Wendy Bates School of Dancing

Ballroom and Latin

We teach all 10 standard Ballroom and Latin American Dances. Our focus is on technique to get the best out of your dancing. Ballroom dancing is very sociable and has numerous benefits to everyone.

For the older generation it is a gentle form of exercise both for the body and the brain and is a great way to meet new friends.

For the younger student, Ballroom dancing encourages confidence, manners and communication skills as well as a fabulous form of dancing they can maintain as they grow into adulthood.


Slow, elegant and romantic. The waltz is a classic dance loved by all.


Energetic and lively. The quickstep requires quick and light footsteps as though dancing on hot coals.


Slow, smooth and stylish.


Moody and dramatic. Sharp, staccato and full of passion.

Viennese Waltz

Fast and flowing. A classical dance full of rotation.

Cha Cha Cha

Flirty and cheeky. Always a favourite to learn.


Slow and sensual. Lots of control and storytelling required for this one.


Fun and flirty. The Brazilian party dance with lots of bounce.


Energetic and exciting. Lots of fast footwork.

Paso Doble

Dramatic and Fiery. Tells the story of the Spanish bullfight, moody and dramatic.