The County prides itself on always having several qualified teachers present at every class. This means there is always the ability to correctly demonstrate the steps and someone on hand to help. It also gives us the opportunity, if necessary, to divide the class into groups. Therefore children are free to progress at their own pace.
A friendly group for toddlers to interact and learn about a variety of music and movements. This 45minute session at 10am on Thursday mornings costs just £3.00 and is ‘pay as you go’. We stay for a little chat afterwards and the children have a small snack and playtime while the adults can have a cuppa – lovely! It’s a gentle and fun way to introduce your young child to dancing at The County.
This class runs on a Saturday morning and aims to introduce preschoolers to Ballroom and Latin American dancing. We teach the very basics in Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha and Samba. We add to these lots of party dances such as the Macarena, the Birdie Dance, Music Man and others and also try to include a little freestyle element. It’s a gentle and very fun class. Parents/Guardians are all seated around the edge of the dance hall and therefore children feel very secure and happy.
Initially we teach children the basics in Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha and Jive and focus on understanding rhythm and timing. We also add a few party dances to the class to which are easy to master and add a social element.
At this level children have a sound understanding of the basics, and can successfully dance Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba and Jive. At this level we focus a little more on style and technique and introduce two further dances, the Foxtrot and Rumba. Steps taught become more challenging, both technically and choreographically, lots of fun!
We usually run this beginners class in Studio 2 so as these teenagers gain confidence with the basics before integrating with those who started at a younger age. Initially we teach the basics in Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha and Jive.
Children at this level have a sound understanding of the basics, and can successfully dance Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive. At this level we focus more on style and technique and introduce the four remaining dances – the Foxtrot, Samba, Viennese Waltz and Paso Doble. At an advanced level steps taught go beyond the usual syllabus, and variations become more challenging, both technically and choreographically, lots of fun and very skilful.
Your child may want some extra lessons, perhaps in preparation for an exam or competition or just as a treat to learn some extra moves. Whatever the reason we can recommend a qualified and experienced teacher.
If personal tuition is something that might be of interest to you please contact the school principals Mary or Anna directly to discuss. They will be able to recommend the best for you and put you in touch with a teacher.