Partner Dances

With different styles to choose from, our partner classes have always been popular at Dance Base. These classes will encourage you to be present as you enjoy dancing with another person, building on trust, compassion, and confidence.

Please note: booking with a partner is required. When booking, all prices shown are per person, so both individuals in the pair will need to book a space. If you are booking for both of you, please provide the full name of your partner by selecting that you are booking “for somebody else” when booking their space.


Ballroom Beginners
Mondays, 18:45-19:45
How would you like to Cha-cha-cha the night away? Our Ballroom Beginners class will help you learn the international style of Ballroom and Latin American dancing. Bring a partner and join Chris and Dawn, who will teach the foundation steps in dances such as the Waltz, Cha-cha-cha and Jive.

Ballroom Improvers
Mondays, 20:00-21:30
Discover the joy and rhythms of Ballroom dancing!
Our fun class help you to master the basics of Ballroom among other dances and rhythms in this style. We will help you focus on the posture and techniques needed to improve your skill set.

Ballroom Intermediate
Wednesdays, 19:15-20:45
Promenade position at the ready! Join us to build your knowledge and skills in Ballroom and Latin American dancing. For experienced dancers, this course will help you to create more fluid and confident dancing in all the different rhythms of Ballroom and teach some more advanced variations, paying close attention to style and technique.

Swing Dance Improvers
Thursdays, 18:45-19:45
Dust off your dancing shoes and welcome back to Swing! Our class is for those of you who have done some Swing dance classes previously. You should know the basics and be comfortable dancing at a medium tempo. We will help you improve your technique, expand your dance vocabulary, and get you dancing faster to all those fabulous big band tunes.

Shagadelic – Shag Dancing for Beginners
Thursdays, 20:00-21:00
Join this energetic and up-tempo partner class to learn the basics of two fun dances from the 1930s - the Collegiate Shag and St Louis Shag. Both styles evolved from the Charleston, were danced in the dance halls of the USA and are still widely danced throughout the world today. Booking with a partner recommended, and please wear smooth soled shoes.

Social Ballroom Beginners
Fridays, 18:45-19:45
Our class will guide you through your first steps in Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha-cha-cha, Samba and Jive with the added skill on how to lead and follow your partner. This class is for beginners with little or no experience who want to dance and enjoy the classic Ballroom and Latin dances.

Social Ballroom Intermediate
Fridays, 20:00-21:30
Have fun with your partner and see some of your new moves on Strictly! If you have mastered your steps in Ballroom Beginners why not take it to the next level? In our relaxed class we will help you increase your dance vocabulary, improve your technique, confidence and introduce Tango, Foxtrot and Rumba.

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