Learn how to compete in dance competitions! Practice in simulated International Standard and International Latin competition rounds during the class.
Thursdays, January 8, 15, 22, and 29
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Competition Class and Rounds
$15.00 – includes the Class and warm-up before the Class
$25.00 – for both this Competition Class and the following class on International Slow Foxtrot (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM) taught by Paolo & Liene Di Lorenzo on the same Thursday night!! (One-hour Practice Session – 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Included)!
On Thursdays in January, Paolo and Liene Di Lorenzo — one of the Top Competitive Couples in the World, who hold many top Titles, including the 2013 United States National Professional Classic Show Dance Champions and 2014 World Professional Ballroom Showdance Championship Finalists(!) — will teach a one-hour class on preparing for dance competitions, including both Ballroom and Latin Rounds. The class is open to amateur couples or singles.
The class runs from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Participating couples may warm up on the floor before the class.
In the Competition class, Liene and Paolo teach pointers on how to improve your dancing and how to compete — including pointers and strategy on how to enter and leave the dance floor, take proper bows, negotiate floorcraft, and behave during a dance competition.
The class includes a simulated dance competition – including both Ballroom and Latin rounds. The student couples dance “semi-final” and “final” competition rounds in the International Standard dances, alternating with rounds in the International Latin dances during the class.
Each student couple (or single) dances their own choreography during the simulated competition rounds.
Students can choose to participate in only the International Standard rounds, only the Latin rounds, or both. Each International Standard round includes all five of the International Standard dances – Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot and Quickstep. The Latin Rounds include the five International Latin Dances – Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive.
This simulation of a competition is great practice — especially if you are considering or planning to enter a dance competition!
Following this one-hour Competition class, in January, Paolo & Liene will teach a one-our class from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on International Slow Foxtrot. Each month Paolo and Liene cover a different one of the five International Standard dances — Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep — during this International Standard class for intermediate to advanced students. For more information about this type of dancing, see the Goldcoast Ballroom Resources > Learn About Dance page.
At the end of the International Foxtrot class, Paolo & Liene will hold a Structured Practice Session, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., which is open to students in the International Foxtrot class.
During the Practice Session Paolo & Liene dance with the students, and the students dance with each other. When time permits, a “Five Dance” simulated International Standard competition round, and time-permitting also a Latin round, is held during this Practice Session.
The cost of the International Slow Foxtrot Class is $15.00 per person (which includes the Practice Session following the class – 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM).
Each of the two Classes taught by Liene & Paolo on Thursday night is $15.00 per person.
Or, students may attend both of these Classes taught by Liene & Paolo (and the Practice Session) on the same night for only $25.00!