Ballroom Dance Classes | Wickham Market | Suffolk

Dance Classes in Wickham Market, Suffolk

Thursday evenings from 7.00pm

Wickham Market Primary School, Dallinghoo Road, Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 0RP

Dennington Village Hall

Class Schedule:

6.45 p.m. -  Practice & Social Time
7.00  p.m. - Beginners Revision
7.15 p.m. - Beginners Class
8.15 p.m. - Practice & Social Time
8.30 p.m. - Improvers Class
Finish 9.30 p.m.

Please try and arrive at least 5 minutes before to ensure the class starts on time. Or better still, arrive in time and join in with the Social/Practise time before and after class. This is encouraged to enable you to grow confident with your dancing, learn floor craft and to socialise with your fellow dancers.

Start Dates of Next Beginner's Classes - Thursday Evenings

Currently teaching  - Samba
11th January 2024 - Ballroom Jive
29th February 2024 -  Social/Ballroom Foxtrot
18th April 2024 - Quickstep

13th June 2024 - Paso Doble
5th September 2024- Ballroom Waltz (5 weeks)
24th October 2024 - Cha Cha Cha 
5th December 2024 - Viennese Waltz (2 weeks only)
9th January 2025 - Tango
27th February - Rumba

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! 
All courses have a duration of 6 weeks unless otherwise stated. Attendance at every class is not vital but it will help with your progress and understanding of each dance style. 
Please note that dates may change due to unforseen circumstances so always check our website on a regular basis.
Both beginners and improver classes must be prebooked and are payable in advance.  If you are unable to attend week 1 or would like a taster session please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Cost to attend (6 weeks) £96.00 per couple per course (either beginners or improvers). If you wish to attend both classes during the evening we are able of offer a small discount please contact us for further information.
Numbers are limited for these classes so please contact us for payment details and availability.
We operate a policy of non return of fees or classes in lieu for classes missed. 
Due to size of hall and limited numbers we are only able to cater for couples at this venue. Please check our other venues for singles. 
We are able to offer 1 to 1 lessons on either a Thursday prior to classes starting or at other venues Monday through to Thursday. As well as various afternoon workshops, tea dances, corporate events, wedding participation, first dance, etc.
Please contact us for further information.

Costs: £96.00 per couple per course (6 weeks).

Social/Workshop 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 each 

All events are held at Bucklesham Village Hall, Bucklesham, Suffolk IP10 0DR, unless otherwise stated.

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. This Ballroom and Latin American dance class is aimed at dancers who have either never danced before or very little, a great class for a refresher before joining our Improvers Class. 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 6 weeks,  concentrating on two dances at a time before moving onto the next dance. Please try to arrive in time for the practice session, (no extra charge) to practice your steps and to socialize with your fellow dancers.  In this class we will aim to learn a basic routine in a particular dance. 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 one-to-one lesson if required.

Beginners Revision:
This session will run for approx. 15 minutes before the Beginners Class at 7.00 p.m. There are no extra charges for this session and all pupils who have completed our previous Beginners Class are invited to attend. We will revise and work on previous dances taught at Beginner's level.

Social Practice Session:
These practice sessions at 7.00 p.m. and 8.15 p.m. are run to enable dancers to revise, practice and improve dances that have been previously learned at any level. It is also a great time to get to know your fellow dancers. We are also available, should you wish, for any extra help with your dancing. We encourage as many of our dancers as possible to attend these sessions. No extra charge for these sessions applies.

Improvers 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 techniques 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 Wickham Market Primary School:

For more details please ring 07946 347167 or email us here

Ballroom Dance Classes | Wickham Market | Suffolk