Dance - Ballroom & Latin American Dancing - Beginners [PEF363NZ]: Overview
If you’ve always admired the Strictly dancers or wanted to sashay your way across the dance floor socially, then we’ve got the course for you. Ballroom and Latin American dance is sociable and fun and a great way to exercise without feeling like you’re “working out”!
What will we cover?
The aim of this course is to learn the basic steps of Latin and Ballroom dances.
You will learn the basic steps of dances like the social foxtrot, quickstep, waltz, rumba and cha cha cha, including variations on these dance steps, at a beginner level. You will also learn to recognise the musical rhythm and structure governing those dances and how to dance socially with your partner.
Our courses build on past learning, week by week, to develop new abilities. You will find your own progress much easier if you attend every lesson.
Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?
No experience needed. This course is for brand new Beginners and those with fewer than 3 months experience of Ballroom and Latin lessons.
As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.
What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?
Wear comfortable clothing that will allow you to move easily.
Footwear - for ladies, heeled shoes that hold the foot, preferably with straps, not flip flops nor flat pumps.
For gentlemen, leather soled shoes, not trainers. Dance shoes preferable, but optional.
It is not necessary to acquire Latin shoes at Beginner level.
If you wish to purchase appropriate shoes, please ask the tutor, so that they can advise you on suitable brands and suppliers.
Pen and reading glasses if you use them.
No additional costs.
However learners may wish to invest in appropriate dance footwear.
What can I do when I finish the course?
You can progress onto the Improvers Course in the following academic year.
Alternatively, we have other dance courses which may complement this course and also other fitness courses. Take a look at our brochure, or online, to see what there is on offer.
If you are joining a course that starts in January or April, you should be aware that the basics would have been covered in greater depth in the September term. The tutor will ensure you are able to follow the class and progress at your own speed, but you may find some of the tuition on these basics is less detailed and there may be times when your tutor asks you to work on something differently because of your personal skill level.
We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.
Additional entry requirements
Course reference: PEF363NZ (use this when contacting provider)