Dance in Class

Weekly dance classes with no membership fee

Dancing classes for children and adults in Ashton, Garswood, and Wigan

Allied Association Qualified

What we Teach

Private 1:1 Lessons

Tailor your dance experience with personalised 1:1 lessons. Whether you're preparing for a wedding, a cruise, a holiday, or any special occasion, you can learn at your own pace and focus on the style that suits you best. We also offer mobile lessons for your convenience.

Wedding Lessons: First Dance

Select your special song, and I will choreograph a personalised routine for your big day, tailored to match your dancing abilities.

Group Private Lessons

Enjoy a private lesson with friends for a more intimate and enjoyable experience. Suitable for up to three couples.

Short Courses

Enhance your dance skills for special occasions, cruises, weddings, and holidays. Suitable for various dance abilities, we offer lessons in ballroom, Latin American, and popular sequence dances.

Beginners Ballroom & Latin American

This course is designed for absolute beginners, teaching the basics of Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and some sequence dancing.

Where we Teach

Monday PM

Stubshaw Cross Club

Walker St, Ashton, WN4 8TP

7:00pm Next Steps Ballroom & Latin American and Popular Sequence dancing
8:00pm Practice Social (all levels)

Tuesday PM

St. Andrews Mission Hall

Garswood Rd, Garswood, WN4 0TU

6:00pm Dancefit / Solo Dance Fusion (no partner req)
7:00pm Beginners & Next Steps Ballroom and Latin American & Sequence
8:00pm Intermediate & Advanced Ballroom and Latin American

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

St. Andrews Mission Hall

Garswood Rd, Garswood, WN4 0TU

7:00pm DanceFit / Solo Dance Fusion (no partner req)
8:00pm Intermediate Ballroom, Latin American & Popular Sequence (90 minute class)


DanceFit Morning (solo) £4.00
DanceFit Evening (solo) £5.00
Evening Classes (1 hour) £6.50


Chris Eaton - Principal

I began my dancing journey at the age of 16 under the guidance of Wigan's renowned Tom Moss. During this time, I completed all my medal tests in Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence, and Disco. It was also in these classes that I met my husband, Derek. Although I took a break from dancing to raise my two sons, the passion for dance never left me.

Chris and Derek

Returning to dance reignited my passion, and I picked up right where I left off, eventually achieving my dream of becoming a qualified dance teacher. With over 45 years of experience, I have had the privilege of teaching for Tom Moss MBE, various schools, Age UK, and other esteemed organisations.

My expertise spans many dance styles, including Ballroom, Latin American, Argentine Tango, Rock 'n' Roll, and DanceFit, among others. I specialise in wedding dance choreography, social dance events, holidays, and have also served as a teacher and host on cruise ships.

I am dedicated to providing a professional and personalised dance experience, ensuring that each student feels confident and enjoys their dancing journey.

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 assistants.

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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