Never danced with a partner before? Learn about the basics of ballroom dancing in 8 lessons. At the end of the course you are able to ask a partner for a dance and further develop yourself in the world of partner dancing.
Ballroom dancing consists of 10 dances, separated in 5 Latin-American and 5 Standard
dances. The classical dance styles, that were originally danced at formal balls, have developed into both relaxed social dancing and a competitive sport. Ballroom dancing thus grew into a style that is danced all over the world in large competitions and social dances.
Each of the ballroom dances has its own unique character with its own music genre, ranging from rhythmic Cuban music (Cha-cha-cha) to smooth waltzes (Slow Waltz) and upbeat swing (Jive). Ballroom dancing certainly takes many forms. The large variety of styles is not just fun to dance to, but also makes for a perfect basis for many other partnered dance styles.
What will you be doing?
In small groups of 5 couples you will learn the basics of 4 of the ballroom dances:
the Slow Waltz, the Quickstep, the Cha-cha-cha and the Jive. During the course, you are taught the basic figures of each dance and learn the techniques to dance the figures correctly. We will pay attention to the principles of leading and following, with which you and your partner learn how to dance together.
Everyone is welcome. This course can only be attended in pairs. Please note: you will need to sign up individually. Your partner does not need to be someone of the other sex: men can also follow and women can also lead.
The course is organized in collaboration with Student Dancing Association AmsterDance.
Are you excited to continue dancing? After this course you can continue with follow-up classes at the association.