Adult Dance Classes
Vintage is the rage and we are teaching the dance style that fits the bill - Lindy Hop. As a result of the Big Band music of the time, Lindy Hop as a cheeky and fun filled dance style. You can see an influence from Charleston as that is the era we had just moved out of. As with all of our dances class, you don't need a partner. Wear flat shoes and come and join in the fun.
It may have originated in the Americas but it is the most popular social dance style in the UK. As a social partner dance, this is a motivating form of exercise and a bonus that you are taking part with a new group of friends. It has even been proved that the combination of the music and moves are great if feeling a little low. It is even being prescribed in parts of the country for depression.
Many people say that they 'can't dance', we say 'you just haven't been shown how. Come and join us for a 'wiggle and a giggle'.
There are a number of Salsa dance styles in the world and we teach the 2 most popular which are LA Crossbody and Cuban Salsa. Learning the 2 styles will make you a more confident dancer!
Rock n Roll
Music from the 50's can bring lots of different images to mind and get you tapping your feet. We can teach you the different dance styles that suit the music. The dance style is the original street dance meaning that it evolved from the bars and dance floors of the time. Influences were the Americans following the war. Over time the dance has been formalised so that we can teach it in class but the spontaneity is still there as we teach you to lead and follow, rather than a sequence of moves.
Bachata & Kizomba
These are both the most recent dance styles to take to the social dance floor. It is great to add to the variety of dances you can do.
Bachata is from the Dominican Republic and is a couple dance with simplistic dance steps, but the body action makes it exciting. Kizomba is from Angolia and plays with the rhythms of the music. These African and Caribbean influences are infectious.
10 Reasons to learn to dance
Not sure if you should take to the dance floor or not. Here are a few reasons you should
Friendships. Your social circle of friends will grow enormously as you meet so many new people in a short space of time. Dancing can change your social life completely as you start to go to dance evenings and parties.
Builds confidence. This is all due to the constant interacting with people from the opposite sex as well as boosting your confidence as your skill level improves.
Can change your body shape. Taking part in a class or social event can be non-stop activity at a low intensity, which is perfect calorie burn. You will also find it can improve your posture.
The feel good factor. A combination of the music and the physical activity can trigger your endorphin level. This increase in the chemical levels makes you feel great and lifted.
Great talking point. This maybe with your current circle of friends or the new ones you are about to make.
Dance is for everyone. It doesn't matter about your background or past experiences, dance is for everyone as it is such a cheap activity to take part as you don't need any special equipment, just the willingness to give it a go.
Improves your coordination. It is just practice that brings this. It is fun going through the learning process - well it is with us! We are serious about what we do but not when we do it.
Keeps you young. The aerobic activity helps to improve or maintain your fitness levels. As well as mixing with people from different age groups.
Emotional fitness. Dance is reported to combat stress and help depression. These can both be big enemies to the bodies immune system. Building self-esteem through dance can be a life saver.
We can't think of any better way to spend your evenings! We look forward to meeting you on the dance floor.
I have loved learning to dance and have a busy social life thanks to Groove Academy.
Steph, Stafford 2016