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Learn to Social Dance

About the Workshop

Whether you love live music, or just want to learn a fun, new skill, social dancing is a great way to help you feel confident on the dance floor and to help you look natural while doing a few moves too!

If you have always loved watching other people dancing at social events, but haven’t had the courage or the knowledge to get up there and join them, or you want to be able to twirl your partner around the dancefloor at your cousin’s wedding, then social dancing lessons are definitely for you.

It’s Easy!

With as many or as few fun, easy-to-follow sessions as you like, you’ll be dancing like a professional in no time.

Your teacher, Joo-Lee Stock has helps thousands of adult beginners to find their dancing feet through her warm, engaging and entertaining style of teaching, and you will be given easy exercises to take away and practice at home to improve your skills even more. 

The sessions are aimed at absolute beginners, so you don’t need to worry about not knowing the moves or the lingo, and you can expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere with everything being explained clearly and simply so you never miss a beat. 

You don’t need a partner, or any previous experience whatsoever, so whether you sign up with friends, or just by yourself, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you will be taking the first step to learning a brand-new skill!

Saturday 6 January

12:00 Session 1 - How to cure Two Left Feet
Wonder why you feel stuck when you try to dance? This session will help you to understand why you feel that way and how to move more freely and easily. 

12:45 Session 2 - How to feel the rhythm. 
No rhythm? No worries! We’ll show you the simple secrets to get you feeling the beat and dancing to the rhythm.

13:30 Session 3 - How to dance with a partner
Make it twice as much fun! Learn how to lead or follow in a partner dance. You don’t even need to book with a partner as there will be a teaching team to partner up with anyone coming on their own.

14:15 Session 4 - How to dance through a whole song.
Ready to put those skills together? In this class, we will show you how to start a dance, dance a dance & end a dance. You will be shown how easy it is to get up and dance easily and confidently as you style up your moves with some turns and twirls for a bit of fun.

When and Where?

Saturday, 6 January 2018 at Healthlands Gym
12:00-12:45 - How to cure Two Left Feet
12:45-13:30 - How to feel the rhythm.
13:30-14:15 - How to dance with a partner
14:15-15:00 - How to dance through a whole song.

About the Teachers

The legendary Dawn Hampton once said that if you want to improve your dancing, there is no better way than to dance all forms of dance.  This, in many ways, has been Joo-Lee’s own philosophy and experience.  Joo-Lee danced ballet as a child, was inspired and taught by the Jiving Lindy Hoppers since 1993 and has trained and gained social dance experience in Lindy Hop, Contemporary, Street, Salsa, Jive and Tap, all of which have influenced Joo-Lee’s own individual creative style.

Joo-Lee has a contagious enthusiasm for both dancing and teaching, ensuring an energy and buzz to any class or event she’s involved with.  Highly qualified, Joo-Lee’s background is as a former director of performing arts, as well as having had formal training in music and, most recently, life coaching, all of which combine to produce a highly effective, ever inspiring talent and expertise for building dance confidence and improving skills, performance and techniques in dancers of all levels.  Above all, Joo-Lee advocates that those who enjoy learning will in turn learn more and will learn more quickly.  Given the thousands of people she has worked with, together with her warm, relaxed nature, it is no surprise that Joo-Lee has successfully demonstrated that this is very much the case!