Dance - Ballroom & Latin - Beginners

Course intent

Ballroom and Latin dancing is excellent for staying supple and improving your strength and balance. Each session you will be stretching and bending all your limbs and joints, strengthening your core & posture whilst remembering the moves and bringing it all together to music.

This is an ideal course for people wishing to learn or re-learn from a basic level within a small sociable group.

What will we cover?

You will learn the basic steps of dances, including social foxtrot, quickstep, waltz, rumba, and cha cha cha at a beginner level. You will also learn to recognise the musical rhythm and structure of the dances and how to dance socially with your partner.

Our courses build on past learning, week by week, to develop new abilities. You will find your own progress much easier if you attend every lesson.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

Dance Partners

You and your dance partner will need to enrol separately onto this course. Two male dancers, two female dancers or a male & female dancer all welcome, there must be two enrolments.

Your Health & Wellbeing

A course for those who enjoy dancing. It is ideal for people wanting to improve strength & flexibility in all joints but particularly back and lower limbs. It is excellent for maintaining good balance, good posture and staying supple.

This is a very sociable course.

Your Prior Knowledge & Abilities

This course is designed for those with no prior experience or those with fewer than six months’ experience. As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move easily, and dance shoes are preferred, but optional. Heeled or flat shoes that hold the foot, preferably with straps, not flip flops, pumps, or trainers. Your tutor can recommend the best shoes for you if you wish to purchase.

You will need to bring drinking water.

What can I do when I finish the course?

The Beginners course runs for a full academic year, and you are encouraged to re-enrol in the following term, from September to January to April.

We also run an Improvers course

Alternatively, we have other dance courses which may complement this course. Look at Surrey Adult Learning website or telephone Customer Services 0300 200 1044 to find out more.

Additional information

If you are joining a course that starts in January or April, you should be aware that the basics would have been covered in greater depth in the September term. The tutor will ensure you are able to follow the class and progress at your own speed.

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol, please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team, who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and always supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect.

How to enrol

You can't currently enrol online for this course, so please call 0300 200 1044 to express your interest or to make an enquiry for further information.

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