Classes

Strictly Salsa, Latin and Ballroom Adult Dance Classes

Tuesday 6.00 – 7.00 pm

Art Centre Washington | www.artscentrewashington.co.uk

NEW from September 2019

Friday 5.30-6.30pm

Rising Sun Countryside Park, Benton

The adult classes offer an opportunity to learn a range of dances featured on the BBC1 hit show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. You will learn dances such as Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Tango, Waltz and Salsa progressing from basic to more advanced steps.

The classes have a friendly atmosphere and the ethos is to ‘Get fit the fun way’. The classes are open to men and women of all ages and everyone is welcome regardless of experience or ability. You don’t need a partner, just a sense of humour and some comfy shoes!

Adults also have the opportunity to participate in NCDTA examinations. A number of adults from the School recently undertook NCDTA examinations and were extremely proud of their ‘Honours with Distinction’ grades.  In February 2019, Some of our adults even danced at The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.

Mini Stars (aged 3–5 yrs)

Wednesday 4.00-4.30pm Springwell Village Community Venue, Springwell.

NEW from September  – Friday 4.00-4.30 pm – The Rising Sun Countryside Centre, Benton.

This dance class is aimed at children aged 3 – 5 years and teaches the basics of Classical Sequence, Ballroom and Latin in a fun and relaxed environment. The class also compromises of a mixture of song, dance and movement activities.  As well as enhancing the children’s dancing ability the class also develops confidence, co-ordination and teamwork in preparation for early years School.

The children follow the NCDTA nursery syllabus and have the opportunity to participate in Nursery Awards, Shows and Competitions.

Little Stars (aged 6–8 yrs)

Wednesday – Springwell Village Community Venue

4.30 – 5.00 pm

Little stars follow the NCDTA syllabus in Classical sequence, Ballroom and Latin with the view to participating in examinations, local and national competitions and our showcases.  The class incorporates traditional music as well as music from the children’s favourite pop stars.

New for September  – Little Stars Benton (Aged 6 yrs +)

Friday - The Rising Sun Countryside Park, Benton.

4.40 – 5.20 pm

Little Stars Benton also follow the NCDTA syllabus in Classical Sequence, Ballroom and Latin dancing.  Pupils have the opportunity to participate in NCDTA examinations, Shows and Local and National Competitions.  All activities are optional and children can still join in with classes without participating in the above.


Dancing Stars (aged 9 yrs +)

Wednesday – Springwell Village Community Venue

5.00 – 5.30 pm

Similarly to the Little Stars class, this class offers tuition in Ballroom, Latin American, Classical Sequence based on the syllabus of the Northern Counties Dance Teachers Association. The pupils in this class train for examinations, local and national competitions and our showcases as well as getting involved in community based projects wherever possible.