When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • 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. 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 e.g. progression to an advanced course in styles not yet covered.

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

    You will learn as one of a group and in co-operation with others. The teacher will model the movement and describe it verbally. Learners will practise without and thereafter with a partner. Leaders and followers will change partners in a prescribed, systematic way (although those who wish to be exclusive will be accommodated). The teacher will provide individual feedback. Additional learning resources will be provided as appropriate.

    Entry requirements

    This course is for advanced social dancers and you must know some basic and intermediate figures in quickstep, rumba, and ideally paso doble. No partner is required. You must have a basic understanding of spoken English. 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. You must have a basic understanding of spoken English.

    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

    Ballroom and Latin dance courses for advanced dancers in the same styles (advanced courses material does not repeat material) or styles not yet covered. 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.