Beginner Classes

 

The beginner class is suitable for everyone. If you've never danced before that's not a problem; this is the place to start. You don't need any dancing experience, you don't need to bring a partner, and you don't need an specialised equipment.

Children are welcome, but persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 


Essential Details

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

at the

Ranelagh Soldiers Memorial Hall

THURSDAY EVENINGS

at the

Glenorchy Uniting Church Hall

All classes 7:00pm to 8:30pm

$15 per person

or

FREE with our tuition combo!

Just bring yourself, some enthusiasm, and a water bottle.

Dance shoes are not required.


What's On in 2018

THURSDAY EVENINGS IN GLENORCHY

January - Festival Glide
February - Samba
March - Lucille Waltz
April - Mayfair Quickstep
May - Midnight Jive
June - Carousel
July - Cha Cha Cha
August - Alpha Waltz
September - Rumba One
October - Slow Rhythm
November - Quickstep
December - Gypsy Tap

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN RANELAGH

January - Evening 3 Step
February - Tangoette
March - Slow Rhythm
April - Rumba
May - Modern waltz
June - Pontinental Cha
July - Merrilyn
August - Katrina Samba
September - Parma Waltz
October - Charmaine
November - Jive
December - Freestyle Jive


How it Works

The beginner class starts with the basics and works upwards at a nice easy pace. The class is 90 minutes long and is roughly divided into 2 halves.

In the first half of the class we teach short progressive style dances that get everyone up and dancing in no time at all. These dances generally take 15-20 minutes for new dancers to learn and we rotate and revisit them regularly to reinforce the basic techniques in all of them. As dancers learn more and progress with their dancing we add a bit of colour to the dances; so, there is always something for everyone.

In the second half of the class we teach 1 new dance each calendar month; that gives us 4 or 5 sessions of about 45 minutes each. These dances are predominantly sequence based so dancers can all learn the same pattern of steps. Even when we teach Modern and Latin dances in this class a routine for the whole class to learn will be choreographed, and then students can adapt and reshape it as they become more confident and experienced.