As a club, we meet twice a week, providing three classes (beginners, novice/intermediate and improver's), which cater for those who are complete beginners and those who have danced before coming to University as well as ex-students and alumni. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Beginners are taught four of the most popular dances - the Waltz & Quickstep (Ballroom) and the Cha Cha Cha & Jive (Latin). As members progress in capability, other dances are introduced including the Tango, Samba, Rumba and many more.
Lessons are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and this year we are located at Dolphin Dance Studios, 42 Devon Street, which is just around the corner from the Royal Liverpool Hospital (click here for directions) or at Carnatic Student Village. Dancesport is very affordable; each lesson is £3.50 - with additional fees for those who attend lesson regularly or wish to compete as part of our team.
Below is a list & description of all of the Ballroom & Latin dances...
Waltz - The Waltz is one of the smoothest ballroom dances. It is a progressive dance marked by long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and "rise and fall." The dance is so graceful and elegant, Waltz dancers appear to glide around the floor with almost no effort.
Quickstep - The Quickstep is a quick version of the Foxtrot. It is a ballroom dance comprised of extremely quick stepping, syncopated feet rhythms, and runs of quick steps. The Quickstep is exciting to watch, but among the most difficult of all the ballroom dances.
Tango - The Tango is one of the most fascinating of all ballroom dances. This sensual ballroom dance originated in South America in the early twentieth century.
Foxtrot - The Foxtrot is a ballroom dance that is lots of fun and simple to learn...an excellent dance for beginners. The Foxtrot is a smooth dance in which dancers make long, flowing movements across the floor.
Viennese Waltz - The Viennese Waltz is a quick rotating ballroom dance with a subtle rise and fall. It is considered by most to be one of the most difficult dances to learn. The simple and elegant rotational movement characterizes the Viennese Waltz.
Price: £3.50 for one or both lessons
Price: Technique Lesson = £3.50
Club Practice = £2 (Free if attended technique lesson)
Cha Cha - The Cha Cha is a lively, flirtatious ballroom dance full of passion and energy. The classic "Cuban motion" gives the Cha Cha its unique style. Partners work together to synchronize each movement in perfect alignment.
Jive - Jive is a ballroom dance style that originated in the United States from African-Americans. It is a lively form of Swing dance, and a variation of the Jitterbug.
Rumba - The Rumba is considered by many to be the most romantic and sensual of all Latin ballroom dances. It is often referred to as the "Grandfather of the Latin dances."
Samba - Possibly the most popular of all Brazilian ballroom dances, the Samba is popular with young people as well as older generations. The Samba can be performed solo or with a partner.
Paso Doble - The Paso Doble is one of the liveliest ballroom dances, originating in southern France. It is modeled after the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish bullfight.