When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Nicholas Breakspear
  • Course Code W22DNEF01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Social dancing is back in fashion so come and learn advanced movements to some of the Ballroom and Latin styles - as seen on TV. You’ll learn not only steps but also coordination, and timing, while making new friends, becoming fitter and more confident. To safeguard good health the teaching will comply with the Amendments to the Covid-19 Regulations in force at the time. For example, we may need to include some distancing and some solo routines commonly danced at ballroom and Latin social events, however we plan to remain as close to normal practice as possible Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the following learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e. progression to an advanced-level course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate new figures in quickstep, rumba, and paso doble individually and in relation to a partner. The work covered will vary according to the nature of the student group but it will range from ISTD Bronze to Gold star syllabus level
  • demonstrate good technique i.e. dance in time to the music and employing the correct timing, feet positions, footwork, alignment, amounts of turn, rise and fall, hip action, relationship to partner, lead (if leader) or follow (if follower) action


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Learning tango, foxtrot, and jive, the class format will include the following content: watch the teacher demonstrate; mark through and dance: solo and interacting with different partners; ask and respond to questions from the teacher; use course materials. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The tutor will also set assessment activities involving student exchange of ideas and student self-assessment for all students. In addition to your dance practice, study can include the use of digital resources such as film & photography, useful websites and connection with online communities of interest via social media to enhance your learning. Dance study offers a range of benefits including being an enjoyable way to increase fitness whilst enhancing well-being. Dance practice at Morley can also serve to enhance skills relevant for employment by means of encouraging increased confidence, physical dexterity and concentration.

    Entry requirements

    This is a practical dance course for those who know some figures in the quickstep, rumba, and paso doble. You must be able to understand and respond to oral instructions in English. You must have a basic level of fitness and mobility. If you are pregnant or have any health problem you should consult your GP or specialist physician before enrolling on this course. You should tell the tutor of any physical movement/activity you have been advised to avoid.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course may include some completion of activities outside of class time. Photography and film recording of class activities may be used in order to aid learning. These images may also be used for publicity or marketing materials produced by Morley College, both online and in print. You will have the opportunity to either confirm or decline consent to being filmed or photographed.

    What you need

    Dance shoes and clothing which allows you to move freely. Water.

    What you can do next

    The Morley College dance department provides an exciting and diverse range of term-time and short course dance study provision. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, look at our website or call the dance department for more information.