Each Wednesday at 7 pm I teach a Basic Lesson. It is the same dance for at least 4 – 6 weeks where I teach the beginner steps of the dance, progress to some figures which will eventually end up being a basic routine which can be danced in a freestyle fashion, changing the order of the figures and keeping it interesting.
These lessons will cover basic footwork, technique, posture, plus the steps covered in the figure for the week.
Following the lessons, a social dance is run, however, early in the night, the lesson dances are practised three times to ensure retention and practise for the learners. It helps with mastering the steps for the following week. The social dance usually finishes around 10.30pm.
The lessons are scheduled for the school terms as many of the patrons have commitments during the school holidays with grandchildren. During the school holidays I either repeat a requested lesson or help dancers individually with things that are causing difficulties. The social dance runs as normal during the holidays.