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Impington Village College

Dance and Music Courses

BALLROOM DANCING FOR BEGINNERS

Wednesday 23 January for 9 weeks

8.00pm – 9.00pm

£45

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those who wish to refresh their basic ballroom dancing skills.  If you enjoy dancing to music, want to get fitter and would like to feel more comfortable and confident moving around a dance floor, then this course is for you.

Learn ballroom and Latin American dances including Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive.

Dance partner required.

Course Aims:

  • Introduce basic ballroom and Latin American dance steps
  • Learn about the origins of each dance and the music, counting in beats according to the time signature of the dance.
  • Improve fitness
  • Gain confidence

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Comfortable clothes

Shoes with a back in to support the heel (trainers are too grippy)

Bottle of water

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March

BALLROOM DANCING (NON-BEGINNERS)

Wednesday 23 January for 9 weeks

7.00pm – 8.00pm

£45

Brief Description:

This course is suitable for learners who have developed the necessary steps and knowledge to progress to an advanced level.

Ballroom and Latin American dances - Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive.

Dance partner required.

Course Aims:

  • Gain further confidence in Ballroom and Latin American dancing
  • Improve styling in each dance and make progress at an advanced level
  • Continue to learn about the origins of each dance and the music, counting in beats according to the time signature of the dance
  • Improve fitness

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Comfortable clothes

Shoes with a back in to support the heel (trainers are too grippy)

Bottle of water

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March

 GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS (TERM 2)

Wednesday 27 February for 15 weeks

6.45pm – 7.45pm

£75

Brief Description:

This course is entering its second term and is suitable for anyone who has been learning acoustic guitar for at least one term.  Learners will be asked to speak to the Tutor in advance and attend the first session to see if the level is suitable for them.

Learners would benefit from practicing / playing up to 4hrs per week – but not necessarily in one session or block.

Course Aims:

  • Develop an understanding of the structure(s) of western music - the diatonic system
  • Demonstrate the basic use of a plectrum to accompany a song
  • Demonstrate a simple patterned finger pick to accompany a song
  • Be able to play a simple solo guitar piece
  • Be able to play along with a simple song in a group format

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

Acoustic Guitar

Plectrum

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

27 February

6, 13, 20, 27 March

1, 8, 15, 22 May (No class on 29 May due to Half Term break.)

12, 19, 26 June (No class on 5 June – tutor unable to teach)

3, 10, 17 July

UKULELE FOR ALL

Wednesday 23 January for 9 weeks

8.00pm – 9.00pm

£45

Brief Description:

In a relaxed, fun and encouraging environment, you’ll learn the basic techniques of ukulele playing as well as some well-known songs to practise with.

This course is suitable for absolute beginners and those wishing to further develop their skills.  You will develop an understanding of the western diatonic system of music. 

Learners would benefit from practicing / playing up to 2hrs per week – but not necessarily in one session or block.

Please contact the Office if you would like to be put in contact with the tutor.

Course Aims:

  • Develop an understanding of the structure(s) of western music - the diatonic system and it’s relevant chords
  • Introduce plucking and picking techniques to enhance both group and solo playing
  • Be able to play a selection of songs / tunes on the ukulele

Extra Costs:

None

What you need to bring to the first session:

You will need to bring your own ukulele.  It must be in good playing order.

Location:

Impington Village College, New Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LX

Class Dates:

23, 30 January

6, 13, 27 February (No class on 20 Feb due to Half Term break.)

6, 13, 20, 27 March