Classes in the main Ballroom dances, the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot and Tango are provided on a group basis or as private lessons for couples or individuals.
Following a resurgence in recent years, due to popular television coverage, Ballroom dancing is now widely recognised as aiding fitness, an excellent social event and great fun.
Group classes and private lessons are similarly
provided in the five Latin dances; Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive and Paso Doble.
Modern Ballroom dances are danced counter-clockwise around the floor, following the line of dance. Latin dances are usually danced 'on the spot' although some dances e.g. Samba, do include 'travelling' routines.
Modern Ballroom dances are usually danced to Western music, whereas Latin dances are commonly danced to Latin American music.
Medal examinations are judged by numerous criteria such as poise, the hold or frame, posture, musicality and expression, timing, body alignment and shape, floor craft, foot and leg action, and presentation.
Ballroom dancing has many key health benefits:-
- It helps to lower blood pressure and give your cardiovascular system a good workout.
- It can burn off up to 800 calories in an hour,
making it a good way to aid any weight loss regime.
- It improves overall flexibility and is a low impact activity compared to many
other fitness activities.
Tuition can be provided for social dancing or for pupils to have their ability formally measured by medal examinations. These commence with the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, taken in two, three and then four of the relevant dances.
Classes are held most weekdays after 6.30pm and can often be arranged to suit individual requirements.
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