Learn to Dance

Learn to dance with us…..

Absolute beginner? No problem! Two left feet? No problem! We are here to help you have fun, learn a new skill and meet some new friends.

Let’s get started…..

Whether you are starting out from scratch or coming back to dance after a break, our beginners classes are an excellent place for you to start. We teach one dance at a time over a 9/10 week period. By the end of the class you will have mastered the basic steps for the particular dance that is being taught, which will allow you dance your way around the room, at a social event or on a cruise ship!

We take it one step at a time, learning right steps and alignments individually before coming together with a partner to try them out. We teach at a pace which suits the class and you get plenty of practice time, where we can help you should you be struggling to take your first steps.

Even if you have danced before, the beginner classes are an excellent place to practice technique, so everyone is learning.

Beginner basic dance class

In the Beginner’s class you will learn the basic steps and technique of Waltz, Quickstep, Social Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Jive and Cha Cha Cha. 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 as many practise sessions as possible, not only does this give you chance to try our your new moves it also enables you to get know your fellow dancers. By concentrating on the very basics it will enable you 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), holds, 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.  Please see our ‘Teaching Programme’ tab for future dates.

During the course of the evening and throughout the year we offer practise sessions to enable you to put into place your dance moves, this is also a great time for you to approach us if you are having any difficulties with your dancing.

Do I need a partner?

No not at all. We have many dancers (male and female) who attend without dance partners to learn to dance. It’s a great way to meet new friends with a common interest. Over the years we have attended weddings of dancers who met at our classes!.

One to one/private tuition

We also teach one to one classes which is a great way to catch up on missed classes or for some extra help. Please get in touch and we can arrange a location and time that suits. These are great for learning a particular dance, a first wedding dance or just for the sheer fun of learning to dance!!!

They are also great if you are a little nervous about coming to a class, we know how you feel – we had to do it once!!!  It can be quite nerve wrecking, so why not book a one to one private lesson instead?

Private dance lessons are held on  on:

  • Tuesday afternoon and early evening at Boreham Village Hall, Main Road, Boreham, CM3 3JD
  • Wednesday afternoons and early evenings at Hasketon Village Hall, Tymmes Place, Hasketon, Suffolk IP13.
  • Saturday mornings at Hasketon Village Hall, Tymmes Place, Hasketon, Suffolk, IP13.

For both private and medal work you do not require a partner – please contact us if you do not have a partner.

Private lessons also available during the day at various locations – please contact us with your requirements.

Medal/Examination Classes

We also offer medal classes for those wishing to have a sense of achievement or goal in their dancing. All exams are taken with the ISTD. They are great fun to do. Examinations are held throughout the year.

Taster Experience Workshop Days

We also hold Saturday Workshops throughout the year!

Fancy Ballroom dancing but do not have the time, or are put off by the thought of a weekly commitment? Does Strictly fill you with inspiration?    Or would you like to buy a really wonderful gift for someone special?

Our Taster Experience Days would be the answer! These taster days are brilliant for getting to grips with four of the most common dances in a day.  Providing a unique answer to whether or not you would like to dance and which dances you prefer! Our aim is to have you dancing the basics in Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba by the end of the day!!!

Taught by fully qualified experienced ISTD tutors, the day will commence at 9.30 am with approximately an hour and half tuition on each dance. Allowing for tea breaks and lunch (included) finishing at 4.30 p.m. 

Plans are in motion to hold these sessions at various locations across Suffolk.  All venues have plenty of parking and modern flooring and amenities etc.

Various classes and lessons are on offer to further your dancing if so desired.

Gift vouchers are available upon request.

Frequently asked questions

Which class should I attend?  –  Our beginners class is for dancers who have no or very little knowledge of dance.   The improvers class is for dancers who have completed our beginners class or know the basics of each dance – please contact us if you are unsure.  Our advance class is aimed at dancers who are confident with their dancing and have a reasonable knowledge of all basic dance figures.

What should I wear on my feet? – To start with we would advise that you wear anything that you feel comfortable in apart from trainers as these will not allow you to move across the floor.  Please try to abstain from wearing boots, stiletto’s or sling backs.  Shoes should have a back to them for comfort whilst learning to dance.

Do I need a partner? – You do not necessarily need a dance partner as we have several dancers who come along to dance and require a partner.  If you do not have a partner please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do I need to bring refreshments? – We would advise that you bring a non alcoholic drink with you.

Is there car parking? – At all our venues there are plenty of parking places.

Do I need to attend every week and what would happen if I miss a week? – It would be beneficial to all to attend each week but we do realize that other commitments do sometimes get in the way.  If a week is missed we will do our best to bring you ‘up to date’  in the practice time.  We will always offer extra help where needed – please ask.  If lessons are missed then maybe a one off ‘catch-up’ private lesson could be arranged.  Please contact us.