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

Boreham Village Hall

Class Schedule:

6.30pm - 1:1 lessons
7.00 pm - Previous courses revision time.
7.15pm - Absolute Beginners Class
8.15 pm - Revision Beginers
8.30pm - Beginners Plus Class
9.00 pm - Improvers Class
Finish 9.30 pm. 

Starting Dates of Next Absolute Beginners Courses
17th June to 15th July 2024 - Rumba (5 weeks due to Annual Holiday)
2nd  September to 21st October (no classes 14th October) 2024 - Social & Ballroom Foxtrot (7 weeks)

4th November to 9th December  2024 - Samba (6 weeks)
6th January to 10th February 2025 - Quickstep (6 weeks)

24th February to 31st March 2025 - Cha Cha Cha (6 weeks)
28th April to 9th June (no classes 5th or 26th May) 2025 - Ballroom Tango (5 weeks)
16th June  to 14th July 2025 - Ballroom Jive (5 weeks)
8th September to 20th October 2025 - Ballroom Waltz (7 weeks)
TBA - Paso Doble
All dates are inclusive

All classes and courses must be pre-booked in advance.  Duration of courses are 5/6/7 weeks long as specified above. 
Cost of attending either Beginners or Beginners Plus Class:  £40.00 - 5 week course, £48.00 - 6 week course, £56.00 - 7 week course per person, if you wish to attend more than once class during the same evening a discount is available, please contact us. All fees are non refundable unless we cancel a session ouselves in which case a credit will be offered. Please contact us if you require any further information or to book your place. Numbers are limited in all classes so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you wish to join mid course, we are happy for you to do so on the understanding that you book a 121 lesson prior to joining to bring you up to speed with the class.

Social Events - Everyone Welcome
Saturday 27th July 2024 -  Evening Social Dance 7.30 - 10.30 pm £10.00 per person

Bucklesham Village Hall, Bucklesham, IP10 0DR
Friday 20th December 2024 - Christmas Dance - 7.30 to 11.00 pm £10.00 per person
Copdock Village Hall, London Road, Copdock,  IP8 3JN

Raffle at all events to raise money for Emmaus UK - donations appreciated.
PLEASE NOTE ALL THE ABOVE EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL.  ALL PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED.   WE DO SELL OUT VERY QUICKLY SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP TO SECURE YOUR BOOKING.

Class Details:

Absolute Beginners Class (7.15 to 8.15 pm):

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. This 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 there is no need to worry if you do not quite 'get the dance'. Courses will run for a period of approximately 6 weeks, concentrating on one dance at a time before moving onto the next. In this class, we will aim to learn a basic routine for a particular dance. Concentrating on the very basics will enable dancers to feel confident enough 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 Beginners Plus Class on a Monday evening, other classes available at other venues during the week,  or via a one-on-one lesson if preferred.

Beginners Plus Class (8.30 to 9.30 pm)

Our Beginners Plus Class is for dancers who are confident with the basic figures and terminology of all 10 dances within the Ballroom and Latin American genre or who have completed at least 18 months in our Absolute Beginners Class. If you would like to join this class, please contact us to discuss your individual abilities 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 basic figures to progress and improve all dances.  All technique will be taught, including sway and CBM (Contra Body Movement). Once we feel you are ready we will offer you further developement by inviting you along to our Improvers Class on a Tuesday Evening at Kesgrave High School.

Practise Revision Sessions (7.00 to 7.15 pm & 8.15 to 8.30 pm)

These sessions are available to everyone attending during the evening.  We encourage attendance at these sessions to help dancers to feel confident dancing around the floor with other dancers.  This is the only way you will learn floorcraft, by getting up and joining in!  

How to find Kesgrave High School

For more details please ring 07946 347167 or email us here

Ballroom Dance Classes | Kesgrave | Ipswich | Suffolk