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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Hanna Sierzputowska
  • Course Code W22DNEF02D
  • 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 basic 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. 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 intermediate or combinations course.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • demonstrate some of the most basic figures (from the ISTD Pre-Bronze Syllabi) or movements derived from these figures in the waltz, cha cha cha, and samba individually and in relation to a partner
  • demonstrate good technique with the emphasis on dancing in time to the music and employing the correct feet positions, footwork and characteristics of the lead (if leader) or follow (if follower) roles.
  • identify and dance a style applicable and appropriate to a variety of music played
  • explain and show good dance etiquette.

Cost

  • Full fee
    £125
  • Concession fee
    £95
  • 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 beginners or returns to ballroom and Latin. No experience is required. No more than a normal level of fitness and mobility is required. 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 or 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

    Shoes which are comfortable, secured to your foot at the heel, and non-stick (trainers are not suitable). Clothing which allows you to move freely. Water.

    What you can do next

    Ballroom and Latin dance courses for beginners in styles not yet covered, or intermediate or combinations courses as appropriate. 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.