Dance to a different tune this autumn

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It’s wonderful to be opening our studio doors again after 18 long months. The world is emerging from it’s Covid cocoon, and while things may still look a little different to normal, we’re entering the later months of the year with a new sense of gusto to put ourselves out there.

Our autumn programme has been designed with exactly this in mind and has something for everyone! We have everything from courses that will introduce you to new styles or drop-in sessions that will bring cultures to you from around the world while we still can’t travel as much. Either way, put on your dancing shoes, it's your time to shine!

We still have Covid protocols in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. This means you must pre-book online (with your partner if your class is for dynamic duos!) as class spaces are limited and you must submit your details for contact tracing. We are also asking everyone to put their left foot forward and follow our new keep left system when inside the building.

Please read all of the information on our Covid protocols ahead of your visit on https://www.dancebase.co.uk/class/covid-safety-information-1929.

We’re excited to welcome you back, familiar faces and new. So without further ado, here are some top picks from our autumn programme that are sure to get you up, moving and feeling alive…

Ballet Beginners

Take the first step up to the barre with our Ballet Beginners class which will teach you the fundamentals, showing you poise, balance and elegant steps. Available on Thursdays or Fridays, choose one of our courses that will help you put basic steps together and build a vocabulary of Ballet steps and movement phrases.

Cuban Salsa Nights

Be transported to Cuba with the art of Salsa! Join us for a class that will focus on partner work, styling, fluidity and poise. You will learn a short routine in the first hour, with social dancing for the remainder of the class. Every Tuesday our live DJ will play top Cuban and Latin music throughout the session. This combination makes a fun and creative way to keep fit!

Aerial Skills Beginners

Have you ever wanted to fly or run away with the circus? Climb, swing and suspend in this introduction to aerial dance. Our class will focus on learning the very basics of aerial skills, how to get on and off the equipment, spending time on silks, hoop and trapeze. We will help you build strength and flexibility as we go.

Belly Dance

Come and shake your shimmy as we help you learn the Belly Dance essentials. We’ll teach you a range of movements and combinations, drawing from a range of different dance styles across Egypt and the Middle East.

Tap Absolute Beginners

Step into Tap, where we’ll help you learn techniques for rhythm and style to form a fun routine each Tuesday. You’re sure to walk away knowing your shuffle-ball-change, tap-step-ball-change and tap-step-heel.

Retro Dance Party

And finally, calling all the Barbie Girls and Vengaboys to Get into the Groove because it’s Hammer Time, so let’s live La Vida Loca! Join us for an eclectic mix of freestyle, choreography and (not so) guilty pleasures. Let’s raise the endorphins and Get This Party Started!

Like the look of these? There’s even more where that came from! Check out our full autumn programme and find the right class for you here.

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