We are due to start another course in the new year and are currently compiling a list of names, please call the office if interested in the next course. Alternatively we offer private lessons in these dance styles at any time, bookable by appointment.
Salsa is from Cuba and is a fun Latin partner dance still evolving today. There are many styles of Salsa, from Cuban, LA, Puerto Rican to New York and even circular Rueda versions. We will take you through the basics in a 6 week progressive course and have you spinning and twirling to those wonderful Latin rhythms, just like you were in Havana!
Private lessons, amateur medal exams and even ISTD teacher training Associate exams also available in this dance style.
Argentine Tango is from, as you guessed it, Buenos Aires in Argentina. A Latin partner dance, we again will teach you all the basics, from Salidas, Ochos and Ganchos, to the more elaborate embellishments and moves like Heroes.
Private lessons also available for those wishing to study ISTD amateur medal exams.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Well it is preferable to come along with a friend, but plenty of singles start dance classes and if we happen to have odd numbers then the teacher or assistant may be able to dance with you instead.
The answer is anything comfortable (smart/casual) that you can move in e.g. jeans and a top/shirt, will be fine. All we ask is that the ladies wear a shoe with a slight heel that will stay on their foot and that gentlemen wear normal outdoor shoes with as thin a sole as possible.
NB Trainers or flip flop sling-backs are NOT suitable as they restrict your movement of the foot. For those who want to invest in proper ballroom shoes we do sell shoes, so if interested please ask at reception during the day or ask your teacher for more information.
Advanced dancers are advised to wear suitable practice wear and separate ballroom and latin shoes, please ask your teacher when you reach this stage.