PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE AND CAN NO LONGER BE BOOKED

DANCEWORKS ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

BALLROOM & LATIN 8-WEEK COURSE

17TH MAY – 5TH JULY ,TUESDAYS, 19:00 – 20:30

*EARLY BIRD OFFER £125 BEFORE 18TH APRIL, £145 THEREAFTER

*ALL ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE SUBJECT TO A £4 BOOKING FEE

SOLD OUT – PLEASE REGISTER BELOW TO BE PUT ON OUR WAITING LIST

 

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About the Course

Come alone or bring your partners, friends and work colleagues to this easy and completely engaging Social Dance 8-week course, which is an introduction to Ballroom and Latin Social Dancing as well as Salsa & Argentine Tango. Take your first steps in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. We will even touch on American Country Line Dancing. Learn how to trust a partner on the dance floor and find the balance between leading confidently and following sensitively. Classes will concentrate on learning the basic steps, improving posture, technique, musicality and coordination.

This course is great if you have your future dance partner in mind but no partner is required, so is also suitable for those wishing to learn the dances for themselves.

 

What to wear

Comfortable clothes with soft leather sole shoes and a heel for the ladies. If you don’t have shoes and you need to purchase some, you will be pleased to know that Danceworks has a partnership with leading dance apparel and footwear company, Capezio in Covent Garden who will be offering all course attendees a 15% discount on their first order. You will need to go into the store and tell them your name and they will have your details on file ready to apply the discount.

 

Teacher – Benny Maslov

Benny has been pursuing his passion as a performer over the last three decades. He started competing internationally at the age of nine and expanded his ballroom dance training with classical ballet, contemporary dance, musical theatre and drama. Early in his career Benny took part in World Ballroom and Latin Dance championships. Benny’s theatre and dance credits include: West End musicals ­Cabaret, Carousel, On Your Toes, working with the English National Ballet, The Johann Strauss Gala and many more. Benny is a regular at London’s most acclaimed dance houses. Film and television credits include: Damascus Cover (2016), Mortdecai, Muppets: Most Wanted, Jack Ryan, World War Z, Alexander and ITV sitcom­ Birds of A Feather.

Benny is currently combining his performing carrier with teaching. He is a guest ballet teacher at the Central School of Ballet which he graduated  in 2001. He has hosted various dance workshops at Danceworks and taught his students at leading dance studios all over London including the open to the public Big Dance workshops hosted by the English National Ballet. Benny performs with his Ballroom and Latin Dance students at Pro-Am competitions which are becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

Benny believes that Ballroom and Social dance is a unique, fun and intelligent form of activity combining strength, coordination and flexibility while enjoying a connection with your dance partner. His students’ ages range from 4 to 84. “Dance is an incredible healthy and uplifting form of exercise that transcends age and any physical limitations.”


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Course benefits include:

  • Musicality
  • Partnering skills
  • Floor craft
  • Basic steps
  • Coordination
  • Technique
  • Improvisation skills
  • Confidence
  • Better posture

 

Location
Classes are held in one of our lovely private studios in Danceworks Mayfair (opposite Selfridges, and 3 mins Bond St tube).
 
We also have a cheap parking deal with APCOA.
 
Our friendly staff will ensure you feel welcome and comfortable.
 

We regret that Danceworks cannot make any refunds. Please make sure you can make the dates before committing to this course. This course is open to both men and women.

Minium Age: 18