Our Same-Sex Dance Classes
Level 1 Beginner's Class
The pace is slow with lots of repetition in the easier dances, such as: Foxtrot, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Tango & Waltz. Of course, the focus will be on having fun and keeping things social!
The dances covered, will change from week to week, to keep it interesting. There’s also some revision from the previous week’s session too and lots of opportunity to change partners.
Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha, Tango, Salsa, Waltz, prog. Samba & prog. Jive.
*Intermediates are also welcome to join in, to support the newer students and to practice their technique at a slower pace.
Level 2 Beginner's Class
This is a bridging class to help beginners move into intermediate level, and to learn more steps in the dances above. There will be some basic technique with short routines, but the focus is still on fun, as it's a beginner's class.
*Intermediates are welcome to join in this class, too.
Dances included: as per Level 1
New Vogue class
This is for Lev 2 beginners and above, but is more suited to the intermediate or skilled social dancer. However, everyone is welcome to give it a go and generally speaking, those who’ve been dancing for about 6 months or so, should manage ok. This class will focus only on New Vogue dancers and we will warm up/ start with the easier ones, then move into the more technical dances as the hour progresses. So, newer students might only get to join in the first half or so and either shadow dance or watch the second half, as suits.
Evening 3 Step, Merrilyn, Barn Dance, Gypsy Tap, Parma Waltz, Tangoette, Charmaine, Swing Waltz, Lucille Waltz, Barclay Blues, Twilight Waltz and Tango Terrific, among others.
This class will be for our most advanced students at QaF, although not an advanced class, as such. We will work on short routines in Ballroom & Latin, including some New Vogue dances, occasionally.
This class has a stronger focus on technique, arms styling etc., for the experienced social dancer to keep upgrading and refreshing their skills, for more of that ‘WOW factor’. This may suit Lev 2 beginners looking for a challenge, or those with at least 12 months – 2yrs experience, under their belt, as a general rule.
Latin - Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Jive, Samba & Rumba.
Ballroom - Rhythm Foxtrot, Social Tango, Quickstep, Viennese & Slow Waltz.New Vogue - will be by request, via class.
When to move classes?
You can decide when the right timing for your move will be, there are no rules around this, so please feel free to move up, when you feel ready. Just ask if you're at all unsure, but if you're not feeling challenged, then that's a real indication that it's time to move up a level!
These are held at our Fitzroy studio on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and on Saturday afternoons. Also, at our Footscray space on Friday evenings only.
Please contact Anny to check on the availability, for either herself or Malcolm. Feel free to choose your teacher, the specific dances you want to learn and the pace at which the lessons progress too.
$40 per half hr
$70 per 1hr (shared as a couple).
$50 per 1hr *Online
We hold a dance party around this event and bring in an outside judge for this formal exam night and dance party. The dances covered will depend on your level and what you're aiming for, such as Latin, Ballroom or New Vogue dances and or a combination of all three styles is also accepted. You can start exams at a Social Level which is the easiest, then move up to a higher level dependant on your needs and wants. Going for personal goals is a great way to improve. This is mostly done via private lessons. Please enquire with Anny.
Same-sex dance competitions are run from time to time, in Melbourne and Sydney and beyond. You can use some of the group class routines to get you ready for some of the events, but generally, these are usually prepared for via private lessons. Please enquire with Anny if you're interested.
Performance opportunities are available for those interested. Queer as Foxtrot, runs ‘demos’ or demonstrations, at our regular Social Nights for those who are willing to brave the floor, in front of an audience.We host regular ‘Dance Challenges’ which gives students the time in between parties (approx. 8-12 weeks), to prepare for their next ‘work in progress’. Everyone’s welcome to participate, but you must learn the routines from the Level 2 Beginners, Intermediate or New Vogue class. You can also dance a more specific demo, via private lesson. Please enquire, for more information.
I learned ballroom dancing at boarding school and have done country partner dancing and line dancing for many years. I decided I wanted to learn some latin dances and asked Anny if I could have private lessons. I consider myself lucky she had a vacancy coming up and was able to fit me in. I have been very impressed with the way Anny teaches. Over the years I have experienced dance teachers both here and in the USA and usually they only teach the steps with little or no emphasis on technique. Anny puts a lot of emphasis on technique and that is very important. If you know the correct technique you enjoy your dancing more and it looks so much better! I highly recommend Queer As Foxtrot as a place to learn dancing and to meet some new friends!