Benefits of Ballroom & Latin Dance

Ballroom dancing is a great way of keeping fit and active. It helps improve muscle strength, core stability, co-ordination, agility, flexibility, balance and spatial awareness. It’s also great for helping with short term memory and can help lower the risks of memory related diseases.

It’s a great social activity and you get to meet lots of new interesting people from all different sorts of backgrounds. It can help children with their social development skills as Ballroom Dancing requires you to work in a team with another person. It demands that the partners respect each other and help each other on their journeys.

The benefits of competitive ballroom dancing means that children learn to work towards a goal, it also helps build self confidence and self worth.


Do I need a partner?

Private lessons can be attended without a partner.

Children do not require partners to attend.

Partners are not required for Ballroom Burn classes.

Adult Group Classes - Ideally yes as we do not change partners during the sessions. If you attend solo Kerry or a helper will dance with you from time to time but we can not guarentee you a partner for the entire class, you may be left to practice on your own whilst we help others or you may be asked to partner another solo attender. If you can persuade a friend/partner to come with you there will be more opportunity to practice what you are learning. Partnerships do not have to be Male/Female, there are lots of all ladies / all gents same sex partnerships on the dance floor.


Do I need private lessons?

Private lessons can be taken with or without a partner and are recommended for dancers of all levels who are serious about improving their dancing and also if you would like to aim towards taking medals and competing. Group classes are a great way to start and are adequate for the social dancer. 


What should I wear?

No need for special clothing to begin with, just wear something that you can move freely in.


Do I need dance shoes?

Not at first, but you will need shoes with some "give" that don't stick to the floor. Shoes that fit securely are best, flipflops, backless sandals and trainers are not a good idea. Lace ups for men and a court shoe type preferably with a strap would be best for women. Once you know you enjoy dancing and want to continue we can advise where to go and what to buy.


Payment for group classes

Payment is requested on a 1/2 termly basis and should be made by the first day of each half term. Payment is final. Refunds, discounts and transfers are not offered for missed sessions or lessons unattended. In the unlikely event that a class is cancelled by Kerry On Dancing a refund for the session will be given.


Payment for Private Lessons

Private lessons must be paid for in advance, either by bank transfer or in person. Until payment is received the lesson is not a confirmed booking. All private lessons are subject to a 72hr cancellation policy. Anyone wishing to cancel after this time will be charged.

When booking private lessons please note you are booking a teacher not the space. Other pupils may be having one to one lessons with another teacher at the same time.


Policies and Qualifications

Copies of the following certificates and policies are available upon request:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Policy
  • First Aid Certificate
  • DBS Check
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • ISTD Teaching Qualifications and Membership Details
  • Music Licence


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