Beginner Ballroom, Latin American and New Vogue dance classes

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 six weeks you'll know some dance basics that will hold you in good stead on the social dance floor.

Our beginners dance courses run for 50 minutes per week for a total of six weeks. At the end of the course, you can take your dancing to the next level and move into our stage 2 beginner course.

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, please feel free to email or contact us.

Next adult beginner dance course

Ballroom and Latin American

In this course you will master the basics of the Cha Cha Cha, Rhythm Foxtrot 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!

You've missed registration for our current beginner course. If you'd like to go on the waitlist for the next course, 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.

Sorry, you've missed registration for our current beginner course. If you'd like to go on the wait list for the next course, please email us.

Frequently asked questions

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. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee dance partners. 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, closed toe, 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.

I have just started a beginner course and have friends who would also love to join – is that okay? Unfortunately, it’s not possible to join a beginner course after the start date.

Still have questions? Please contact us.