Ballroom & Latin dance classes in

    Southampton at TLC:


EVERY Monday except Bank Holidays & at Christmas!
@ St. Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton. SO14 6QS         

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Ballroom Returns on Monday 9th January 2017

join us on Mondays for fun & friendly
Ballroom & Latin dance classes in Southampton

Have you got the Strictly bug? Would you like to learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, etc, in a fun & friendly environment? Well, we have classes for Absolute Beginners, Recent Beginners as well as Improvers, to suit every level. Whether you have never danced before and are complete beginners or if you have some dance experience, we have different classes for different levels.
AND you do not need partners at TLC!

Dancing is a very sociable activity, much more FUN than going to a gym and you will also learn a skill for life.
We teach social dancing, where there are no exams or competitions, so there is no pressure. You will be able to get up on any dance floor whether at a wedding, a tea dance, on a cruise or at a social dance. Our philosophy is that dancing should be FUN and it doesn't matter if you are not the best dancer or if you go wrong, as long as you are enjoying yourself. People learn at different speeds, so some people may take longer than others.  As our classes are not courses, you will progress through the levels when the teacher suggests you are ready to move up.


We have developed our structure of classes to bridge the gap for the Beginners to gain enough experience and confidence to join Tracie's 7.25pm Silver Level.  Therefore, the Beginners are encouraged to attend Claire's 7.25pm class for quite a while, until Claire says they are ready to join her Bronze Level at 8.30pm.   This second class works on improving the lead and follow technique, while building a few more basic moves in each dance, so you will have enough experience to progress into Tracie's initial class at 7.25pm when you are ready.  Our structure is as follows:

7.25-8.25         Absolute Beginners class every week with Claire

8.30-9.30pm   BRONZE Level with Claire – A faster paced Beginners class working on improving technique & skills

7.25-8.25          SILVER Level with Tracie – For those with a good knowledge of all dances

8.30-9.30pm   GOLD Level with Tracie – A faster paced class for those wanting more of a challenge

9.30-10pm       FREE Practice session for everyone

COST:               1 hour £5,  2 hours £8.00   (NUS £3, £5)  

Where we are learning 2 dances on one night (ie when we do our Latin Lovers Medley), then we have 2 classes per hour for Beginners and Improvers, ie Claire takes the Beginners  for those without or have very little experience and Tracie takes the Improvers for those dancers with a very good knowledge of the timing and basics in that style of dance


Monday 9 Jan        4 weeks of the Quickstep  
February            4 weeks of the wonderful Waltz
March            4 weeks of the floating Foxtrot
April            Latin Medley Rumba / Cha Cha / Jive / Ballroom Tango / Paso Doble!   

So join us every Monday with or without partners as we all dance together and we have a really friendly vibe.
Here are 3 lovely emails Tracie has received from many:

Dear Tracie
Thank you for the info.
I really enjoyed myself last night. I had been so close to not coming as I was really tired and worried that I may feel intimidated turning up into a room full of strangers - but I had a ball (!) and can't wait to come back again next week. The teaching was perfectly paced, the people were all friendly and the music was great. Thank you for making this available to us ordinary people and not being inaccessible, overly priced or too precious about it all. I will definitely be back.
See you next week!


My dear Tracie
What a wonderful way to end the Ballroom TLC season by me having the opportunity of dancing the waltz with you. For me this year has not been easy, in fact very difficult, but the bright spark and motivation has been you and your efforts have  made the difficulties easier. Thank God for TLC.


Dear Tracie and Claire
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to encourage me to dance this year. I absolutely love the teaching staff at TLC and have really appreciated their patience and passion for what they do.
I’ve had a lovely time so thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year

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You can join on any Monday

Classes are designed for:
Absolute Beginners stage 1
who have no previous dance experience or for those who are rusty Beginners needing practice of basics


who are confident with the rhythm and the basics and are ready for a few simple moves


for dancers who are very confident with basics and have a few moves under their belt!

for those with over 1 years Ballroom & Latin experience and ready for a challenge

If you've always fancied learning to dance but do not have a partner, don't worry, at TLC we have many dancers who come on their own and we change partners all the time.
Couples who do attend together, can either change partners or dance together.


When we do the floating Foxtrot in March, we teach 2 different styles of Foxtrot

Please note: there are two types of the Foxtrot – the easier Social Foxtrot and the more challenging  Slow Foxtrot
For Absolute Beginners or those dancers with only a small amount of dance experience, the second hour is no longer a continuation from the first, as it is a totally different dance                    
So if you have just started Ballroom dancing, then we suggest that you  stay for the first hour only
Those of you who have a few more months experience, can then join the second hour 

                              4 weeks of easy Social Foxtrot:    7.30pm for Absolute Beginners with Claire  each week
                                                                                         8.30pm   -  More challenging Bronze Slow Foxtrot with Claire  

                              4 weeks of Slow Foxtrot               7.30pm  Silver routines 
                                                                                        8.30pm  Gold  routines


Take the chance and dance - it can be a Total Life Changer at TLC! 
We hope you can join us very soon

Please contact Tracie if you need more information or wish to be kept informed of Ballroom classes in Southampton:
email: info  @


Parking information for St Barnabas Hall, Lodge Road, Southampton SO14 6QS

Please note the Car Park space in Pink is reserved for Ladies only as there are only 18 spaces available in front of the hall. Tracie has made arrangements with Kwik Fit, Simply Bathrooms and Indigo Press to use their car park facilities. Otherwise there is parking around the roads for 2 hours only at all times
(The Condor office is now owned by Indigo)