No dance experience needed
Our dance classes are designed for people who want to learn ballroom dancing for the first time and have fun doing it. Join us, and in just 10 weeks you'll know some dance basics that will hold you in good stead on the social dance floor.
Our beginners dance classes run for 50 minutes per week for a total of 10 weeks. At the end of the course, you can take your dancing to the next level and move into our level 2 beginner class.
Ballroom and Latin American
In this class you will master the basics of the Cha Cha Cha, Rhythm Foxtrot, Mambo and Waltz - the dances most useful at gatherings like weddings and balls.
You'll learn about leading and following, so you can dance with anyone. You'll be taught the characteristics of each dance so you can choose which one will suit the music you're listening to, as well as how to pick up the beat so you can stay in time.
We'll also cover dance floor etiquette, so everyone can have fun!
Sorry, you've missed registration for our latest beginner class. If you’d like us to contact you when we set the start date for our next class, please email us.
New Vogue is a form of sequence dancing, where all dance steps are continually repeated. The dances are therefore very easy for a beginner to learn.
This style of sequence dancing was developed in Australia in the 1930s and became popular in New Zealand in the 1960s. It’s only danced in New Zealand and Australia.
Do I need a dance partner? It’s quite common for people to come on their own, but it is better if you can bring a partner or friend to dance with. If you book into a class early we will do our best to organise a dance partner for you, but we can’t guarantee you will have one. Please be prepared to dance on your own.
What if I haven’t done any dancing before? No problem! Our beginner classes are designed for absolute beginners.
Is there a maximum age limit? Absolutely not! As long as you can walk, you can dance.
Do I need dance shoes? Dance shoes have suede soles for the right amount of grip and slip on the dance floor, but are not necessary when you first start dancing. As long as your shoes are comfortable and don’t stick to the floor, they’ll be fine. If you’d like to get some dance shoes later on, let us know and we’ll point you in the right direction.
What should I wear? Just wear something comfortable. Layers are a good idea because you’re likely to get hot.
Does it matter if I miss one or two classes during the 10 week course? No. We repeat the steps so you shouldn’t have any problems catching up, but if you really feel you are behind you can book a private lesson.
How many lessons will I need? Everybody is different and the number of lessons you’ll need will depend on your own dancing goals. To dance socially, and with confidence, could take anywhere from 10 to 30 weeks. If you have more challenging goals in mind, let us know.
I have just started a beginner class and have friends who would also love to join – is that okay? Yes, others are welcome to join the class on week two – just contact us so we can book them in. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to join a beginner class after week two.
Still have questions? Please contact us.