Sydney's favourite group dance classesGreat for beginners
We’re a Sydney dance company providing group dance classes for all levels. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner just starting out in our signature Footsteps™ program or an experienced dancer in our Limelight™ program, we’ve got the right group class for you.
Our group classes are designed specifically to help people become confident social dancers. So, whether you’re working on some Waltz or busting out the Salsa, there’s something for you. The key advantage of our group classes is we keep them small, so you’ll get that personalised attention making them an extension of your private lessons.
On this page
- Social dance program group classes
- How do the group dance classes work
- Do I have to go to the group classes
- Group dance short courses
- What you’ll learn
- How are these short courses different to the personalised dance programs
- Who are these dance short courses for
- Why learn to dance at William Maslin Dance Studios
Social dance program group classes
Group dance classes are one of the magic ingredients in our personalised dance programs. They will condition you to dancing comfortably with a range of different dancers, and are a great opportunity to reinforce and put into practice what you are learning in your private lessons.
What’s even better is these group classes are run every week at your level and are included in the cost of your program. We’re big believers in a holistic learning method, so that’s why we don’t sell these group classes outside of a personalised program.
But don’t worry, we do offer some group short courses, so you can experience some of the magic of our group classes.
How do the group dance classes work
If group classes are included in your personalised dance program all you need to do is turn up! The group classes for each level are run according to a set schedule. The teacher will be teaching material for the level from the syllabus but will adjust the class based who is attending and what they are working on in their private lessons. That way you’ll be getting a personalised group class.
Like our private lessons, group classes run for 50 minutes. The amount of material covered in the class and variety of dances will depend on who turns up for the class. What you can be assured is what you work on will be complementary to your private lessons.
Throughout the group class you will be encouraged to change dance partners, but it’s not mandatory. Changing partners is highly beneficial as it will enhance your lead and follow techniques, which is what partnership dance is all about after all.
Do I have to go to the group classes
No, you don’t. We also understand that if you’re just starting out, attending a group class might be a little daunting. You might want to get a little bit more confident with your dancing in your private lessons before you take your first group class. That approach is ok too.
What we would say though, is, if you only stick to private lessons, your dancing may not progress as quickly as you like and your confidence may not flourish to the same extent as if you did attend group classes. The other thing to consider is the value you are getting out of your program.
Don’t worry though. Our founder when starting to dance took a long time before being comfortable to attend group classes. Then it went the other way and every group class was attended!
Whatever you choose, we’re here to support you and help you get the most from your dancing, without any pressure.
Group dance short courses
If our personalised programs of private dance lessons isn’t your thing or doesn’t quite fit your budget, that’s ok. We have a range of great dance short courses that we run at different times throughout the year. They are a great way to get you started on your dance journey. What’s even better is you’ll cover 4 dance styles in 4 weeks, so you’ll be rocking on the dance floor in no time.
We use a similar teaching method to that used in our popular Footsteps™ program but adapt it to these short courses, so you can get the best group learning experience for beginners. You must have a dance partner for our short courses. If you don’t have a partner, our personalised programs are better suited to you, as your dance teacher will be your dance partner.
2022 – 4 week course starting:
- Every Monday at 6pm starting 31 January – tango, fox trot, rumba and salsa – Buy tickets
- Every Friday at 6pm starting 11 February – waltz, tango, cha cha and rumba – Buy tickets
- Every Monday at 6pm starting 7 March – fox trot, waltz, swing and salsa – Buy tickets
- More classes coming soon.
Don’t waste time. Make your booking as spaces are strictly limited.
How are these short courses different to the personalised dance programs
There are number of differences. The first is the dance styles are set and the amount of content that is covered. So, there is no personalisation based on ability, dance goals or budget.
Unlike our personalised programs where we guarantee what you’ll be able to do at the end of the program, because there can be so many variables within a group of learners, we cannot guarantee the course outcomes.
The short courses are designed to give you a taste for what it is like to learn to dance with a few basic steps in each of the styles covered.
Who are these dance short courses for
They are for the budget conscious who only wants to spend about $150 on learning some very basic dance moves, or someone who wants to experience dance as a once off without committing to anything.
Why learn to dance at William Maslin Dance Studios
We specialise in teaching beginners and understand that learning to dance can sometimes be daunting. We offer a fun and supportive environment for our students to ensure you have a positive experience at our studio and will want to bring your family and friends along to dance too!