Are you an absolute beginner? No problem! Have you got two left feet? No problem! We are here to help you have fun, learn a new skill and to meet some new friends.
Whether you are starting out from scratch or coming back to dance after a break, our beginners dance classes are an excellent place for you to start. We teach one dance at a time over a period of approximately 6/8 weeks. By the end of the class you will have mastered the basic steps for the particular dance that is being taught, allowing you to dance your way around the floor at a social event or on a cruise ship!
We literally take one step at a time, learning the right steps and alignments individually before coming together with a partner to try them out. We teach at the pace of the class and there is plenty of practise time before class, where we can help you should you be struggling to take your first steps.
Even if you have danced before, the beginner dance classes are an excellent place to practice technique, so everyone is learning.
In the beginner’s dance class you will learn the basic steps and technique of Waltz, Quickstep, Social Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Jive, Samba and Cha Cha Cha. Classes will run for a period of approximately 6/8 weeks, concentrating on one dance at a time before moving onto the next dance. Please try to stay for as many practise sessions as possible, not only does this give you chance to try out your new moves, but it also enables you to get know your fellow dancers.
By concentrating on the very basics it will enable you 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), holds, alignments and timing. Once each dance has been completed at this level with confidence, we are then able to offer further instruction in the Improvers Class or via 1:1 lesson if required. Please see our classes page for future class dates.
During the course of the evening and throughout the year we offer practise sessions to enable you to put into place your dance moves, this is also a great time for you to approach us if you are having any difficulties with your dancing.
We are also able to offer one to one tuition, which are a great way to catch up on missed classes, or for some extra help. Please get in touch and we can arrange a location and time that suits. These are great for learning a particular dance, a first wedding dance or just for the sheer fun of learning to dance! Perhaps you are a little nervous about coming to a class?, we know how you feel – we had to do it once! It can be quite nerve wracking, so why not book a one to one lesson instead?
One to One Dance Tuition are held on:
• Tuesday afternoon and early evening at Boreham Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JD
• Wednesday afternoon and early evenings at Hasketon Village Hall, Tymmes Place, Hasketon, Suffolk IP13 6JD
• Thursday late afternoon and early evening at Wickham Market Primary School, Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 ORP
Friday early evenings at Dennington Village Hall, Dennington, Suffolk IP13 8DD
• Saturday mornings at Hasketon Village Hall, Tymmes Place, Hasketon, Suffolk IP13 6JD
For both 1:1 lessons and examination work you do not require a partner – please contact us if you do not have a partner.
Cost of One to One Lesson - £30.00 per couple or single per hour or £15.00 for 30 minutes. Why not book a group session? - contact us for further details and costs.
One to one lessons are also available during the day at various locations – please contact us with your requirements.
We also able to offer examinations for those wishing to have a sense of achievement or goal in their dancing. All exams are taken with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). They are great fun to do. Examinations are held throughout the year. Please contact us if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity. You do not require a partner to take part in examination work.
Saturday Tastier Experience Days.
Fancy Ballroom dancing but don't have the time? Or are you put off by the thought of a weekly commitment? Does Strictly fill you with inspiration? Or would you like to buy a really wonderful gift for someone special? Our Taster Experience Days are the answer!
These taster days are brilliant for getting to grips with four of the most common dances in one single day. Providing a unique answer to whether or not you would like to dance and which dances you prefer! Our aim is to have you dancing the basics in Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Rumba and Jive by the end of the day.
Taught by fully qualified experienced AISTD tutors, the day will commence at 9.30am with approximately an hour and half tuition on each dance. Allowing for tea breaks and lunch (included) and finishing at 4.30pm.
Plans are in motion to hold these sessions at various locations across Suffolk. All venues have plenty of parking and modern flooring and amenities. Cost £50.00 per person (includes lunch, tea/coffee and biscuits). Please contact us if you are interested.
Saturday Workshop Experience Days
These workshops are aimed at learning alternative dances, for instance: Charleston, Sequence, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Barn Dances, Lindy Hop, Ceroc, etc. These usually consist of an experienced guest teacher attending on a Saturday afternoon (2.00 to 5.00 p.m). With an hour's tea break with tea/coffee and homemade cakes included. Cost £20.00 per head.
Corporate events can consist of many different sessions. These can be Ballroom/Latin American dance session as per tastier days. We can even arrange a competition between rivals if desired! Or we are able to offer a dance routine (line dance) for any song you wish to choose! These are extremely fun events. Corporate Events can be streamlined to your requirements. Costs will vary depending upon requirements, so please feel free to contact us.
Have a particular song you would like to learn a dance routine too? These can be extremely fun to do! Hours to suit, they can include homemade cakes with tea/coffee or prosecco if desired. Give us a call for further information.
Would you like something different for your special day? We are able to come along and encourage people to get up on the dance floor with a few fun dances during the evening. All dances are taught on the evening, these sessions are great fun and we have experienced many guests commenting that they did not realise how much fun dancing could be!!!! Please contact us for further information.
Various classes and lessons are on offer to further your dancing if so desired.
Gift vouchers for all of the above are available upon request.