Ballroom Dance Classes | Kesgrave | Ipswich | Suffolk

Dance Classes in Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk

Monday evenings from 7.00pm

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

Kesgrave High School

Class Schedule:

6.30pm: Social/Practise Session
7.00pm: - Beginners Class 
8.00pm: - Intermediate/Social Session
8.15pm: - Improvers Class
9.00pm: - Advance Class

Please try and arrive 5 minutes early to ensure the class can start on time. Or better still, arrive in time and join in with the Social/Practise time. This is encouraged to enable you to grow confident with your dancing, learn floor craft and to get to know your fellow dancers. All classes payable on as you attend basis - Cash only

Starting Dates of Next Beginner's Classes - Monday Evening's:-

No Classes During August - Summer Break
5th September 2022 - Waltz
17th October 2022 - Samba
21st November 2022 - Viennese Waltz
12th December 2022 - Alternative Rhythms (two weeks)
9th January 2023 - Rumba
20th February 2023 - Social/Ballroom Foxtrot (6 weeks)
17th April 2023 - Quickstep
5th June 2023 - Paso Doble
10th July 2023 - Alternative Rhythms (4 weeks)
No Classes During August - Summer Break
11th September 2023 - Cha Cha Cha
16th October 2023 - Jive
27th November - Tango (4 weeks)

If you are unable to start on any of the above dates please feel free to contact us. Starting dates are not set in stone and we will always do our best to accommodate individual needs!
We are able to offer 1 to 1 lessons throughout the week (Monday to Saturday) at various venues in Suffolk. As well as various afternoon workshops, tea dances, corporate events, wedding participation, first dance, etc.
Please contact us for further details

Costs: £7.50 per person per evening

Social/Workshop Events - Everyone Welcome


Wednesday - 24th August 2022 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.

Saturday 24th September 2022 Bucklesham Village Hall, IP10 0DR - Argentine Tango Workshop - 2.00 - 5.00 p.m.
£20.00 per person includes tea/coffee & homemade cakes- Workshop to be confirmed - Booking essential

Saturday 22nd October 2022 Bucklesham Village Hall, IP10 0DR - Afternoon Tea Dance - 2.00 - 5.00 p.m.
£15.00 per person includes tea/coffee & homemade cakes - Booking essential

Wednesday - 26th October 2022 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.

Saturday 26th November 2022 Bucklesham Village Hall, IP10 0DR - Salsa Workshop - 2.00 - 5.00 p.m.
£20.00 per person includes tea/coffee & homemade cakes - Booking essential

Friday 23rd December 2022 - Christmas Annual Dance - Copdock Village Hall, New London Road, IP8 3JN - Limited Numbers - Booking Advised - 7.30 to 10.30pm. - £10.00 per person

Wednesday - 22nd February 2023 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Wednesday - 12th April 2023 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Wednesday - 31st May 2023 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Wednesday - 26th July 2023 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Wednesday   - 25th October 2023 - Social/Practise Session - Hasketon Village hall, IP13 6JD (£7.50 per person) 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.

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 5 weeks concentrating on one dance at a time before moving onto the next dance. Please try to stay for the practise 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 all 10 dances. 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 Intermediate/Improvers Class or via a private one to one if required.

Intermediate/Social Session:
This session will run for approx 15 minutes in between the Beginners and Improvers Class. There are no extra charges for this session and all pupils from both classes are invited to attend. We will revise and work on previous dances taught at Beginner's level.

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 all 10 dances are necessary for this class as we will be building upon these basics.  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/practise times that on offer.  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.  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