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New London Recreation Department

New London Recreation Department

Fall/Winter ballroom dance classes

Registration link: https://nlrec.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=2


Ballroom Dance for Beginners with Natalie Miles


4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mondays: August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

The Fox trot is the dance of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This dance originated in 1913 when a vaudeville performer by the name of Harry Fox performed a little trot. This smooth and elegant dance is extremely versatile and can be danced to a variety of musical styles. It is the easiest smooth dance and is popular with beginners and advanced dancers alike. In this class you will learn the basics of Foxtrot.




4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mondays: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd

A dance made popular during World War II and danced to the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glen Miller. Swing traces its roots to the original swing dance, Lindy Hop, (also called Jitterbug and Swing).




4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mondays: October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

The Tango evolved as a ballroom dance from the sultry Argentine Tango danced in the bordellos of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It emerged as a highly passionate dance, one that the respectable classes of society shunned. The American style Tango is characterized by a close hold and sharp movements and has a staccato feel.




4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mondays: November 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

The Rumba is often referred to as the “dance of love”. It is a non-progressive dance which features a hip action known as “Cuban Motion”. It is danced to slow, romantic music with a Latin beat. Rumba is derived from the Afro-Caribbean dance “Son” and has been popular in this country as a ballroom dance since the 1930’s




4 week workshop (4 sessions) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mondays: December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd

The Waltz grew out of the Germanic dances of the 17th and 18th century. Waltz was the first dance in which the man and lady danced with body contact, and was considered quite scandalous in its day. Waltz is characterized by a lovely rise and fall action. Waltz has an elegant gracefulness with a romantic feel.

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