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Ballroom Basics - Workshop - Rhumba Rhapsody

Course code: ZCRV004P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

19:00 - 20:30

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Oct 2024 - 25th Oct 2024

Course location:

Southern Community Centre

Contact details


01235 555 585

Welcome to "Rhumba Rhapsody," where the sensual rhythms of the Rhumba inspire passion on the dance floor. Tailored for those eager to explore Latin ballroom dance, this course guides participants through mastering fundamental steps, techniques, and styling. Under expert instruction, students learn to move with grace and fluidity, infusing each step with emotive quality. From slow, romantic walks to sharp hip movements, emphasis is on connection, expression, and musicality. Explore the cultural origins and expressive aspects of the Rhumba, connecting deeply with your partner. Whether preparing for an event or seeking Latin flair, join us for a journey of romance and expression in "Rhumba Rhapsody."
- Introduction to Rhumba: Explore the sensual rhythms of Latin ballroom dance.

- Fundamental Steps: Master basic Rhumba steps, including the box step, Cuban motion, and hip actions.

- Connection and Expression: Learn to communicate and connect with your partner, conveying emotion through movement.

- Musicality: Develop an understanding of Rhumba music and timing, dancing in sync with the beat.

- Styling Techniques: Discover how to add flair and personality to your Rhumba, enhancing your performance.

- Body Movement: Focus on hip actions, body rolls, and fluid movements to convey sensuality and passion.

- Technique Drills: Engage in targeted drills to refine footwork, timing, and overall technique.

- Partner Work: Practice lead and follow dynamics, mastering coordination and synchronization.

- Cultural Insights: Explore the cultural origins and influences of the Rhumba, gaining a deeper appreciation for the dance.

- Performance Preparation: Prepare for captivating performances, refining skills and building confidence in a supportive environment.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
There are a series of Ballroom Basics workshops exploring Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha-Cha and Rhumba.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £14.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £14.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £7.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £7.20

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
The course will include a mixture of demonstration, observation and practical exercises. The tutor will be available to guide and support you throughout.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.