On the last Sunday each month our classes are from 5.30pm to 8.00pm only, and we hold a social dance from 8.00pm to 10.00pm where students can bring their own drinks and snacks - this is incuded in the usual entry fee, and outsiders are welcome. This is a chance for all students to practice their new moves in a social dance situation.
This month students can learn to dance the Quickstep & Rhythm (Social Foxtrot) at beginner level & the Quickstep & Slow Foxtrot at improver and intermediate level.
During the party, we will recap the sequence dance we've been learning this month - i.e. Saunter Together, we will also recap the sequence dances we learnt during the previous 3 months i.e. The St. Bernard's Waltz, the Mayfair Quickstep & the Lilac Waltz.
We have improved our teaching system in our Colliers Wood ballroom classes to enable faster progress for students. We now have a dedicated class, and dance trainer, which is held upstairs, for 'Beginners Only' every Sunday from 5.30pm to 7.00pm.
Our classes are £6 only for the evening, or £15 for four consecutive weeks, or £25 for 10 consecutive weeks. Class size for beginners is typically about twelve students, and there's no need to bring a partner or book in advance, just turn up at 5.20pm on any Sunday. Of course, we prefer students to join at the beginning of each monthly course, but won't turn anyone away if they turn up on one of the subsequent weeks.
Our classes downstairs will continue to be taught by our main instructor, Barry Gordon, plus a teaching assistant, so there will be more time available for improving leaders and followers to learn and master new steps and moves, and because we now have a dance trainer plus an assistant downstairs, students will spend less time waiting around. It also means that there will now be two instructors to help and advise our students whilst our students are practicing dancing in pairs.
The first class of the evening for improvers and intermediate level students is from 5.30pm to 6.50pm, and is a techniques class which focuses on how to do the basics to perfection. There will be no beginners in this class. This is a chance for more experienced students to improve their posture and hold and master such skills as the correct leads, walk, sawy, foot positions, and body movements for the Quickstep & Slow Foxtrot.
When this class finishes, students have a free cup of tea and biscuits for a few minutes.
From 7.00pm to 8.00pm improvers and intermediate level students (not beginners) can recap the moves we've been learning for the previous 4 weeks. There will be an instructor and assistant for this class, to speed the leaning process for our students.
Colliers Wood Ballroom Dancers enjoy the use of a large dance floor, superior sound system, natural ventilation, near equal numbers of male and female students, a good mix of ages, dedicated teaching staff, and we are steadily becoming the one of the fastest and most efficient dance schools in Greater London for students to become competent and elegant in social ballroom and the main Latin dances. We are certainly one of the the cheapest schools to learn ballroom for social situations.
Any questions please phone George Tudor-Hart on[masked].