New Students

New Students

Welcome to Queer as Foxtrot!


Timetable


Tuesday     7pm – 8:15pm   Lev 1 Beginners in Fitz 
Tuesday     8:15 – 9:30pm   Lev 2 Beginners in Fitz
Thursday   6pm onwards     Private lessons Fitz
Friday         6pm onwards     Private lessons Fitz


New students

New students can just turn up or feel free to drop Anny a line by email or call to make an enquiry.  All classes are casual, there’s no need to book, cash only though no cards accepted, sorry.  Scroll down for more info and hope to see you in class!

Partner search

If you’re looking to be matched up with a dance partner, please add your name to the list at reception or feel free to post your interest on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/326059131177768/


What’s happening?


 

Special offer for new students

If you’re a new/ish student and haven’t attended one of our dance parties, entry to our July party is only $5 (I’m trying to drum up numbers as it’s a big space), so I hope that’s enticing.  You don’t have to dance, you can just watch, socialize, have a nibble, a bickie and a cuppa/wine etc., so please join us for some fun!  It’s a social night with lots of opportunities to do party dances and change partners with ‘free range’ and ‘freestyle/disco opportunities too, so everyone can participate.

 

Dance Party Fri 27 July in Footscray!

Date:        Fri 27 July
Time:       8pm – 11pm
Where:    4 Hyde St, Footscray
Incl:          Finger food, soft drink, wine
Dress:      Neat casual/after 5 wear
Cost:         $15/$12 conc. with ID *$5 for new students

 

Class Demonstrations

I’m planning class demonstrations for Lev 1 & 2, possibly something from our Friday crew too, So, we’ll be practising the routines during each class (which won’t interrupt the usual format), from now until then and everyone’s welcome, so I hope you’re in!

Class routines:  Lev 1 – Cha Cha Cha / Lev 2 – Waltz & Rumba / Fri Socialites – Jive & Waltz / Merrilyn?

 


Classes 


Lev 1 Beginners

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

When:  Tuesdays
Level:   Beginners  (no experience required)
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 Beginners 

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
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.

Friday Socials – will resume in Spring.

A social group class (with a party feel), for dancers of all experience including beginners, held in Footscray on Fridays except public holidays.  If you’re heading to dinner/drinks before class, there are some great places on Barkly St or a little closer at the Station Hotel.  Afterwards (when it’s open) we’ll likely head to POOF in Footscray, which is about 5-10 min walk away from our venue.

When:  Fridays  (‘cept Pub hols), suspended until Spring of 2018.
Level:   All levels welcome
Time:    7:30pm – 9:00pm
Add:      4 Hyde St Footscray  (Scout Hall)
Cost:     $15/$12 conc. (with ID)                                   
Inc:        Nibbles tea/coffee and cask wine, or BYO.

 


More info


  • 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, but please feel free enquire for more info, by email or 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 and Thursdays (St Mark’s Hall) 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.  

Footscray: 

The Scout Hall at 4 Hyde St is used for Group Classes, private lessons and Dance Parties, only on Fridays.  It’s situated just off Footscray Rd between the Police and Footscray train station, 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.

 


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