January 16 (Wednesday) 7:50 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 9:05 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
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Brief Description The foundational elements of Ballroom dancing will be taught, focusing on Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Cha cha, and Rumba. Depending on the rate of progression in the class, Jive, English
The foundational elements of Ballroom dancing will be taught, focusing on Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Cha cha, and Rumba. Depending on the rate of progression in the class, Jive, English Tango, and Quickstep, will also be taught.
By the end of the course you will be able to perform (to music) an amalgamation of fundamental figures in each dance. You will have been exposed to some general principles of effective ballroom dancing.
Depending on your personal rate of progression, you will have acquired an understanding of how the gentleman indicates his intent over the course of a dance, and the manner in which the lady attends to this indication and responds.
Mostly, it’s fun!
This course is aimed towards couples. This simply means two people; same gender is welcome, in this instance one person will need to lead in the traditional ‘male’ role and one as ‘female’ role. If you would like to enrol as a sole booking the office will take your details and will contact you if more learners enquire individually. In this instance you will be given the opportunity to trial the class together.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
Athletic ability is required: the course is not suitable for those who are motion impaired.
By the end of the course you will have the opportunity to:
• Complete an amalgamation of fundamental figures in Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Cha cha, and Rumba.
• Understand the principles of inside and outside of turn as applied to Waltz and Social Foxtrot.
• Understand the difference between heel leads, and steps taken on ball of foot.
• Have a basic grasp of Cuban hip action, as applied in Cha cha and Rumba.
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment
For the first session you will need to bring:
Ballroom dancing is an athletic activity. Please wear clothing and footwear in which you are comfortable running about. It is beneficial if the sole of your shoe has some flex to it. In the beginning a low heel is best for the female.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
The aim is to run a continuation course.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
Marcel SatchellI started dancing at the university in Cambridge. I qualified professionally in 2002, and have run a local dance school since that time.