginners, first Basic steps.

  • Beginner 2: You've learned the very first Basic steps of the dances before and are now ready to learn more steps. You can change back and forth between Beginners 1 & 2 depending on the dance, as these levels are taught at the same time. Pre-Bronze figures.

  • Improvers: Students who have been dancing that dance for approximately one year (on Beginners 1 and 2 level). Pre-Bronze and Bronze figures.

  • Intermediate: Students who have been dancing that dance at least for two to three years and have attended our Improvers Course or an equivalent class. Bronze and Silver figures.

  • Advanced: Students who have been learning at least for four to six years, have attended the Intermediate Course level repeatedly in that dance, know the basics up to Silver well and have developed their technique sufficiently. Silver, Gold and Goldstar figures. 

Progress Beg

How to progress as beginner

In the first year of your dancing you learn the mayor dances, build up a broader knowledge of the basic steps, develop muscle memory and confidence by attending and repeating the Beginners Courses on level 1 and then level 2. A regular, preferably weekly dance schedule and any practice helps. After attending the courses with dances A and dances B we recommend to continue with the Beginner Courses on level 2 and additionally to come as often as possible to the Wednesday Weekly Drop-In Classes > which includes a social / practice session to practice all dances. The teachers are happy to discuss when it's a good time for you to move up to the Improvers level where we focus for 4 weeks on one dance. Our London Ballroom Fever party series> are a great place to have fun and socialise, while you put into practice what you've learnt.

If you can't make one class

 

If you can't make it to one evening of a Beginners course at our Dance School, don't worry! We offer alternatives.

You can watch our Beginners Class live-streamed on Zoom - just email us two hours before the class begins.

Alternatively, you can attend our 8:15pm Beginners session (including the Social) at the Wednesday Weekly Drop-In Class instead. Just email us the day before referring to which course date you are replacing.

That way we can ensure you get the best possible experience in our classes.

Improvers, Intermediate and Advanced can exchange a class for the whole evening (2 levels) of the Wednesday Weekly Drop-In class, Beginners level 2 can only attend Improvers if they did level 2 for this dance before.

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