Intro to Social Ballroom Dancing
KAREN AND IAN MANCHESTER
Looking for a good date-night activity? Have you ever admired watching those twirling couples on the dance floor? Now's your chance to join them!
Ballroom dance is a fun and healthy activity that you can enjoy with your partner. It's a great social experience that builds friends, teaches coordination and timing and helps build healthy endurance. And yes, you CAN do it! It's not about where to put your feet; it's about your willingness to try. Our class is for those who have never danced before and are looking to learn just the initial steps of some dances to see what Ballroom is like. Or maybe you do know a bit and just want a refresher!
We'll cover three or four of the most popular dance styles (Foxtrot, Waltz, Rumba and maybe a fourth). The focus will be on dancing in a social setting and not the formal strictness of competition dancing. Poise, steps, and timing to the music will all be covered so you can be comfortable out on a dance floor. By the time the course is over, participants will know enough to get out on the dance floor and comfortably dance some easy steps with their partner.
The point is to have fun, get a little exercise and enjoy the session. So come join us and learn a little dancing!
Who will this program benefit? Anyone who is interested in learning how to ballroom dance, but isn't interested in taking it to a competition level. Ballroom dance has also been shown to be excellent, low-impact exercise. And... it makes a great date night!
Prerequisites: Participants should be in generally good health, able to move around easily, and have a good sense of humor about themselves. When coming to the class, please bring clean comfortable shoes you can change into, preferably ones that will slide easily on the floor. We'd like to keep "outside shoes" off of the dance floor.
Required / Suggested Reading: None
Start/End Date: January 17 - March 20, 2024
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7-8pm ET
Number of Classes: 10
Number of Participants: Min 3 couples; max 6 couples
Cost: $150 per couple for the full course
Location: In Person at the Temple - 5 Northern Blvd, Suite 8, Amherst, NH
About the presenter: Karen and Ian have been ballroom dancers for more than 20 years, learning from many teachers and styles along the way. While they don't compete, they truly enjoy the sport and have worked to reach some of the highest levels of social dancing. They now would like to share with others the fun and excitement they have found in dancing. Here is one example of their dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66gYZ6KgwG4