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Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes

Online & In-Studio in Belfast

Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes with Adel

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  • Living room friendly, all routines adapted for small spaces

  • Subscribe and watch classes in your own time

  • SOLO classes (no partner required) - we will learn to dance on our own

IN-STUDIO CLASSES ACROSS BELFAST:

  • Ballroom dance Classes are held at Knockbreda Parish Church Hall (near Forestside Shopping Centre) and at The Vault Artist Studios on Shankill Road.

  • No partner required for Beginners Ballroom, those who come with a partner can stay with a partner, but those who come alone can partner up with anyone else that came alone.

  • UKA Medal Tests and competitions are available for those wishing to progress from Social dancer to competitive dancer

 

 

More Information about our

Ballroom & Latin Dance Classes

 

Weekly dance classes are a great way for you to start learning. If you're feeling a little bit apprehensive about learning to dance then don't worry, everyone feels the same.

You're probably asking yourself if you'll be the only Beginner.. well you won't be.

 

Maybe you're thinking you've got 2 left feet and could never learn, well we just need to find you someone with 2 right feet!

Once you've stepped through the door you'll feel most welcome, everyone in our classes is very friendly. We offer a safe, community environment which promotes social inclusion.

 

You'll soon make friends and get in the routine of the classes. Before long you'll be wondering why you never started before!!

What type of classes are there?

 

We specialise in the very popular partner dances such as Salsa, Bachata, Jive and Cha Cha along with the traditional Ballroom & Latin such as Slow Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble & Samba.

Some classes are SOCIAL meaning we are dancing just for fun, other classes are MEDAL TEST or COMPETITIVE meaning we are preparing for Exams and Competitions. You'll see these clearly stated on the class schedule.

Do you need a partner? 

 

In our Ballroom & Latin classes some people come with their own partner, and they don't switch partners, for those without a partner they will partner up with whoever is available on the night meaning they will dance with different people each week.

Do you do exams / medal tests? 

 

Yes we offer UKA Medal Tests usually in March of each year. Moving from Social Dancer to entering medal tests tracks your progress and provides feedback. You do not automatically have to move on to competitions. Getting a record of achievement and progression from a UK recognised organisation can boost your confidence.

What dance styles do you teach?

Ballroom Dance Classes (International Standard)

In the ballroom classes we cover Slow Waltz, Quickstep, Slow Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz

Latin American Dance Classes (International Latin)

In the Latin American classes we teach International style Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble. 

American Smooth Ballroom

In our Social Ballroom classes we introduce elements of American Smooth variations.

Social Foxtrot

In addition to the International Standard Ballroom dances, we teach Social Foxtrot (often known as Social Rhythm) as a Beginner / Entry dance. This is a wonderfully useful and easy to learn partner dance which is a fore-runner to our main Ballroom dances. Along with the Social Jive, it is one of the most useful dances that you will be able to dance at most social functions and you can find the rhythm of Social Foxtrot in many styles of music from Swing, 70s disco, 90s dance and modern pop.. perfect for Weddings.. do not be left on the side again.. get up and join in the fun!

Social Jive Dance Classes

We teach Ballroom Jive and Social Slow Jive.

Social Jive has its origins in East Coast Swing (ECS) (part of the Swing family of dances made popular from the 1920s to 1940s in the USA). However Jive is the term that has been used mostly in the UK, whilst Swing is used in the USA.

Today, Social Jive is taught with the Triple Step or Chassis (as seen in East Coast Swing & International Latin Jive) but with less emphasis on foot technique or jumping around like a mad person! The moves will seem familiar to ECS & Ballroom Jive, but with looser holds and we use both 6 and 8 counts.

For less mobile dancers we reduce the Triple Step to a Rock step and this brings the energy levels required down a bit, to enable dancers of more mature years or those with physical impairments to still participate. Both options are taught within the same class, allowing dancers to choose which pace they would like to dance at.

 

Social Jive is all the fun of ECS and less fussy than Ballroom Jive and allows you to just ‘have a go’ and have fun. Within 2 or 3 lessons you will know enough to get up and dance at a social function.

Many modern tracks have a Jive rhythm and we use music from the 1930s right up to present day by modern artists.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING BALLROOM & LATIN ONLINE WITH A PARTNER? WE RECOMMEND LEON TURETSKY's 'PASSION 4 DANCING' VIDEO LIBRARY HERE

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