What we're about

We specialise in helping those new to ballroom and Latin (and who have reasonable musicality and are motivated) to be competent in social dancing within twenty weeks. To achieve this students need to attend classes twice a week (Friday and Sunday evenings), and also probably about half a dozen one to one lessons

Those who choose to attend on Sundays only would take about twice as long, or around forty weeks

We also help improver level and rusty dancers.

Our classes for beginners are every Sunday from 3,30pm to 5pm and cost £10, which is payable on the door. The beginners' classes focus on musicality, dancing to the music in time, basic hold and posture. We do each of the five main ballroom dances for three weeks. At the end of the three weeks 90% of students are able to dance around the floor in time to the music with a partner, and are skilled enough to join the elementary classes, and also be able to actively participate in social dancing with strangers.

We hold social dances every Sunday from 8 pm to 10 pm, so there's an easy environment for those new to ballroom to ease into a social dancing situation

Every Friday from 7.15pm to 10pm we do a class for one of the ballroom dances, again for three consecutive weeks. This class is taught by former world champion Raymond Root and is designed for improvers who wish to improve their social dancing skills. That is improve posture, hold, musicality and elegance.

If you wish to join, please call in any Sunday . Beginners should arrive about 3.20pm. Improvers and intermediates around 4.50pm. Or for those who wish to attend the social dancing only, please arrive at 8 pm

Cost for the lessons is £10 per session- which includes entry to the social dance from 8pm. The social dance only is £5. Students can buy blocks of lessons. Four consecutive weeks is £25 (of Sundays only) and ten consecutive weeks (also of Sundays only) is £50.

We have three teachers, two rooms (one large hall for ballroom, one smaller hall for Latin) . We have been established for twelve years. We are five minutes walk from Colliers Wood tube station, and there's a free car park behind the main building. There is no need to bring a partner, as we change partners during the lessons. Ages range is from 18 to 70. Most are between thirty and sixty. The ration of men to women is about 4/5.

Any questions please phone George on 020 8542 1490

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Friday lessons for improver plus with Raymond Root

Colliers Wood Community Centre

Classes taught by former world champion Raymond Root, for improvers plus who wish to improve and perfect their social ballroom dance skills.Anna Lam is Raymond's assistant From 7.15pm to 8.15pm, upstairs, each week, we will learn a new advanced move in ballroom, with Raymond showing the leader's steps and Anna showing the followers, then practice it in pairs, exchanging partners. From 8.15 pm, we all go downstairs, and have a cup of tea , and from 8.30 pm (downstairs) revise the basics with the the emphasis on moving in time to the music, correct posture, hold, direction, rise and fall and steps. Then from 9 pm to 9.30pm revise the previous week's move and the move of the same day From 9.30pm students may practice by themselves or with a partner, with records playing until 9.55pm. We must be out by 10pm. We do all of the ballroom dances- slow waltz, quickstep, slow foxtrot and ballroom tango, in rotation, doing each dance for three weeks. Cost is £10 per class payable on the door. There is no need to bring a partner. But you must already be at improver level to attend and benefit from this class. Any questions please phone George on[masked]

Sunday ballroom tango and rumba lessons week 2 of 3 plus social dance

Colliers Wood Community Centre

Beginners lessons from 3.30pm. Improvers and intermediate lessons from 5 pm. Three teachers and assistants. Social dancing to records from 8 pm, to which you may bring your own food & drinks and use our glasses. Beginner and improver Tango moves may be seen on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa02XFyoGvTC7NcRVV-ONhxOiOfnbfOfv Beginner and improver Rumba moves may be seen on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa02XFyoGvTDWSwRR9UJYgp8oNHdI5kxi No need to bring a partner. Entry is £10 payable on the door, or £5 for the dance only.

Friday lessons for improver plus with Raymond Root

Colliers Wood Community Centre

Classes taught by former world champion Raymond Root, for improvers plus who wish to improve and perfect their social ballroom dance skills.Anna Lam is Raymond's assistant From 7.15pm to 8.15pm, upstairs, each week, we will learn a new advanced move in ballroom, with Raymond showing the leader's steps and Anna showing the followers, then practice it in pairs, exchanging partners. From 8.15 pm, we all go downstairs, and have a cup of tea , and from 8.30 pm (downstairs) revise the basics with the the emphasis on moving in time to the music, correct posture, hold, direction, rise and fall and steps. Then from 9 pm to 9.30pm revise the previous week's move and the move of the same day From 9.30pm students may practice by themselves or with a partner, with records playing until 9.55pm. We must be out by 10pm. We do all of the ballroom dances- slow waltz, quickstep, slow foxtrot and ballroom tango, in rotation, doing each dance for three weeks. Cost is £10 per class payable on the door. There is no need to bring a partner. But you must already be at improver level to attend and benefit from this class. Any questions please phone George on[masked]

Sunday ballroom tango and rumba lessons week 3 of 3 plus social dance

Colliers Wood Community Centre

Beginners lessons from 3.30pm. Improvers and intermediate lessons from 5 pm. Three teachers and assistants. Social dancing to records from 8 pm, to which you may bring your own food & drinks and use our glasses. Beginner and improver Tango moves may be seen on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa02XFyoGvTC7NcRVV-ONhxOiOfnbfOfv Beginner and improver Rumba moves may be seen on https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLa02XFyoGvTDWSwRR9UJYgp8oNHdI5kxi No need to bring a partner. Entry is £10 payable on the door, or £5 for the dance only.

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