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Dance Styles & Levels

From social dancing, kids & teenagers classes, adult classes, wedding dances, through to medal programme and competition training; pick an option below to learn more about how we can help.

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The dances you learn in our adult dance courses include Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rock n Roll, Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango, and Merengue.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES
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Children quickly develop self-esteem, respect for themselves and others, poise, confidence, excellent posture, style

and discipline.

KIDS & TEENS
DANCE CLASSES
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Couples plan for everything to be perfect on their Wedding Day - your first dance should be no different. Your big day is

our priority!

WEDDING DANCE CLASSES
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UCan2 dancers are entered for

the New Zealand and Federal Association of Teachers of Dancing (NZFATD) medals.

MEDAL PROGRAMME
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Keen to make dancing your chosen sport (Dancesport)? At UCan2 we aim to train our competition dancers to international standard.

COMPETITION TRAINING
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Wedding couples, individuals, medal & competition training; private lessons boost your confidence, and enjoyment and enhance your skills.

PRIVATE LESSONS
  • Do I need a partner?
    No. Both ladies and gentlemen often come to our dance classes on their own. During our classes, you will be asked to partner up with another student; we also change partners during the class. If there are insufficient partner numbers in the class, then occasionally you may need to dance without a partner for a single music track, while available partners rotate around the class.
  • Do we have to change partners?
    Not if you really don't want to! An important part of learning to dance is learning to 'drive a new model'. However, if you prefer, you may stay together.
  • What should I wear and do I need dance shoes?
    Wear something comfortable - you are likely to get a bit hot. Shoes that stay on your feet are all that's required at Beginner level.
  • What if I haven't done any dancing before?
    That's what our Beginners course is for. The classes are aimed at those who have never danced before. Find out more about our range of dance classes.
  • When does a new course start?
    Our Ballroom & Latin American and Street Latin courses all start the 1st week of each month, so you will never have to wait long before joining a new course. Adult Beginners Ballroom & Latin American commences the 1st Wednesday of each month. Adult Improvers Ballroom & Latin American commences the 1st Wednesday of each month . Adult Intermediate Ballroom & Latin American commences the 1st Moonday of each month . Adult Beginners Street Latin commences the 1st Tuesday of each month. Adult Improvers Street Latin commences the 1st Tuesday of each month. Adult Shine commences the first Saturday of each month. To give you an opportunity to 'try before you buy' at Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate levels, we have scheduled some Free Introductory nights through the year. This is a great chance to try out a class before committing to a whole course. There is no obligation - just turn up and enjoy a class. 10% discount if you sign up on the night. Check our Free Class Calendar for the next Free Intro Classes. For an explanation of the levels available to dancers who may want to progress from Beginners to a Medal or Competition Dancers, check out Dance Class Styles.
  • "Where do I start?" and "Where do I go from here?!"
    Don't panic, it's a natural progression ... and we'll be with you all the way. The following steps in your dance path will help guide you:- Step 1: 'Social' Dancing for Beginners In our Beginner Ballroom & Latin American dance course, you learn the basic steps to: Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rock 'n Roll, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Waltz. Note: You may repeat this course as often as you like - without paying any extra - for 12 months from the date of your registration. In our Beginner Street Latin dance course, you learn the basic steps to: Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, and Argentine Tango. Note: You may repeat this course as often as you like - without paying any extra - for 12 months from the date of your registration. Step 2: 'Social' Dancing for Improvers When you feel you are confident with all the steps taught at Beginner level, you are welcome to join our Improver Ballroom & Latin American dance course and/or Improver Street Latin dance course. In these classes, you will continue learning more adventurous steps in the dances taught at Beginner level. Note: You may repeat your respective Improver course as often as you like - without paying any extra - for 6 months from the date of your registration. Step 3: Intermediate Ballroom & Latin American This is where the fun begins! In our Intermediate Ballroom & Latin American dance course, you learn: Tango, Rumba, Jive, Viennese Waltz and Slow Foxtrot. Moving on up - for those whom would like to learn more! If you've progressed through Steps 1-3 and would like to try something different... Step 4: New Vogue In our New Vogue dance course you learn: New Vogue Waltzes, Foxtrots, Tangos and Marches. Step 5: Medal Classes (NZFATD Medals) Our Adult Medal Classes and Kids & Teens Medal Classes are for those whom wish to learn at a more technical level than in the 'Social classes'. At this level, you are required to sit a test. Step 6: Training Squad Our Adult Training Squad and Kids & Teens Training Squad are by invitation only. This includes an in-depth technical training in Ballroom & Latin American and is for competition dancers and high medal levels. Please refer to the Competition Training page for further details.
  • Do you offer special deals on multiple courses?
    No we no longer have "combo" deals.
  • How can I pay for my classes?
    From 01 January 2024, all lessons/classes/courses need to be booked online. You will find a cheery BOOK NOW button on the top of the Hope Page.
  • Do you have a brochure for more information?
    All prices and information are now on our website.
  • Dance Competition on New Zealand - click here
    For the latest dance competition information, please visit Dance Sport New Zealand's website (www.dancesport.org.nz)
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