Monday evenings – Kesgrave High School Hall, Main Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. IP5 2PB.

Join us from 6.45pm

6.45 – 7.30 p.m. Advance Class

7.30 – 7.45 pm – Social/Practice time.

7.45 – 8.30 pm – Beginners Class

8.30 – 8.45pm – Social/Practice time

8.45 – 9.30pm – Improvers Class

Please try and arrive 5 minutes early to ensure the class can start on time.

We also encourage people to stay for the social practice sessions following each class to practice dances they have learned so far.

Check out our teaching programme page for further information regarding these classes.

Kesgrave High School

How to pay

You can pay as-you-go on the night. Prices are £8 per person – cash only on the night.

You can also pay up front prior to the start of the course or at the beginning (week 1) of each course, offering you a saving. (No refunds for missed weeks, any classes we have to cancel will be reimbursed).

The next course starts on 12/04/2021 and will run for 9 weeks. Paying for the course up front will cost £72.00 per person – a saving of £12.00. We accept credit cards via Paypal, BAC’s, or Cash.

Beginners Class

Do you have two left feet?  Have you never danced before?  Are you nervous about taking that first step? Then this is the class for you. This ballroom and latin american dance class is aimed at dancers who have either never danced before or very little.    We will go at the pace of the class, so no need to worry if you do not quite ‘get the dance’.  Classes will run for a period of approx 9/10 weeks concentrating on one dance at a time before moving onto the next dance.  Please try to stay for the practice session at 8.30 to 8.45 p.m. to practice your steps and to get to know your fellow dancers. In this class we will aim to learn a basic routine in the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Social Foxtrot, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. Concentrating on the very basics to enable dancers to feel confident to go out dancing socially, at a wedding or on a cruise ship. Basic technique will be covered i.e. Footwork (heels and toes), hold, alignments and timing. Once each dance has been completed at this level with confidence we are able to offer further instruction in the Improvers Class or via a private lesson if required.

Improvers class

This class is for dancers who have completed our Beginners Class or have danced before.  We will be concentrating on improving and adding to all dances taught at beginners level.  A good basic knowledge of the Waltz, Tango, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive are necessary for this class as we will be building upon these basics as well as introducing the Samba and Ballroom Foxtrot. Technique such as footwork, timing and alignments will be revised and learnt. If you attend this class please try to come along for the social/practice time at 8.30 to 8.45 p.m. Extra practise will also be offered at 9.30 if needed.

Advanced Class

This dance class is for dancers who are confident with the basic terminology of each dance.  If you would like to join this class please contact us to discuss your individual ability and requirements.  Dancers who already attend our classes will be asked to attend when we feel they are of the required standard.  We will use standard figures and variations so a good knowledge is required. Paso Doble and the Viennese Waltz will be introduced. All technique will be taught including sway and CBM (Contra body movement). Although we will use a basic routine we encourage dancers to use the various figures and variations as they wish. After all we do not wish to create a sequence class we would like our dancers to be as individual as possible!