Adult Opportunities to Dance
With the influence from Strictly Come Dancing Ballroom and Latin Dancing has made a huge comeback. Unlike many dance schools, with Want2Dance with Victoria, no partner is necessary, so the opportunity to learn the Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba or Tango, becomes accessible to everyone. Take your pick from joining an Absolute Beginners class, right through to more advanced classes.
Sequence Dancing is a very popular form of social dancing, based on Ballroom and Latin dance steps, but everyone dances the same set sequence at the same time. It’s a great way to make new friends, and to stay fit and healthy.
Modern Jive has evolved from ballroom jive and swing into one of the simplest of all partner dances. There’s no footwork to learn so within just half an hour you will be turning and spinning to the biggest chart hits of today and yesterday, and no partner is necessary!
Who doesn’t love Argentine Tango? Whether you are an absolute beginner or not, immerse yourself in the music and the dance itself, with a little ocho or two, maybe a parada, or even just a walk!
With a just the briefest of nods to the more traditional Line Dancing, Latin in Line takes those Latin rhythms and provides you with all the benefits of learning to dance without the need for a partner! It’s a dance class, and a great way to keep fit and meet others. Learn a cheeky Cha, bold Bachata, romantic Rumba, or a sizzling Salsa!
If you fancy dance exercise, try FitSteps Fab or Over50s Dance Fitness. These are low impact dance fitness workouts designed for people who love to dance, and want to keep fit, but at a more gentle pace. Combining dance genres such as the Waltz, Foxtrot, Flamenco and Argentine Tango, you won’t even realise you are getting fit in the process!
Want to point your toe into the world of ballet? The Adult Ballet Class is designed exclusively for adults for fun and total body fitness, helping to improve core stability, flexibility and muscle tone. Dancing to wonderful ballet music, it’s also a chance to de-stress and gain some ‘me’ time.
Yoga has always been another popular choice for those wishing to bring some calm into their lives. Practicing the postures, breathing exercises and meditation makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit. Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up, and all at the same time!
Dancing for Children
Contemporary/Lyrical dance classes for children aged 11+
The development and demand of Contemporary Dance is visible in theatres, television and film. Working with the NATD contemporary syllabus, students will learn the grade work needed for the (optional) examinations. As well as exams, classes will also focus on technique, strengthening, flexibility, and confidence building. Students will have opportunities to take part in exams and performances including shows at The Brewhouse with the rest of the Pat Miller School of Dance. Classes will be fun, friendly and relaxed but also perfect for both beginner dancers and dancers who want to take their skills to the next step.
Freestyle Dance Classes
Freestyle is a popular form of dance in the UK today. It involves runs, spins, kicks and leaps, as well as many other diverse steps and movements with lots of arm and hand actions.
A modern, expressive and varied dance style, freestyle encourages dancers to develop good poise and posture, and allows the individual dancer freedom to express themselves from within. Working under Pat Miller dancer swill also learn advanced moves including fast spinning, high kicks and isolated body actions Students will have opportunities to take part in exams and performances including shows at The Brewhouse with the rest of the Pat Miller School of Dance.
This style of dance really became popular with Michael Jackson and is the form of dance that most backing dancers use on pop videos. There are many styles, including locking, popping, ticking and waacking but all have different rhythmic expressions and characterisations. Classes will provide a structured approach towards (optional) exams, but will also motivate, build self-confidence and provide lots of fun for the young dancer. Students will have opportunities to take part in exams and performances including shows at The Brewhouse with the rest of the Pat Miller School of Dance.