What We Teach…

Line Dancing

Line dancing is a great way to keep fit and have fun at the same time!  It uses the basic steps from lots of different dance styles to create short routine that are repeated facing different directions.  A common misconception is that Line Dancing is all country music - it isn’t! Whilst some classes like to dance to country tracks only, the majority of Line Dance classes dance to mixture of music from Country to Hip Hop!

Line Dance - What to wear?

Line Dancing appeals to all ages, so anything goes really! Make sure that you are comfortable and that your clothes do not restrict your movement.  You won’t need special footwear -  try to avoid trainers as they tend to grip the floor too much and very high heels may affect your balance.  As you begin to dance more regularly you may wish to buy dance shoes, ask your instructor for advice on what to go for.

West Coast Swing

West Coast Swing is a smooth and stylish jive originating from the 1940’s.  It can be danced to a wide range of music from Blues to popular Chart music.  It’s relaxed and flowing movements make it easy to express your individual style on the dancefloor.  Unlike other partner dances, West Coast Swing allows both leader AND follower to improvise and take the initiative to ’shine’ during the dance.  It’s popularity has boomed recently - so take the opportunity to give it a try!

West Coast Swing - What to wear?

West Coast Swing is a relaxed style and that is reflected in the clothes that people wear.  Ladies tend to wear trousers rather than skirts and the guys go for casual shirts and t-shirts with jeans.  It’s best to wear fairly flat shoes with a short cuban heel (1″ to 1.5″)  Specialist dance shoes for Swing are readily available from most suppliers.

Salsa

Salsa is one of the longest running dance styles and it’s evolving all the time!  Originating from Cuba, Salsa is a fast and cheeky latin dance with lots of energy.  Salsa is a very popular social dance due to it’s party atmosphere, so it’s a fabulous way to meet new people and have a great night out!

Salsa - What to wear?

Despite what you may expect, not everyone at a Salsa class will be wearing a short skirt or tight trousers!  The most improtant thing is to keep cool, as Salsa is a high-energy dance, so heavy fabrics like denim might not breathe very well.  Salsa is easier when you dance on your toes, so shoes with heels will help you in this style.  Ladies, if you do decide to wear a skirt, give it the ‘Spin-Test’ first: Do a twirl in the mirror to make sure you won’t be flashing anything you don’t want to!

HAPPY DANCING!