The First Dance (the-first-dance)

The First Dance. Fun, affordable private dance tuition and choreography tailored to your ability and requirements by a patient, experienced wedding dance specialist.

Group Dance Lessons

Weekly group classes for Ballroom, Latin and Modern Jive dancing are held in the Pearson Studio at Purley Sports Club. These lessons are fun and relaxed with the teaching aimed very much at social dancing. At least three to four weeks are spent on each style of dance. The groups are limited to 14 persons so that I can give individual attention, and therefore booking is required. The price is £8 per person.

Purley Sports Club is located on the Purley/Wallington border, is very well equipped and has free on-site parking.

Corporate and Private Hire

Are you looking for something different to entertain at your corporate or private function or for your Social Committee?

I am also available for hire for group lessons or courses, with a totally flexible format. 

Dance styles available include:

Modern Jive
Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Tango
Latin: Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Salsa, Jive/East Coast Swing 

All can be taught from complete beginner to intermediate level.

Just let me know what you’d like, when and where!!

(Prices dependent on venue/location, time required and number of participants.)

Testimonial from Allianz Insurance Company for a 12 week Ballroom and Latin Course:

Suzy taught us a wide variety of dances and steps, keeping the lessons fun and breaking down the steps so that people of all abilities could pick them up easily. 

Not only did Suzy teach the steps, but helped to instil the basic principles of dance including lead and follow, posture and general dance techniques. In summary, it was a fantastic course learning everything from the Foxtrot to the Jive and every single person thoroughly enjoyed it and finished feeling they could confidently take to the dance floor (even those who started with two left feet!). We had such great feedback we're hoping to set up a second course with Suzy in the next few months.

Kerry Myles
Business Analysyst
Allianz Insurance Ltd

Gift Vouchers
Dance lessons make great pre-wedding, birthday and anniversary gifts and Gift Vouchers are available. Please contact me for more details.

Group Dance lessons are available from:

Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 noon All levels
Tuesday 8:10 pm to 9:10 pm Intermediate
Thursday 8:10 pm to 9:10 pm All levels
The price per class is £8 per person. Booking is required.
Group Dance lessons are held at:

Purley Sports Club
(Pearson Studio)
The Ridge,
Off Farm Lane,

Purley Sports Club has free on-site parking.

Map showing Purley Sports Club

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