Beginner Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue dance classes

No dance experience and no partner needed

Our dance classes in Hamilton NZ are designed for people who want to learn ballroom dancing for the first time and have fun doing it as well. Join us, and you will be able to get about social dancing confidently with just a few weeks of practice.

Our beginners dance classes run for 1 hour 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.

We know you'll have lots of questions – you can find our Q&A below. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for – feel free to email or contact us.

Next beginner dance classes

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.

Men will learn how to lead while women will learn to follow, 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!

Our next beginner class starts on Tuesday, 26 September. It will run from 7.30pm-8.30pm. If you'd like to register, please email us.

New Vogue

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.

We'll be starting a new beginner New Vogue class soon. It'll run on Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm. If you're interested in learning this style, please email us or call Michael on 021 273 8903.

beginner dance lessonsClasses for kids and teens

Dedicated to children aged 6-15 years

Dancesport is a positive way to build your child's confidence, balance, posture, coordination and musicality. At the same time they'll meet new friends and have lots of fun.

The availability of classes depends on numbers. To register your child's interest call now - 021 273 8903 - or email us.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a dance partner? No. It’s quite common for men and women to come on their own. If you book into a class early we will do our best to organise a dance partner for you. However, we can’t guarantee that you will always be partnered.

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.

Do you change partners during class? Yes, we regularly ask the class to change partners. This helps you adapt to different dance styles. It’s also a great way to meet other people in the class, but if you and your partner are more comfortable dancing with each other, you don’t have to change.

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.