Classes

Classes

All Classes at QaF are casual, details follow..

 

Beginner’s classes Tuesdays

Lev 1 – Beginner’s class

A social group class for complete beginners, held in Fitzroy on Tuesdays. As this is a social group, please feel free to meet up before class for dinner, drinks etc. at cafe on Smith St or the Napier Hotel, nearby.

When:  Tuesdays
Level:   Beginners / Restorative
Time:    7:00pm – 8:15pm
Add:      250 George St, Fitzroy  (St Mark’s hall)
Cost:     $15/$12 conc.  (with ID) 
Styles:  Ballroom & Latin

Lev 2 – Beginner’s class

A social group class for slightly experienced Beginners.  Also, for those who’ve become a little rusty and need a gentle reminder, making this a restorative experience for some.  This class immediately follows the Lev 1 class on Tuesdays.  As this is a social group, please feel free to meet up before class for dinner, drinks etc. at cafe on Smith St or the Napier Hotel.

When:  Tuesdays
Level:   Beginners 2 / Restorative
Time:    8:15pm – 9:30pm
Add:      250 George St, Fitzroy  (St Mark’s hall)
Cost:     $15/$12 conc.  (with ID) 
Styles:  Ballroom, Latin & Basic New Vogue

Intermediate class Fridays

A group class for Intermediate Level social dancers, held in Footscray on Fridays.  Please feel free to meet up before class for a Vietnamese dinner, drinks etc. on Barkly St or a little closer at the Station Hotel.

When:  Fridays
Level:   Intermediate
Time:    7:30pm – 9:00pm
Add:      4 Hyde St Footscray  (Scout Hall)
Cost:     $15/$12 conc.  (with ID) 
Styles:  Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue

*Novice dancers who don’t mind a challenge are welcome to join this class, as are those getting back into their dancing, so please join us!  Please note, if you get out of your depth, you can always just take a seat and watch those parts of the class that are too challenging for you, if need be.  Anny will also be happy to advise you, so if in any doubt, please feel free to ask.

What happens in Beginner’s class?  Please go to the new students page for more info.

What happens in Intermediate class?  You will be taken through the steps slowly before being expected to dance to the music.  Even the music will be tailored to the correct tempo for the pace of the class so things don’t get out of control.  You’ll also have the chance to ask questions along the way which is encouraged.  You can expect about 10-20 mins of a each dance being covered, we’ll mainly do the following:  Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive, plus some Basic New Vogue.  Also, Viennese Waltz and a greater variety of New Vogue as requested.

How many dances are covered each class?  This totally depends upon the pace of the participants, but suffice to say we’ll get through at least 3 dances, in every class.  

Do I have to change partners, I’m coming with my dance/life partner?  Yes, all participants will be asked to change partners regardless.  You can change right back to your regular partner if this is important to you.  All students in class should get a few minutes of practise with dancers of varied experience every time, that’s a good thing for everyone.  I call it enforced socialising or partner swapping, but whatever you call it, it’s really just the best way to learn. 🙂  The best option for those who don’t wish to change partners, is private lessons.

Will I get a break?  There’s always a half-time break for a few mins, with practise music played also, for the very keen who don’t want to stop.  

Can I arrive early?  Do feel free to arrive early and have a cuppa before class (or a practise of course),  however, please understand that watching rather than participating in the class – is NOT allowed, in consideration of the students taking part.

* Private lessons with Anny, are also available by appointment.


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