Dance in Class

Weekly dance classes with no membership fee


Dancing classes for children and adults in Ashton, Garswood, Haydock, Stubshaw Cross and Wigan

What we Teach


Beginners Ballroom & Latin American

12 week course for absolute beginners, learn the basics in Waltz, Quickstep, Tango & Foxtrot and Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive & Samba

Next Steps Ballroom & Latin American

After graduating from the beginners class, improve on your dancing and complete routines for each dance genre

Improver & Intermediate Ballroom & Latin American

If you are a confident dancer looking for new routines to add to your basics, and the occasional sequence dance, progess with this class

DanceFit

A wonderful fusion of Ballroom & Latin American steps choreographed to give you a fun fantastic workout, no partner needed

Children’s Ballroom & Latin American

From age 5 to 15. Have fun and keep active learning all 10 Ballroom & Latin American dances and additional fun dances

Modern Sequence

Sequence dancing is danced to 16 bars of music, with a repeat of the steps at every 16th bar. There are sequence dances in all tempo types

Strictly Parent & Child

booking essential

Learn to dance with your child - from 18 months+ A good introduction to movement to music, leading to the basics in Ballroom and Latin that is great for children and adults alike

Workshops

Workshops will be held on the first and third Monday of the month, focusing on one particular dance style. Featuring Rock 'n' Roll, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Viennese Waltz, Paso Doble

Social Dance

A good mix of Ballroom, Latin and Popular Sequence dancing. All welcome.
Held on the first and third Monday of every month

Private 1:1 lessons

Lessons can be arranged for you to learn at your own pace, a particular style, for a Wedding, Cruise, Holiday or other special occasion, mobile also available. Call for details

Wedding Lessons, first dance

Simply choose your special tune, and I will choreograph your personal routine for your special day, tailored to your dancing ability

Tea Dances & Socials

I am available for socials and tea dances

Where we Teach


First and Third Monday of Every Month

Haydock Conservative Club

3 Bellerophon Road (Off Church Road), Haydock, WA11 0GT


7:00pm Workshop (Call for details of dance being taught)
8:00pm 50\50 Social. Ballroom, Latin & Sequence
All welcome

Tuesday

St. Andrews Mission Hall

Garswood Rd, Garswood, WN4 0TU


6:00pm Childrens Ballroom and Latin
7:00pm Beginners Ballroom and Latin
8:00pm Improvers Ballroom and Latin
9:00pm Intermediate Ballroom and Latin

Wednesday AM

Captains Lane Community Centre

Off Bolton Rd. Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8PG


10:30am DanceFit / Solo Dance Fusion (no partner req)

Wednesday PM

Stubshaw Cross Labour Club

Walter Street, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8TP


1:00pm Social Dance Class
Ballroom, Latin & Sequence
2:00pm - 4:00pm Tea Dance

Wednesday PM

St. Andrews Mission Hall

Garswood Rd, Garswood, WN4 0TU


7:00pm DanceFit / Solo Dance Fusion (no partner req)
8:00pm Modern Popular Sequence
9:00pm Beginners Ballroom & Latin American

Thursday

Y.M.C.A.

Hilton St, Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4 8PD


6:00pm DanceFit / Solo Dance Fusion (no partner req)
7:00pm Next Steps Ballroom and Latin
8:00pm Improvers Ballroom/Latin and Popular Sequence

Prices

Strictly Parent & Child £3.50
DanceFit (solo) £4.00
DanceFit Evening (solo) £5.00
Childrens £4.50
Evening Classes £6.00

About


Chris Eaton - Principal

I started dancing at the age 16 with Wigan’s Tom Moss. I took all my medal tests in Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence & Disco. I also used to help on classes (where I met my husband Derek) and stopped dancing for a number of years whilst I raised my two sons but, of course, I missed my dancing terribly!

Chris and Derek

I returned to dancing once again, picking up where I left off and eventually fulfilling my dream of becoming a qualified teacher of dance. With over 35 years experience. Taught for Tom Moss MBE. Experienced in many forms of dancing, including Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango, Rock n Roll, DanceFit and more. Wedding dance choreographer, socials, holidays and cruise ship host.

Frequently Asked Questions



A. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, and none restrictive. You don’t need to buy dance shoes to start with, although the suede soles on these will definitely improve your dancing, ordinary leather soled shoes will be fine, try to avoid trainers and rubber soles as these stick to the floor and make it difficult to dance.

A. If you have never danced before, then come along to the absolute beginners, you will learn the basics to enable you to get around the dance floor. If you have done some Ballroom and Latin American dancing before, then try our Improvers class. Learn some new routines, and try some sequence dances in addition to your Ballroom and Latin.

A. No, you are welcome to come along and partner another single dancer or dance alone or with the help of one of our teaching assistant.

A. ‘Trust me, you can dance’ We run our classes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the classes are designed to help you build your dances step by step with extra help on hand if needed from our teaching assistants. We also do two classes per week running at the same level so that if you are unable to attend your regular lesson, you can come on another evening to keep on track, or attend both to reinforce what you have learned.

A. No, we have no membership fees and all our classes are pay as you go. Discounts are available on block bookings.

A. We teach from ages 2 to 92. As long as you make sure the class is appropriate for your physical ability. You must decide if the class suits you, if you have any health issues, please consult a doctor before taking part. Participants take part in the classes at their own risk.

A. Yes, private lessons are available, you can book 30 minutes, an hour, or a course of lessons if you want to learn a particular style or prepare for a cruise or special event. Or if you just require one to one instruction to give you confidence to join a class.

A. Yes, just tell us you chosen Wedding music and we can choreograph a routine made especially to suit you, whether it’s Bride & Groom, Mother and Son or Father and Bride.

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