Classes

Learning the Dances:

Come and learn the basic steps in the:

  • WALTZ
  • SOCIAL FOXTROT
  • QUICKSTEP
  • CHA CHA CHA and
  • JIVE

Our tuition takes place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with very patient teachers.

We offer a very special welcome to people who think that they have two left feet!

WHEN & WHERE

  • Ballroom:  No Beginners class at the moment
  • Sequence: Tuesdays – 7.45pm at Milton Road Primary School

This is for people who have have completed our most recent Absolute Beginners class and offers further instruction in

  • WALTZ
  • CHA CHA CHA
  • SOCIAL FOXTROT
  • JIVE and
  • QUICKSTEP

We also add the sensuous RUMBA to your repetoire

WHEN & WHERE

  • Ballroom: Thursdays – 9.00pm at North Cambridge Academy

This is the next step up from our previous beginners continuation courses and offers more instruction in

  • WALTZ
  • CHA CHA CHA
  • QUICKSTEP
  • TANGO
  • JIVE and
  • RUMBA

We also add in both the SLOW FOXTROT and SAMBA.

WHEN & WHERE

  • Wednesdays – 8.15pm at North Cambridge Academy

These are classes for people who have a reasonable standard of ballroom and latin dancing and wish to learn more steps.

We will build on the dances that you have already learnt and add more figures as well as introducing additional dances such as SLOW FOXTROT, RUMBA, TANGO and SAMBA.

WHEN & WHERE

  • Tuesdays – 7.00pm at Milton Road Primary School
  • Wednesdays – 7.15pm at North Cambridge Academy

This class is for people that have a good standard of dancing and know most of the ballroom and latin dances, and wish to improve their dancing and add more figures to their current routines.  The 8pm Intermediate class is for slightly more experienced dancers.

WHEN & WHERE

  • Thursdays – 7.00pm at North Cambridge Academy
  • Thursdays – 8.00pm at North Cambridge Academy

Improving Your Dancing:

This is a general social dance session, for dancers who have attained a good standard of dancing, to come along and practice their dancing.

Up-to-date music is used, and all ten ballroom and latin dances can be practiced.

Short tuition in new dance trends as well as technique is also included.

WHEN & WHERE

  • Tuesdays – 8.30pm at Milton Road Primary School
  • Thursdays – 8.00pm at North Cambridge Academy

Private Lessons are available for:

  • Learning Ballroom, Latin-American, Old Time and Sequence dances
  • Your first dance at your wedding
  • Coaching in dancing and technique for Beginners, Improvers, Intermediates, Advanced, Medallists and Professionals
  • Professional Dance Teacher Training and Dance Teacher Assessments

Lessons are by appointment only, at all times during the week, including daytime

Contact us using the form at the bottom of the page to arrange an appointment

Please note, if you cancel a private lesson you must give us 24 hours notice otherwise the full fee will be charged

WHERE

  • Arbury Community Centre or Orchard Park Community Centre

Social Dance Medal Tests

Everyone can have a go:

  • Singles or couples
  • Beginners to advanced
  • There is a test for you!

When you first start to learn to dance, the idea of taking a test is terrifying. However, doing a medal test is a great way to focus your dance lessons towards a specific goal and gives you confidence that you really are making progress.
Medal tests can be taken by children and adults, but we always wait for adults to make the first approach to us.  Please have a go if you want to, but we don’t want to frighten you away!

We conduct our Medal Tests, in Ballroom, Latin or Sequence with the UKA Dance, as Clive is an Examiner with this body.
Medal tests and examinations are conducted by other organisations that are corporate members of the British Dance Council, but they are all very similar in structure and standard.

Medal Tests can be taken in all styles of dancing and are graded:  Social Dance Introductory Awards, Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, Gold Medal and so on.

Once you start, these friendly tests provide an incentive and really do add to the fun of learning to do more than simply get round the floor without stepping on too many toes!

  • Medal tests can be taken with Clive or Jenny as your partner.
  • They are private, with just the Examiner, you and your partner, and either Clive or Jenny to play the music.
  • If you go wrong, you can simply stop and start again!
  • Test results are usually available when you come for your next class or lesson.
  • You get a written assessment, certificate and the medal.

Social dances are an excellent way of practicing your dance steps in a friendly and supportive environment. They are suitable for all dance levels.

There are monthly dances in the new hall at Bottisham Village College. They generally take place on the second Saturday of each month; dates can be found on the calendar below, and there are more details on the Let’s Dance website

Dance Venues

Milton Road Primary School is at the end of Ascham Road, Cambridge, CB4 2BD, just off the Milton Road

There is plenty of parking in the school car park, which is close to the hall

North Cambridge Academy is on Arbury Road, Cambridge, CB4 2JF.

There is plenty of on-site parking available for this light and airy venue, which was built in 2017.

The Arbury Community Centre is situated on Campkin Road, Cambridge, CB4 2LD

There is a small hall, shown here, which is ideal for individual lessons, as well as a large hall suitable for tea dances.

The car park, shown on the map below, is just 50m from the hall

The Orchard Park Community Centre is just off Kings Hedges Road, on Central Avenue, Orchard Park, Cambridge, CB4 2EZ

The Hall is modern and has car parking next to the hall or on surrounding roads

Dance Times