Making it fun to learn
Dancing should be fun, and it should be great fun to learn. George and Wendy Pytlik, the teachers of these Delta-based introductory ballroom dance group classes, provide a fresh and enjoyable environment that makes learning a time of laughter and lightness.
The Delta Dance Level 1 ballroom dance program is a 12-week series covering six different dances that simply repeats over and over. You can join any time as long as it’s week 1 of a new dance, so you don’t have to wait until the 12 weeks are over! This program is perfect if you’ve never danced before, you’ve danced but never had formal training, or even if you’ve danced with training but it’s been many years and you need a refresher. Most participants repeat the program until they’re comfortable with the steps, then move on to new material and technique in the Intermediate program.
Dance classes shouldn’t be filled with pressure to perform. There’s enough pressure in life! Dance classes should let you get away from all that pressure and just relax with someone special.
What you’ll learn
The course gives you a sampling of six dances from two genres. You learn ChaCha, Salsa and Jive from the “Latin” side, and Foxtrot, Tango and Waltz from the “Ballroom” side.
You’ll learn enough basic ballroom dance steps to feel comfortable on any dance floor, especially if you practice what you learn in between the weekly sessions.
Some dances are easy to learn, while others are more challenging. The program takes that into account. The Social Foxtrot and Tango, which are really easy for beginners to learn, are covered in just one session each. The Jive and Waltz, which are a little more detailed, are each covered over a three week period. Cha Cha and Salsa are each covered in two sessions.
Where and When
The Level 1 classes are currently only available at Kennedy Hall on the border of North Delta/Surrey.
The Level 1 program repeats continuously throughout the year. Don’t worry if you have to miss classes because of your work schedule or vacation or whatever. You can just pick up any classes you missed 12 weeks later when they cycle around again.