BALLROOM & LATIN DANCE

This is twosome style dancing… BUT … to learn you don’t need your own partner. In these classes you will learn Social Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep as well as Cha Cha Cha, Rumba and Jive……(of course not all at once, but over time).

Dancing will help you feel more balanced, confident, coordinated , rhythmical and will help keep you thinking, sharpening your memory whilst keeping you active and fit. Come and meet new friends, learn rhythm so you can move to the music, learn steps so you can dance to the music.

Those just starting out in dance as total beginners are so welcome. You will be surprised how much you can do when someone shows you how!

Ballroom & Latin dance classes for adults Sunshine Coast

WHAT TO WEAR?

Wear something smart casual but comfortable. Make sure you can take something off when you warm up.
Shoes: ballroom /latin shoes are the best, however something comfortable that won’t slip off the back of your heel and that has a sole that can glide across the floor works too.

WEDDING DANCE

Private dance classes for couples, to prepare for their special first wedding day dance. I will help you feel comfortable on the dance floor when all eyes are on you. Let’s discuss what you would like to do and I will tailor a dance to suit your personalities and abilities – I will create a lovely wedding dance which you will remember for years to come.

Wedding couples are all so very different in their expectations from simple elegant dances requested right through to floorshows, including couple plus 11 Bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen!  Yes – this is not a “typo”! Also very popular at the moment are daughter and dad routines or mum and son – these always bring happy tears to your guests.

Leading up to the special day is so hectic… give yourselves some time exclusively together, away from the preparations and learn something together…. just the two of you.

Customised Wedding Dance Sunshine Coast
Customised Wedding Dance Sunshine Coast

TESTIMONIALS

Dear Helen,  Thank you so much for teaching us to dance for our wedding. Your patience and skill as a teacher is exceptional and we will always remember our dance lessons with fondness.   Thank you

Soph & Guy

Dear Helen, I hope you are well.  I apologise for taking so long in sending you our wedding photos.  We both had a wonderful time.  People were very impressed with our dance routine.  You would have been proud of us, I think, even though we did make a few mistakes.  Fortunately the enormous dress hid a few incorrect steps. Thank you so much for your patience.  It was a delightful experience for us both and  we  wish you all the very best in the future.

Vita and Anthony

Helen,  Thank you for preparing us for our first dance as husband and wife. The crowd loved it!! It was a very special & calming time to have those hours with you in the busy lead up. Forever grateful!

Mr & Mrs Bevanda

Dear Helen, Thank you for creating and teaching us our wedding dance.  It was such a hit and our guests spoke about it all night! We’re so glad we made the decision to do it and we couldn’t have asked for a better teacher.  We had so much fun at our lessons.

Kimberley & Luke

JAZZ BALLET 

Jazz is a great workout to fabulous “feel good” music with fun and energetic dance moves. Yes, as the name states, there is a little ballet too which will help strengthen you further, gaining correct posture and flexibility.

A Jazz class always starts with warm ups followed by amazing controlled stretching appropriate to the level of the class.  All exercises are explained and not just thrown at you. The class usually moves into progressions across the floor… what is this you ask? Progressions are travelling movements such as turning, kicking, jazz runs, leaps (within reason). The last 20 -30 minutes is spent on learning a dance routine which is fun and energetic or fun and theatrical.

Jazz Ballet Classes For Adults Sunshine Coast

WHAT TO WEAR?

Exercise, gym clothing that stretches and breathes. Appropriate jazz shoes or sneakers for jazz and tap shoes for tap. Please keep hair pulled back.

TAP DANCE

Noisy shoes and loose ankles makes for great sounds as performed by Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.

Such a fun class to toe tapping music with rhythmical sounds, fabulous steps makes for a fantastic fun class.  The class is structured and has a system which helps progress you and helps develop a strong tapping knowledge.

Tap Dancing For Adults Sunshine Coast

WHAT TO WEAR?

Exercise, gym clothing that stretches and breathes. Appropriate jazz shoes or sneakers for jazz and tap shoes for tap. Please keep hair pulled back.

STRETCH CLASS ONLINE

The online stretch class is a class you can take from home. Yes, at home… you don’t have to travel anywhere! It's like a personal stretch class in your home.

You'll need a matt, a computer or ipad and a private space for you to enjoy stretching in at home - maybe your family may like to join in with you? I send you a zoom link and you click onto it – it's that easy. I'm there throughout watching everyone to assist in the correct way in which to do the exercises or to achieve more benefit from them.

These sessions are a wonderful way to start your day off or to simple stretch out in the middle of the day or before you go to bed. Different times available to zoom in on.

Give it a try and see what you think!

Online Stretching Class Sunshine Coast

WHAT TO WEAR?

Whatever you are comfortable in - within reason!

CLASS TIMETABLE

Classes are all taken by Helen Curwood, who has been teaching and owned her own Dance School for over 30 years specializing in Ballroom, Latin, Wedding Dance, Jazz Ballet, Tap and Stretch. Helen loves to offer people the experience of joy that dancing brings to lives!

Wedding Dance classes can be scheduled on most days at any location to suit couple.

Look out for more classes commencing soon!

Mondays

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Time Style Age Group & Level Venue
7am - 8am Stretch (online via zoom) Adults Open Level Your home via Zoom
12noon - 1pm Tap Dance Adults - Beginners Bli Bli Public Hall
1pm - 2pm Jazz Ballet Dancefit Adults - Beginners Bli Bli Public Hall
2pm - 3pm Ballroom/Latin Adults Absolute Beginners Bli Bli Public Hall
7:15pm - 8:15pm Stretch/Jazz, Tap Adults - Beginners Coolum Church Hall
8:15pm - 9:15pm Wedding Dance Private Lessons - Couples Coolum Church Hall

Wednesdays

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Time Style Age Group & Level Venue
12noon - 1pm Stretch online via Zoom Adults - Beginners Your home via zoom
6pm - 7pm Stretch & Jazz Ballet Adults - Beginners Tewantin Hall
7pm - 8:15pm Ballroom/Latin Adults - Beginners Tewantin Hall
8:15pm - 9:15pm Wedding Dance Private Lessons - Couples Tewantin Hall

Fridays

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Time Style Age Group & Level Venue
6pm - 7pm Wedding Dance Private Lessons - Couples North Shore Mudjimba
7:30 pm - 8:45pm Ballroom/Latin Adults - Beginners A North Shore Mudjimba

FEE SCHEDULE 2023

first class

$15 / per person

Block of 5 Classes

$92.50 / per person ($18.50 per class)
$175 / per couple ($17.50/ea per class)

Block of 10 Classes

$170 / per person ($17 per class)
$320 / per couple ($16/ea per class)

casual class

$20 / per person
$19 / each if a couple