Which Level is right for me?
Level 1 – Beginners
Learning to dance can take a lot of gumption and you have taken the first step by visiting our website. The next step is to come along to a class where we aim to inspire, develop, build confidence and teach dances that help you to learn to dance the easy way!
What can I expect from Level 1?
Level 1 is designed to give you the fundamentals in learning to dance. You will be shown how to hold your dance partner correctly, achieve poise and balance, master a number of easy steps, understand timing and of course have the opportunity to dance to music. You will be given instruction in Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive and/or Rock Jive, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep.
At this level you will walk in but by the end of the course you will dance out!
Level 1.5 – Inbetweenies
Attend this level if you have knowledge of basic figures. In attending this level you have chosen to re-affirm your knowledge of steps and develop your confidence.
What can I expect from Level 1.5?
Level 1.5 is designed to follow on from your beginners tuition. Fundamentals of poise and balance are re-affirmed. Additional steps are taught and progress in your understanding of the art of dance is paramount. You will be given instruction in Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive and/or Rock Jive, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep and have the opportunity to dance to music.
At this level you will dance in and dance out with more confidence!
Level 2 – The Next Steps
If you have had lessons before and need a brush up on technique, a reminder of routines or maybe learn more amalgamations, then this is the level for you. Most students who attend this level will have attended Level 1 and are ready for a bigger challenge.
What can I expect from Level 2?
Apart from a review of the essential basics of Ballroom and Latin American dancing, more emphasis is placed on technique, sway, footwork, floorcraft and improving your skill around the dance floor. You will be given instruction in Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive and/or Rock Jive, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep.
At this level you will have danced in but you will most certainly dance out with more style!
Level 3 – Advanced
This level is generally for students who have completed Levels 1, 1.5 and 2 with us or have attended a number of classes up to intermediate level elsewhere. Students will have more experience and thus be taught more demanding dance routines.
What can I expect from Level 3?
Review of basic figures and their make-up is an essential part of tuition – top professionals will revisit their full syllabi steps throughout their career on a frequent basis. At this level a keen eye is kept on all performances by the student and a ‘focus tip’ will be introduced. The tip could be studying a basic step, analysing a routine, exploring timing, revising footwork, understanding CBM and CBMP (Contrary Body Movement and Contrary Body Movement Position), improving floorcraft and correcting any bad habits! You will be given instruction in Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive and/or Rock Jive, Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep.
At the end of this level you will have a much better understanding of syllabi figures and just why the official dance bodies analysed and developed them in this way. Newly acquired skills will enhance your dancing, allowing you to enjoy the activity in a relaxed and fun way, at the same time acting as a diversion from other factors that may influence your daily lives.