Adult Social Dancing
at Diamond Dancentre
We run weekly classes and private lessons for those of you who are interested in just learning the basics or furthering your basic knowledge. Social dancing is a relaxed fun form of ballroom dancing rather than the in depth technical side of competitive dancing, especially with our very own licensed bar
Our system of teaching is broken down into 3 classes.
A Class - Absolute beginners - 7.15 - 8.15 pm Monday evening
Everyone starts out in in A class where the aim is to teach you the basic steps of each rhythm. Repetition and practice are key to progressing through this class. We also cover the fundamentals of lead and follow.
B Class -Improvers - 8.05 - 9.10 pm Monday evening
Once you have mastered the basics, you move on to the improvers class. Here you will learn more figures/steps, develop your lead and follow and we start to introduce a little more technique into your dancing.
(A & B Classes cover a four or five week period depending on the month and start on the first Monday of each month. We look at one latin and one ballroom dance per course.)
C Class - Advanced class 9.00 - 10.30
Here you learn entire sequences of figures, that can cover the full length of the dance studio. Over the first four weeks of the course, you will learn and master new steps. Culminating in the last two weeks, where you will perfect the routine through more in depth technical study of the figures.
Private vs Group classes:
Group classes tend to be a larger group of people all learning from one teacher. These sizeable dance classes give you a little taste of different dance styles. It’s also a great way to socialise and meet new people. If you are keen to develop your skills further in a particular dance style or you are preparing for a special event, the one-on-one private dance lessons are best for you. In a private lesson, your instructor can personalise the experience based on your dance levels, interests and goals. You can also learn at your own pace. If you are unsure about which route to take, talk to our instructors or try both to decide what fits you best!
I have learnt to dance, now where can I practice this new skill?
Thursday Dance Practice
Every Thursday evening, we hold a social dance practice from 8.30 pm until 10.00 pm. We play 3 or 4 of each rhythm, and you are free dance as much or as little as you want. The great advantage to this practice is that teachers are there and can help you iron out any problems you may have from Monday night class.
Thursday Tea Dance
We host a Tea Dance on a Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm, There you will find a relaxed atmosphere, be welcomed with a complimentary cup tea, and have another chance to try out what you have learnt.
We have a social evening once a month, giving you another chance to get up and dance. Not only will you be able to practice the established rhythms, there will also be the opportunity to dance a number of sequence dances.
Beyond the activities at Diamond Dance centre, you can also dance on cruises, holiday breaks and there are numerous other dance locations around the Farnborough area.