Beginners Classes

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 Ballroom and Latin Dance Course

Thursdays, 7.00-8.00pm

Beginners Part 1 (4 weeks): 10th January - 7th February 2019 (no class 31st January)
Beginners Part 2 (4 weeks): 21st February - 14th March 2019

£100 for both parts, £60 for Part 1 or 2 only

Capital Dance School
13 Blandford Street
London W1U 3DF

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About this course

If you’ve never danced before, these classes are designed for you, so there’s no need to worry if it’s your first time as everyone will be in the same position!  If you own two left feet, we guarantee you’ll be amazed at what you’re capable of! You’ll be learning simple, easy-to-remember steps in a sociable and light-hearted class.  The emphasis of the class is on having fun, meeting new people and getting hooked on Ballroom and Latin dance…but don’t be fooled as you’ll also be learning a little bit of technique without even realising it, so that you’ll become a confident dancer very quickly.

8 week course
We offer an 8-week course where you’ll learn 8 Ballroom and Latin dances so you can Quickstep and Cha-Cha-Cha your way around a social dance, wedding or work event in no time!  You get to dance a mixture of Ballroom and Latin styles, and each week we’ll recap the previous class so you’ll be able to remember the steps with confidence.

4 week courses
You can also take the 8-week course in two 4-week blocks, allowing you to test it out if you’re not ready to commit to the full course, or give you some flexibility if you aren’t sure you’ll be able to attend all 8 weeks. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you taking either the first or second part as a stand-alone course, simply see which dates work for you!

4 week courses:
Part 1 – Waltz, Cha-Cha-Cha, Foxtrot and Rumba
Part 2 – Samba, Tango, Quickstep and Jive

Choose the 8 week option and save £20 compared to booking separately!

That’s just the start, because from here you’re already able to go to social dances to practice your steps, progress to the Intermediate course, or even take some private classes to refine your dancing and enter a Medal Test or Pro-Am competition!


 You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your payment and your place on the course.  Please note that when you make a booking through Paypal, your name and email address will be automatically added to our mailing list, from which you can unsubscribe at any time.

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.