Mixed Ability

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 126 Conc £48 Full £224 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 19:00 - 20:30 11 MAC 16/09/2019 02/12/2019 PD1300
Monday 19:00 - 20:30 11 MAC 06/01/2020 23/03/2020 PD2300
Monday 19:00 - 20:30 11 MAC 20/04/2020 06/07/2020 PD3300

What will the course cover?

Basic skills in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. Variations in Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha. The emphasis is on Ballroom dancing.

Who is the course for?

Learners who would like to learn or improve upon ballroom dancing techniques and skills.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Beginners as well as learners with some experience are welcome.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

By the end of a term you should be able to move around the ballroom using the very basic steps in the above mentioned dances and have gained an understanding of the following:- A closed change forwards and backwards. A weight change. Balance (on the balls of the feet). Direction (moving from left to right). Understanding amounts of turn with the feet and the body. A Whisk. A Progressive Chasse. A QuarterTurn. Moving the weight forwards to the ball of the foot and backwards to the heel. Timing. Recognizing music for different dances, i.e. Waltz three beats, Social Foxtrot four beats. Cha Cha Cha four beats but faster than a Foxtrot, Jive four beats but quicker than a Cha Cha Cha, Quickstep four beats but very quick. Jive chasse. Cha Cha Cha chasse. Holds for the various dances. Posture for the various dances. Walking with the feet straight for the ballroom dances. Walking with the feet turned out for the latin dances. The language of dance.

How is the course organised?

Men and women are taught their steps separately. They then put the step together and dance as a couple. Great attention is put on body position.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Students are encouraged to attend dances, and watch various dancing events

How will my progress be assessed?

Tutor observation with verbal feedback in class, and written feedback in your Learning Journal. Each learner will have their own Learning Journal and Individual Learning Plan in which they make notes and reflections to help chart their progress.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue this class until you are confident to use your skills. You could also take part social and professional events/competitions.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Dancing shoes - ask tutor for advice on first session. A plastic bottle of water or similar.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.