Step in Time Ballroom Dancing invites you to join us for a great
time of dance and social fun.
Well you do not have to
choose - you can do both as dancing can be done at any time in
all weather - and is a great way to keep fit, too.
Some say that dancing is not for real men, but what real man would
not like to have a woman in his arms as he stands tall and proud.
The real fun of dancing with a partner is being discovered by
guys and girls of all ages. Let your hair down and learn to dance.
Here are some benefits:
- It has been proved in a university study that ballroom dancers
are fitter than marathon runners.
- Another study proved that you have 70% less chance of suffering
from Alzheimer’s disease if you participate in ballroom
It is great exercise because you use all the muscles in your body.
Even if you swim every day, you need to walk to achieve the weight-bearing
exercise necessary for healthy bones. Dancing does wonders for
You've watched Dancing with the Stars, and you may
think that you could never dance like that, but social dance
steps are easier! You can learn the basic steps
to help you get started in your new fun activity at a beginners’ class.
This will teach you to move around the floor without running into
Ballroom dancing has four “styles”:
- Modern - which includes Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz,
- Latin - Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba, Jive and Paso Doble
- New Vogue – sequence dances (Australian origin)
- Old Time - sequence dances (English origin)
Sequence dances are very popular, as everyone is doing the same
thing at the same time, so you can get up and dance with a different
partner and not worry too much about leading while you are learning.
You can choose to dance according to your fitness level. As your
stamina improves you will do more of the faster dances and take
longer strides. The music has different speeds and moods - such
as the romantic Rumba, the cheeky Cha Cha, the elegant Waltz, the
lively Quickstep, the frenetic jive and the smooth Foxtrot.
Step in Time Ballroom Studio has been running for approximately
Janette McKenzie – the principal - was a successful competition
ballroom dancer. She is the only lady to achieve A grade in all
four styles in any age group.
She won major championships in all styles and has Licentiate degrees
which qualify her to judge all styles at Championship and Professional