We offer instruction for the beginner through to the advanced social dancer.
We aim to provide you with a relaxed, light-hearted, but informative structured learning programme that guides you through the various levels. We cover all five Latin American dances, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive and four out of the five Ballroom dances, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and International Tango.
The Absolute Beginners' class takes place on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and is specifically designed for those starting out and wanting to take their first tentative steps in ballroom dancing. The class takes place in the smaller studio, away from the main classes, where we introduce you to a selection of introductory steps from the easier dances.
The Experienced Beginners' class takes place in the larger studio on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm, making use of the whole floor and building on the skills learnt in the Absolute Beginners' class. Our aim is to provide you, under close supervision, with choreography and the ability to navigate yourselves around the dance floor, whilst avoiding other dancers. Each routine is taught for a three week period to help prepare you for progression to the Improvers' class.
These classes run concurrently on both Monday and Wednesday. The evening starts with social dancing from 8.30pm giving you an opportunity to practise your steps/routines. Just before 9pm after showing the three routines (one per level), instruction commences for approximately 45 minutes. The Improver class takes place in the privacy of the rear studio whilst the Intermediate and Advanced classes work side by side on the larger floor in the main studio. Each dance routine is taught for a three week period with Monday's lesson repeated on the Wednesday. The evening includes a short refreshment break after which we will present the dances learnt and finish off with social dancing until 10.30pm.
Cannot make the Grafton and would prefer something in the Shirley (Croydon) area then try Strictly Fun Dancing run by Paul Burbedge on Thursday evenings?