Whether danced with a flowing style as in the Waltz and Foxtrot, the Quickstep and also the Viennese Waltz, or with the contrast of stillness and speed as in the Tango, Ballroom dancing is typified by a look of effortless ease. Beautiful as this impression is, it belies the understanding of technique that is essential to produce it. The skill of two partners moving over their own feet, and yet positioned closely enough to each other to produce a light contact, requires that the disciplines of the use of the feet, poise and balance, swing and rotation and rise and fall all become intrinsic.
Professionals training with Dance Expertise, will themselves become both knowledgeable and skilled in the technical principles and kinetics of Ballroom dancing, and able to show and explain these same principles to their own pupils, introducing them within interesting and varied amalgamations of figures.
Watching a couple that you have trained move across the floor with good style and with a well characterised sense of musicality is fulfilling, and sharing in their satisfaction and sense of accomplishment is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching!
"Marion listens to my questions & answers them effectively, breaking down the technique in a way that makes sense. Always approachable & friendly, she has advanced my dancing & inspired my teaching"
Nicola Hughes, teaching professional at Dance-Beat
Have you ever wondered why some aspects of the theory are as they are? Why rise and fall differs not only in the figures but also in the different dances? Did you know that sway is linked not only to the type of turn, but also to the tempo, swing and rise and fall of each dance? We believe that knowledge is nothing without understanding, which is why our interactive online tutorials will provide you with clear insight into the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind the theory.
Our Video Service
‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, so the saying goes, and when it is a moving picture, then perhaps it is worth a million! According to elearningindustry.com, a learner is likely to remember only 10% of textual content, compared to 65% of visual content, so using this learning tool really is a no-brainer! Video is both a cost and time effective training approach, as you will be able to view and then practice all aspects of an individual figure at a time to suit you. Our library is fully comprehensive, with clips of the individual figures filmed solo with a teaching count and as a couple with music. What better way to support your own class teaching and professional training?
By enrolling on a course of one-to-one lessons with us, especially when it is supported by our virtual learning programme or our video service, we will help you to develop your dancing to its full potential! Whether we bring our training to you, or you visit one of our centres, you are guaranteed success, so contact us today to talk through your options.
Examinations and Courses
Sunday June 30th, 2019: Session at the Maria Stavrou Dance School, Athens, Greece
August 2019: Session in Hertfordshire, England Date to be announced.
February 2020: Session in Athens, Greece. Date to be announced.
Contact us now to arrange a free consultation. We’ll take the time to listen to you and guide you along your career path.