Welcome to the Ballroom and Latin American department of DanceCraft Studio. As one of the centerpieces of the studio, it has existed since the inception of DanceCraft in 2004 and has always been one of the studio's most dynamic and recognised departments.
We cater for both social and competitive dancers. Social dancers are those that want to dance to have fun, to meet new people, to exercise and to learn a skill that empowers them personally and socially. That's not to say that social dancers do not have opportunities to compete, we attend and host many social dance competitions, catering for a more relaxed and fun competitive environment.
For social dancers we emphasise balance, control, and the understanding of the principles of leading and following, with the result being that students learn to move coherently with a partner while looking composed and smooth.
We have a custom social dance syllabus, which is both very stylish and practical for beginners yet impressive and challenging on higher levels. Our syllabus is designed to systematiucallly build a dancers skills and understandings of the principles of dance, while enabling them to take on ever more dynamic and attractive moves.
Competitive dancers are those that dance to compete, to challenge and to win; a competitive dancers training is focused more on the athletic and stylistic aspects of dancing, with the intention of attaining the high standards of competitive dance. Our competitive syllabus is the ISTD Standard and Latin syllabus which is compatible with all major dance organizations in South Africa.
We also nurture the performance art aspect of Ballroom and Latin American dancing, we choreograph and compose shows and individual pieces; so there are numerous opportunities for students of all skill levels to perform. We host two shows each year, with choreographies and performances from all styles, and we attend and perform at numerous competitions and events.
A very rewarding aspect of our work is seing the personal growth that students achieve through studying dance. By mastering the way we move through space on the dance floor we sometimes get a better handle on the way we move through life. Many qualities of dancing, such as poise, confidence, smoothness and control translate extremely well from a dance floor to an office, home or social setting.
Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennesse Waltz and Quickstep
Cha Cha, Samba, Jive, Rumba, Salsa, Mambo and Paso Doble
East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing and Boogie
Beginner Classes: Mondays at 8pm
Intermediate Classes: Tuesdays at 7pm and Thursdays at 8pm
Advanced Classes: Tuesdays at 8pm and Thursdays at 7pm
Private Lessons can be booked Mondays to Fridays from 1pm to 10pm
One class per week: R350 per month
Two classes per week: R650 per month
Prices per lesson are the same for singles or couples
50 minutes: R480 per lesson
25 minutes: R240 per lesson
Try out a class before deciding to sign up
Private Lesson (25 minutes): R100 (single or couple)
Group Class: R50 per person
Please use the form below to send us a message or you can call us on 021 945 1097 or 083 474 6745.