Ballroom Dance Classes Bath
Just to bring you right up to date with Viva La Dance’s ballroom classes in Bath. These are held every Monday night (except Bank Holidays) in the amazing Assembly Rooms period ballrooms in central Bath. These are well established classes that have grown in recent years and support a range of class levels.
What do we teach?
We have a full programme on a Monday night which starts with a beginner session at 7pm and covers basic steps in Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha and Jive as well as a few simple variations in each (but not all in the same week we hasten to add!). It is best to join the beginners towards the start of a new course, typically September, January and after Easter.
Novice Ballroom Dancing
From 8pm we run our second level called ‘novice’. This is for those who have completed the beginner course so have some knowledge of the basics at least in Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha and Jive. The novice class will help develop these dances and give introductions to others such as Rumba, Samba, Tango and the wonderful Slow Foxtrot. As well as learning the steps, there is increasing help in developing technique necessary to become a really good dancer.
Improvers Ballroom Dancing
From 9pm we offer an hour’s class aimed at improver dancers; those who know the basics in the ballroom and Latin styles and look to develop their dancing further. We teach more developed variations in each of the dancers which are designed to improve dancer’s skillsets and enable a good understanding of the dances to freestyle whenever the occasion arises! We have dancers attend these classes from significant distances away, looking to pick up what tips they can to make the dancing great.
The evening then opens out to general dancing and practice, supervised by our teachers, from 10.00pm until 10.30pm, or earlier if everyone has flat batteries by then!
When to join?
Several have been enquiring when it is best to join these classes. For the beginner courses, as these are taught in a progressive way, it is best to join at the start of a new courses. New courses start frequently but sometimes do fill up so please let us know in advance if you plan to come along.
For those who dance already, it’s always best to let us know in advance if you plan to attend. Either give us a call, or e-mail us and we’d be happy to advise on the best class for you and welcome you into the class.
The Bath classes are, in our opinion, a great way to learn some of these famous dances in a relaxed and fun way, whilst picking up some of those top tips along the way. The venue is unbeatable as well; the setting is probably one of the finest in the UK, if not the world, for this type of activity.
We hope you think about giving it a go in the near future. Don’t worry if you feel you won’t be able to dance from the outset, lessons are there to help you learn and no-one is born dancing, it’s all things that are learnt. The great thing about learning to dance though is the fun you can have along the way. Just laugh at those naughty feet if they’re not doing what you want and in no time at all you’ll be a diamond on the dance floor.
Viva La Dance!