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 run by TLC for all levels from Absolute Beginners to Gold Level, in the most popular Ballroom & Latin dances.
If you are coming on your own, the hardest thing will be walking through the door, but we give you a warm TLC welcome and you’ll feel right at home after that. Don’t panic about starting, as we assume you know nothing about dance, and with our wonderful teachers we can cure anyone with the ‘2 left feet’ syndrome! No partner is necessary as we rotate partners, which helps you meet new friends and makes a lovely warm and friendly vibe. Fear not – there are no exams and you will have sooooo much fun – guaranteed! Go on, take the chance, it might just change your life!
We feel it is essential to master the basics in order to be able to dance socially, and we therefore offer a 4 week course for beginners (Level 1) which is great value for money. Advanced booking is required as we have limited space and these classes are extremely popular. Our schedule of dances throughout the year is listed below.
Dancing is a very sociable activity, much more fun than going to a gym, and you will also learn a skill for life. While you are learning how to lead and follow with us, 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.
If you have danced before, please mention this to Tracie and the team when you register and we will put you in to one of our classes from Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on your experience.
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
For those with a good knowledge of all dances.
Classes can be on a pay-as-you-go basis
A faster paced class for those wanting more of a challenge.
Classes can be on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Monday ballroom is run by TLC at the TLC studio.
Classes run every Monday EXCEPT Bank Holidays and Christmas.
The structure of the classes varies according to which dance we are teaching but in general we learn one dance per month where we can go deeper into the technique and the routines. We have found this method is really successful for people to develop muscle memory when learning each dance.
If you already have some dance experience, or you haven’t been for a little while & want to return, then here is a summary of the levels we offer in order of progression:
Level 1 New Beginners or rusty Beginners (held at 7.30pm with Steve)
Level 2 Recent Beginners wanting a faster class than Level 1 while learning a few basic moves (held at 6.30pm with Claire)
Bronze Those wanting a little bit more than Level 2 & learning a few fundamental moves, like spin turns/whisks (held at 7.30pm with Claire
Bronze + This is normally a follow-on class from Claire’s Bronze class – so you can do Claire’s 7.30pm Bronze and her 8.30pm Bronze +
Silver Improvers – being confident in all the dances for the simpler moves
Gold A more challenging class with complex routines
Normally, Absolute Beginners attend the first hour only.
Most people with some dance experience attend for 2 hours to help them progress, but you are welcome to attend any hour separately.
On the adhoc occasion 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).
Please see the schedule below with our super courses or look at the calendar from the menu above
- Single 1 hour courses £18 (£12 concessions: NUS & IoW)
- Double 2 hour courses £28 (£20 concessions)
- 1 hour: £5 on the door (£3 concessions)
- 2 hours: £8 (£5 concessions)
|Time||Format on most Mondays|
|6.30-7.30pm||Claire’s Beginners Level 2 – for those who have done 1 or 2 courses with us before (in any style)|
|7.30-8.30pm||Absolute Beginners with Steve & Jean|
|7.30-8.30pm||Bronze Level with Claire|
|7.30-8.30pm||Silver Level with Amy & Tracie|
|8.30-9.30pm||Bronze + Level with Claire|
|8.30-9.30pm||Gold Level – with Tracie & Amy|
|9.30-10pm||Social / 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 we may add 2 styles in one week. Here’s the programme for the next few months.
May 2019Mon 27 May: TLC closed for Bank Holiday
Jun 2019Mon 3 Jun: 4 Week Waltz Absolute Beginners' Course
Jul 2019Mon 1 Jul: Ballroom Quickstep and Foxtrot beginners course
Mon 1 Jul: Quickstep and Foxtrot
Mon 8 Jul: Quickstep and Foxtrot
Mon 15 Jul: Foxtrot beginners course
Mon 15 Jul: Quickstep and Foxtrot
Mon 22 Jul: Quickstep and Foxtrot
Mon 29 Jul: Quickstep and Foxtrot