BALLROOM

Always wanted to look like the pros from Dancing with the Stars? Then these classes are for you! Learn anything from the elegant waltz, to the fast speed jive and the sassy cha-cha.

Classes

Waltz


Want to glide effortlessly through the dancefloor? Then the waltz is for you! This elegant and graceful dance is characterized by hits long, flowing movements, turns, and rise and fall technique.




Cha-cha-cha


Learn the sassy Cha-cha-cha, an exciting, syncopated Latin dance from Cuba that got its name and character from its distinct repetitive foot rhythm.




Foxtrot


Foxtrot is the dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This smooth and elegant dance is composed of walking steps and side steps. The dance combines slow steps, which use two beats of music, and quick steps, which use one beat of music.




Jive


This dance is a lively variation of the jitterbug, a form of swing dance. Relaxed, springy action is the basic characteristic of the Jive with lots of flicks and kicks in the advanced style.




Samba


The Latin Ballroom style of Samba is a lively, rhythmical dance with elements of the Brazilian Samba, an old Brazilian style of dance with many variations and African origins. The dance is characterized by its syncopated timing, bounce, rolling hip action and rhythm expressed throughout the torso.




Paso Doble


The Paso Doble emulates the movements of a bullfight. The gentleman usually portrays the bullfighter and the lady his cape. This dance features very quick, staccato steps with lots of dramatic shaping of the body. The matadors carry their bodies in a strong, masculine manner throughout the dance.




Tango


Ballroom tango is a dance that branched away from its original Argentine roots by mixing with other popular social dance styles and drawing inspiration from Hollywood theatrics. This style of dance is characterized by smooth, fluid movements and interrupted by sharp, sudden motions.




Quickstep


Quickstep is a dynamic, energetic dance featuring dancers moving lightly and freely on their feet. Its origins are in combination of slow foxtrot combined with the Charleston, a dance which was one of the precursors to what today is called swing dancing.




Viennese Waltz


Known for its graceful, sweeping fast turns, the Viennese Waltz is the oldest of all ballroom dances. Due to its fast tempo, the Viennese Waltz has more of an upbeat feel in comparison to the slower flow of the Waltz.








Rumba


Feeling romantic? The rumba is the slowest of the Latin dances. This dance derived from a Cuban rhythm and dance called the Bolero-Son and is characterized by a smooth, subtle hip motion and a distinct walking step.





Levels

  • Ballroom Kids - Ages 6-10

  • Ballroom Juniors - Ages 11-17

Attire

Comfortable clothes, ballroom shoes.

Teacher

Martin

Martin is our ballroom, latin dance, cabaret and latin cardio instructor. He is a five-time consecutive ballroom and latin champion in Wales, and was a Dancing with the Stars Middle East pro.

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