Class Descriptions

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

The Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre uses a medal system (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) and the Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) Syllabus to teach group classes and private lessons.  The DVIDA Syllabus is recognized by the National Dance Council of America (NDCA), United States Terpsichore Association (USTA) and many more national and international organizations.  All classes are taught in six week sessions starting with Intro and continuing through Silver.  Special Workshops are offered through out the year by Asheville Ballroom Instructors and visiting coaches and professional choreographers.  All classes, except for the Special Workshops, meet once per week for 50 minutes.

Ballroom Intro 1,2 & 3 and Bronze I Classes:
The Ballroom Intro 1-3 classes and the Bronze I class are six week classes and concentrate on basic rhythms and patterns of the 6-Major Ballroom Dances, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba and Swing.  Beginners start with Intro 1 which requires no prior dance experience! We rotate the class so no partner is needed, everyone dances! Students who are taking the Intro Classes have an opportunity during the six week session to take one fifty minute private for $35 with one of the class instructors. It is highly recommended that students purchase this $35 private which will enhance their learning experience here at the Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre!

Bronze II, Bronze III & Bronze IV Classes:
Bronze II, Bronze III & Bronze IV classes continue teaching the 6 Major Dances, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Swing and Cha Cha.  These classes are challenging and fun!  Students will begin to work on style and techniques with your basic patterns. These classes requires completion of Intro 1-3 and Bronze I or permission from the Instructor. Students will remain in each Bronze Level class for 18 weeks. Each Bronze Student who is taking the Bronze II, Bronze III & Bronze IV classes have an opportunity during the six week session to take one fifty minute private for $35 with the Bronze II, III & IV class Instructor. Students are highly recommended to purchase this $35 private which will enhance their learning experience here at the Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre!

Secrets To Silver Class:
The Secrets To Silver class is designed to familiarize students with dance concepts, dance components, and the technique that develops the unique characteristics of each dance. Students must be in the Bronze III/IV Program to join this class. Students who are taking the Secrets To Silver Class have an opportunity during the six week session to take one fifty minute private for $35 with the Secrets To Silver Class Instructor. Students are highly recommended to purchase this $35 private which will enhance their learning experience here at the Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre!

Silver Classes:
Requires the completion of Full Bronze in all dances being offered or permission of the Instructor.  This class concentrates on the excellence of technique, styling of movement, and the Silver patterns from the DVIDA Syllabus. Silver students have an opportunity during the six week session to take one fifty minute private for $35 with one of the Silver Class Instructors. Students are highly recommended to take this $35 private which will enhance their learning experience here at the Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre.

Specialty Workshops:
The Asheville Ballroom & Dance Centre Instructor’s and visiting Ballroom & Country Professionals periodically host Workshops throughout the year. During this time, we try to offer special workshops that are usually 1-2 hours long concentrating on a specific dance or dance technique. 

Private Lessons:
Available throughout the week and on weekends by appointment only.  Private lessons can be for the individual student, couple or may be shared by up to 4 people.  Private lessons enable you to concentrate on your specific needs and goals.  Private lessons are scheduled by appointment and are typically 50 minutes privates.  Don’t hesitate to ask your Instructor for details.

All Dance Classes Are Great Fun!

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