BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCING LESSONS IN DORCHESTER WITH EILEEN SPRACKLEN
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Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be?

Everyone is welcome. We have a mixed age-range in our adult class and cater for all abilities.


Do I need a partner?

Ideally yes as we do not change partners like they do in Salsa or Jive. You will generally keep the same partner throughout all of the classes and lesson that we provide. However, please contact us if you would like to come on your own as we do already have some singles and some more experienced students who could pair with you – both male and female and we always endeavour to find you a partner.


Do I need to book?

Not usually, any class that requires booking will be noted on the calendar page


Is there a membership or joining fee?

No membership or joining fees. Just turn up and pay as you go! All class prices can be found on the calendar.


When can I start?

Our new beginners class start every January, However you can join at anytime throughout the year. If you are new to dancing Gemma will help you get started and will soon catch you up with the class.


What shall I wear?

Just wear something comfortable like trousers and shirt/t shirt or a skirt or dress for ladies.
At this level you won't be doing anything to strenuous so you don't need to wear workout clothes.

Footwear.
Trainers tend to be a little sticky so a court shoe is better. Just be aware you are dancing on a wooden floor so you don't want to slip.

Maybe you have been dancing a while and would now like to invest in a pair of dance shoe but don't know what to buy?

Below is a quick guide to Ballroom and Latin dance shoes.

Footwear Options


Mens Ballroom Shoes
A basic black standard Ballroom shoe like this is recommended as your first shoe.
However avoid a patent finish unless you are an experienced dancer and they can stick together.
Mens Latin Shoe
Only recommended for an experienced dancer as these are best suited to Latin dancing only.
If you are preparing for an exam then it might be worth speaking to your teacher to find out if you are ready for the extra height in the heel
Ladies Ballroom Shoe
Only really recommended for an experienced dancer as they are best suited to Ballroom dances only. Not as versatile as a Latin sandal or social shoe.
If you are preparing for an exam then it might be an idea to get a pair to help with your footwork, but speak to your teacher for advice first
Ladies Latin Shoe
Recommended as your first shoe as they are the most versatile as regards to foot movement.
Available in a wide variety of styles, colours and heel sizes ensuring there is something to suit everybody's taste.
Dance Trainers
Ideal for Aerobic, dance fitness or street dancing these can also be worn for social Ballroom and Latin Dancing or great if you have a foot injury and need extra support or padding underfoot.
Shoe Brush
This is for the underside of your shoe. Overtime you will get a build up of either a black grime, usually from waxed floors, or a white dust from untreated floors.
If you use this brush to scrap the bottoms you can remove most of the residue

 
News Bulletins

New Beginners Top Up Class
Starting Mon 4th June - 8:30pm
Moreton Village Hall
This is a Top up to Thursdays Class
A chance to perfect what you've learnt.
See Gemma for more information

 

New Beginners Class for 2018

      Starting.            4th January     

Never danced before? Come and join us on Thursday at 6.30pm -7.30pm at Herrison Hall, Charlton Down, Nr Dorchester. £5 per person

Learn to Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha cha , Jive & more

Jump right in, The hardest step is the one through the door. all abilities welcome. Improvers class starts at 7:30pm, Intermediate to advanced class at 8:15pm - See you there!

 

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