BallroomJuniors Club - Latin and ballroom dance classes for children
More Than Just Dance
The BallroomJuniors Club at EDS provides beginners ballroom and Latin dance classes for children in Edinburgh. Classes take place on Saturdays at the BallroomJuniors Club, Inch Park Sports Centre, Edinburgh.
We welcome new children to our beginner's classes every week.
In class, children learn traditional ballroom & Latin styles of dance in a fun, relaxed, and enjoyable atmosphere.
In class, we lead our junior students through the 'World of Ballroom and Latin Dance', teaching them to recognize what dance styles go with different music beats, how to hold their partners properly, good floor craft, and an exciting selection of dances along the way.
Classes are relaxed and great fun and inevitably end up with lots of laughs and giggles.
We have classes for everyone, whether you've danced before or not and children are welcome to join at any time during the term.
As well as learning dance, children in the BallroomJuniors Club also enjoy doing many different social activities together such as movie nights at the EDstudio, picnics during the summer months, and our groundbreaking community work through the DanceThroughLife project
In class, children wear comfortable loose clothing and their ballroom shoes. Ballroom outfits such as dresses, trousers, and shirts are relatively inexpensive and need only be purchased if children wish to take part in competitions.
Our experienced teachers are passionate about helping each child achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. Read more below about our children's classes, times & term dates, and how to book your child into class.
BallroomJuniors Club - Beginners
Ballroom & Latin Classes for beginners
12.20 - 12.50pm : Beginners aged 4 - 12 years
1,45 - 2.30pm : Beginners aged 12 - 18 years
Our Ballroom Juniors dance class is for children who are new to this style of dance. The class instructor Mrs. Felicity Mclean will lead the children through the magical world of Latin and Ballroom where they will begin learning the basics of both dance styles; Latin and Ballroom. Felicity is a registered teacher with the SDTA (Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance) and the UKA (United Kingdom Alliance) and is qualified as a Fellow of both Latin and Ballroom styles. Felicity is also the reigning Caledonian Latin American Dance Champion. Dance Styles Children Will Learn: Ballroom: Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, and Tango Latin American: Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive. Our underlying ethos throughout all our classes is fun, so expect a smiley face at the end of each class. Children in the BallroomJuniors Club also regularly enjoy taking part in our groundbreaking work dancing for the elderly community with our 'Dance Through Life' Project, as well as social events and dancing in competition. Now and again we are lucky enough to meet and dance with stars of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing program. Limited spaces in class! Join the Fun Now!
BallroomJuniors Club - Improvers
Latin and Ballroom Classes for Improvers
12.55 - 1.40 pm Improvers aged 5 - 11 years
2.35 - 3.20 pm Improvers aged 12 - 8 years
These classes are favorites with our students who have attained a comprehensive understanding of a number of different styles of dance. Everyone loves the opportunity to explore the new dance moves taught in this class, while also mastering the classic moves. Our amazing instructors make sure everyone gets individual attention while keeping the class collaborative.
Some students in this class may also now be considering joining the BallroomJuniors Dance Team and taking part in competition dance. Want to find out more about competitive dance at BallroomJuniors Club?......Click here
Throughout term the children follow Ballroom & Latin Dance syllabus, and whilst not mandatory they are encouraged to take part in our annual Medal Test which is held in March.
Every child in class also has the opportunity to perform in the school show and other dance displays and events. Interested in this class? We would love to invite your child in to try out for free in class and join all the fun at the BallroomJuniors Club.