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 8 weeks. By the end of the class you will have mastered the basic steps for the particular dance that is being taught, which will allow you dance your way around the room, at a social event or on a cruise ship!
We take it 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 a pace which suits the class and you get plenty of practice time, 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 and Cha Cha Cha. Classes will run for a period of approximately 8 weeks, concentrating on one dance at a time before moving onto the next dance. Please try to stay for as many practice 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 a private lesson if required. Please see our classes page for future class dates.
During the course of the evening and throughout the year we offer practice 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 also teach one to one classes 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!
They are also great if 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 private lesson instead?
Private dance lessons are held on on:
• Tuesday afternoons and early evening at Boreham Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JD
• Wednesday afternoons and early evenings at Hasketon Village Hall, Tymmes Place, Hasketon, Suffolk IP13.
• Saturday mornings at Hasketon Village Hall, Tymmes Place, Hasketon, Suffolk, IP13.
For both private and medal work you do not require a partner – please contact us if you do not have a partner.
Cost of Lesson - £28.00/30.00 per couple per hour.
Private lessons also available during the day at various locations – please contact us with your requirements.
We also offer medal classes for those wishing to have a sense of achievement or goal in their dancing. All exams are taken with the ISTD. They are great fun to do. Examinations are held throughout the year. Please contact us if you wish to join these sessions.
We also hold Saturday Workshops throughout the year.
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, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba by the end of the day.
Taught by fully qualified experienced ISTD 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.
Various classes and lessons are on offer to further your dancing if so desired.
Gift vouchers are available upon request.