What we're about
This group is for those who want to learn to do ballroom dancing, improve their existing skills or want to revise what they did many years ago. We meet every Sunday at 5 pm. We do lessons for beginners (downstairs) from 5 to 6.15 pm, lessons for intermediates (upstairs) from 5 to 6.15 pm with one break at 6.15 pm, beginners/improvers upstairs from 6.45 to 8 pm, intermediates downstairs from 6.45 to 8 pm, and an advanced Latin-American dance class upstairs from 8 pm to 9 pm.
We do social dancing every Sunday downstairs from 8 to 10.30 pm to which outsiders and students from other schools are welcome. Entry to the class and social is £7 or £5 for the social only.
We especially welcome experienced dancers. We encourage our students to mix and change partners during the classes and the social dancing
We are five minutes walk from Colliers Wood station, or there's a large car park behind the building if you travel by car. We manage to just about keep balanced numbers in leaders/followers and single dancers are welcome. My name is George Tudor-Hart and you can e-mail me at
Cost is just £7 for the whole evening, or £20 for four consecutive weeks, or £35 for ten consecutive weeks. We also offer £29 for four consecutive weeks at both/either venue. Details of our other venue (Indian YMCA W1) are on https://www.meetup.com/black-tie-ballroom-club/ .
The dances we cover are slow waltz, ballroom tango, quickstep, slow foxtrot, rumba, jive, cha cha, Viennese waltz, samba and salsa. Our classes are about how to achieve good posture, how to move, follow and lead with style and elegance, not just to memorise steps and routines.
Our dance trainers are Barry Gordon and Piotr Chlebos . You can contact Barry on 07960 340479 or by email on BoogalooBarry@Yahoo.Co.UK . You can also read about him on his website http://www.bestsalsa.co.uk/about.html .
If you are thinking about joining and have some questions please feel free to phone me on 020 8542 1490 - George Tudor-Hart