Classes for Complete Beginners in Latin & Ballroom Dance
Class for Couples & Individuals
This beginners class is for everyone. You don’t need any previous experience. It’ll be an easy to follow, fun class which takes you from the beginning, through each of the Latin and Ballroom dances in turn. You can bring a partner, or come on your own.
New class: Wednesday 17 January 2024
Location: St Philip Evans Church Hall, Cardiff CF23 9UL
Beginners classes explained
Our beginners courses are suitable for complete beginners with no previous dance experience.
Over a course of 6 or 7 weeks, we will introduce you to three different dances (for example, cha cha cha, merengue and foxtrot).
At the end of the course, you will be able to dance a simple routine in three dances with a partner, to music.
The course is progressive: each week, you will recap what was taught the previous week as well as learning something new.
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We are very experienced in teaching all of the following dances: cha cha cha, rumba, samba, jive and paso doble (the Latin dances), waltz, foxtrot, tango, quickstep and Viennese waltz (the Ballroom dances); merengue, salsa, lindy hop (Alternative Latin). We also occasionally throw in some Charleston, American smooth, disco and more!
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Do I need a partner?
Everyone is welcome, whether you are bringing a partner or coming on your own!
Some of our classes are specifically for couples, or for individuals. This will be specified in the class title.
Couples classes are for two people who will be dancing together.
We don’t mind what relationship you have (mum and daughter, same sex couples, two friends dancing together, everyone is welcome!) but one of you will be dancing leaders steps, and the other will be dancing followers steps. You will be dancing in hold with your partner – we will not change partners during the class.
Individuals classes are for those without a dance partner. All routines are taught solo to start with, then you will partner up with others from the class to dance together. We will change partners so that everyone gets to dance with a partner.
1 class – £10 (drop-in)
4 classes –
£40 £36 (pay up front)
8 classes –
£80 £72 (pay up front)
Excellent beginner dance lessons!
Excellent beginner dance lessons! Fun, easy way to learn how to dance. We are/were completely new to dancing and were nervous to start. So glad we did!
Thank you for running your classes, they are absolutely great and I felt so welcome so soon after starting. You have an amazing team and a fab group of learners
You’ll love it
We are now absolutely hooked and really look forward to our weekly class. I would recommend it to anyone who is tempted to give ballroom dancing a try – you’ll love it!
Friendly and supportive
There is no pressure and no judgement if you are struggling to nail any particular step, just friendly support. If you are tempted to try dance lessons, you should definitely give Saturn Dance a go.
Absolutely love it!
We’ve been dancing with Saturn Dance for 6 years now and absolutely love it! We started off as very nervous beginners but thanks to Darren and Lucilla’s brilliant teaching we now have the confidence to do so many dances( Foxtrot, Samba, Cha Cha, Waltz etc)
So much to offer
There are extra practice sessions once a month, which is ideal for those of us whose kitchens are too small to practice at home. There are monthly social dances: great fun with loads of support from fellow dancers and teachers. There is even a glitter ball!
Started as a non dancer
Darren Lucilla, Helen ,Jen and Steph all have a relaxed style of teaching Lessons are fun as are the social events Would recommend to anyone ..give it a go !
Easy to follow
Darren and Lucilla explain the steps in a way that is very easy to follow and their classes are pure fun.
Amazing, patient teachers. Amazing, thoughtful, caring people. We’ve tried a few different types of dance and Saturn Dance is the one we can not leave because of how much we have learnt from them and how fun the lessons are.
Started as a beginner about 5 years ago. I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to do it, or the teachers might get grumpy and impatient if I held the class back. I needn’t have worried. Darren and Lucilla explain the steps in a way that is very easy to follow and their classes are pure fun.
We have learned so much more with Saturn Dance. Age isn’t a barrier for them. Their knowledge and style of teaching is brilliant. Thank you
Darren and Lucilla are the best dance teachers around, highly recommend their classes!!
It is really lovely to join a class where you you can enjoy the dancing without any pressure. Would totally recommend Saturn Dance classes.
Very much enjoying the lessons
They teach the lessons so you can just enjoy dancing and ensure you can make it around the floor. Very glad we chose to start going and will continue to do so for as long as we can.
Great teaching and community.
Started as a beginner and felt very welcomed and encouraged. Good value and a great environment to give dancing a go for the first time, or, improve and build on your existing skills!
We had private dance lessons with Darren for our first dance at our wedding. The lessons were really fun and everyone was really impressed with our routine. Highly recommend.
Very much enjoying our lessons
Not going to lie, I was a little nervous when we first started, but the lessons are nice and informal and Darren is incredibly kind & patient.
Absolutely love it!
We have met some lovely people in the classes and the Socials every 4- 6 weeks are a great way to practice the steps and get some extra tuition . If you have always wanted to try ballroom dancing but have felt unsure or shy, I promise you will quickly gain the confidence to dance across the floor and also you will have a lot of fun along the way!
One of the most enjoyable hobbies I’ve ever had
If you have ever even had the remotest inkling or tug of desire that you would like to try dance lessons then you have to go to Saturn Dance. The classes are warm, friendly, funny and welcoming whether you’re going alone (as I did) or as a couple.
Saturn Dance is simply fabulous.
Friendly, expert and informal tuition, done with lots of laughs and so good that they are (somehow) capable of teaching even me. Their commitment to their students and to dance is also quite astonishing.
I’m really glad that we found Saturn Dance; after only 4 months we now know steps of 10 dances. Our range of steps and technique may not be at Strictly level but we can get up and dance to so many different rhythms. The classes are so informal and fun and everyone seems to make surprising progress.
The classes are always fun
Darren and Lucilla are always cheerful, positive and welcoming. They create a relaxed atmosphere and make you feel encouraged and not intimidated.
Fantastic instructor and a great, fun class!
You have to go to Saturn Dance
No matter what you think about “two left feet” or whatever else you will be able to dance. One of the most enjoyable hobbies I’ve ever had and it could be yours too!
The teaching is high quality, yet friendly and relaxed
Saturn dance are a great dance school for anyone interested in getting in Latin and Ballroom! The teaching is high quality, yet friendly and relaxed, with teachers eager to help and demonstrating a genuine love of dance and a keenness to share it with others.
Always a laugh
Always a laugh, great for beginners – watch you don’t step on your partners toes!
Have been going about 18m now. Every week we review a dance and/or learn some new steps. The lessons are easy to follow and not scary at all! ☺️ Social dances are great fun. Highly recommend!
If you’ve ever thought about giving dancing a go – look no further than Saturn Dance. Great expertise in a relaxed atmosphere learning alongside dancers of your level (we started from scratch with a brand new group). Monthly socials and extra practice sessions too. 100% recommend.
Great instructors who are extremely patient and bring a lot of fun to learning.