Dream of Dance School for Ballroom and Latin Dances enter

Welcome

There is nothing better than dancing to put a little spring in your step. Dream of Dance was formed from our passion of dance and the need to share our expertise and skill with others.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or experienced dance enthusiast, we are here to help you to take your dancing to the next level. Join us today for a fresh new start!

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The Dream Team

Our lessons are designed around the recommended syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). We have also incorporated additional techniques from years of experience of competing professionally in International Competitions. We are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Meet our Teachers

Group Lessons

Every wednesday at 620 High Street, North Finchley, N12 0NU (Christ Church Hall) from 8pm to 10pm. 8 for the evening, doors open at 7:45pm. Lessons are formated in two sessions. In each session there will be 30 minutes teaching followed by 20 minutes practice. No booking is required. Please pay at the door.

Realise your dancing dreams with our carefully crafted group lessons. Our dance routines are designed around ISTD steps and techniques to give all levels a basic framework to learn and expand from regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer:

  • Social and fun
  • No partner required
  • Absolute beginners are welcome
  • Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz
  • Latin: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble

 

There's nothing more satisfying than being able to take to the floor with confidence and style. Our lessons helps you:

  • Understanding posture and awareness of the dancing space
  • Developing body awareness especially co-ordination of the arms, feet and head
  • Learning essential elements of Ballroom dancing such as rise and fall, lock steps and chasse
  • Improving coordination, balance, control and posture
  • Increasing confidence in performing partnered dance steps

Private Lessons

Take your dancing to the next level at Dream of Dance

You will be taught by our dedicated teachers - ISTD Certified Teacher and a World Champion to help you find the best approach specifically tailored for you (individual or couple) giving you the space to learn at your own pace.

Private Lessons are perfect for any level whether you want to improve, to take medal exams or enter competitions.

Please book in advance by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Have you thought about your first dance yet?

Well look no further; we will choreograph your Wedding Dance just for you at a level you are comfortable with.

The earlier you begin the more comfortable and relaxed you will feel on your special day. Contact our experienced teachers today for more information: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Social Dance

Sequence dance is one of the most popular forms of social dancing and is catered towards people of all ages and dance skill.

Start your social dancing today with our carefully selected sequence dance routines. Sequence dances incorporate elements of standard Ballroom and Latin dance steps in easy to follow routines.

Sequence Dance is great for Social Dance Parties and a fantastic introduction to Ballroom and Latin. We offer Sequence Dance lessons to both individuals and groups.

Dream of Dance School offers weekly sequence dance classes. Every monday from 4:45pm to 5:45pm at Christ Church Hall (620 High Street, North Finchley, N12 0NU). The price is 5.

For more information, please contact us by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Dances and Parties

Join us for a Dream of Dance party and enjoy great music and dancing in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and more... whether this is your first Ballroom and Latin dance experience or you are more expert at tripping the light fantastic, free the dancer in you at Dream of Dance.

We host Dances during the week and Monthly Parties on a Saturday evening - view our events page for more details or join Dream of Dance group on Facebook.

Please write to us with your contact details or join us on Facebook and we will keep you updated with our news and events.

Junior Dance Classes

Ballroom and Latin dancing is a great way to get young children active, as well as develop their physical co-ordination skills and strength. Furthermore, it aids in improving posture, grace and poise. On top of the physical benefits, Ballroom and Latin dancing is a highly enjoyable and sociable activity, where children can both have fun and meet new people.

Children will be taught the international standard Ballroom and Latin dances based on the ISTD syllabus (Imperial Society of Teachings of Dancing), by professionally trained and qualified teachers. The contents of our courses are geared towards ISTD Medal Exams, which are internationally recognised and highly regarded on personal statements and CVs for higher education and future employment.

For more information, please contact us by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

 

Fun with Dancing

Anyone can dance, regardless of age or ability. Our body moves with music instinctively. Dacning feels good because it fullfills our desire for personal expression and social connection. Dancing is the language of the body and heart.

At dream of dance, through our dance lessons, we seek to help you explore and discover your own dance language. Maybe it's the Argentinean Tango, the Viennese Waltz, the Salsa, the Bachata, the Jive, the English Waltz, an improvised riff at a night club or a step or two at a family wedding. Whatever the style or situation, dancing can be fun and a great way to socialize.

Every Friday: St Andrew's Church Address: St Andrew's Church Southgate, Chase Side/A111 Postcode N14 5PP (outside the ASDA in Southgate, nearest tube station: Southgate on Piccadilly line, about 6 minutes walking distance).

Everyone welcome no partner required. Free your body with the language of dance in our spacious dance hall, with great music and friendly atmosphere. We have one hour of social dancing such as Argentine Tango, Salsa, Bachata and Merengue and one hour standard ballroom and latin dances. Come join us, have fun with dancing.

  • 8pm to 10pm
  • Summer Break: no lesson from 01-Aug to 05-Sep

 

Doors open at 8pm, 8 for the evening.

Social Dance

Dream of Dance hosts social dances at our Christ Church venue. Please join us for a great night out, meet fellow dreamers. Let the music wash away your stress from the day.

Ticket price is: 8, light refreshments included. Spaces are limited, please book in advance by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by our using our Contact page.

Dance Schedule - Mark your diaries! Do come and join us enjoy great music and meet new friends.

  • 15.03.2013 - Our first social dance for 2014, free parking on site.

Schedule for group lessons 2014

Every wednesday at 620 High Street, North Finchley, N12 0NU (Christ Church Hall) from 8pm to 10pm. 8 for the evening, doors open at 7:45pm. Lessons are formated in two sessions. In each session there will be 30 minutes teaching followed by 20 minutes practice. No booking is required. Please pay at the door.

Dances are arranged in 4 weeks rotations, with one ballroom and one latin dance in each week. Routines learnt will be revised with new challenging figures put in according to progression of skills in different dances.

July

02.07 - Quickstep, Rumba
09.07 - Tango, Samba
16.07 - Tango, Samba
23.07 - Tango, Samba
30.07 - Tango, Samba

August

06.08 - Viennese Waltz, Jive
13.08 - Viennese Waltz, Jive
20.08 - No Lesson
27.08 - Viennese Waltz, Jive

September

03.09 - Waltz, Paso Double
10.09 - Waltz, Paso Double
17.09 - Waltz, Paso Double
24.09 - Waltz, Paso Double

October

01.10 - Foxtrot, Cha Cha
08.10 - Foxtrot, Cha Cha
15.10 - Foxtrot, Cha Cha
22.10 - Foxtrot, Cha Cha
29.10 - Quickstep, Samba

November

05.11 - Quickstep, Samba
12.11 - Quickstep, Samba
19.11 - Quickstep, Samba
26.11 - Tango, Rumba

December

03.12 - Tango, Rumba
10.12 - Xmas Party
18.12 - Christmas Holidays
25.12 - Christmas Holidays

Monthly parties

Dream of Dance hosts monthly parties at our Christ Church venue. Please join us for a great night out, meet fellow dreamers. Let the music wash away your stress from the day.

Ticket price is: 15, buffet dinner included. Spaces are limited, please book in advance by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by our using our Contact page.

Party Schedule - Mark your diaries! Do come and join us enjoy great music and meet new friends.

  • 11.12.2013 - What a night with dances and laughters! Please visit our Gallery for event photos
  • 10.12.2014 - Christmas is in the air! Be ready for the Dream of Dance Christmas Party. Leave your worries behind and dream, a little dream of dance! Enjoy Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dances. A night of friends, fabulous music and great food! This year we will also have dance performances specially arranged for you. Free parking on site.

Medal Exams

At Dream of Dance, we believe Medal Exam is one of the best ways to keep dance learning focused. Our routines are carefully choreographed based on ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) Medal Examination guide lines. Our lessons will be informative and fun with lots of practice.

Contact us for private lessons and find out our next examination date.

Practice makes perfect! Honing your dance skills in our spacious dance hall, with great music and friendly atmosphere. You may also would like to join of weekly dance lessons, Wednesday and Friday.

 

News

Christmas Party 2014   

Christmas is in the air! Be ready for the Dream of Dance Christmas Party. Leave your worries behind and dream, a little dream of dance! Enjoy Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dances. A night of friends, fabulous music and great food! This year we will also have dance performances specially arranged for you. Free parking on site.

Date: 10.12.2014

Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Price:

  • 12 booking till 01/12/14
  • 15 at door on the day

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Primary contacts

Christ Church Hall,
620 High Street,
North Finchley,
London, N12 0NU
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+44 (0)2084463900Phone:
+44 (0)2089290888FAX:
E-mail: info@dreamofdance.co.uk

Bus: Route 263 stops immediately in front of the church. Bus routes 82, 125, 134, 221 and 460 all stop at North Finchley calling at bus stops on either side of the Tally Ho triangle and at the new North Finchley Bus Station underneath the arts centre.

Underground: The nearest Underground station is West Finchley on the Northern Line, which is about 10 minutes walk away. Alternatively travel to East Finchley Northern Line station and take the 263 bus.

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Overview

Inside everyone of us there is a dancer. Only some of us are blessed with the gift of being able to communicate and let out their inner-dancer.

We opened Dream of Dance to bring out the dancer in YOU. We want to share our passion, expertise and knowledge so that you can take to any dance floor with confidence and style. Our goal-orientated and well-structured Ballroom and Latin dance lessons are here to help you achieve your dancing dreams in a fun and relaxed atmosphere whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer.

Ballroom and Latin dance keeps you fit and is sociable. Other than the Group and Private lessons, we also have scheduled weekly practice dances as well as monthly parties. Dream of Dance is open to everyone regardless of age or skill.

The Dream Team

  • Joan Lee

  • Janet Clark

  • Nuno Sabroso

  • Snow Hsu

  • Danny Power

Teachers

Joan Lee   

Joan dreamed of becoming a dancer since she was in high school. She started her medallist training at the end of 2004, taking exams of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). Within a few years, Joan achieved Gold Star 2 in Latin and Gold Star 1 in Ballroom. Joan finds dancing is best remedy for washing away her stress from work.

Joan's passion for dancing grew with her training. She decided to further her dancing and moved on to professional teacher training. Joan is trained by Janet Clark who is the Vice-President of Latin Faculty of ISTD, a Fellow and a tremendously experienced International Examiner. As a keen student, Joan's dancing skills thrived under Janet's strict training regime. Joan passed her Dance-Sport Associate exams with High Distinctions.

In 2011, Joan joined ISTD. As a full teaching member of ISTD, Joan is qualified for independent teaching and entering her students to ISTD medal examinations.

Through her own experience, Joan believes goal-oriented and structured training is the key to becoming a better dancer. Joan would love to pass on her dance learning experiences to her fellow dreamers and make their dance learning more effective and fun.

Teachers

Janet Clark   

Janet is an Examiner and Highly Commended Fellow of ISTD, Modern Ballroom, Latin American and Disco/Freestyle/Rock 'n' Roll Faculties. She holds Advanced Certificates and Class I Diploma in Dance, Double Degree, Highly Commended. Janet is also an international adjudicator.

Janet is Vice Chair of the ISTD Latin American Faculty Committee and member of the Dance Sport Faculty Board.

She lectures and is a winner of the Carl Alan award for the professional who has done the most for dance. Janet is also a recipient of the Imperial Dance Sport Award.

Teachers

Nuno Sabroso    

Nuno is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer from Lisbon, Portugal. He started his Ballroom & Latin American dance training over 15 years ago and has since taken part in a number of International competitions around the world.

Nuno has nine years of continuous teaching experience and is qualified in all Ballroom and Latin styles, as well as Salsa, Contemporary and Jazz.

He holds a BA degree in Dance and has also worked extensively on implementing wheelchair dance in Portugal, achieving 3rd place in the World Championship as a standing partner.

Nuno has a warm and friendly personality and enjoys teaching people of all levels and abilities.

Teachers

Snow Hsu   

From a young age, Snow had always been interested in many different styles of dance including ballet and street jazz. This inspired her to take her first lessons of Ballroom and Latin American at the age of 8. She took her very first NATD exam at the age of 9 and within a space of 5 years she had reached Gold Star 2 in both Ballroom and Latin American. Furthermore, she has also completed her ISTD exams up to Gold in both styles.

Ever since then, she has been taking part in many medalist competitions in both NATD and ISTD, and also competed both in couple and solo events. Her love for dance has continued to grow through the years of training under many teachers who have inspired her.

As a passionate dancer, she still hopes to achieve her goals to reach Professional/Amateur level. Her favourite style to this point is Rumba because she feels she can express herself the most and feels the most confident in this style.

Teachers

Danny Power   

Danny started dancing since he was 12 years old. He graduated with honour as a professional dancer for Chinese folk dance. Since 2007, Danny has been concentrating his efforts on Latin American dances. In 2011, he passed the Chinese national exams for dance teacher Grade II.

From 2009, Danny competed professionally in many CDSF (Chinese Dancesport Federation) open competitions. In 2010, he achieved first and second places in Cha Cha Cha and Rumba for the CDSF Open-Guangxi Region. And again, in 2011, first place in university division for CDSF Open-Guangxi Region.

Currently, Danny is studying a BA degree in Contemporary Dance in London.