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Ballroom dance for improvers - afternoons - at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

Ballroom dance for improvers - afternoons - at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

About the Course

Develop your skills in your favourite ballroom and Latin American dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Aimed at those who have covered the basics, this class will expand your repertoire of steps and develop technique and confidence in a sociable environment.

Who is this course for
This course is aimed at those with a basic knowledge of Ballroom dance. It has been devised for students who have untertaken a term of Ballroom Dance for Beginners, but can be taken by absolute beginners who already possess movement and coordination skills.

This course aims to introduce new dances and steps and put a greater emphasis on leading/following, timing and technique.

What does this course cover
Over the term you will be introduced to at least four Latin and Ballroom dances. You will explore the style and feeling of each dance; discovering how the dance fits to the music. You will learn to dance to the music with a focus on timing, acknowledging the correct rhythm for each dance.

At this improvers level there will be an emphasis on learning how to dance with a partner. This will focus both on developing a good hold and frame as well the art of leading or following.

Each week you will learn a selection of steps as well as recapping the basic step. Begin to understand how technique is applied to each dance in order to accentuate style.

By the end of the course you can expect to;
1. Dance basic and one or two additional steps in Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha and Jive.
2. Understand the importance of timing and learn how to dance in time with the music.
3. Have a good hold and strong frame in order to dance with a partner effectively.
4. Understand the concept of leading and following and give/receive signals to/from a partner.

Mary Ward Centre is an adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable. Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

Please get in touch via the links above for more details or to book your place.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.


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10 Great Turnstile
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  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
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