What to Wear
Comfortable casual clothes and flexible shoes (preferably with soft leather soled ballroom/latin shoes)
What to Expect
International style Ballroom and Latin is now known as Dancesport but many people still recognize it under the Ballroom heading. The Ballroom dances include the Slow Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and Quickstep. The Latin dances include the Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. In Australia, Dancesport also encompasses the New Vogue style which is a combination of open and closed hold sequences to Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and March rhythms.
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A minimum of two dances in each style is taught per course/term, depending on the skills of the students. Intricate groups and step patterns are taught and practiced for individuals and then as couples. People enrolling in these classes will know the basics of each dance they’re taught and progressively learn more movement quality and steps, be able to recognise timing, and be able to dance in a social atmosphere.
Intermediate and Advanced Level Classes are added to the Timetable as required. These classes incorporate the more advanced step sequences and movement quality required and are developed, style specifically.
Kids Classes are run along the NSW Public School term and are usually 10 weeks.
Scholarship groups, specifically designed for Dance Fever students to develop their skills in Ballroom and Latin Dancesport with the intention of transitioning talented kids into competitive Ballroom Dancing events, have been a successful investment made by Byrnes Dance Image since mid 2012 and many kids and young adults currently competing started in these classes.
Students can continue at a social level for fitness (keeping the mind and body working together in coordinated patterns) and basic entertainment or if goal oriented, they can work towards the following:
- Assessments held mid-year and at the end of the year. A qualified examiner provides feedback on the students’ performances either with their partner or with their instructor.
- Dance Move Engage competitions are an introduction to Dancesport competitions and cater for all ages at an Unregistered and Recreational level as well as Amateur Graded competitors of all ages. These comps are designed to introduce Beginners, School Taught students and Medallists into competitions and also give them the opportunity to see higher level competitors at a reasonable event.
- Dancesport competitions are registered events authorised under Dancesport Australia (DSA) . Competitors compete in an age, grade and style specific events in order to improve their rankings and grades. Teachers: