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
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 £19 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
Our Improver's and Advanced evenings are two hour sessions which take place on Mondays and Tuesdays. The format for both evenings is the same, with a lesson during the first hour, and then practice music during the second hour covering all the Ballroom and Latin rhythms and a chance for you to buy refreshments and catch up with friends. Monday class is suitable for those progressing on from our Not Quite beginners class on Tuesdays and is slightly faster pace plus a more advanced Silver /Gold level class as an alternative. (for Beginners please see Friday 7.30pm class below)
On Tuesday evenings, one class is aimed at the more experienced silver/ gold level hobby dancer the other class is for gold and above where we teach figures above gold including variations. For improver's with a little knowledge of all the dances (enough to get around the floor) there is a Not Quite Beginners Class downstairs 7.30-8.30pm, this class does not have an additional practice. You can choose which class level suits you best for each dance. Again we teach a dance for 3 weeks before alternating to a new dance, so please call to know which week we are on. (NB no classes on Bank Holidays)
These are fun social classes and a great way to make new friends. You don't have to have a partner to attend. For those who would like to take exams or compete in addition, private lessons are available to supplement the group class. Dress code smart casual (please enquire for more details)
The whole 2 hour class is £10.50 or you can come just for the hour this is £9.00.
Your teachers on Monday are Diana and Mark
Your teachers on Tuesday are Charles, Debbie or Julie
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) and Allegro
The Class is held in The Bussell Studio one of our downstairs studios with sprung beech floors, barres and mirrors.
Salsa and Argentine Tango
We alternate this Thursday class time slot each half term. The first half term will be Salsa, the second half of term will be Argentine Tango.
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 and over the course of the term 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.
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 45 minutes classes and £8.00 per person.
Your teachers are Charles and Diana.
Wedding Dances and Choreography
We can provide wedding choreography for your special day, choreographed to your own choice of music or alternatively we can suggest a song. We suggest that you start your 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 any musical style, traditional waltz, or foxtrot, to a more modern hip/hop choice or more comedic routine! Just let us know what you would like. Cost from £20 per half hour.
24 hours notice of cancellation needed.
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 get fit too!
The Friday 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 Tuesday Evenings "Not Quite Beginners Class" Tuesdays at 7.30-8.30pm and then on to out Mondays Improver class 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 "Not quite Beginners" class on Tuesdays 8.30-9.30pm or our improver's on Mondays 8:30pm and eventually our advanced classes.
A one hour class and is £9.00 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 (please note there are no tap classes until November)
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 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