Can’t commit to weekly evening dance lessons? Take a look at Donahey’s fabulous 1-day Ballroom Dancing Lessons.
In Donahey’s 4-hour weekend workshop you’ll receive expert tuition in some of the world’s most popular Ballroom & Latin dances.
In no time at all our fabulous workshop will have you up dancing dancing the Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Jive – all within a friendly, safe, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
‘The hardest step is through the door.’
Our weekend Ballroom Dancing Lessons are especially designed with the absolute beginner in mind.
We’ll teach you all the steps in a relaxed & enjoyable way, plus with limited numbers in our exclusive venue this workshop is great to help prepare you for up-coming social occasions such as Weddings, Cruises, Dinner Dances, or as a simple introduction to dancing.
All Donahey’s venues are chosen for their large expansive Ballrooms – all with great ventialtion.
Our Dance In A Day workshop make’s a perfect gift for someone special.
Saturday 25th January 2025
The Greenway Centre
Doncaster Rd, Bristol BS10 5PY
Saturday 25th January 2025
Dukinfield Town Hall
King St, Dukinfield, Cheshire SK16 4LA – Jct 23 M60
Sunday 9th February 2025
Loddon Hall Rd, Twyford, Reading RG10 9JA
Saturday 15th February 2025
Landrover Sports & Social Club
Billsmore Green, Solihull B92 9LN
Donahey’s one day Ballroom Dancing Lessons are priced at just £55 per person.
As of today, February 29th, 2024 there are places remaining on all our Ballroom Dancing Lessons. Course notes are included, practice at home DVD’s are available to purchase during your workshop.
We teach; Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Jive at all our workshops & they take place between 11am – 3.30pm
If you’ve always wanted to learn all the fabulous dances seen on TV, but don’t have time to commit to a weekly dance class? Then come along and join Donahey’s for some fun and learn to glide around that dance floor with confidence.
Our 1-day ballroom dancing lessons offer you the ultimate fast track dance lesson – an enjoyable experience in a relaxed and social environment.
Donahey’s Dance In A Day Workshop is priced at just £55 per person. Book here instantly & securely with a Debit or Credit Card, change quantities on the next page.
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You are welcome to pay for your places by Direct Bank Transfer;
Simply email us here using this link firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reply with our bank details.
Book by Post
Simply post a cheque to cover your course fee, payable to Donahey’s;
Donahey’s, PO Box 126, Kingsbridge TQ7 9BB.
Please include; All participant’s names, Start date, Venue, Your Phone No & Email address.
Book by Phone
Freephone 0800 160 1770
Mon – Fri; 9am – 4pm
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
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.
We recommend wearing something comfortable & light for your workshop.
Suitable footwear with a non-slip sole should be worn; For gents we advise leather soled shoes. For ladies, footwear with a low heel and a fairly smooth sole.
Regular sport trainers are not advised as they tend to stick to the floor, strictly no high heel or stilettos, sandals, sling backs, flip flops, steel toe-caps or barefeet.
No, you are welcome to join our classes with or without a partner.
If you come along without a partner, unfortunately at present we’re unable to partner you up with other pupils or members of our team, apologies.
Yes, you’ll need to reserve your place & make full payment in advance in order to be sure of a place.
Dukinfield Town Hall, Loddon Hall, Greenway Centre
Yes, please bring along your own refreshments and lunch to your workshop.
Landrover Club, Solihull
The bar at The Landrover club will be open from 10.30am offering for purchase hot & cold drinks & sandwiches, jugs/glasses of water will also be available. We recommend pre-ordering sandwiches at the bar for our 1pm lunch. The venue kindly requests participants refrain from bringing drinks & food onto the premises.
Due to limited places available on our workshops, once booked your booking is non refundable or transferable, cancellation for whatever reason will result in loss of monies paid. We are always happy to offer a complimentary name change on your booking, however we are unable to offer transfers or refunds.
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