Ballroom Dancing

Ref: C2226441

Have you ever dreamed of gliding gracefully across the floor or strutting your stuff to some latin beats? Do you secretly want to be on Dancing with the Stars or Strictly Come Dancing? On this fun and friendly introduction to ballroom and latin dancing, you will have the chance to learn several ballroom and latin dances including the waltz and the cha cha cha. While being an enjoyable and social activity, dancing is very beneficial as an exercise for both your body and your mind and a great way to start getting fit. These partner dances will enable you to work together with your classmates to move to the music and improve your coordination.

Additional information about this course

This course will be a mixture of Direct Access and referrals from partners.

Course aim

To provide an introduction into ballroom and latin dancing, to get students comfortable with moving to music with a partner.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is a physical course. You don't need to be very fit or active, but please let the tutor know if you have any injuries or disabilities that affect your movement. You don't need to bring a partner.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Dance at least two ballroom and two latin dance sequences to music
  • Work together with a partner to move to the beat of the music at the same time
  • Recognise the difference between a ballroom and latin dance

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • You need to wear shoes that are comfortable to move in and that won't fall off. Flip flops are not a good idea.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Ballroom Dancing

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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