Printable documents for online lessons
Version 9: 4th January 2021
We are still offering the following online services at this time:
Tailorable internet-based Private Lessons (using FaceTime, Google Duo or Zoom).
'Ballroom Fit' online classes commence Tuesday 12th January - see details below.
Adult classes choreography scripts accessible are available via a web-link.
Scripts are for adult classes MO1, MO2, TU1, TU2, TH1, FR1 and FR2.
'Ballroom Fit' Classes
Commence Tuesday 12th January - see new Mini-Class offering on Classes page.
Our area and most of the country entered Tier 4 (Covid-19 restrictions) at Christmas which has once again forced closure of all dance studios and lessons, but there is light at the end of the tunnel with the rollout of the vaccination programme. We thought that now was a good time to setup a new weekly online Ballroom class to help get everyone ‘Ballroom fit’ in readiness for a return to classes, practices, private lessons and, for some, competitions.
We learned a lot from the Small Room Dancing sessions held in Spring and Summer 2020 and the Latin sessions hosted by Michael & Nika towards the end of last year.
Our new Ballroom Fit classes have been designed to be of value to everyone of all standards from beginner to competitor and suitable for learning solo or with a partner in a very small space with the ability to much more easily copy us.
What will they include?
Each bite sized Ballroom dancing session will have 3 sections each approximately 10 minutes duration. The three sections and what they cover will be:
Technique – covering aspects of body posture, arms (the frame), use of legs and feet and movement
Exercises – designed to train your body to dance in a correct and effective way using muscle memory
Simple and short elements of choreography which:
requires little or no learning
use the techniques taught
is taken from basic elements of Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Tango.
When will they run?
Weekly on a Tuesday evening at 8:00pm for 30 minutes.
The initial run will be for 6 weeks starting Tuesday 12th January.
As before, we will host a Zoom 'meeting' which you will be ‘invited’ to attend.
The ‘invite’ will give you the code and password to access the ‘meeting’.
The 6-week run will cost £30 per household.
Please pay by Bank Transfer if possible. If this is not possible, please talk to us about alternatives.
Internet-based Private Lessons
How do these work?
These are interactive sessions which can be tailored to suit your needs. Some suggested topics are included in the 'Teaching Modules - Ballroom' document (see link above). We are actively running sessions where we work through your choreography in small pieces, sessions where we work with you to improve your dancing knowledge and technique, plus posture, movement and balance.
When & Where?
Times for these can be booked in a the same way as normal private lessons.
You may undertake your lesson in your own living room, a hall you hire for yourself, or even your own garden.
We may be in our living room or at one of our venues.
How do I do this?
We can use FaceTime, Google Duo or Zoom for these sessions.
Can I record the lesson?
Yes - you are welcome to record the lesson.
How much do lessons cost and how do I pay?
Prices are the same as normal private lessons. Payment by bank transfer is preferred. We are, however, able to take cash and cheques but no card payments at this time.
Taking part in Online Sessions - Conditions
Please read the following information and conditions before you join / take part in classes:
You are responsible for ensuring the space you undertaken this online class in is suitable and safe. This includes ensuring the space is a sufficient size to accommodate you moving freely and the space should also be free from obstacles / dangerous items.
You should not allow your siblings / others to participate alongside you, unless you have at least 2 metres between you, an appropriate space such as a large room / studio, and they are of the appropriate dance level to take part.
We require you to be warmed up before the dance class, as we always ask of you, and to inform the teacher of any injuries or conditions that they need to be aware of. If this is of a personal nature, you should send an email to the relevant school email address the day before the class.
We accept no liability for any injuries sustained by those participating in the classes, nor do we accept any liability for damage to personal property caused during the dance classes.
All under 16s must be supervised during the class by an appropriate adult.
By signing up to take part in these online classes, and in being a part of our dance community, you agree to adhere to the above terms.
Class Scripts & Videos
How do these work?
All you need for these is access to the internet. We will provide you with the web-link.
How much do the scripts & videos cost and how do I pay?
We are providing the scripts free of charge to all those who attended classes prior to the March lockdown.