Rock ‘N’ Roll

Give yourself a lift with this fun and lively course, enjoying rock'n'roll music from the 1950's to the present day. Including lots of turns, spins, flicks and kicks, this course will cover a variety of step patterns and explore the links between Rock'n'Roll and Jive.

Who is this course for

No previous dance experience necessary. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the basics in Rock & Roll dance.

What does this course cover

This course will cover the basic steps of International style Rock & Roll starting with a gentle slow rock style and introducing more lively kick / flick options as the course progresses. Students will learn a selection of Rock & Roll turns, spins, walks and arm movements as well as learning how to lead / follow a partner. Dances will be performed to 1950/60's music which will be discussed in relation to the rhythm patterns and authentic style of the dance.

Main Outcomes
1, Demonstrate a selection of basic steps and movements in Rock & Roll style.
2, Perform steps and movements in time to a range of authentic music, showing rhythmical interpretation.
3, Demonstrate ability to lead / follow a partner.

What will it be like

The steps and movements will be demonstrated, described and modelled by the tutor and then learners will follow, working solo or with a partner. Independent practice time will be given and creative input facilitated. The tutor will observe your performance and make suggestions for improvement. Self and peer assessment will also be encouraged. You don't need to come with a partner; dancers will be encouraged to rotate partners across the group to enhance leader and follower skills and to fully experience the social nature of the dance.

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

Follow on courses may be suggested by your tutor.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

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.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’