Course Levels

Over each 6 week course you will learn skills and techniques that build on to the previous course. We recommend following the courses in order to achieve the best results however it is possible to skip courses if you feel like you have an understanding of what is needed to complete a specific course. Principles from the previous courses are recapped regularly at higher levels to ensure success!

You can pick and choose how you build your learning path and if you don't feel that you are ready to move up a level then repeating courses is a good way to solidify information if you don't get a lot of time to practice between classes. A lot of experienced dancers will return to earlier foundation classes while working on higher level moves and techniques to get the best out of their dancing.


Early Levels (6 week courses)

  • Beginner Level 1 (Basic moves & Techniques)
  • Beginner Level 2 (Further information & turns)
  • Improver Level 1 (Additional moves and techniques)
  • Improver Level 2 (Deeper understanding of previous information)
  • Improver Level 3 (More complex moves and techniques)

Later Levels (Workshops and courses)

  • Experienced (Additional moves & techniques)
  • Advanced (Advanced moves & techniques)
  • Expert (Deep techniques & complex moves)

Beginner - Level 1

Foundation level
In this course you will learn the foundations to create the basic rhythms and moves to get you feeling confident on the dance floor with a variety of different types of music. Ideal for adults of all ages, including people that have never stepped on to a dance floor before!

Skills required:

  • None

Skills you will learn:

  • Foundational principles of dance
  • Basic Lead & Follow and Connection
  • Basic rhythms of Ballroom, Latin, Tango, Jive

Beginner - Level 2

Develop your skills in lead & follow as well as exploring turns in all the styles.

Skills required:

  • Basic understanding of transfer of weight and connections from level 1

Skills you will learn:

  • Better development of connection work
  • Principles of turning

Improver - Level 1

Moving on from the beginner level you will learn deeper techniques for connection to improve lead & follow while using the turn information to create more moves.

Skills required:

  • A basic understanding of weight transfer, connection, lead & follow and turns.

Skills you will learn:

  • Improved understanding of turns
  • Open positions and improved connection

Improver - Level 2

As you expand on your knowledge you will learn more about changes in weight transfer to explore different movement and rhythms.

Skills required:
A good understanding of all of the beginner level foundation principles as well as feeling confident in being able to get up and dance to music without needing basic instruction

Skills you will learn:

  • Improved understanding of transfer of weight
  • Additional moves & timing
  • Introduction to other rhythms - Charleston, Samba, Bachata

Improver - Level 3

With a strong understanding of the basic foundations and different rhythms this course further explores improvisation on the dance floor while building up more moves and developing better technique and timing.

Skills required:
Confident in dancing to different rhythms. Able to understand the principles previously taught in the turns for all styles and can interact well with your partner within your role.

Skills you will learn:

  • More complex moves and figures
  • Improvisation through lead & follow
  • Techniques of timing and movement

Experienced

Each 6 weeks is broken down into one of the 4 major groups - Ballroom, Latin, Tango & Swing dancing - which allows for more of a focus on individual styles so you can develop more intricate moves while developing deeper understanding of interaction between lead & follow to add an extra level to your dancing.

If you don't feel ready to move to this level then spend a bit of time at Improver Level 3 until you feel confident.

Skills required:
A very good understanding of all the basic principles of weight transfer, lead & follow and connection as well as being able to differentiate between the different rhythms and work through basic moves and turns without too much trouble.

Advanced

These sessions (usually workshops) break down moves and techniques into the fine details in order to move your dance into the top levels.

Expert

At this level we focus on complex moves and deep techniques. Mostly presented as workshops where we spend a few hours working on our dancing in a more intense and focused manner. Designed for dancers looking for top level work in their dancing.