Gemma’s course seemed like a good opportunity to try something new; I had long adored watching ballroom dancing and had always longed to try it myself but I lacked the confidence. Something about Gemma’s course and her website gave me the inspiration to give it a go and I wasn’t disappointed.  I attended the classes without a partner which I worried might make me feel even more awkward than I did already, but you’re never alone for long, and it was lovely to meet and dance with new people.  It’s a fun way to try something that can increase your confidence, self-esteem and give you new skills to boot – it’s a win-win situation!  You get to use a different part of your brain, have fun and meet some lovely new people – Gemma included.  The classes are a little ray of sunshine in the working week.  I loved the sense of achievement at the end of each, and I’m delighted that took the chance and gave it a go!


Beginners 10-week Ballroom and Latin Dance Course

Wednesdays, 8.00-9.00pm

Starts: 26th April 2017 (no classes on 24th and 31st May)
Ends: 12th July 2017


Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
SW11 3RA


About this course

During this fun Ballroom dancing course for beginners, you will learn basic steps in four Ballroom and four Latin dances.  In each class we’ll do a reminder of the previous dance learnt so that you will be able to remember the steps with confidence and recognise the different types of music each style is danced to.  By the end of each class you’ll be able to confidently dance each routine with style, all whilst learning in a fun, sociable environment!

On this course, you will learn:
  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • Quickstep
  • Rumba
  • Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Samba
  • Jive

Lessons five and ten are re-cap classes.

This course is designed for those who have little or no dancing experience, so you don’t need to worry if it’s your first time as everyone will be in the same position!  It’s also ideal if you would like to learn the basics of social dancing, or are getting married later in the year.


What’s so special about this course?

Covering eight dances means that you will become the best dancer you can!  You will be well-rounded in all the different dances, not just great at one!  The progressive structure of Gemma’s classes means that you are able to move through the levels from term-to-term, seeing and feeling your progress and building your confidence as you go!

AND…everyone who is a current or past student is granted access to the Ballroom London members’ group, where you will be able to see weekly videos of your class and the steps you have learnt, get exclusive first access to new classes, receive one-off discounts, ask Gemma questions about dancing, and much more!  You also receive 15% discount with International Dance Shoes!

This is a popular course which often gets fully booked, therefore please book early to avoid disappointment.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your payment and your place on the course.

This class is also available to purchase as a gift.  Please visit the Gift Vouchers page for full details.

If you have further questions, please visit the ‘FAQ’s‘ page, or contact Gemma.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Payment is required up-front and in full prior to the course beginning.
  • Please note that payment is final and is non-refundable under any circumstances, and cannot be transferred to other courses.  In the unlikely event of a cancellation, a full refund will be issued.
  • You are welcome to join the course after week one, but no later than week three, however the full course fee remains payable.
  • Please allow up to 24 hours to receive confirmation of payment.