This course will take place in person.
Enjoy getting to know dances such as the cha-cha-cha, jive, paso doble, quickstep, rumba, samba, slow foxtrot, tango, and Viennese waltz with Nick Miles and his Star Dance team.
Who is this course for?
This course is for people with little or no experience of Ballroom and Latin dancing. Solo dancers and couples welcome.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
You will need to wear appropriate footwear, which is standard- or medium-heeled soft leather shoes, or jazz shoes. Trainers are also acceptable. Please do not wear boots, stilettos, ballet pumps or backless shoes.
Are there follow-on courses I can take?
You can continue your learning with other dance courses at Bishopsgate Institute. Bishopsgate Institute also hosts social dances where you can practise your new dancing skills.
We provide a number of funded bursaries to people who find it hard to pay the full or concessionary rates. Find out more information on how to apply.
How we’re keeping you safe
April 2022 update: Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
Wearing a face mask is no longer compulsory but we ask you to consider others when in our building and especially when spending time in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet. You will see many of our staff and volunteers continuing to wear face masks and we are keeping the perspex screens at our reception desks.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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You will learn
- How to perform some basic steps
- Hold and footwork
- How to navigate the floor with the correct line of dance.
Meet the Tutors
The Star Dance Club is based in Kent and South London and teaches Ballroom, Latin American, Sequence Old Time, Alternative Rhythms, and Disco Freestyle Rock ‘n’ Roll. The Star Dance Club teaches pupils from as young as three and offers adult classes too. Dancers are taught at all levels, from social dance to international competitions. Since its formation in 1992, the school has achieved numerous successes at events held throughout the country, with pupils from the school representing Great Britain at world-class events.
Nick Miles is the co-principle of Star Dance Club, a dance school established in 1984 and based in Kent and the South East. Nick is the host of Bishopsgate Ballroom’s monthly events. Nick has won two Carl Alan Awards, two Imperial Society Of Teachers of Dancing Awards, the Blackpool Dance Festival Hall of Fame Award, and the Ballroom Dancers’ Federation Award. Nick was involved in the London 2012 Olympic flame production, as well as all major dance competition events in the United Kingdom and overseas, including the London Globe, which is held annually at Bishopsgate Institute. Nick is a proud member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.
Need to Know
- 11:00 - 16:00
- £55/ £41 conc.
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Star Dance
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