This workshop is designed for newcomers wishing to try out some of the dances covered in the Ballroom and Latin American dance courses. All welcome, no experience necessary.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught remotely. The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams. Lessons will be scheduled at the times indicated below. Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be offered prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms. Learner handbooks and user guides will also be provided.


Meet our students Harry Ashton

Harry Ashton

“I chose to study through Newbury College because the course offered at Kingsclere PA is really specialised. There are a good number of contact hours per week with industry professionals, so the training is relevant and of a high level. The training and skills I’ve learnt have given me the confidence to be audition ready for degree courses.”

  • Description

    The aim of this workshop is to provide students with the basic steps to the Merengue, Cha-Cha, Jive, Waltz and Slow Rhythm. During the workshop, the focus will be on identifying the differences between Latin and Ballroom, music, stance, poise and becoming comfortable with the different movements. Time will be spent on building up confidence to dance.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Identify posture and movement
    • Identify different music and dances
    • Demonstrate the dance moves taught comfortably in time to the music.

    *PLEASE NOTE - The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students will be notified approximately one week before the start date.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students will be asked to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire before the first class. Failure to complete the questionnaire may result in the student not being able to participate in the class. If anyone wishes to see a copy of the questionnaire before enrolling, they may contact the Student Services team on 01635 845213 to request a copy.

  • Qualification

    This course does not lead to a formal qualification.

  • Progression

    Students can progress onto the evening Ballroom dancing for beginners' courses at Newbury College.

  • Assessment

    Students will be assessed through tutor observation, an individual learning plan and tutor/peer feedback.

  • Home Study

    This is a one day course, therefore no homework will be set.

  • Work Placement

    Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
97116 202102 Saturday 12/06/2021 12/06/2021 10:00 - 12:00 £20

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.