During the term we run events to give students an opportunity to try out their new dancing skills. The events are mainly attended by our students of all levels.
If you are learning to dance that probably means you want to actually go dancing. In a class you are told what to do and concentrate on only a few steps at a time, but to actually dance you have to bring everything together yourself.
Our weekend dances are an ideal setting to take your first steps onto the dance floor as there will be familiar faces and everything at the dance will be geared to what we teach in the classes.
We also provide practice sessions where it is expected that people will be working through new steps and may stop and start and repeat bits of the dance.
Friday and Saturday Night Dances
In the Summer term 2012 we started running a weekend dances at a new venue, The Greenway Centre, which has been a resounding success as it has an excellent floor and a café bar to the side which helps make the dances even more of a social event.
The Greenway Centre is on the boundary between Westbury on Trym and Southmead. You can get into the Greenway centre car park from the David Lloyd Sports centre entrance on Greystoke Road or at the top of Doncaster Rd just before the roundabout. There is plenty of parking. See our venues page for a map and details of the Greenway Centre.
Price £7.50 per person
Please put those dates in your diaries.
Feel free to bring your own bottled water but as there is a bar at the venue with very reasonable prices, please don’t bring other types of refreshment. The bar will be selling chilled bottled/canned beers and lagers, wines, juices etc. Bar custom helps support the centre and ensure we are welcome guests in the future.
Tuesday Night Practice Sessions
We run once weekly Practice Sessions on Tuesday nights at The Elmgrove Centre from 7:45 – 9:45pm during term times. This is open to present and past students and to any other Ballroom and Latin dancers (although it would not suit competitive dancers).
The practices are in the large hall of the Elmgrove Centre with the entrance slightly up the hill of Elmgrove Road, (not in the small hall with the entrance on Redland Road). See our venues page for a map and instructions.
Price £5.00 (£4.50 Concessions) per person per session
Over the evening we play about forty dance tracks covering the different dances covered in the classes.
There is no formal programme or instruction at the practices as there will be people of all different levels from beginners to experienced. However, Toby who mans the door is an experienced student and can tell you what type of dance is playing and can usually help if you have forgotten steps.
Unlike the classes, you really need to make sure there will be someone at your level to dance with before you go. If you do not have a regular dance partner, you could make a one to one arrangement with someone else in your class, or as some of our students do, get a group of six or so people from your class to go along and switch partners during the practice.
Salsa After Dark, Fridays
Due to our reduced programme, we will not be running any Salsa After Dark nights at the moment.