TLC is a wonderful dance school in Southampton, offering dance classes at all levels at the TLC dance studio in central Southampton, from Absolute Beginners to Advanced in all of the following styles, so there will certainly be something for you! Here is an overview of our class timetable and below that you can select a style of dance which interests you. If you don’t know which style to choose, what to wear or have other question please see the FAQs page.

We also have gift vouchers available to purchase for any of our courses or individual classes.

Weekly Classes

Our weekly classes also have social practice dancing at the end so you can put the theory into practice

Monday

  • Ballroom
    • Class: 7.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30 – 10.00pm
  • Kizomba
    • Class: 8.00 – 10.00pm
    • Social: 10.00 – 10.30pm

Tuesday


Wednesday

  • Salsa
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30 – 11.00pm
  • Argentine Tango
    • Class: 7.30 – 10.15pm (no Absolute Beginners)
    • Social: 10.15 – 11.00pm

Thursday

  • Bachata (fortnightly)
    • Class: 7.00 – 8.00pm
    • Social: 9.30 – 11.00pm
  • Salsa (weekly)
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm
    • Social 9.30 – 11.00pm

Party Night Classes

Our party nights start with a short class to get your evening off to a good start.

Salsa Caliente (monthly Fridays)

  • Salsa
    • Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am
  • Kizomba
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm (no Beginners)
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am

Saturday Social (quarterly Saturdays)

  • Salsa
    • Class: 8.00 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am
  • Kizomba
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am

Kizomba Social (bi-monthly Fridays)

  • Kizomba
    • Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 3.00am

Bachata / Salsa Social (quarterly Fridays)

  • Bachata
    • Class: 8.30 – 9.30pm
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am
  • Salsa
    • Social: 9.30pm – 1.00am

Event Details

Dance Styles

Salsa is a lively and exciting style of music and dance which typifies popular culture throughout Latin America. It is a fusion of traditional dances and music from Cuba and Puerto Rico with the jazz influence of New York. The various dance styles of Salsa typically include turn patterns with a partner. At TLC we mainly focus on the ‘cross body’ style in classes, although we also have a very healthy ‘Cuban Rueda’ scene.

Argentine Tango (to distinguish it from Ballroom Tango) originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has many various styles to reflect the different flavours of music.   There is the intensity of the traditional tango, the playful milonga, the lyrical Vals, the moody modern or the cheeky Chacarera. We love teaching and dancing all styles at TLC and mainly in close embrace.

If you love Strictly and the different styles of partner dances then this is the place for you.  At TLC we mainly teach the favourite Ballroom dances for a month at a time so you really connect with the music and the flavour of each dance.   We teach a monthly Waltz, Quickstep and Foxtrot, plus the occasional class or fun choreography in Ballroom Tango & Viennese Waltz.  The Latin section is interspersed throughout the year with Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble & Jive.  We also teach different styles of American Smooth.

Bachata originated from the Dominican Republic and has evolved to have different music and styles as it has spread throughout the world. We teach both the  ‘Moderno’ style, which typically borrows & adapts some of the salsa style turn patterns, as well as the ‘Sensual’ style, which has beautiful fluid body movements.

Kizomba started in Angola and uses very recognisable traditional African rhythms mixed with more contemporary influences, such as R&B.  The dance has evolved into a funky urban version of Tango, mainly danced in close hold, but very relaxed.