We teach Ballroom and Latin dancing. You have probably seen most of these danced on Strictly Come Dancing. We teach Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba and Jive at beginner level.
Update 5th January 2021
In light of the new national lockdown we need to postpone the start of term. We will announce a new starting date once lockdown is lifted.
Pre-booking is essential!
We are very sorry but both new beginners classes are now full. If you wish to be added to the waiting list please fill in the pro forma below.
New Beginners Class Starts On
9:15pm - 10:15pm
Elmgrove Centre, @ the junction of Redland Rd and Elmgrove Rd, Cotham, Bristol BS6 6AH
The exact starting date will depend upon when lockdown is lifted.
If you wish to pre-book a place in this class please note the COVID guidelines/restrictions shown below.
If you are happy to follow these then please click the purple ‘Pre-book Your Place” button and complete the pro forma.
How to book a place in our BEGINNERS class
Please complete the pre-booking pro forma. We can then book you in. We will need your names, contact telephone numbers and email addresses to register.
We will then confirm by email/telephone your place in the class. If a class becomes full we will also confirm that you are on a waiting list. Please do not assume you are booked in until you hear from us. Please do not just turn up at a class if you have not heard from us.
We will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
Summary of Our COVID-19 Operational Guidelines
If you or any member of your household has any symptoms of Covid-19 please do not attend any classes.
Face coverings must be worn at all times inside The Elmgrove Centre.
A hand sanitiser station will be available as you enter the Elmgrove Centre. Please sanitise your hands as you enter.
Everybody attending the classes will be required to leave their contact details.
Whilst at the class, please maintain social distancing with anybody outside your bubble.
There will be no seating in use only storage space on some pews for you to leave your belongings.
You must only dance with a partner from your own social bubble. Please only attend a class with a partner.
Numbers per class will be strictly limited to 14 couples until further notice.
Please only attend if you have prebooked your place in that class.
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Frequently asked questions
I have two left feet, is it worth me coming?
Most people can dance, they just don’t know it yet. Some people will pick things up more quickly than others. We do not expect you to know anything about dancing. Everyone will be too busy with their own feet to notice what you are doing and you may even surprise yourself.
How much does it cost?
All classes are £15 per couple per class. You pay at the start of each class.
Do I need to come with a partner?
We would normally say no, however in the current circumstances you do need to come to a class with a partner who is in your social bubble.
Do I need to book ahead?
We would normally say no, but we currently need bookings because of government guidance.
How should I dress for class?
The classes are relaxed and casual so anything you feel comfortable in is fine. Just wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in. You can wear normal shoes, preferably ones that allow your foot to swivel on the floor. Please don’t buy dance shoes especially for class before you have tried it.
How long are terms?
I’ve danced ballet/salsa/LeRoc/etc before do I still need to go beginners?
Yes, although you will probably pick up the steps at a faster rate, it is best to do the beginners to understand the fundamental ideas and principles involved.
What happens in class, are there tests?
Where We Teach
These are the two venues we currently use for our classes. Please check which venue(s) has/have the advertised beginner class(es).