Adult Beginners

Complete Beginners classes in Latin & Ballroom

Next Couples Class!

We are starting a brand new beginners class for couples with no 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.

Start date: Thursday 11 November 2021
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Location: St Mary’s Hall, Talbot Street, Cardiff CF11 9BX
  

Calling all individuals!

This class is designed specifically for individual dancers who are coming without a partner.

Start date: Wednesday 3 November 2021 
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Location: St Philip Evans Church Hall, Llanedeyrn Drive, Cardiff CF23 9UL  

Beginners classes explained

COMPLETE BEGINNERS (TERM 1)

Our beginners courses are suitable for complete beginners with no previous dance experience.

At the end of a 6 or 7 week course, you will have a basic social routine in three dances which you will be able to dance with a partner, to music.

The course is progressive: each week, you will revise what was taught the previous week as well as learning something new.

We often continue with this course for a further 6 or 7 weeks, to make it up to a 12 to 14 week term, and introduce at least one new dance.

BEGINNERS TERM 2

To join this class, ideally you need to have completed 6-12 weeks of complete beginner’s classes in Ballroom and Latin dance.

Over the course of 12 weeks you will learn two new dances and revise your knowledge of the routines in the four dances from level 1.

By the end of this course you will be able to dance basic routines in six dances, and you will be familiar with some more tricky rhythms.

BEGINNERS TERM 3

To join this class, ideally you need 6 months’ experience in Ballroom and Latin dancing.

Over twelve weeks you will learn new dances and continue to build on your routines from the previous levels.

By the end of this course you will have been dancing for a year and you will be a confident social dancer, able to dance socially with a partner in eight different Latin & Ballroom dances. 

Social Distancing

Currently, due to Covid, we are teaching all classes with limited numbers based on the venue capacity, so we can ensure social distancing. Booking in advance is essential.

This means we now have separate classes for couples and individuals. 

Couples classes are for couples who share a household or bubble.  

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, but with social distancing in place from the other couples in the class.

Individuals classes are for those without a dance partner. All routines are taught solo to start with, then you may partner up with others from the class to dance together. We will change partners so you can make friends and get to know each other!

If you are not feeling confident about dancing with a partner, that’s fine – it’s your choice.

Beginners Pricing

£7.50 per person, £15.00 per couple per class

We usually take bookings for 6 to 8 weeks in advance.