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Same-Sex Dance Classes

All Classes are casual

Same-Sex Dancing is the same as any other Ballroom & Latin class except that the gender of the Leader or Follower is not presumed.  So boy or girl, tall, graceful, prefer to be the spinner rather than the spin-ee, whatever, it’s totally up to you!  Lead or Follow, it’s all in your hands, or feet as it were. 

Also, lots of singles attend our classes so please feel free to turn up on your own or bring a friend, it’s all good.  Whether you come as a single, couple or group, we change partner regularly in class so it barely matters and the group is very welcoming and supportive, so please don’t be shy.

There are always students seeking dance partners too, so you may find a dance partner in class, please feel free to enquire.


Same-Sex Beginner’s Dance Classes Tuesdays

Level 1 – Beginner’s class, Fitzroy

A same-sex 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

Level 2 Beginner’s class, Fitzroy

A same-sex 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 Level 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 these classes are LGBTQI social groups, please feel free to meet up before class for dinner, drinks etc. at a cafe on Smith St or the Napier Hotel, nearby.

Fri Socials – like a dance party every week!
When?                   Every Friday  (except public hols)
Time                       7:30pm – 9pm
Address                 4 Hyde St, Footscray (scout hall)
Entry                      $15 full / $12 conc.
Includes                 Dance Lesson, Nibbles, Soft Drink/Cask Wine (or BYO)
*Special Deal:  $7.5/$6 conc.

Beginners classes are held on Tuesdays, Level 1 is for complete beginners and Level 2 assumes you know a few steps and are not being challenged by the earlier class.  Fridays Socials are for dancers across all levels of experience.  Beginners are welcome on Fridays too and although there’s some instruction, this class is faster paced.  Fridays are like the studio’s general practice session so everyone’s attendance is strongly encouraged.  It’s also our weekly party too, so the theme is very laid back and slightly silly, the focus is on fun not pressure and that’s why we’ve added wine (Fridays only).  Also, some beginners will need to sit out for the trickier dances such as the Viennese Waltz etc..    

Students meet up at Bar POOF in Footscray on some Fridays, which is about 5-10 min walk away from our venue, they serve food and coffee too.  You’ll need to post on our Facebook page to arrange a meetup or just talk to your fellow classmates and tee something up.  Parking available on site at Footscray only and also available on the street at both venues.  No watchers please.  Classes are adults only & cash only as there are no ATM facilities, sorry.  

Novice dancers are encouraged to participate in this class, which is more like a party.  There’s some basic instruction to get you started, with revision and time for questions etc. after your initial warm up.  We should get through many different Latin and Ballroom dances and will go later than 9pm, if numbers support.

Dances covered:  Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Salsa, Rumba, Jive or Rock n Roll, Prog dances, New Vogue among others..

There’s instruction throughout the class with lots of dancing in between and a half time break, or more as thirsts need quenching. 🙂  There will be a couple of Progressives too (circular with partner swapping), and some New Vogue, as requested.  This class includes nibbles to give it a party feel too, and feel free to BYO alcohol/plate.


Private Dance Lessons with Anny

Fitzroy on Thursday and Footscray on Friday.

Cost is $35 per ½ hr or $70 p/hr p/person or couple (couple’s @ $35 each). You can also book a private group from 4 – 10 people, costs will vary depending on numbers. You choose the dances covered, the lesson plan and the pace dependant on your needs and focus.

Please contact Anny for availability and further details.