Ballroom Dance Classes | Kesgrave | Ipswich | Suffolk

Dance Classes in Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk

Monday evenings from 6.45pm

Kesgrave High School Hall, Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP5 2PB

Kesgrave High School

Class Schedule:

6.45pm – 7.30pm: Advance Class
7.30pm – 7.45pm: Social/Practice time
7.45pm – 8.30pm: Beginners Class
8.30pm – 8.45pm: Social/Practice time
8.45pm – 9.30pm: Improvers Class

Please try and arrive 5 minutes early to ensure the class can start on time. Or better still, try to join in with the Social/Practice time before and after each class. This is encouraged to enable you to grow confident with your dancing and mix with fellow dancers.
WHILST COVID RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN PLACE PLEASE ENSURE YOU CONTACT US FIRST BEFORE ATTENDING ANY OF OUR CLASSES.

Dates of Next Beginner's Classes:

19th July 2021: Waltz (8 Weeks)
2nd August 2021: No Classes this week.
30th August 2021: No Classes this week.
1st September 2021: Social Practise Evening - Everyone Welcome 7.30 - 10.00 p.m. at Hasketon Village Hall, IP13 6JD
27th September 2021: Rumba (8 Weeks)
22nd November 2021: Slow Rhythm (3 Weeks)
10th December 2021: Christmas Dance
13th December 2021: Social Practise Evenings with some tuition (2 Weeks)
27th December 2021: No Classes this week
29th December 2021: Social Practise Evening - Everyone Welcome 7.30 - 10.00 p.m. at Hasketon Village Hall, IP13 6JD
3rd January 2022: No Classes this week
5th January 2022: Social Practise Evening - Everyone Welcome 7.30 - 10.00 p.m. at Hasketon Village Hall, IP13 6JD
10th January 2022: Cha Cha Cha (8 weeks)
 14th March 2022:  Quickstep – (8 weeks)
Wednesday 13th April 2022 - Social Practise Evening - Everyone Welcome 7.30 - 10.00 p.m. at Hasketon Village Hall, IP13 6JD
Wednesday 20th April 2022 - Social Practise Evening - Everyone Welcome 7.30 - 10.00 p.m. at Hasketon Village Hall, IP13 6JD
6th June 2022: Jive (8 weeks)
Summer Break
5th September 2022: Tango (8 weeks)
17th October 2022: – TBA

Costs: £7.50 per person per evening

Classes can be paid for either in advance for the whole course or pay as you go via cash, cheque, Paypal or bank transfer. If paid in advance we are able to offer a small discount, please contact us for further information. 

Class Details:

Beginners Class:

Do you have two left feet? Have you never danced before? Are you nervous about taking that first step? Then this is the class for you. Our ballroom and latin american dance class is aimed at dancers who have either never danced before or very little. We will go at the pace of the class, so no need to worry if you do not quite ‘get the dance’. Classes will run for a period of approximately 8 weeks concentrating on one dance at a time before moving onto the next dance. Please try to stay for the practice sessions inbetween each class to practice your steps and to get to know your fellow dancers. In this class we will aim to learn a basic routine in the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Social Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Concentrating on the very basics to enable dancers to feel confident to go out dancing socially, at a wedding or on a cruise ship. Basic technique will be covered i.e. Footwork (heels and toes), hold, alignments and timing. Once each dance has been completed at this level with confidence we are able to offer further instruction in the Improvers Class or via a private lesson if required.

Improvers Class:

This class is for dancers who have completed our Beginners Class or have danced before. We will be concentrating on improving and adding to all dances taught at beginners level. A good basic knowledge of the Waltz, Tango, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive are necessary for this class as we will be building upon these basics as well as introducing the Samba and Ballroom Foxtrot. Technique such as footwork, timing and alignments will be revised and learnt. If you attend this class please try to come along for the social/practice time in betweem each class.  We do not have any set timetable for this class we work on whatever is needed at the time. We usually work on 2/3 dances during the course of the lesson.

Advanced Class:

This dance class is for dancers who are confident with the basic terminology of each dance. If you would like to join this class please contact us to discuss your individual ability and requirements. Dancers who already attend our classes will be asked to attend when we feel they are of the required standard. We will use standard figures and variations so a good knowledge is required. Paso Doble and the Viennese Waltz will be introduced. All technique will be taught including sway and CBM (Contra body movement). Although we will use a basic routine we encourage dancers to use the various figures and variations as they wish. After all we do not wish to create a sequence class we would like our dancers to be as individual as possible!

How to find Kesgrave High School:

For more details please ring 07946 347167 or email us here

Ballroom Dance Classes | Kesgrave | Ipswich | Suffolk