American Smooth

All levels welcome.

This course is free to Camden residents - places are limited, so please enrol in person or by post as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Who is this course for

No previous dance experience necessary. Learners with experience in ballroom dancing may find this complements their existing knowledge but it is not necessary to have experience in ballroom dancing. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning to dance 'American Smooth' style.

What does this course cover

This course will cover basic dance technique in order to create an American Smooth routine featuring a mix of standard and American style ballroom steps, combined with creative choreography, which will be danced as a group, both solo and with a partner. The routine will take the form of a 'show' style dance with elements of formation dancing and the opportunity for learners to contribute creative ideas.

What will it be like

Steps will be demonstrated by the tutor for learners to follow as a group before working with partners to perform to music. Partners will be rotated to enhance the social aspect of the dance style. The tutor will advise you on styling and timing.

What else do you need to buy or do

Participants should wear loose clothing comfortable for movement. Footwear should be jazz shoes or lightweight trainers / plimsolls.

What this course could lead to

You may wish to join another class next term or dance socially. Your tutor will advise you of upcoming options.

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Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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