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Absolute Beginners Dance Classes

Absolute Beginners Dance Classes

Dancing like there’s nobody watching – as the saying goes – is easier said than done. And for millions of people, the thought of stepping onto the dance floor is simply terrifying!

Our Absolute Beginners Dance Classes are suitable for complete beginners or for those looking to start from scratch again – those wanting to improve coordination, link moves together and find comfort and confidence in various dance styles. You'll be taught all the dance essentials: terminology, travelling steps, and, most importantly, rhythm.

Absolute Beginners Dance Classes Content

Exact course content may differ depending on course length and your needs, but topics covered will generally include:

  • Learning the basic elements of dance and movement
  • Transitions and travelling steps
  • Learning foundational dance step (ball change, box, chasse, etc)
  • Developing an understanding of rhythm and timing
  • Improving coordination skills
  • Building confidence in yourself, while learning in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment

Like all of our dance lessons at City Academy, you'll receive friendly advice and feedback throughout the course.

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A few words from our students

Samantha

Great class, easily digestible, good fun, great tutor, good convenient location.

Emma

I learnt a lot - loved it. Thanks to our teacher Clinton Goldsmith. You could see the improvement across the whole class.

Laura

The tutor was so patient, professional, fun and friendly. She made sure all participants got the steps before moving on.

Georgie

Fantastic teacher and the classes were so much fun! I absolutely loved it.


Why stop there?

If you loved our Absolute Beginners course, why not keep going? Now you've nailed the basics, try one of our genre-specific courses! Check out our five most popular dance classes if you need some inspiration.

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18 Jan - 1 Mar Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Gaelle Annaert Mountview, South London £140.00
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18 Jan - 1 Mar Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Gaelle Annaert Mountview, South London £140.00
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26 Jan - 9 Mar Wed 19:55-21:10 7 weeks Manuela Cimadomo Sadler's Wells, EC1 £122.00
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31 Jan - 21 Mar Mon 19:50-20:50 8 weeks Clinton Goldsmith WAC Arts, Belsize Park £102.40
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7 Mar - 25 Apr Mon 18:00-19:15 7 weeks (no class 18 April) Ashley David Simon Husky Studios, Elephant & Castle £140.00
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15 Mar - 26 Apr Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Gaelle Annaert Mountview, South London £140.00
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16 Mar - 20 Apr Wed 19:30-21:00 6 weeks Lowri Beth Evans Sadler's Wells, EC1 £140.00
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16 Mar - 20 Apr Wed 20:10-21:40 6 weeks Serafina Hart Sadler's Wells, EC1 £140.00
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17 Mar - 5 May Thu 19:30-20:30 8 weeks Ashley David Simon Omnibus Theatre, Clapham £115.20
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31 Mar - 19 May Thu 19:50-21:00 8 weeks Clinton Goldsmith St Marylebone School, W1 £140.00
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4 Apr - 6 Jun Mon 19:50-20:50 8 weeks (no class 18 Apr & 2 May) Clinton Goldsmith WAC Arts, Belsize Park £128.00
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14 Apr - 26 May Thu 19:45-21:00 7 weeks Paris Hoxton Associated Studios, Notting Hill £138.00
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27 Apr - 1 Jun Wed 19:30-21:00 6 weeks Lowri Beth Evans The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £140.00
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3 May - 14 Jun Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Sarah Rowe Mountview, South London £140.00
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9 May - 20 Jun Mon 19:30-20:50 7 weeks Pia Rauhalinna Urdang 2, Angel £140.00
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10 May - 28 Jun Tue 18:30-19:30 8 weeks John Adenitire Brickworks, Crouch End £128.00
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16 May - 27 Jun Mon 18:00-19:15 7 weeks Ashley David Simon Husky Studios, Elephant & Castle £140.00
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19 May - 14 Jul Thu 19:30-20:30 8 weeks (no class 2 June) Ashley David Simon Omnibus Theatre, Clapham £140.00
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9 Jun - 28 Jul Thu 19:50-21:00 8 weeks Clinton Goldsmith St Marylebone School, W1 £135.00
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15 Jun - 20 Jul Wed 19:30-21:00 6 weeks Lowri Beth Evans The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £140.00
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20 Jun - 8 Aug Mon 19:50-20:50 8 weeks Clinton Goldsmith WAC Arts, Belsize Park £128.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME (BST) DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
18 Jan - 1 Mar Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Gaelle Annaert Mountview, South London £140.00
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26 Jan - 9 Mar Wed 19:55-21:10 7 weeks Manuela Cimadomo Sadler's Wells, EC1 £122.00
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15 Mar - 26 Apr Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Gaelle Annaert Mountview, South London £140.00
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16 Mar - 20 Apr Wed 20:10-21:40 6 weeks Serafina Hart Sadler's Wells, EC1 £140.00
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17 Mar - 5 May Thu 19:30-20:30 8 weeks Ashley David Simon Omnibus Theatre, Clapham £115.20
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31 Mar - 19 May Thu 19:50-21:00 8 weeks Clinton Goldsmith St Marylebone School, W1 £140.00
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4 Apr - 6 Jun Mon 19:50-20:50 8 weeks (no class 18 Apr & 2 May) Clinton Goldsmith WAC Arts, Belsize Park £128.00
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14 Apr - 26 May Thu 19:45-21:00 7 weeks Paris Hoxton Associated Studios, Notting Hill £138.00
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27 Apr - 1 Jun Wed 19:30-21:00 6 weeks Lowri Beth Evans The Old Finsbury Town Hall, EC1 £140.00
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3 May - 14 Jun Tue 18:30-19:45 7 weeks Sarah Rowe Mountview, South London £140.00
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9 May - 20 Jun Mon 19:30-20:50 7 weeks Pia Rauhalinna Urdang 2, Angel £140.00
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10 May - 28 Jun Tue 18:30-19:30 8 weeks John Adenitire Brickworks, Crouch End £128.00
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16 May - 27 Jun Mon 18:00-19:15 7 weeks Ashley David Simon Husky Studios, Elephant & Castle £140.00
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19 May - 14 Jul Thu 19:30-20:30 8 weeks (no class 2 June) Ashley David Simon Omnibus Theatre, Clapham £140.00
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20 Jun - 8 Aug Mon 19:50-20:50 8 weeks Clinton Goldsmith WAC Arts, Belsize Park £128.00
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27 Jun - 8 Aug Mon 19:30-20:50 7 weeks Pia Rauhalinna Urdang 2, Angel £140.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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