STUDIO SERVICES

DANCE INSTRUCTION

for Social, Pro-Am, Amateur & Professional Dancers

Private Lessons [P]

Private lesson students often choose to make dancing their serious sport (or hobby) and could choose to enter various kinds of competitions and participate in a variety of other dance events.

Private lessons are best suited for the student who wants to obtain a certain level of mastery with (some, or plenty of) in-depth understanding of all aspects of any/all dance styles that they may choose to study. Be sure of it that these lessons are not only focused, but also fun-filled and exciting!

These classes are tailored for the individual student/couple and the tempo of the class is that of the students’/couples’ personal pace and progress. Improvement and in-depth understanding of all aspects of dance of private lesson students are typically many times that of any group class student. The styling, technique, "class" and confident execution by a student or couple attending private lessons, is unmistakably evident!

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE 30, 45, 60, 75 OR 90 MINUTES

Interested in Private Lessons? - just schedule a free 30-minute introductory session with one of our skilled instructors. During this time, your instructor will determine your current competency and skill levels, discuss your goals, and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue on.

You may also choose to have your first “try-out” lesson at a reduced fee (see details at Private Lesson Rates & Fees) should you wish to “try-out” any of our instructors to establish if their personality, skill, experience and teaching style will work for you.

Group Classes [G]

Group class lessons are more for students who mostly want to have fun while learning the basic dances. These lessons are not very detailed in instruction and there is no ‘hands-on’ guidance for the student. The tempo of such a class is determined by the average student(s) in that specific class.

  • No partner required, but always a good choice!
  • No previous dance experience required (ideal for beginners, but classes for advanced dancers are also offered).
  • Easy wearing clothes with smooth-soled shoes.
  • All ages welcome (5 and up for Ballroom).
  • Join multi-weekly classes at a discounted rate.

GROUP CLASSES ARE TYPICALLY 55 MINUTES

Interested in any of our Group Classes? – join any style for free for the first lesson, or just sign-up for 2 different styles and get an instant 20% discount on your first term for both classes!

Workshops & Dance Camps [W]

Workshops and Dance Camps are focussed on various, but specific elements of a specific dance or dance style, e.g., general intro, advanced, ladies styling, technique, performance, partnering, etc. (the list is endless).

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Special Interest

Wedding Dance Choreography & Training; Entourage, Father-and-Daughter Dance & Flash Mobs [P][G]

Allow us to create a truly unforgettable experience that will last for the rest of your lives. We can help you choose the music, the dance style; create suitable, unique choreography for the couple (depending on their abilities, availability and restrictions), as well as training the couple (and entourage if required) to perform the dance with confidence and flair! 

 

Whether you want to learn multiple dance styles so you can dance the night away, or perform a choreographed number to “your song”, or only require a few basic steps to keep you going, our instructors are adequately experienced to help any bride and groom thoroughly enjoy their first dance as husband and wife without any stress.

The father-daughter dance is regarded as that beautiful moment when the bride honours her father (or father figure in her life - their mother (if the father is absent), another family member, or someone else who played an important role in their life growing up). It represents and symbolizes the love and gratitude she has for this person for the love, guidance and assistance she received throughout her life to this point.

 

Many brides decide to have the father-daughter dance directly after their first dance with their new spouse, but if you don’t want to have the dance after that moment, there are other good times to squeeze it in as well.

 

Your song choice plays an important part in these dances. Choose something that reflects your relationship – a song that you and your parent sang or danced to while you were growing up, or any song that expresses your love and gratitude for your parent. While some brides choose a heartfelt, loving song, other brides opt for a song that’s more upbeat and brings a little fun and entertainment to the guests. Ultimately, it’s up to you.

 

If you want to dance to a faster, upbeat song, choreographing a routine could be a fun and unexpected idea. But if you’d rather stay with a slower, traditional dance, it might not be necessary. Instead, you can take a couple of dance lessons to practice before the real thing. Either way, this dance is sure to create a beautiful memory.

 

The same significance goes for the mother-son dance. It is a special moment for the groom to express his love and appreciation to his mother through song and dance. After all, she helped him become the man that he is today! This dance is normally danced directly after the father-daughter dance.

There are many dances incorporated into wedding receptions that are full of meaning, love, and letting go. There are also other ways that the wedding couple may wish to celebrate through dancing on their special day. The newlyweds can have their first dance while the bride and groom's parents dance alongside them. It can become an extended first dance that exemplifies the love between each family. Later in the song, other married couples may join in on the fun. This unique twist represents the feeling of family, friendship and unity.

 

The couple have the freedom to choose whomever they want to dance with, and can always switch partners (or songs) halfway through. If there are a couple of people you’d like to honour with the dance, for instance your new stepparents, they can all take turns cutting in to share the moment.

 

A good rule of thumb is that the dance lasts for around 3-4 minutes, or as long as the song actually lasts. However, we recommend playing a shortened version of the song rather than the full one to keep your guests’ attention.

 

Perhaps you want to do something different or unexpected at your wedding reception? Tell us what you have in mind or ask us about interesting ideas.

Matric Dance, School Dancing, Tertiary Students [P][G]

Dance the most popular social dances with confidence at this year’s Matric Farewell Function, the Grade 10 Ball, Grade 7 Ball or any other organised (or not!) school-related dance function with your favourite partner. You should have started with classes already!

Dance the most popular social dances with confidence at this year’s Year-end Ball (or any other dance function) with your favourite partner. 

There are many other opportunities to dance at your chosen tertiary institution - Festivals, Competitions, Shows and Socials on a regular basis.

Intervarsity Ballroom and Latin Social Dancing Competitions are very popular and gives students the opportunity to compete against other universities and showcase what they have been learning in class.

Dancing for the Disabled and for Rehab & Improvement [P][G]

We believe that everyone can dance - dancers who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing; dancers who are blind or have low vision; and dancers with a range of intellectual, emotional, and physical disabilities.

 

Wheelchair dancing is a popular social and recreational activity, with participants in over 40 countries. The physical benefits of wheelchair dancing include the maintenance of physical balance, flexibility, range of motion, coordination and improved respiratory control. The psychological effects of ballroom dancing are social interaction and the development of relationships. For social dancers, it is an opportunity to engage in a fun and a friendly event with others. For competitors, it assists in the development of fair play, sportsmanship and communication skills. Wheelchair dancing is also an activity that integrates the wheelchair user and able-bodied person. Competitive wheelchair couple dances are either for two wheelchair users, or for one wheelchair user with a “standing” partner and include all standard Ballroom dances.

Anyone who needs exercise and strengthening of muscles and tendons (strength and flexibility), as well as increased joint mobility would greatly benefit from these classes. Obviously, being a dance class, your poise, posture, projection, ambidexterity, agility as well as your general health and fitness levels will be greatly enhanced.

Show Dancing [P][G]

Anyone who has a firm understanding of dance principles, or at least have a good understanding of their preferred dance style(s) can choose to opt in for a show dance experience of their choice where they will get greater insight into that specific dance from a diversity, dynamic and performance perspective (to name but a few), as well as great exposure in front of an appreciative audience. Dancing shows regularly will have a huge positive effect on all the student’s other dance activities in every aspect (especially in the case of competitive dancers).

FITNESS & HEALTH

DanceFit

    • For all of those looking for a fun & creative way to get in shape 
    • For those who wish to get fit and develop a well-toned dancers’ body 
    • For fun, for fitness, for health, for life! 
    • Get in shape / lose weight 
    • Feel great and energized 
    • Increase muscle tone 
    • Medium to high physical, mental and emotional health boost 

 

DanceFit [CLADEnFiTo!]
(Caribbean, Latin, African, American – Dance – Energy, Fitness & Toning)

Unique to Dance Scenario – developed and refined in-house over many years.
Get fit and toned as it was meant to be – by dancing on the pulsating musical rhythms of a selection of Caribbean (e.g., Salsa), Latin-American (e.g., Samba), African (Kizomba) & American (e.g., Swing/Jive) dances! This is for everyone!
The dances that we use to work your body out like nothing else include the following:

o Samba
o Brazilian Samba
o Cha-cha-cha
o Rumba
o Mambo
o Salsa
o Bachata
o Reggaetón
o Merengue
o 20's Charleston
o Swing-Jive

DanceFit for Rehabilitation & Improvement

DanceFit Rehab [Leander]

  • Using the same dances as for CLADEnFiTo!, but slower and more control to assist with rehabilitation, strengthening and conditioning of muscles and joints.
  • Focus on correct poise, posture, projection, power, energy and quality movement (quintessential life skills).
    • Recovering from Injury & Operations
    • Recovering from Joint Replacements (Knee, Hip, Ankle, Shoulder)
    • Low Muscle Tone
    • Spinal Deficiencies
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Corporate Wellness

TEAM BUILDING

“The Team” can only become “The Dream Team” if their cohesive Teamwork makes The Dream Work.

Whether there are three people in the office where two of them don’t see eye to eye, or there are 300 people in the office and most of them don’t see eye to eye – you have a serious problem in that office! This kind of problem does not just disappear by itself – ever – it needs “divine” intervention, or perhaps, a little “magic” – something like pulling a rabbit out of a hat – and sometimes, just the opposite.
Team building has taken on many forms over the years and there are certainly more “programs” out there than there need to be in order to fix cohesive and mutually beneficial office dynamics and productivity.
What if there was a way that you could expose your team to an “unexpected” team building event – disguised as a fun-time out together, but secretly bestow on them the quintessential skills required in a dynamic and progressive office to function to its maximum potential, would you not be glad if almost all of them “got” it as a “by-product” from a day out dancing Ballroom, Salsa or Argentine Tango, Line Dancing, or even all of it?!
Or, what if the team had a time constraint to come together as a unity to accomplish a task ONLY if ALL of them are doing their bit – such as a performance of their work at the end of the day?

“The Team” can only become “The Dream Team” if their cohesive Teamwork makes The Dream Work.

Whether there are three people in the office where two of them don’t see eye to eye, or there are 300 people in the office and most of them don’t see eye to eye – you have a serious problem in that office! This kind of problem does not just disappear by itself – ever – it needs “divine” intervention, or perhaps, a little “magic” – something like pulling a rabbit out of a hat – and sometimes, just the opposite.
Team building has taken on many forms over the years and there are certainly more “programs” out there than there need to be in order to fix cohesive and mutually beneficial office dynamics and productivity.
What if there was a way that you could expose your team to an “unexpected” team building event – disguised as a fun-time out together, but secretly bestow on them the quintessential skills required in a dynamic and progressive office to function to its maximum potential, would you not be glad if almost all of them “got” it as a “by-product” from a day out dancing Ballroom, Salsa or Argentine Tango, Line Dancing, or even all of it?!
Or, what if the team had a time constraint to come together as a unity to accomplish a task ONLY if ALL of them are doing their bit – such as a performance of their work at the end of the day?
Or, perhaps team up to a dance-off evening event with a great sponsored prize for 1st place and runners-up [who needs more motivation?] (with a partner whose name was drawn from a hat!), or even be able to perform this item(s) at the company’s next gala evening?
Getting people to work together is really easy if they can all see the same goal that needs to be achieved/accomplished – in a time frame that is NOT comfortable to anyone really. We all think we need more time to do that job just “perfect”, but the fact is, that your senses and mind will work far harder and more efficient and effective if the deadline is unexpectedly/unreasonably short!
Welcome to partner dancing – where you take the 10% what you have and you produce a 90% result – in an unreasonably short time. Everybody wins!
The underlying principles of mechanics and dynamics that need to be applied to not only dance well yourself, but also to accommodate others (whether it is a side-by-side event, or a facing partner(s) event), your employees will leave the workshop as different people, and in our opinion, better! Lastly, because of the loads of fun and feeling good memories, things learnt in dance class tend to stick.

And let us not forget to just take a break from the daily hard work and pressure at the office or working environment in order to just have fun. Why not take the team out for a fun-filled couple of hours, half a day, or an entire day to reward them (while building the team spirit even more) for their dedication and hard work. Sometimes, all it takes is just a little recognition and acknowledgement and taking the team out on a surprise "date" is all that you (and they) need!

YEAR-END-FUNCTION / GALA EVENING TEAM ITEM

Surprise everyone at the event with your team’s dancing and entertainment skills!

  • Custom choreography to suit your level and personality
  • Better characterization & performance techniques
  • Live your dream!
  • Enhance creativity
  • Dress the part
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ENTERTAINMENT

Nothing excites, thrills and seduces quite like a live dance show! Your guests will be able to momentarily escape to another world where their senses, feelings and emotions will be stirred. They will love it, they will love you for it, and so will you too!

Allow our dancers to entertain you at your special event with something uniquely created for you that will add that extra magic you are looking for! 

Professional, high quality dancing | Extravagant and sensational performances | Unique, exclusive entertainment

  • Corporate Entertainment

  • Private Parties

  • Birthday Parties

  • Gala Events

  • Wedding Functions

  • Special/Custom Occasions (Private or Corporate)

For Your Entertainment

Dance Show Spectacular

One or more dancers performing a one or two part "show" during the course of your event. Typically a 5-10min + 5-10min two-part choreographed show, normally with a strong theme throughout.

It could also be two separate shows with vastly different themes and dance styles. If you prefer a 15-20min single spectacular, that would be our pleasure as well.

Exhibition

Dance exhibitions are popular because they make for captivating entertainment of the audience at private and corporate functions, fundraisers, weddings, conventions, product and company launches, etc.

Normally a single dancer or dance couple who "exhibits" a dance (or, up to five(+) single dances) at an advanced level including show dance elements at various intersections of your event schedule.

Your Own In-house Entertainment

Full Dance Show or Full Production

Do you want a spectacular live dance item (or full show) to be choreographed (and trained) on great music in any or a variety of the styles of dances described on this website - using your own people or dancers?
With a little lead time and a budget, we will help you to achieve just that!

We specialize in Argentine Tango and Afri-Caribbean Club Style shows, but will gladly put on a Fred and Ginger type Ballroom and/or Latin-American show, or even a 1920’s Charleston production if you prefer. Also, please enquire if you need something different like a Hip Hop, African or Jazz production!

Information Entertainment

Dance Demonstration

A demonstration of a specific dance (or dances) – danced at a highly skilled level, but no show dance elements included (these are not for show or entertainment necessarily, but rather for information and better understanding). Demonstrations are of great value at workshops and team building events.

MISCELLANEOUS

CHOREOGRAPHY

Nothing excites, thrills and seduces quite like a live dance show! Your guests will be able to momentarily escape to another world where their senses, feelings and emotions will be stirred. They will love it, they will love you for it, and so will you too! 

 Do you want a spectacular live dance show choreographed on great music in any or a variety of the styles of dances described on this website? 

 Do you need to use your own people/dancers, but need your dance item or show to be choreographed? 

With a little lead time and a budget, we will help you to achieve just that! We specialize in Argentine Tango and Afri-Caribbean Club Style shows, and will gladly put on a Fred and Ginger type Ballroom and/or Latin-American show, or even a 1920’s Charleston if you prefer. Tell us what you desire!

CALL US TO DISCUSS YOUR DESIRED NEEDS

  • Productions & Shows
  • Show & competitive dancers (Professional & Amateur)
  • Wedding Couples & Entourages
    • Couple only
      • Anything from fairly basic routines of a dance they already know, to very advanced choreography and training in any dance style
    • Couple & Entourage
      • Typically announced
      • Flash mob
    • Schools & Social Dance Schools
    • Private & Corporate teams
      • Custom choreography to suit your level and personality
      • Better characterization & performance techniques
      • Live your dream
      • Team building
      • Enhance creativity
      • Dress the part
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CUSTOM DANCE PROJECTS / EVENTS

Create unforgettable memories with your loved ones, a school project, an office project, a short story (movie), a dance with a professional or a partner, or any other good reason that you can think of to forever treasure the adventure and the moment when capturing it on video by a professional videography team! 

Wedding / Family / School / Corporate / Private 

Adjudication & Examiner Services

ADJUDICATION SERVICE

Any competitive sport or activity:

  • Dance Competitions
  • Modelling Competitions
  • Talent Competitions / Events
    • Knowledgeable, experienced & honest judge
    • Providing only the best quality critique & advice

EXAMINER SERVICE

Social dance studios who are running student exams 

  • Knowledgeable, experienced & honest examiner of all Ballroom, Folk, Afri-Caribbean-Latino Club, American Swing & Argentine Tango dance styles. 
  • Improvement of personal goals 
  • Develop one’s skills through professional and sound advice

Movement Assistance

  • Dancers of all dance styles and genres
  • Body fitness & body building industries
  • Talent competition candidates
  • Anyone in need of better understanding and improvement of their natural movement
    • Better poise, posture and projective movement
    • Effortless & natural movement of the entire body (mechanics vs. dynamics)
    • Better muscle & joint control (power vs. softness)
    • Increased coordination, ambidexterity & Agility
    • Understanding Body Isolation & dissociation
    • Boosts confidence
    • Occupation of space – awareness, context & perspective
    • Smooth & natural transitions between ‘poses’

ACADEMY

Dance Academy

Join our dance academy to improve your in-depth knowledge and understanding of any of the dances or dance styles that we teach, no matter what your current level of understanding. Ideally suited for those who wish to have great insight into a specific dance(s) or style(s) for the purpose of teaching these dances, principles and techniques at their own studios.

 

  • For those who want to study all aspects of any/all the dance styles that we specialize in
  • 6-week, 3-month, 6-month, 12-month courses

TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

Join our Dance Academy for Instructors & Professionals in order to obtain all the required information you need to successfully teach any student candidate to the level outlined by the specific course.

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A QUESTION?

Just schedule a free introductory lesson with one of our skilled instructors. During that lesson, your instructor will determine your current competency and skill levels, discuss your goals, and recommend an appropriate course for you to continue on. To set up your free introductory lesson now is quick and easy!

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