Kesgrave High School Hall, Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 2PB
6.30pm - 1:1 lessons
7.00 pm - Social/Practise Time
7.15pm - Absolute Beginners Class
8.15 pm - Revision/Practise Time
8.30pm - Beginners Plus Class
Finish 9.30 pm.
Starting Dates of Next Absolute Beginners Courses
Currently teaching - Ballroom Tango
11th December 2023 - Viennese Waltz (2 weeks only)
8th January 2024 - Ballroom Jive
26th February 2024 - Waltz
15th April 2024 - Paso Doble (5 weeks due to May Bank Holiday)
17th June 2024 - Rumba
2nd September 2024 - Ballroom Foxtrot
21st October 2024 - Samba
30th November 2024 - Social Foxtrot (4 weeks only)
6th January 2025 - Quickstep
24th February 2025 - Cha Cha Cha
All classes and courses must be pre-booked in advance. All courses are 6 weeks long, unless otherwise specified.
Cost of attending: All classes £48.00 per course (6 weeks) 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.
Social Events - Everyone Welcome
Friday 22nd December 2023 - Christmas Dance - 7.30 - 11.00 pm - Copdock Village Hall, London Road, Copdock, IP8 3JN - £10.00 per person (Early booking advised)
10th February 2024 - Valentine's Dance (Red & White Evening) 7.30 - 10.30 pm £10.00 per person
All dances held at Bucklesham Village Hall, Bucklesham, IP10 0DR unless otherwise stated.
PLEASE NOTE ALL THE ABOVE EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL. ALL PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE. WE DO SELL OUT VERY QUICKLY SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT US ASAP TO SECURE YOUR BOOKING.
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 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!