Sunday ballroom

Course Dates: 22/09/19 - 08/12/19
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Zoltan Bihari

If you are new to our dance classes, we invite you to come and gain a basic foundation in Ballroom and Latin American dances. You will perform with different members of the class and acquire some great dance knowledge. Our aim is to create a fun, educational and enjoyable atmosphere for you to thrive and evolve in.

Description

What is the course about?

The course will cover three dances: The jovial Cha Cha Cha, the up-tempo Jive from the Latin American field and the passionate Tango from the Ballroom field.

What will we cover?

Cha Cha Cha: Time Step, Basic Movement, New york, Underarm Turn, Spot Turn, Hand to Hand, Progressive Basic.
Jive: Rock Basic, Change of Place Left to Right, Right to left, Rotated Change of Place, Change of Hands Behind Back.
Tango: Tango Walk, Promenade Walk with Pivot, Tango Walk with Rock Action, Promenade Walk with Rock, Basic Reverse Turn.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Perform the three dances with correct footwork and to the correct tempo of music.
Demonstrate confidence in dancing with different partners and feel more at ease when dancing socially.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is structured and created for beginners or for those who have previously danced but would rather brush up on their existing skills. You will be taught and shown the steps and then you will practice and repeat.

A beginner’s dance class isn’t just for newcomers. In any beginner’s dance class there will be student’s from all types of backgrounds. We all have different learning techniques and paces. If your first class seems overwhelming and you can’t get it the first time, don’t worry: dance is heavily reliant on repetition so it will happen. We want you to learn and to have fun so just give it your best and keep coming back!

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Follow spoken instructions.
• Use numbers to recognise rhythms within the three dances.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The tutor will explain what steps, techniques and dances will be covered within the class. He will then demonstrate and explain verbally each step and movement. You will practice dancing the steps with a partner and with and without music.
There will be no work to complete outside of the course but we do encourage you to practice and put your new skills to the test.

HEALTH CHECK
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs. We ask our students to dress in comfortable, flexible or breathable clothes in order to be at ease when dancing. Please refrain from wearing sling backs, flip-flops or rigid trainers. It is advisable to bring a bottle of water or drink to stay hydrated and cool.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Once the beginners course is complete, we run a Ballroom and Latin improvers course on Sundays. Here you will be able to further your existing skills and knowledge in regards to each dance. As well as learning new steps, you shall also sharpen and practice what was learned in the beginners course.

Please check online or refer to the course guide for term dates and further details.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Do it, it's fun!!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/07/2019)
A great opportunity to learn ballroom with an excellent tutor in a safe, fun, friendly and encouraging environment.
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Review by Marjory / (Posted on 30/06/2019)
Definitely worth doing. You will dance.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/04/2019)
It is marvellous to understand how to carry out many fabulous and stylish dance styles and experience two brilliant hours of swirling. A brilliant way to keep fit and shine at social occasions.
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Review by Lynn / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Good fun, great teacher
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/12/2018)
I loved this class. I'm not a natural dancer by any means, but the teacher was patient and friendly and everyone in the class was supportive of each other. So with a bit of hard work and practice at home I have learned to dance! I'm delighted. I enjoyed it so much I did the whole three terms of beginners and now I'm going on to improvers. I've been out dancing socially with other people from the group and everything! If you want to learn to dance this is a great place to start. It's not an easy skill to learn as an adult but it's fun and it's worth it. The teacher is brilliant and really goes the extra mile to help us and make the class an enjoyable experience.
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Review by Cate / (Posted on 06/03/2018)
If you want to learn ballroom in a cool calm atmosphere conducive for learning with an excellent instructor who is full of the joys of life, then it doesn't get better than this.
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Review by Yaya / (Posted on 08/12/2015)
I really enjoyed this course. The atmosphere was very friendly. The teaching was excellent. I learned a lot of thing which I hope to be able to apply in the social dance environment. My technique has certainly improved.
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Review by Chris K / (Posted on 07/12/2015)
I haven't danced since school when I was 8 and then I danced the girls' part so I was a bit nervous - not to say facing the wrong way, but I found the course very enjoyable and engaging. It moves along at quite a pace and there is lots to take in but the handouts help to remind one of the sequences of steps and I plan to try it all out at a dance soon. The teacher was very inclusive and there was a good feeling of camaraderie so I didn't feel anyone was left out or sidelined. Overall a good basic introduction - I shall certainly be back for another course. I don't feel I am one of nature's dancers but at least I am now heading the right way!
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Review by Alan / (Posted on 27/10/2015)
As beginners my husband and I felt quite self conscious when we turned up for our first ballroom class. We needn't have worried! The tutor is a great teacher, so encouraging and patient. She also brought the group together so everyone had a chance to take part and enjoy themselves. We'll definitely be signing up for more ballroom in the Spring term.
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Review by ballroom novice / (Posted on 27/10/2015)
I started off well but, as the course progressed, found myself struggling more and more to keep up, until in the end I all but gave up. If you are both new to dancing, and are not naturally competent in this area, it could be all just too much. The pressure to complete the syllabus in the time allocated meant that we moved on before I could properly master each new move, and it seemed to get more difficult to remember each new addition, even if the movements individually were not difficult. However, as so often, I seemed to be the only one who had this problem, so perhaps I am just not cut out to be a dancer, even at the most basic level.
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Review by NA / (Posted on 30/06/2015)
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Course Code: DDP080

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Sun, day, 22 Sep - 08 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

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