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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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 with our expert teachers.
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 expert teachers giving invaluable technique on leading and following but at the same time we have loads of fun and frivolities

There is no need to bring partners as we all dance together in our respective classes so please encourage your friends to join you, or come on your own - you'll meet some lovely people there

There is also no need to book, so just turn up, register and have a fantastic night of beautiful Ballroom

COSTS:     1 hour £5,  2 hours £8   (NUS £3 / £5) 

So let's do it!!  on  Mondays:   


  September    4 weeks of Social Foxtrot for Beginners and Slow Foxtrot for the more experienced:

                           7.30pm         Absolute Beginners - 1 hour only Social Foxtrot
                           7.30pm         Bronze Slow Foxtrot for Improvers
                           7.30pm         Silver Slow Foxtrot for the more experienced dancer

                            8.30-9.30    Bronze/Silver Slow Foxtrot for Improvers
                            8.30-9.30    Gold Slow Foxtrot for the more experienced dancer
                            9.30-10pm   Social practice dancing

October            4 weeks of  Waltz  with the same format as above ... then

30 October       The TLC Thriller – a Horror Night to Remember !
                           TLC will make your body shiver – for no mere mortal can resist – the evil of the Thriller!
                            Full on fancy dress for this night of horrors – go easy on the blood!

                            8pm                 Cha Cha basics for everyone
                            8.30-9.30       Cha Cha fun choreography to Thriller!
                            9.30-10pm     Social practice dancing
                            10-10.30pm    AFTER PARTY  with DJ Claire!
Entrance         £8  (£5 NUS / IOW) 

November      4 weeks of Quickstep

4 December    Choreo Class - to be announced soon !!

11 December   Ballroom Christmas Party & Girls vs Boys in our special  'La La Land’ choreo

                        8-9pm     Learn the fun choreo for the (edited 2.5 minute) track  ‘Lovely Night' with Tracie & Claire
                        9-10pm   Ballroom Xmas party, where we play constant music for those who have danced                                                                 Ballroom/Latin before. 
                                        Interspersing this with dancing games plus Cha Cha & Charleston line dances etc
                        10pm      Close

                        Entrance £5 (£3 NUS ) for 1 hour
                                            or £8 for both hours
                                            Free tea coffee and Claire's goregous cakes!
                                            It's going to be AWESOME

We have now introduced 3 concurrent levels so that our structure of classes will bridge the gap for everyone to gain enough experience, without feeling rushed or bored.   This way you will gain confidence to join the next level when you are ready. 

Description of levels:

Absolute Beginners with Anna - we assume you know nothing and go very slowly over the basics

  Levels with Amy – A faster paced Beginners class working on improving technique & skills

SILVER Level with Tracie & Claire – For those with a good knowledge of all dances

GOLD Level with Tracie & Claire – A faster paced class for those wanting more of a challenge


Where we are learning 2 dances on one night, 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

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

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.

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)

Please note that the stone wall in the Kwik Fit car park, beside the pavement, is reserved for Carpet Factory and we cannot use this area.