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First steps in ballroom dance at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

First steps in ballroom dance at the Mary Ward Centre (concessions available)

About the Course

From Foxtrot to Waltz, Rumba to Jive, this class gives you the opportunity to experience ballroom and Latin dance. Devised for beginners, this course will support you in your first steps giving you the individual attention required within a group setting. No dance experience necessary.

Who is this course for
This course has been designed for anyone who'd like to have a go at Ballroom dancing. No previous dance experience is necessary.

What does this course cover
Throughout the course students will study the basics in a selection of Ballroom and Latin dances. By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Dance the basic and one or two additional steps in Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha and Jive.
2. Dance to the music with a focus on timing, acknowledging the correct rhythm for each dance.
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.
5. Begin to understand how technique is applied to each dance in order to accentuate style.

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
Greater London
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  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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