Ballroom and Latin

If you are wondering which class is suitable for you the following is a guide to the levels we teach.

Absolute Beginner   Suitable for anyone who has never danced before
Improver   For anyone who has attended beginner classes ( with us or elsewhere)
Intermediate   For anyone who has attended classes for at least 18 months (with us or elsewhere)

Class Timetables

St Johns Ambulance, Wright Street, Southport

TUESDAY   7:00pm to 7:45pm   Beginners Ballroom and Latin
TUESDAY   7:45pm to 8:30pm   Improvers Ballroom and Latin
TUESDAY   8:30pm to 9:15pm   Intermediate Ballroom and Latin
TUESDAY   9:30pm   Practice Dance, Tea and Biscuits


Lord Street West United Church Halls, Southport

THURSDAY    1.00pm to 7.45pm   Beginners Ballroom and Latin
THURSDAY   7:45pm to 8:30pm   Special Courses - 3 week courses. Argentine Tango Thursday 10th, 17th, 24th Jan 2019
THURSDAY   8:30pm to 9:15pm   Intermediate Ballroom and Latin
THURSDAY   9:15pm to 10:00pm   Practice time & Refreshments
Our first classes on 2019 will be Tuesday 8th & Thuesday 10th January         

Here are some details on the different dance styles you will learn in our lessons.

Ballroom Dances


The real beginnings of Ballroom Dancing was the Waltz. Originally a fast dance, today's Waltz was developed by British Teachers in the 1920's and is a slow flowing dance.


Originally from Argentina, the Modern Tango is an arrogant, staccato dance with plenty of head flicks.

Slow Foxtrot

The Foxtrot was orignally a trotting style dance developed by American music hall performer Harry Fox.  British dance teachersadapted it into a partner dance and it is now an elegant, graceful dance to slow music.

Social Foxtrot

An easy, social dance using slow foxtrot music. Ideal for beginners.


Derived from the Charleston, the Quickstep is fast and fun to dance.

Latin American Dances


The Rumba is the original Latin Dance, coming from the island of Cuba.  Today the Rumba is a romantic and flirtaceous dance known as "The Dance of Lover".

Cha Cha

The Cha Cha is the newcomer of the Latin Dances.  It became popular in America in the 1950's.  Faster than a Rumba and fun to dance.

The Jive

Ballroom Jive is derived from Swing.  It has bouncy rhythms and is a fast, energetic dance with flicks and kicks.


A carnival dance from Brazil with a joyful rhythm.  First introduced in the US in the late 1920's, the Ballroom Samba is now danced to faster music.



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Verrico News


23 Nov 18 17:08

Last classes for 2018 are Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th December.  Classes for 2019 start week commencing 7th January.  First social dance is Saturday 19th January


04 Dec 18 15:28

Sale of Verrico School of Dance to Preston's Fever Dance Co has been announced.  Watch this space for further details!