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Donahey’s fast & fun way to learn to dance!
If you enjoyed your first session, why not
join us for our Learn To Dance In A Day 2?
We’ll teach you 4 more of the popular Ballroom & Latin dances from the hit TV show – just perfect for all those social engagements.
Quickstep, American Smooth,
Argentine Tango & Rumba
This workshop is the perfect follow on from our
Learn To Dance In A Day 1. The ideal way to progress quicker, and continue to develop your rhythm & style.
Returning Customer Loyalty price.
This workshop is priced at just £30 per person for
returning guests who book before 8th Feb ’16.
Regular price £35, limited places, reserve yours here today.
Sat 20th Feb ‘16
Quickstep, American Smooth, Argentine Tango & Rumba
Dukinfield Masonic Hall, Cheshire, SK16 4EN
In our 4 hour daytime dance lesson you’ll receive expert tuition in some of the world’s most popular Ballroom & Latin dances as seen on the hit TV show BBC Strictly Come dancing.
The weekend workshops are especially designed with the absolute beginner in mind, we’ll teach you the steps in a relaxed social way, plus with limited numbers in our exclusive venue this workshop is just perfect for any social occasion; Weddings, Cruises, Dinner Dances, as a simple introduction to dancing, or to prepare you for your first Wedding dance.
Please bring along lunch. Suitable footwear with a non-slip sole should be worn at all times whilst on the dance-floor – No steel heels or toe caps, overly high heels, wedges or flip flops to be worn. No spectators.
Limited places are available on each of our intensive Ballroom Dancing Lessons. Course notes are included, practice DVD’s are also available for sale at the end of your lesson.
Our 1-day ballroom dancing lessons offer you the ultimate fast track dance lesson – an enjoyable experience in a relaxed and social environment.
Below are some comments from our most recent beginners Ballroom dancing lessons;
‘Really good teaching and an enjoyable relaxed atmosphere’
‘Best thing i have ever done’ Ian & Wendy
‘We come a long way for our beginners class & it’s worth every minute on the M60! Brilliant!’
‘Total beginner, made to feel at ease, enjoy the experience, meet new people – fun’ Cathy & Mike
‘Great fun! Great company! The dancing’s good too’
‘Love the classes, so much fun. Look forward to them every week’ Alex
‘Great value – really enjoy it’ Deon
‘It never occurred to us that the whole of Tameside was learning to dance – this is where the party’s at!! Thanks!’ Michaela & Ryan
‘Easy to follow classes with a good atmosphere, look forward to the next dances’ Vicci & Jon
‘Great fun and great teachers. Really good exercise too!’ Andy
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Absolutely, all our Learn To Dance In A Day workshops are especially designed for beginners so don’t worry we’ll be teaching you to dance one step at a time.
Something comfortable, flattish shoes preferably not trainers. No steel heels or toe caps, overly high heels, wedges, sandals or flip flops please. Strictly no bare-feet.
No, as we partner people up with our teachers, assistants and any others who come without a partner. If you join as a group of friends, we may ask you to partner each other up – this way it’s more fun for you all & you can practice with each other when you’re out & about!
During all our dance classes, we start by teaching the steps solo, then we partner you up together, then we change partners for a short while (no one is left without a partner), then we partner you back up together.
Changing partners during class is proven to be the quickest way to improve your dancing, it makes men more positive leaders and ladies more receptive to your partner
Not least it relieves some of the pressure of dancing together if one of you is struggling, it makes the class much more fun & sociable for you, plus you both learn through dancing with our teachers, assistants & other members of the class. Trust us, it works, that’s why we do it – leaving two beginners dancing together for an hour can be extremely frustrating for both of you, and not much fun!
We can assure you though, you will always start & finish our lessons dancing & practicing with your partner.
Yes, you’ll need to reserve your place & make full payment in advance in order to be sure of a place.
Yes, please bring along your own refreshments and lunch to your workshop.
The perfect dance to get you started on the dance-floor.
Easy to pickup, this dance will have you up & dancing around the dance-floor in no time. We dance the Social Foxtrot to all the wonderful Big Band sounds. You’ll love this social dance, especially for all your Social Occasions such as Weddings & Cruises.
Robbie Williams – Swing When You’re Winning
Westlife – Allow us to be Frank
The Modern English Waltz is a slow graceful dance that glides effortlessly around the dance floor.
Characterised by graceful turns, a gentle sway and a rise and fall, once you have learnt how to dance the Waltz, you’ll really feel as though you are dancing. Waltz is one of the most popular Ballroom dances, and danced to some romantic ballads.
See The Day – Girls Aloud
Under the bridges of Paris – Shall We Dance Soundtrack
Originally from Argentina, Tango is the dance of passion and drama. Characterised by its instantly recognisable music and staccato action, learning this dance is fun – with music to inspire you.
Ross Mitchell Ballroom Dancing
BBC Strictly Come Dancing Album
Featured on Strictly Come Dancing in the past few years, Vincent & Flavia with their flawless performances of the Argentine Tango have really brought this passionate dance to the attention of everyone. A slow dance, with some good basic steps
Marks & Spencer Argentine Tango CD
Beginners Guide to Argentine Tango
The quickest of all the Ballroom dances, a fun, lively and energetic dance – you’ll especially love the music to this dance. Combining steps from the Rhythm Foxtrot, once you’ve learnt how to dance the Quickstep, you’ll really start to get the blood pumping, plus it’s a fab dance for burning off those calories!
BBC Strictly Come Dancing Album
Robbie Williams – Putting On The Ritz & King Of The Swingers
Another dance most recently featured on Strictly. We’ll teach you some nice Foxtrot based Smooth, which includes dancing in close & open hold – you’ll love the showmanship of this dance, great fun and a fab 1st Wedding Dance!
It had to be you – Harry Connick Jr
Fly me to the moon
A bright cheeky dance all the way from Cuba, Cha Cha is the most popular of the Latin dances. The energetic rhythm makes this dance a firm favourite for many dancers, once you’ve picked up the basic cha cha steps, you’ll really enjoy dancing this to many popular songs.
Pussycat Dolls – Sway to the Rhythm
Duffy – Mercy
A dance floor-filler, this lively dance is always popular at special occasions, especially when the band fires up. Rock ‘n’ Roll is a slow tempo version of the Jive, with lots of great hits, you’re sure to enjoy learning this dance.
Shakin Stevens – This Old House, Oh Julie, Marie Marie
Showaddywaddy -Dancin Party
Originating in America, Jive is a combination of Swing dance Jitterbug and Lindy hop. It’s certainly one of the fastest Latin dances with lots of energy, bounce and turns – sure to get your pulse racing!
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson
Slow Boat To China Bette Midler
Originating from Cuba, Rumba uses many of the basic Cha Cha steps. Rumba is a slow dance often referred to as the dance of Love, some nice music can really help you learn how to Rumba.
Beyonce If I Were A Boy
Robbie Williams Something Stupid