Bachata Classes


Salsa dancers enjoying a dance class
Thursday night is dedicated to Bachata with the option of two lessons and free time to social practice. Held at the Geelong West Neighbourhood House near popular Pakington Street we welcome casual attendance or save 30% with membership to a 4-week course. No need to register, just show up and pay on the night.

Future Course Start Dates:

16/05, 13/06, 11/7, 8/8, etc.

Thursday's Class Times:

6:30 – 7:30pm Beginners & First Timers
7:30 – 8:00pm Social Practice (free)
8:00 – 9:00pm Intermediate
9:00 – 9:30pm Social Practice (free)

Cost:

(per person & per class)
Casual: Any 1 - $20, Both - $30
4-Week course membership: Any 1 - $55, Both - $80
Note course membership is a fixed 4-week block and must be paid up front. The 30% discount is offered to promote/reward consistency in attendance. If you opt for the course membership and cannot attend any given week, no carry over credit will be provided. You are also welcome to attend any of the classes on a casual basis and pay-as-you-go.

Payment Method:

Cash.
Card (+1.94% surcharge).

Location:

Geelong West Neighbourhood House.
89 Autumn St, Geelong West VIC 3218.


Things you should also know

We teach predominately the Modern style of Bachata with elements of the dominican and sensual styles. Our lessons are structured with moves that are progressively developed into short routines and refined over 4-weeks. The continuity achieved by completing the 4-weeks as a set course provides significant benefits in establishing a solid foundation and save you money. It remains possible, however, to attend and pay on a casual ad-hoc basis if preferred.
First timers wanting to attend casually will find weeks one or two (of each 4-week course) an easier introduction. Weeks three and four generally include more challenging beginner moves making commencement during these weeks only recommended for those having prior experience or if you are a quick study. A new course commences every 4-weeks; only stopping for a short break over the Christmas-New Year period.
Each 4-week course introduces different move variations and combinations built on common fundamentals. It’s generally expected that new dancers would complete at least 4 to 6 months of beginners class before considering our intermediate class. It is necessary to have a solid foundation in the timing, footwork, lead/follow, and fundamental moves to avoid being overwhelmed in the higher-level class.
Each beginner's lesson offers 1.5-hours of dance. The first hour focusses on learning and practicing the moves. The remaining half hour provides additional dedicated time for dance practice to reinforce your new and expanding skill set in a more social setting.
For intermediate dancers we encourage you to arrive early to warm up, practice and social dance with your fellow student from 7:30pm, prior to your lesson at 8pm. After the 1-hour intermediate class there is further time for social practice (till 9:30pm), offering up to 2-hours of dance.
free parking is available in the lot behind the hall on Autumn Street. Entry to the venue is also via Autumn Street. Please arrive on time as the hall may be used by others prior to the class and to avoid missing the start of the class.
The hall features a large wooden dance floor with air conditioning, fans and heating that we used as required for comfort. No mirrors are fitted within the teaching space for use during class. We suggest bringing a drink bottle in case you get thirsty. Casual clothing and street shoes are all fine to wear. If you do wish to wear dance shoes, please be aware the floor is fast so may be too slippery if they are soled with plastic or smooth leather.
If you don’t have a partner, it’s not a problem. During each lesson we will partner you up with someone and we also rotate partners frequently keeping it social. If you bring your own partner, you’re also welcome to dance exclusively together if preferred, the choice is yours.
We hope you can join us soon for a great night of Latin Dance!!

No Booking Required - Just Show Up

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Geelong West Neighbourhood House
89 Autumn St, Geelong West.

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