Bring Social Latin Dance Into Your Life: May Courses Now Open For Enrolment

TIMETABLE + COURSES

2019 TERM DATES 

Term 1 | 7 Jan - 31 Mar
Term 2 | 1 Apr - 23 Jun
Mid-Year Break | 23 Jun - 30 Jun
25th Anniversary Gala Ball | 29 Jun
Term 3 | 1 Jul - 22 Sep
Term 4 | 23 Sep - 15 Dec

TERM 2 COURSE TIMETABLE + SEASONAL SPECIALTY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS | 1 Apr - 23 Jun

Mon-Wed Term 2 Timetable

Rio Rhythmics Timetable Thu - Sun

 

Autumn Term 2 Specialty Course Offerings

 

ZOUK LAMBADA EXTENSION COURSE

Mon 8.40pm | 12wks | Intermediate - Upper Intermediate

This is a MUST DO Course for Zouk Lambada students who are driven to push themselves further in their Zouk Lambada dancing.

This course will cover both technique AND physical dance dynamics to move you to your higher potential in the style.

Focusing on concepts and technique in Zouk Lambada for leaders and followers as well as working on fitness, flexibility, stability, posture and alignment to create better body awareness.

Pricing:  $15wk PLUS with your Mon Zouk Lambada course enrolment

DOMINICAN BACHATA FOOTWORK CHOREOGRAPHY

Tues 8.40pm | 12wks | Upper Intermediate & above

Jump feet first into this fun, fast paced and flavoursome choreography course. Find your Bachata Sabour (flavour!), expand your library of footwork patterns and learn how to dance to the various instruments that are key in any Bachata. 

Choreo + Performance Course Package: $323.34 includes

  • 12 classes,
  • 1 x Performance & Technical Training Intensive Workshop (valued $45),
  • Ball Performance
  • Ball Ticket (valued $64.99)

SAMBA NO PE WITHIN SAMBA DE GAFIEIRA

Wed 5.40pm | 4wks | Upper Intermediate

Gain greater confidence dancing individually - with extra time for practicing and understanding weight transference, body awareness and variations.

We’ll cover: Samba no Pe and Samba de Gafieira, similarities and inspirations (roots), Understanding the music variations and possibilities (Malandro Walk, "S"), Working on pivoting and footwork agility (Tranca, puladinho, pica pau).

Pricing: $96 or add to your existing enrolment for $91.20 (5% discount).

 

SAMBA NO PE MEDLEY CHOREOGRAPHY WITH CATHY & EL

Sun 12.00pm | 12wks | Open level

Samba no Pe will run 12pm Sundays and will be taught by Cathy and Elanore.

It will be based on a medley of choreographies showcasing the history and breadth of Samba no Pe. Prepare for a once in a lifetime experience through the history …and into the future – of Samba no Pe!

Choreo + Performance Course Package: $323.34 includes

  • 12 classes,
  • 1 x Performance & Technical Training Intensive Workshop (valued $45),
  • Ball Performance
  • Ball Ticket (valued $64.99)

SALSA FOR COUPLES

Wed 8.40pm | 6wks/12wks | All Levels Beginners Welcome

Designed for couples who would love to learn the fun and joy of social dancing together. Focusing on the fundamentals of Salsa, you will explore the basics of this interactive and groovy dance styles, as well as some fun turn combos that will get you social dancing in no time. 

Progression: Upon completion of this course you will be able to enrol into Salsa Intermediate 

Membership: Available within One, Two or Unlimited Memberships. Or enrol for just 6 weeks for $144 or $136.8 (5% off) if you’re an existing member.

 

SALSA & BACHATA FOUNDATION FAST TRACK

Tues 5.40pm | 6/12wks | Foundation 2 & above

Cover the fundamentals of Linear Salsa, Dominican Bachata and Moderna Bachata. Work on turn patterns, fundamental moves, and musicality and fun footwork patterns to apply in both. 

Membership: Enrol as a standalone course via a One Course Membership. Add to any existing enrolments and get 5% off.

COMPLETION BONUS: Enrol into Intermediate level Salsa and Bachata on completion. Take advantage of a $15wk PLUS membership special offer for both styles in Term 3.

 

SUNDAY FORRO

Fall in love with Forró over and over again.

Come and see why this is Brazil’s most popular dance style! Our Forró Sundays will have you immersing yourself in the beautiful music, the rich history and the culture of this Northeast Brazilian dance style.

Focusing on social moves, our experienced instructors will guide you through new combos, mixing between slow (Xôte) and faster (Baião) music to evolve your connection and musicality. You will be a Forrozeiros in no time!

FORRO FUNDAMENTALS Sun 3pm | 6/12wks | Foundation 2 & above

FORRO OPEN Sun 4pm | 6/12wks | Previous Forró experience required.

Pricing

Available within One, Two or Unlimited Memberships. Or enrol for just 6 weeks for $144 or $136.8 (5% off) if you’re an existing member.

DO YOU DANCE SUNDAY CUBAN SALSA? To encourage the connections between these styles, you can enrol in Forro using a $15wk PLUS membership.

 

6PM FRI Trio of Mini Courses

Wk 1 - 4: Dominican Bachata
Level: Intermediate
Start date: Wk 1 of Term
Description: This short course is an introduction to the fundamentals of Dominican Bachata. Your will learn basic footwork & patterns, social combos and explore the different musical instruments and timing in Bachata
Wk 5 - 8: Salsa Suelta I
Level: Intermediate
Start date: Week 5 of Term
Description: Slow tempo salsa suelta to get your individual suelta body movements feeling strong and have an opportunity to really get some key moves ingrained into your body and repertoire.
Wk 9 - 12: Salsa Suelta II
Level: Intermediate
Start date: Week 9 of Term
Description: Tempo Up! Jump in here for a greater challenge to Salsa Suelta I or continue to or continue to challenge yourself in this final 4wk Short Course. Whilst the steps will remain at Intermediate level, the tempo will increase!

 

Pricing

Add all three within a One, Two or Unlimited Memberships. Or enrol for just 4 weeks for $96 or if you’re an existing member for $91.20 (5% off) if you’re an existing member.

 

FOUR-WEEK COURSES FOLLOWING FROM STARTER COURSES

FOLLOWING LATIN DANCE STARTER

Social Dancing Skills for Starter & Foundation, 4wks
Offered at multiple times to seamlessly follow on from Latin Dance Starter A intake course
Level: Students at Starter & Foundation levels
Description: This short course is a perfect complement to your Starter and Foundation courses will guide you through the basic turns patterns and combos for social dancing and introduce the fundamental concepts of leading, following & connection across various dance styles. Build your social dancefloor confidence and feel great about asking someone “may I have this dance?”!

 

FOLLOWING TANGO STARTER

Thurs 5.40PM | Tango Starter - Introduction to the Milonga and Social Tango Dancing, 4wks

Level: Students who have completed Tango Starter
Description: This course will give invaluable guidance on the Tango social dance scene and social dancing etiquette and tips for feeling comfortable and building confidence.  You will focus in on two to three go-to social Tango combos with time to practice and embed these into your starting repertoire.
Your confidence to say "may I have this dance" or "I'd be delighted" will be given a boost and you will be perfectly ready to move into Tango Foundation as well as come along to our Tango Practica parties.

 

FOLLOWING SAMBA STARTER

Thurs 7.40PM | Samba Bridging, 4wks

Level: Students who have completed Samba Starter 
Description: This is your next step after Samba Starter

 

COURSE LEVELS

Course Levels

Starter: Perfect for those with no prior dance experience and absolute beginners to the world of Latin dance, these courses are specialised and have been perfected over 25 years to deliver a genuine starter course. No previous experience required and all welcome! 

Foundation & Intro level courses: For those who have completed a Starter level course or have some previous starting-level Latin partner dance experience. Latin Dance Foundation-level courses are incredible courses that journey across multiple key Latin styles to build fundamental and foundational key Latin dance skills for leading, following and social dance steps.

Intermediate: You have a solid dance foundation in the basics of Latin partner dance. You will covers essential movements and works in more depth on style, technique, floor craft, leading and following through new movements. You will generally spend two terms at this level before moving up.

Upper intermediate: You are comfortable leading/following a variety of movements and turns in Latin partner dance and are ready to learn a more sophisticated "conversation" of partner dance by refining your leading and following skills and acquiring more floor-craft. You will learn new footwork and movement involving faster and more complex variations, with an emphasis on improving authentic style and ability to dance to faster music. You will generally spend 3 to 4 terms at this level before moving up.

Upper Intermediate / Advanced: You have a substantial amount of Latin partner dance experience spanning multiple years and a high level of ease in moving around the dance-floor and dancing more complex turn patterns. You are ready to experience an ever-evolving program and go to a whole new level in your dance. Gain much deeper dance skills across classic style elements and the most contemporary and on-trend elements shaping the current expression of the style. This is an evergreen course level which can be danced on an ongoing basis.

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