studio info

studio operating hours

groenkloof

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 09h00-21h00

Wednesdays: 13h00-21h00 (Hip Hop only)

Fridays: 09h00-18h00

Saturdays: 09h00-13h00

Silver Lakes Golf Estate

Wed: 09h00-21h00

 

 

Studio Group Class Schedules

groenkloof

 

Hip Hop, Afro-Pop, Afro-Fusion, Lyrical
Day Time Age Group Level Style
Wednesday 13:00-13:45 5-10 Beginner Hip Hop
Wednesday 13:45-14:30 5-10 Intermediate Hip Hop
Wednesday 14h30-15:15 5-10 Advanced Hip Hop
Wednesday 15:30-16:15 11-17 Beginner Hip Hop
Wednesday 16:15-17:00 11-17 Intermediate Hip Hop
Wednesday 17:00-17:45 11-17 Advanced Hip Hop
Wednesday 18:15-19:00 18+ Beginner Hip Hop
Wednesday 19:00-19:45 18+ Intermediate Hip Hop
Wednesday 19:45-20:30 18+ Advanced Hip Hop
Wednesday 20:30-21:00 Freestyle (All) Freestyle (All) Hip Hop
Thursday 19:00-19:45 11+ All Afro-Pop
Thursday 19:45-20:30 11+ All Afro-Fusion
Thursday 20:30-21:15 11+ All Lyrical Hip Hop

 

CLADEnFito!

Dance Energy, Fitness & Toning Workout

16+
Monday  10h30 18h00
Thursday  18h00
Friday  09h15 17h15
Saturday  09h00

 

Solo Latina!
Ages 16+
Friday 10h00
Saturday 10h00

 

Social "Ballroom" & "Folk"
Ages 19+
Monday 19h00
Tuesday 20h30
Thursday 19h00
Saturday 12h15

 

Matric & 'Grade 10 Ball' Dance Lessons

Matrics & Partners

Tuesday 20h30

 

Afri-Caribbean-Latino
Ages 23+
Monday 19h45
Thursday 19h45
Saturday 11h30

 

Argentine Tango
Ages 23+
Monday 20h30
Thursday 20h30

 

Line Dancing
All Ages
Saturday 10h45

 

Silver Lakes Golf Estate

 

CLADEnFito!

Dance Energy, Fitness & Toning Workout

Ages 16+
Wednesday 10h00 18h00

 

Solo Latina!

16+

Wednesday 10h45
Social "Ballroom" & "Folk"
Ages 19+
Wednesday 19h00

 

Afri-Caribbean-Latino
Ages 23+
Wednesday 19h45

 

Argentine Tango
Ages 23+
Wednesday 20h30

 

groenkloof

 

CLADEnFito!

Dance Energy, Fitness & Toning Workout

16+
Monday  06h00 08h15 17h00
Tuesday  06h00
Wednesday 06h00 18h00
Thursday  06h00
Friday  06h00 08h15
Saturday  07h00
50+
Wednesday              18h15

 

Social "Ballroom"
Ages 7-13
Monday  14h15
Wednesday  14h15
Ages 14-18
Monday 16h30
Wednesday 16h30
Ages 19-22
Monday 19h15
Wednesday 20h45
Saturday 10h30
Ages 23+
Monday 19h45
Thursday 19h45
Saturday 10h30
Line Dancing
Age 7-13
Monday 15h00
Wednesday 15h00
Ages 14-18
Monday 15h45
Wednesday 15h45
Ages 16+
Tuesday 19h00
Wednesday 19h15
Saturday 09h45
Matric & 'Grade 10 Ball' Dance Lessons

Matrics & Partners

Monday 17h15
Wednesday 17h15
Saturday 09h00

 

Social Folk
Ages 19+
Monday 20h00
Tuesday 20h30
Thursday 19h00
Saturday 11h15
Afri-Caribbean-Latino
Ages 23+
Monday 20h45
Thursday 20h30
Saturday 12h00

 

Argentine Tango
Ages 23+
Wednesday 20h30
Saturday  13h00

Silver Lakes Golf Estate

 

CLADEnFito!

Dance Energy, Fitness & Toning Workout

Ages 16+
Wednesday 09h00 18h00
Ages 50+
Wednesday 10h00

 

Social "Ballroom"
Ages 7-13
Wednesday  14h30
Ages 14-18
Wednesday 16h00
Ages 19+
Wednesday 20h30
Line Dancing
Age 7-18
Wednesday 15h15
Ages 16+
Wednesday 19h45
Matric & 'Grade 10 Ball' Dance Lessons

Matrics & Partners

Wednesday 19h00

 

Afri-Caribbean-Latino & Argentine Tango
Ages 23+
Wednesday 21h15

 

Dance Styles

& The Dances

Dance Styles

& The Dances

Ballroom

All the competitive and social Ballroom dances from around the world! 

International

Standard Dances 

  • Waltz 
  • Tango 
  • Foxtrot 
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Quickstep 

 Latin-American Dances 

  • Samba
  • Cha-Cha
  • Rumba
  • Paso Doble
  • Jive 
American

Smooth Dances 

  • Waltz 
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Viennese Waltz 

Rhythm Dances 

  • Cha-Cha
  • Rumba
  • East Coast Swing
  • Mambo
  • Bolero 

 Alternative Rhythm Dances 

  • Samba 
  • Merengue 
  • West Coast Swing
Afri-Caribbean-Latino

Learn to dance the most popular, sexy and sensual Latin Club dances, like the Cuban Style Salsa, Kizomba and Caribbean style Bachata, in no time! 

  • Salsa (Cuban Style) 
  • Kizomba 
  • Bachata 
  • Merengue (Caribbean Style)
  • Reggaetón 
Argentine

Learn how to dance the sensual Tango and experience its mysteries with a partner! 

Tango comes from the heart and is not found in the steps. One is never too young or too old to learn how to dance it. Almost everyone who has ever seen the Tango being danced, has been captivated by its magic. 

The Tango is intense and sensual. It is like a game of life played by two people, embracing one another, using their bodies and souls to communicate and interact with one another, stirring and sharing emotions and feelings that are inspired by Tango music. Dancing it, produces a state of mind where you are mysteriously satisfied – feeling more creative, expressive and confident. 

As one master of the Tango once wisely said, ‘Tango is not difficult, but it is not easy either’. It does take some time to understand the underlying principles of the dance, but you will certainly be able to experience the feelings. 

Tango Styles 
  • Salon (Authentic, mostly open-embrace)
Advanced Styles
  • Nuevo (New)
  • Escenario (Stage) [including Fantasia (Show)]
Hip Hop, Afro-Pop, Afro-Fusion & Lyrical

What’s more to say – Let’s have fun! 

Hip Hop Styles 
  • Krumping
  • Electrical Boogalu
  • Popping
  • Locking
  • Tutting
  • Jerking
  • Whacking
  • Voguing
  • Beat Boy
  • Lyrical
Other Styles
  • Afro-Pop
  • Afro-Fusion
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: 

  • Salsa
  • Samba
  • Swing-Jive
  • Charleston 
  • Cha-Cha 
  • Mambo 
  • ‘Dirty Dancing’
  • Rumba
  • Bachata
  • Kizomba
  • Merengue
  • Reggaetón
Line Dancing
Fusion Line Dancing

Any style of choreographed Ballroom / Latin-American / Afri-Caribbean-Latino / Argentine / custom dance – adapted to be danced as a single person in a group, on a specific musical track.

Country Line Dancing

These dances are choreographed to Country Music! Get your boots & Stetson ready!

Solo Latin Dancing

 

SOLO LATIN

Cha Cha

This is an Afro-Cuban dance named because of the sound of the shuffling of the dancers’ feet on the floor. A vibrant, syncopated dance with accents building up from beat 4 and strongest on beat 1. This gives the strange sensation of dancing off the beat building up to create a picture on beat 1.

This energetic dance shows the ability of easy flowing leg and hip movements broken by strong staccato feet.

Samba

It’s party time on the dance floor.  Who can beat the party of the Brazilian carnival?  Here Solo has attempted to dance a samba a little more authentic to the Brazilian Samba.

The dancers can show off their groove by allowing their body to move to the rhythms of Brazil.  Soft flowing hips together with a bouncy body action is created with strong ankles and knees.

Paso Doblé

The Paso Doblé is a dramatic dance depiction of a bullfight – the dancer tells the story with a variety of characters from the Matador, the bull, the cape, a Spanish lady, a Gypsy dancer and a Flamenco dancer.  It is a strong, dramatic and passionate dance – fiery with a variety of emotions.

Swing-Jive

Savoy in Harlem played one of the major roles in the development of the swing in the late 1920’s. Many varieties of the Swing developed through the years and internationally, the styles from America were known as the American Swing. In Britain a faster type of swing developed, known as the London Jive.

A mixture of swing kick-dance forms, body shaping and swinging arms, always lively and the one to get everybody on their feet and dancing.

American Swing Dancing
  • Lindy Hop
  • Charleston
  • East Coast Swing
  • West Coast Swing

 The “spectrum” of Swing Dancing runs from one end with Shag, a “male-spotlighted” dance which involves “mirrored,” intricate, foot patterns done to “Beach” music, to the other end with West Coast Swing, a “female spotlighted” dance which involves the entire body in the expression of subtle nuances as well as strong “hits” in the music which can be anything from Contemporary, C&W, R&B, Blues, Beach, Soul, Jazz, Club, and Funk. All the other Swing Dances fall somewhere in-between these two ends of the spectrum.

SA Folk

Learn how to dance ‘local style’ at your favourite dance venue! 

Add a new and dynamic side to your social life by learning how to dance the Two Step and Sokkie in no time! Understanding the basics of these dances will sort you out on any social dance floor in South Africa! Social dancing with your partner (or even a complete stranger!) is very romantic, fun and easy to learn.

Country Swing

A modern style of Country Western dancing with dips, lifts, and high-flying aerials! This relatively easy, high-energy dance features basic moves common to most types of swing dancing, as well as unique moves perfectly suited for the style and tempo of modern country music.

Euro-Disco

Boogie! This timeless gem is for everyone and is so quick and easy to learn! 

pricing policy

Competitive pricing for exceptional service & Tuition

Yes, we offer unrivalled service and instruction in the South African dance industry, but our prices are competitive too!  Because our goal is to create the ultimate dance experience and to exceed expectations for each of our students, we create your program based on your individual needs and desires. Therefore, your tuition is customized as well.

We can work with any schedule or budget, and we offer upfront payment, loyalty, family and package discounts, as well as for students (pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary) and pensioners.  Schedule an introductory private session or a free consultation to discuss your goals and get a custom quote for your personalized lesson plan.

pricing policy

Competitive pricing for exceptional service & Tuition

Yes, we offer unrivalled service and instruction in the South African dance industry, but our prices are competitive too!  Because our goal is to create the ultimate dance experience and to exceed expectations for each of our students, we create your program based on your individual needs and desires. Therefore, your tuition is customized as well.

We can work with any schedule or budget, and we offer upfront payment, loyalty, family and package discounts, as well as for students (pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary) and pensioners.  Schedule an introductory private session or a free consultation to discuss your goals and get a custom quote for your personalized lesson plan.

2019 annual studio registration fees

Private Lessons

Single Adult – R360

Single Competitive &/or Show Dance Student – R650

Couple (or 2 people from the same household, any age) – R620

Family (3+ people from the same household, any age) – R850

Private Lessons

45min/ea OR 60min/ea

Notes
  1. All newcomers (private lesson students only) are entitled to a 30min free try-out private lesson.
  2. All fees are payable strictly monthly/per package upfront before commencement of the first lesson.
  3. Discount for Children & Full-time Tertiary students: -6.25%
  4. Discount for Multi Weekly Lessons: -5%
  5. No fixed-period contract, but agreement runs for the entire calendar year, including December.
  6. Two calendar month’s written notice required to cancel membership.
  7. Members can upgrade or downgrade their packages at any time.
  8. Ts&Cs applicable.

Social Dance Lessons – Monthly

(from 45min/wk)

Single Adult – From R2080 p/m

Adult “Couple” – From R2080 p/m per couple

2x Adults “Sharing” – From R2400/m

Competitive/Show Dance Lessons – Monthly

(from 45min/wk)

Single Adult – From R2300 p/m

Adult “Couple” – From R2300 p/m per couple

Wedding Packages

(from 45min/wk)

1-3x lessons – From R620/ea

4x lessons (once-off) / monthly – From R2200 (or, p/m)

6x lessons (once-off) – From R3240

8x lessons (once-off) – From R4240

12x lessons (once off) – From R6240

Group Classes

45min/ea

Notes
  1. All newcomers to group classes are entitled to a single class free try-out lesson.
  2. All group classes are 45min in duration (unless otherwise specified).
  3. All fees are strictly payable upfront for the month (prior to commencement of the first lesson/session for the month).
  4. A missed class can be caught-up within 14 days at another time slot, or at another studio (if in hold of an all-studio pass).
  5. Due to the nature and fee structure of group classes, missed classes cannot be discounted against the next month’s invoice.
  6. Discounts Available (apart from above age group discounts):
    • 2x/w (same person): -5%
    • 3x+/w (same person): -7.5%
    • Family Discount: 2 students from the same household (same age group): -5%
    • Family Discount: 3+ students from the same household (same age group): -7.5%
  7. Classes run throughout School Holidays, but lesson times may be consolidated throughout these periods, except for December Holidays (lessons end after two full weeks of classes (regardless of the day of the week) – and no later than 15 December, and resume in January to still provide 3 full weeks).
  8. One calendar month’s written notice required to cancel membership.
  9. Paid fees are not refundable, but may be transferred.
  10. Members can upgrade or downgrade their packages at any time.
  11. Ts&Cs applicable.

All Group Classes

We have various group class types and different methods of payment where the student can qualify for discount – depending on the various terms & conditions. Please download our PDF file for all the payment options and details.

OUR BANKING DETAILS

FNB Current Account, Dance Scenario (Pty) Ltd, Acc nr: 62 343 795 160, Randpark Ridge (255955)

SnapScan (coming soon)

A Debit Order system will be implemented on some Group Classes.

answers to frequently asked questions

faq’s

What is ballroom dancing?

All the competitive dances that are danced in a dance hall. There are two styles – International and American. Both styles have a Latin-American or Rhythm Section and a Standard or Smooth Section of dances.

What clothes do I have to wear?

Comfortable, fairly tight-fitting clothes are best – not as in tight skirts please – not baggy clothes either. Anything else that you are comfortable in will do.

I don’t have dance shoes – what now?

An old pair of school socks (or similar) is best. Don’t go and buy shoes – we will advise you on the correct footwear to buy. Otherwise, just wear tight-fitting shoes with a slippery sole. No, you cannot dance barefoot!

What do I need to bring with?

Positive attitude and a desire to learn; towel; spring water; energy or sports drink (optional).

Do I need a partner?

No

How long will it take before I can dance well?

Depends on you, but you should be able to help yourself within a couple of months with all the most popular dances on a basic level. You will be able to begin dancing after your first lesson. The length of your training depends upon how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become in each dance.

For how long do I need to take lessons?

Until you had enough – could be for the rest of your life! It depends what your goals are.

What does it Cost?

The cost depends upon a number of factors: how proficient you want to be, which dances you want to learn, the number of days per week in your schedule, whether you want to dance socially, competitively or want to do show dancing, etc. Your first lesson with us is always FREE. Group Class fees are available elsewhere on this website. More detailed Private Lesson fees than mentioned on this website can be obtained by contacting the studio directly.

I can dance – why join your studio?

Yes, maybe you can dance, but what does it look and feel like? What do other dancers say about your dancing? How are you doing in competitions or on the social/club dance floor? Do you want to increase your knowledge and understanding of dance, as well as that of your own body? Do you have a firm grasp of all the relevant principles? We teach a fairly high level of dancing in all genres and have helped many students coming from other studios to get much more from their dancing than what they previously understood of it – and what they thought they are capable of.

I have two left feet – is there hope for me?

No, we can’t teach you! You are a mutant freak from out of space. All people on THIS planet have both a left AND a right foot! Just ‘pulling your leg’! Sure – we specialize in people with ‘two left feet’. We have our ways to show and teach you which one of the two is actually your ‘right’ foot.

I don’t want to learn how to dance, but have to – will you be able to teach the unteachable?

No problem! Just bring that good ol’ positive attitude and a healthy desire to learn with. We always start with simple basic principles of your body and movement, thereafter all things are possible. Up to now, we have been able to successfully teach absolutely everyone who came through the doors to learn how to dance – even the reluctant ones who thought it could not be done. You are not alone…

I have a disability – how can dancing benefit me?

There are many ways how dance can benefit someone with a disability. Dancing will not only boost your emotional and mental levels, but also, and especially your physical body – mostly by affecting healthy and balanced muscle development as well as maintenance and mobility of all your joints. It is a well-known fact how dancing benefits people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, or preventing, or delaying it. We have also taught blind people to enjoy this wonderful sport. Even people in wheel chairs are able to dance. Also see ‘Benefits of Dancing’ elsewhere on this website. Contact us to discuss your situation and we will gladly advise what to do and how dancing with us can assist and benefit you.

I have the flu – should I be dancing?

We know how much you love your dancing, but, preferably you should stay at home and get well. We don’t want the entire studio to close down for a week or two until all are well again! Cancel your lesson in time and reschedule as soon as you are back on your feet again!

I am very unfit – will I be able to keep up?

You will be instructed in line with your own fitness level. You will certainly get more fit with regular dancing – or even faster when joining two or three CLADEnFiTo! classes every week.

Am I healthy enough to start dancing?

If you are breathing, you probably are. Contact us to discuss your state of health, or visit your GP.

I have a partner who doesn’t like dancing – how do I get them interested?

That is a well-known issue in this country. No one can make or force anyone else to go dancing or to attend lessons, but, you can ‘negotiate’, can’t you? Be creative – use your imagination. Do whatever it takes. If you can manage to get them to the Studio, we will make sure that within a few minutes after arrival, they will feel relaxed, comfortable and be glad that they came. It’s easy and it’s fun. Most people who don’t like dancing are really only too self-aware or scared of failure – it can easily be fixed (normally within the very first try-out lesson!). Keep it light!

I danced with another studio who taught me a specific style. Will your style be similar to theirs?

Not necessarily, but if they taught you the correct principles of dancing pertaining to lead/follow, balance, centredness, understanding your body and the likes, you should have no problem to smoothly transfer to our studio and continue to grow as a dancer. We teach all styles of social and competitive dancing according to an international standard – and certainly higher as well! Our students and dancers are able to dance on any dancefloor around the world, with any partner who understands the basic principles of that dance – no matter what dance it will be (well maybe you won’t get asked for a Sokkie in Las Vegas – but you never know your luck in a big city).

Competitive Dancing vs. Social Dancing

Discuss your dancing goals with us directly. Some dances were designed for the competitive or show floor only. Simply put, if you want to pursue dancing as your serious and dedicated sport or art (or even as a career!) – go for one of the competitive styles. Argentine Tango, Afri-Caribbean-Latino Club Dances and a variety of other dances can be done either as social or competitive.

Private Lessons vs. Group Classes

The main consideration… budget! Private lessons are almost always the preferred choice, since you get individual, customised instruction. Your progress will also be many times that of a group class student, where progress of the group is levelled out at the progress rate of the average student(s) in that specific group. Other times where group classes make sense is where a group of friends or colleagues want to do something special, new, exciting and fun together.

Is dancing easy to learn?

We are famous for making learning to dance fun, easy and memorable. And, NO, nothing truly worthwhile is ever THAT easy (or quick, or cheap) – otherwise, everyone would be able to watch a few YouTube videos and become master dancers for free – without any effort! Will NEVER happen.

Can I learn the latest and most popular steps?

We are well connected and affiliated with international dancers and dance associations as a priority to always stay current and relevant to technique, styling, dances and steps being taught and danced around the world.

Will my lessons interfere with my busy schedule?

We are extremely aware that life tends to be busy for most people. We will be able to accommodate almost any schedule. Our main Studio in Groenkloof, Pretoria, is currently open from Monday to Saturday, and we also teach at other locations. See our Operating Hours for further details.

How qualified will my instructor be?

All of our dance professionals and experts are very well trained with our uniquely developed and highly effective teaching system with ample experience on the competitive and show dance floors, as well as thorough teaching experience. They are knowledgeable in all the techniques (and whatever else is required) that will help you master today’s popular and speciality dances. Rest assured that the teachers are amongst the best in the business.

What is the benefit of taking dance lessons?

Dancing is the first line of social activity. Good dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, improved personality and new friends. It is also a superb physical conditioner, providing fun without extreme effort. Learning to dance will open up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar. See elsewhere on this website for a more elaborate list of benefits.

getting started is easy

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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