New Students

New Students

Welcome to Queer as Foxtrot!

Students can feel free to just turn up to class,  

all classes are casual, so there’s no need for a partner

or to book ahead.  Please join our Facebook group.

 

Lev 1 Beginner’s

A social group class for complete beginners, held in Fitzroy on Tuesdays.

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

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.

 

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.  

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

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.

Intermediate class:

A group class for Intermediate level social dancers, held in Footscray on Fridays.  

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

Feel free to meet up before class for dinner, drinks etc. on Barkly St for Vietnamese treats, or a little closer at the Station Hotel.


 

  • MUST I BE LESBIAN, GAY OR A MEMBER OF THE GLBTQI COMMUNITY TO BE INVOLVED?  

No, anyone who’s an adult (over 16 yrs), can participate.  However, you can expect to dance with people of the same sex, at some stage (but not 100% of the time), during class.

  • WHAT TO EXPECT?  

In the beginner’s classes, you will be guided slowly through the basic steps, as a group without a partner first.  Then we’ll put you together with a partner to run through the patterns, and then finally you’ll have a chance to dance to music.  Then we usually change partner and have another go to music.  That takes about 15-20 mins, then the whole process starts again with the next dance.  

Dances included:  Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba and Samba.  From time to time we will also cover Street Latin and some New Vogue, to keep things interesting.

  • WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? 

Dancing has so much to offer as a hobby.  You will have gained a life-skill by learning to Waltz, Tango, Rock n Roll etc. which will come in handy at future social functions.  You’ll also make new friends and get lots of exercise whilst having fun along the way.  Apart from weekly dance lessons, there are opportunities for you to; attend our dance parties, do performances, find a dance partner, be tested for exams, or even participate in various competitions (available to Same-Sex dancers around Australia, NZ and Europe), are available to you.  Even if none of the above applies to you, it’s not important that you go any further than just turning up to class, we won’t put any pressure on you to do more than you’re willing to do.  

  • DO I NEED A PARTNER?  

No, most students arrive on their own, some couples or friends will attend too, but there’s no weirdness about not having a partner during classes, or even on our social nights for that matter.  However, partners can be found if you wish to train with someone seriously (please let us know if you’re looking), and as partner swapping during group classes is mandatory, you’ll have many opportunities to dance with various partners and find someone you click with, if that’s what you’re looking for.  Please don’t let not having a partner stop you from attending, as you’re never alone in our classes.

  • COUPLES / GROUPS? 

Singles, Couples and Groups of friends, are all welcome to join our classes and social nights.  And.. if you want to arrange your own ‘private’ group sessions, we will do our best to accommodate.

  • IS THERE A CONTRACT OR TERMS? 

No, feel free to come every week or intermittently, it’s all up to you as classes are all casual.  If you can’t make it to every class, there’s no pressure or guilt trips, just come when you can.  However, those who are more serious and want to fast track their results should attend every week, possibly bolster your progress with the occasional private lesson. You’re progress is in your hands (or feet), so don’t be shy if you need to speak with Anny, to discuss your plan of action!

  • SHOES?  

Best not to wear flip flops, thongs or anything that might slip off your feet as you’re dancing.  Dance shoes are not required, unless you want to take things further, please ask for more info during class.

  • WHAT TO WEAR?  

Dress comfortably, wear clothes you can move in, although during class the Ballroom and Latin steps covered won’t be very physical, so lycra, leotards etc. are definitely not required.  This is far from a ballet class. :0)

 


How to find us:
We’re at, 250 George St Fitzroy on Tuesdays (St Mark’s Hall)

51 Commercial Rd Prahran on Thursdays (VAC/Positive Living Centre)

and 4 Hyde St Footscray on Fridays (Scout Hall)

Fitzroy:

The St Mark’s community hall is used for Tuesday’s group classes, it’s on the corner of George and Moor streets in Fitzroy.  Look for the blue door, it’s just off the street.  If you go too far you’ll find a red door, which leads to yoga (that’s moonwalk time!).  For security purposes, we may lock the doors after class starts so please knock loudly and we’ll happily let you in.  

 Prahran:

This space is used for private lessons only, by appointment.  Lessons are held at the Positive Living Center (VAC), in Prahran.  Also known as the old Braille Library, situated on the corner of Commercial Rd and Margaret St.

Footscray: 

The Scout Hall at 4 Hyde St is used for Group Classes, private lessons and Dance Parties, on Fridays.  It’s situated just off Footscray Rd between the Police and Train stations, making it very handy for commuters.  

Parking is available on site at this venue, just drive in through the gates beside the hall.  On street parking is also available.

 


Image result for image yes campaign

     QaF proudly an LGBTQI space