This high-energy, exciting class combines elements of Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive and even Paso Doble.
If you’re a Ballroom, Latin or Salsa dancer then this is the class for you…and if you’ve never tried these dances before, you’re sure to fall in love with this elegant and dynamic style. You will be dancing solo, but learning fundamental technique that is transferable to all of the partner Ballroom and Latin dances. This class will improve your sense of rhythm and musicality as you focus on hip action, footwork, body movement and styling, all disguised in a fun, challenging choreography!
Ballroom & Latin
Join Gemma for her fun, sociable Ballroom Classes designed for Ballroom beginners!
You’ll learn simple steps during the classes, and each week we’ll do a reminder of the previous dance learnt so that you will be able to remember them all with confidence, and recognise the different types of music each style is danced to. This way you can drop-in to the class when you like and will be able to easily catch up if you missed a week! By the end of each class you’ll be able to confidently dance the routine with style, and understand how to lead and follow your partner.
You can drop into the classes on any week you like, or to get the best out of them, you can also book a ten-class pass at a discounted rate. This way you will cover ten different dances, and the progressive structure of the classes means that you’ll see and feel your improvement, and build your confidence as you go. Ultimately, you’ll feel confident to be able to go dancing socially, or even impress your friends and work colleagues at a party if that’s your aim!
The classes are designed for those who have little or no dancing experience, or are new to Ballroom and Latin styles. You don’t need to bring a partner if you don’t have one, as you’ll meet new friends during the classes, and Gemma dances with anyone who is without a partner.
Gemma Morton is an ISTD-qualified Ballroom and Latin teacher. With a friendly, professional and encouraging style, she is adept at bringing the best out of every student and passing on her love of Ballroom and Latin dance.
Gemma has appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ as an assistant teacher and judge for a wedding dance challenge and provided initial training to pop star Tuna Sejdi for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Albania, who went on to win the competition. She has successfully coached clients through auditions for the London Russian Ball, and trained many couples to success for work and charity events and competitions. Gemma has performed in a variety of shows and events for high-profile clients both in the UK and Europe, including the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony. Gemma has taught at some of the most popular studios in London, and in 2016 was the winner of the prestigious Phyllis Haylor Scholarship, awarded by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance.
|Minimum age: 18
Ballroom & Latin (for individuals and couples)
£12 – (£9 from the 10.01)
Ten class pass £100 – (£80 from the 10.01)
Ballroom & Latin Schedule
22.11: Paso Doble and Waltz
29.11: Christmas Party Black Tie Basics
06.12: Waltz and Cha-Cha-Cha
13.12: Cha-Cha-Cha and Foxtrot
10.01: Waltz and Cha-Cha-Cha
17.01: Cha-Cha-Cha and Foxtrot
24.01: Foxtrot and Rumba
31.01: Rumba and Tango
07.02: Tango and Samba
14.02: Valentine’s Day Ballroom and Latin
21.02: Samba and Quickstep
28.02: Quickstep and Salsa
07.03: Salsa and Jive
14.03: Jive and Paso Doble
21.03: Paso Doble and Waltz
28.03: Waltz and Cha-Cha-Cha