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Basic skills in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. Variations in Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha. The emphasis is on Ballroom dancing.
Learners who would like to learn or improve upon ballroom dancing techniques and skills.
Beginners as well as learners with some experience are welcome.
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.
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.
Students are encouraged to attend dances, and watch various dancing events
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.
Continue this class until you are confident to use your skills. You could also take part social and professional events/competitions.
Dancing shoes - ask tutor for advice on first session. A plastic bottle of water or similar.
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.