Ballroom and Latin: beginners

Course Dates: 21/09/24 - 30/11/24
Time: 15:15 - 16:45
Location: Keeley Street
This course is perfect for those who are new to Ballroom dance or looking to brush up on existing skills. Taught in a friendly and supportive atmosphere you will learn the basic steps and techniques of both Ballroom and Latin dance. No partner is required to join the course. You will perform with different members of the class, acquire some great dance knowledge and with the added benefit of feeling healthier! The is no class on Saturday 30th September.
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Ballroom and Latin: beginners
  • Course Code: DDP080
  • Dates: 21/09/24 - 30/11/24
  • Time: 15:15 - 16:45
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Nuno Sabroso

Course Code: DDP080

Sat, day, 21 Sep - 30 Nov '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course will cover three dances: The Slow Waltz and the passionate Tango both from the Ballroom field and the jovial Cha Cha Cha from the Latin American field.

What will we cover?

Slow Waltz: Box step, Hesitation step, Progressive steps, Box Rotation and Three Step Turn.

Tango: Basic step, Promenade Step, Basic with Rocks, Promenade with Rocks, Cambio Step

Cha Cha Cha: Time Step, Basic step, New York, Underarm Turn, Spot Turn, Hand to Hand, Three Cha Cha Chas.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Perform the three dances with correct footwork and to the correct tempo of music.
Demonstrate confidence in dancing with different partners and feel more at ease when dancing socially.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is structured and created for beginners or for those who have previously danced but would like to brush up on their existing skills. You will be taught and shown the steps and then you will practice and repeat.

A beginner’s dance class isn’t just for newcomers. In any beginner’s dance class there will be student’s from all types of backgrounds. We all have different learning techniques and paces. If your first class seems overwhelming and you can’t get it the first time, don’t worry: dance is heavily reliant on repetition so it will happen. We want you to learn and to have fun so just give it your best and keep coming back!

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions.
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms within the three dances.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor will explain what steps, techniques and dances will be covered within the class. He will then demonstrate and explain verbally each step and movement. You will practice dancing the steps with a partner and with and without music.
There will be no work to complete outside of the course but we do encourage you to practice and put your new skills to the test.

You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs. We ask our students to dress in comfortable, breathable clothes in order to be at ease when dancing. Please refrain from wearing sling backs, flip-flops or rigid trainers. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water or drink to stay hydrated and cool.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Continue in beginners where you will continue to develop and progress, working on improving leading and following skills, move up to improvers or try out one of our many other dance classes.

Nuno Sabroso

Nuno Sabroso has most recently appeared with Dancing with the Stars Panama as judge and choreographer. A professional dancer, singer, choreographer and performer from Lisbon, Portugal His training in Ballroom and Latin American dance began more than 20 years ago and since then dance has taken him all over the world. After completing his BA degree in Dance he worked extensively in Portugal for equal opportunities and wheelchair dance achieving 3rd place at the World Championship as a standing partner. He has taught dance continuously for over 15 years and is qualified in all styles of Ballroom and Latin plus Salsa, Contemporary and Jazz. Nuno’s warm, contagious personality shines throughout his classes and he enjoys teaching people off all levels and abilities.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.