BALLROOM & LATIN GROUP CLASSES

Welcome! Our roaster of group dance classes includes 3 different types of Beginner Programs: Beginner Ballroom & Latin, Beginner Latin, and Beginner Ballroom, as well as more advanced classes. Please scroll down to read about each program. Below, you will also find videos to see us in action. We look forward to meeting you!  :)
And, since you asked, a dance partner is not required for any of our classes!

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Beginner Ballroom & Latin

Runs in 6-Week Sessions

Are you completely new to ballroom? Take a crash course with our Beginner Ballroom & Latin program! You’ll learn 3 different types of dance during the 6-week session (a new dance every 2 weeks). We’ve tailored this class especially for individuals who have never learned to dance. New students can check out our FAQ for additional information.

Any session includes a mix of the following dances: Standard (Foxtrot, Waltz, and Tango), Latin (Rumba, Cha-Cha, Jive, and Samba), and Social (Merengue and Salsa).

Gift this class to your partner as a romantic activity! Or, grab a friend and spend some fun nights dancing together. A dance partner, however, is not mandatory for registration. Join us Thursday nights at 8 pm.

 

Coming up Next! On September 14th – Cha-Cha-Cha, Waltz, Jive

Following New Sessions:

Samba, Foxtrot, Merengue – October 26th

Rumba, Tango, Salsa – December 7th

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Beginner Latin

Runs in 10-Week Sessions

Ever wonder what makes up a Latin dance? In the Beginner Latin Program, we pick one of the five International Latin dances (Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, or Jive) and teach a beginner/intermediate-level routine from scratch, starting at the very basic level, for 10 weeks.

The first 3 weeks of each session are spent building a solid foundation of basic steps and technique. The rest of the session is routine building and dancing.

No partner? No problem! This program attracts a lot of single dancers. Throughout the 10-week session, you’ll meet new people and rotate partners. Join us Tuesday nights at 7 pm.

Coming up Next! October 10th – Tuesdays at 7 pm – Jive – 10 weeks

Following New Sessions:
January 2nd – Samba
March 13th – Rumba
May 22nd – Cha-Cha-Cha

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Beginner Ballroom

Runs in 10-Week Sessions

In the Beginner Ballroom Program, we pick one of the five International Ballroom dances (Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep) and teach a beginner/intermediate-level routine from scratch, starting at the very basic level, for 10 weeks.

The first 3 weeks of each session are spent building a solid foundation of basic steps and technique. The rest of the session is routine building and dancing.

No partner? No problem! This program attracts a lot of single dancers. Throughout the 10-week session, you’ll meet new people and rotate partners. Join us Tuesday nights at 7:45 pm. The duration of this class is 45 minutes.

 

 

Coming up Next! September 5th – Tuesdays at 7:45 pm – Slow Waltz – 10 weeks

Following New Sessions: 
November 14th – Tango
January 23rd – Foxtrot
April 3rd – Quickstep
June 12th – Viennese Waltz

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Intermediate Latin Program

Runs in 10-Week Sessions

A 10-week session around building a routine for a single Latin dance (Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, or Jive). This class is for people familiar with ballroom dancing, or for those with a strong dance background in other styles.

Learn a challenging routine with unique and engaging choreography. Join us Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm.

 

 

Coming up Next! August 1st – Tuesdays at 8:30 pm – Paso Doble – 10 weeks

Following New Sessions:
October 10th – Samba
January 2nd – Rumba
March 13th – Jive

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Latin Technique ProgramMilla3

Join anytime! Our technique classes run continuously, all-year-round. Our professional teachers will breakdown steps and help you understand them inside-out. Learn how to use every part of your body, from the top of your head to your fingertips and your toes, to best present yourself as a dancer.

Beginners are welcome! We teach technique in easy figures where it can be understood, so it can be applied later in advanced steps. Registration and payment is done in 10-week time slots. Pick any week to start, or drop in on a class for $22.

Worried about missing a class during your 10 weeks? Take a look at our missed class policy. Classes missed due to travelling can be carried over.

 

Intermediate Latin Technique – Wednesdays at 6 pm – Ongoing – Join on any week!

Beginner Latin Technique – Wednesdays at 6 pm – Ongoing – Join on any week!

10-week session – $150+tax

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions by New Students:

 

1. I’ve never danced before, and I’m nervous. Do I need prior experience?

Our Beginner Ballroom & Latin Program is designed for complete beginners. You don’t need any experience, or natural talent to join this session.

2. I have experience in another form of dance. Is the Beginner Ballroom & Latin Program right for me?

We recommend you begin with the Beginner Latin Program (this class runs at a slightly faster pace), or the Intermediate Latin Program, or the Latin Technique Program.

3. What should I wear to my first dance class?

Wear comfortable clothes that allow for mobility.

For women, heels are not required. Shoes should be flexible, and should form well against the foot. Beware – regular heels are very different from dance heels! Make sure you can move in the shoes you pick.

For men, any comfortable shoes work. Avoid wearing shoes with a black rubber sole, as it sticks to hardwood floor.

4. How long is each class?

Each lesson is 45 minutes long.

5. Do I need to have a dance partner?

You don’t need a dance partner to join any of our classes. If you have a partner, then definitely bring them to class!

The Beginner Ballroom & Latin Program tends to be more popular with couples. The rest of our programs attract more single dancers.

6. How many times a week will I have a class?

Every program has one class per week. Some of our students sign up for 4 or more programs, and trade their gym memberships for dance classes. Dancing is a great way to stay in shape!

7. What happens if I need to miss one of my classes?

Check out the Studio’s Missed/Cancelled Classes Policy below.

BEGINNER LATIN CLASS - DANCING THE RUMBA

ADVANCED LATIN CLASS - DANCING THE RUMBA

 

The Studio’s Missed/Cancelled Classes Policy:

Group classes are non-refundable. If you have an unpredictable schedule, or if you want to try a class before registering, try a drop-in. The drop-in fee is $22 per class.

Miss a class during your session? Make it up by attending another class in our roster before your session ends.

Missed group classes due to travelling can be transferred to further sessions if the studio is notified about which classes you will miss at the start of the session.

Private classes require a 24-hour cancellation notice or the student will be charged for the lesson.

Please Contact Us at (613) 263-4622 or milla@ottawadancesport.com