You do not need to bring a partner for this course. The beginning of the day will consist of solo work, and then you will be partnered with other participants in the class. You will be encouraged to dance with different partners to enhance the ‘lead and follow’ experience.
Do I need any skills or knowledge?
A basic knowledge of rumba is helpful, but beginners are welcome. The fundamentals taught will be extremely helpful as you progress with your dancing. Intermediate and advanced dancers are welcomed to go ‘back to basics’, and will be encouraged to incorporate the skills into their standard of dancing.
Are there follow-on courses I can take?
You can continue your learning with other related courses at Bishopsgate Institute. The Institute also hosts social dances where you can practise your new skills.
You will learn
- Perform Ballet positions 1-5 with arms
- Understand Ballet alignments and posture
- Dance a basic grouping of international rumba
- Incorporating the ballet strength and positioning into Latin steps.
Meet the Tutor
Lemington Ridley has been twice US champion and three times UK champion in the world same-sex men's Latin division. Lemington's masterclassses focus on the different facets of Latin technique, including body movement and expression.
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- Full £20 / Conc. £15
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