WALTZ - GRACEFUL - POWERFUL - ELEGANT
The Waltz consists of turns and intricate changes of direction which glide effortlessly around the room. It is commonly used as the first dance for a wedding due to it's romantic quality. You will learn the Natural & Reverse Turns, Whisk & Chassè and Spin Turn at Beginner level.
CHA CHA CHA - CUBAN - RHYTMIC - LIVELY
This dance orginated in Cuba and was brought to London in the 1950's. It is a compact dance with fancy footwork and syncopated rhythms. A real favourite with beginners! You will learn the Basic Pattern, New Yorks, Shoulder to Shoulder and Spot turns at beginner level.
JIVE - BUBBLY - ENERGETIC - JOYFUL
This dance is the fastest of the Latin American dances and very popular with all ages. Jive is a very happy, boppy, energetic dance, with plenty of knee-lifting, kicks and flicks, and turning of the lady. You will learn the Fallaway Rock, Change of Places, Mooch, Change of Hands and American Spin at beginner level.
QUICKSTEP - FAST - FANCY - FUN
This lively dance, primarily danced to swing or big band music, covers lots of dance floor and is dynamic and jazzy in it's essence. You learn Chasses, Quarter Turns, Lock Steps and Spin Turns at beginner level. The Hops and Skips and Kicks (a Charleston influence) are learnt at a more advanced level!
RUMBA - SENSUAL - ROMANTIC - SUBTLE
The slowest of the Latin American dances, similar to Cha Cha Cha in construction but softer and more sensual in style. The slower tempo allows for more intricate rhythms, body movements and expression. You will learn Fan, Alemana, Hand to Hand, Aida, Cuban Rocks and more at Intermediate level.
TANGO - DRAMATIC - SHARP - PRECISE
The Tango, a descendant of the Argentine Tango, has kept its original passionate style with compact hold but travels around the room. Fast movements combined with sharp footwork and head flicks create a powerful dance full of drama. You will learn the Basic pattern, Reverse Turn and Rock Turn at Beginner level.
SAMBA - BRAZILIAN - BOUNCY - EXCITING
The Samba originated in Brazil. It was and is danced as a festival dance during street celebrations. Samba is a fun dance that fits most of today's popular music and its party style makes it very uplifting. You will learn Basic, Samba Whisks and Walks, Voltas and Botafogos at Intermediate level
FOXTROT - CLASSY - SMOOTH - SUAVE
Often referred to as the 'Rolls Royce' of the dances, is a favourite among many ballroom dancers. Named after its inventor, vaudeville performer Harry Fox, the Foxtrot is often associated with the smooth dancing style of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The Foxtrot consists of long walking movements which zig-zag across the floor involving a subtle rise and fall action. You will learn the Feather Step, Three Step, Natural and Reverse Turns at Intermediate level.
PASO DOBLE - TRADITIONAL - CHARISMATIC - COMMANDING
The Paso Doble portrays the story of the matador (man) and his cape (lady) in the Spanish Bullfight. Elements from flamenco dancing are incorporated throughout making this a very strong passionate dance. The basic steps are essentially a type of march expressing the music which was composed to embody the colour and excitement of the bull ring. You will learn Separations, Grand Circle, Spanish Lines, Flamenco Taps, Banderillas and more at an Advanced Level.
VIENNESE WALTZ - ENCHANTING - BEAUTIFUL - BREATHTAKING
Sometimes referred to as the 'Quick Waltz' it is the fastest of the Ballroom dances. The Viennese Waltz is characterised by continuous and swift rotations both right and left. Far less rise and fall is used than in the slow Waltz due to the speed of the music. You will learn Natural and Reverse Turns with Change Steps at an Advanced Level.