Even though we are in Lockdown, it doesn’t mean that our passion for dance stops.  Join us to enjoy the experience of dance with us and our extended TLC family.   Listen to one of our virgin ‘Zoomers’ talking about their own experience:

“Thank you so much for your time on Monday evening. We had soooo much fun. I wasn’t sure we would like it Online but it was great.  I think the dancing has been just what we needed. We filmed ourselves for a short while taking part and I hadn’t realised how much we laughed so I hope that is ok!  We are very keen to join more sessions”  Emma, November 2020

 

If you need some help using Zoom, Tracie has given her top tips on how to best use this platform here.

It’s so important to stay positive and active, both mentally and physically through times like these.
Do join us – for our fun classes and regain technique and muscle tone  while having fun on your own dance floor!

Each Zoom class is open 15 minutes before the class starts to test your connection and chat with friends.

Let’s stay strong and keeeeeep dancing so we can bounce back again when the restrictions are lifted.
Thank you for all your continued support

Weekly ZOOM Schedule

Monday

  • Ballroom & Latin (run by TLC)
    • Solo Classes: 7.00 – 8.00pm  for all levels of dancer of any style (except Absolute Beginners)

Tuesday

  • Argentine Tango (run by TLC)
    • Solo Classes: 7.00 – 8.00pm  for all levels of dancer of any style (except Absolute Beginners)

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER FOR ALL ONLINE CLASSES

As we cannot be with you in person, please ensure you use your common sense and remember:

  • when performing any dance class or exercise without supervision, you are performing them at your own risk.  If in doubt please consult your doctor that this form of exercise is suitable;
  • It is your responsibility to make your own risk assessment of the area you are dancing in, so completely clear a safe space in which to move, avoiding trips, slips and falls – including objects from tables, from the floor & be careful of low hanging lamp shades and your pets etc etc!
  • to wear suitable footwear to be able to pivot on your own floor surface (ie no rubber soled shoes, flip flops, sandals etc);
  • to ensure you are on a suitable smooth surface floor in order to pivot; such as tiles, laminate or real wood;
  • we would ask you to avoid dancing on carpet, but if you do, try a pair of leather soled shoes, or limit the amount of pivoting you do, to avoid damaging your knees;
  • to ensure there are no distractions from children or pets and that you have suitable hydration at all times;
  • do not attempt anything that you do not feel 100% comfortable with.  If in doubt, please consult a medical expert before participating;
  • by participating in these classes you are agreeing to waive any and all liability to TLC and its employees for any injury or harm.

REMEMBER:

  • Before you begin,  it is vital that you warm up before and cool down after any exercise session.
  • If something hurts stop immediately! These movements should not cause pain or discomfort. Every ‘body’ is different, and you should work within your limitations.
  • Please take things at your own pace. As this is an online activity, you can pause, stop, and restart whenever you need to. You may also modify exercises so that they do not push the extremes of your capabilities.

Dance styles

Argentine Tango (to distinguish it from Ballroom Tango) originated in Buenos Aires 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 alternatives or the cheeky Chacarera. We love teaching and dancing all styles at TLC in our large socially distanced dance pods with a 2m buffer zone so that you will each have your own line of dance – or La Ronda.

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 in 2 or 3 week blocks so you really connect with the music and the flavour of each dance.   In our online classes via Zoom, or our socially distanced dance pods at the studio, with an extra 2m buffer zone, we teach Latin Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Charleston, Ballroom Waltz & American Smooth dances, plus the occasional class in Paso Doble, Ballroom Tango, Viennese Waltz.

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. Salsa Southampton mainly focus on the ‘cross body’ style in classes, although they also offer some additional classes in other salsa styles e.g. Cuban, Cha Cha & Pachanga, and there is a very healthy ‘Cuban Rueda’ scene in Southampton.