Have you got the Strictly bug?  Would you like to learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, etc, in a fun & friendly environment?

Well, we have classes for all levels from Absolute Beginners to Gold Level, in the most popular Ballroom & Latin dances, but we teach social dancing with no exams or competitions, so there is no pressure. Also, you do not need to bring a partner at TLC!

Dancing is a very sociable activity, much more fun than going to a gym, and you will also learn a skill for life.  You will be able to get up on any dance floor whether at a wedding, a tea dance, on a cruise or at a social dance.  Our philosophy is that dancing should be FUN and it doesn’t matter if you are not the best dancer or if you go wrong, as long as you are enjoying yourself.

People learn at different speeds, and you will progress through the levels when the teacher suggests you are ready to move up.

We have expert teachers giving invaluable technique on leading and following but at the same time we have loads of fun and frivolities. There is no need to bring partners as we all dance together in our respective classes so please encourage your friends to join you, or come on your own – you’ll meet some lovely people.

Absolute Beginners please see more info (below) – for all other levels there is no need to book, so just turn up, register and have a fantastic night of beautiful Ballroom.

Description of Levels

Absolute Beginners

We assume you know nothing and go very slowly over the basics

More info

Bronze Level

A faster paced Beginners class working on improving technique & skill.

Silver Level

For those with a good knowledge of all dances.

Gold Level

A faster paced class for those wanting more of a challenge.

Vouchers for any of our courses or individual classes may be purchased as a wonderful gift.

Monday Ballroom


Monday ballroom is at the TLC studio.

Classes run every Monday EXCEPT Bank Holidays and Christmas.

The structure of the classes varies according to which Ballroom dance we are teaching, but in general there are 3 concurrent levels of classes in the first hour so that our structure of classes will bridge the gap for everyone to gain enough experience, without feeling rushed or bored.  This way you will gain confidence to join the next level when you are ready.

For the standard structure, Absolute Beginners attend the first hour only, whilst the other classes each have 1 hour at an easier level, followed by 1 hour at a harder level.  Most people attend for both hours to help them progress, but you are welcome to attend either hour separately.

Where we are learning 2 dance styles on one night, we have an hour for each style, each with 2 levels. Beginners (those with little or no experience in that style), and Improvers (those with a very good knowledge of the timing and basics in that style).

Sometimes we have a fun choreography based around a particular style – please see individual events for details.


  • 1 hour: £5 on the door (£3 concessions: NUS & IoW)
  • 2 hours: £8 (£5 concessions)
Class and social dance schedule
TimeWhat’s on
7.30-8.30pmAbsolute Beginners
7.30-8.30pmBronze Level
7.30-8.30pmSilver Level
8.30-9.30pmBronze / Silver Level
8.30-9.30pmGold Level
9.30-10.00pmSocial / Practice

Ballroom & Latin Forthcoming Schedule

We tend to dance the most popular styles for a month at a time and then switch to a different style, sometimes with a week in between with a fun choreography or 2 styles in one week. Here’s the programme for the next few months.

May 2018

Mon 21 May: Rumba & Cha Cha Cha
Mon 28 May: Closed for Bank Holiday
Mon 28 May: Ballroom Tango

Jun 2018

Mon 4 Jun: 4 week Sequence Dancing
Mon 11 Jun: 4 week Sequence Dancing
Mon 18 Jun: 4 week Sequence Dancing
Mon 25 Jun: 4 week Sequence Dancing

Jul 2018

Mon 2 Jul: 4 Week Quickstep Absolute Beginners' Course

Aug 2018

Mon 27 Aug: Closed for Bank Holiday