Social Ballroom Dancing
One of life's simple pleasures.
Social Ballroom dancing is one of life's simple pleasures. Once you have learnt a few dances, then we encourage you to come along and join in our weekly Friday Social dance. Dance the night away to traditional and modern Ballroom and Latin American dance music, take a rest and catch up with friends, and enjoy Melbourne's most glamorous Ballroom. To get the most out of the evening, you'll need to have a few dances already under your belt. The dances we love are the Modern Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep, the Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and Jive, and New Vogue dances such as the Merrilyn, Evening 3 Step, Tangoette, Lucille Waltz and Carousel. We welcome friendly and social singles and couples who love to Ballroom dance.
"We came to try out dancing. What we got was a whole lot more. We gained fitness, fun, friends and a loving, caring community." Frank
It's no problem being single.
Our friendly dance community enjoy's welcoming new dancers to our social events, and we won't leave you sitting on your own all evening! Better still, let us know you are coming along for your first time and we'll make sure you are comfortable and we'll show you around when you arrive. We understand if you feel a little awkward coming along initially, but we will do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and at ease. And we'll help you get as many dances as you can! Our Ballroom is also fully air conditioned so even in the middle of summer you can experience a wonderful night of dancing.
" Love the experience you provide and the chance to experience social Ballroom dancing in the best studio with the best sound system and the best people" David
Friday Social dancing at Dancesport Kingdom is a great way to practice what you are learning in your private dance lessons each week. This is also the chance for ladies and gents to practice the art of leading and following as they dance with different partners. The skills that make a fine Ballroom dancer are honed in this social dance situation - developing your confidence to take the floor at functions and events outside the studio.
"I love the dance floor, studio in general, friendliness of students, reception and teachers alike." Linda
"I walk in to the studio and the troubles of my week dissolve. The music is amazing, the teachers so happy, and everyone extremely welcoming. All my concerns about stepping on someone's feet ended up being for nothing. Can't wait until next week." Sam
Friday Social Dance
These are some of our our favourite dances for Friday Night Social Dancing. Once you know a handful of these, you are ready to come along!
Progressive Jive, Samba, Military 2 Step, and Cha Cha Cha.
Cha Cha Cha
Evening 3 Step
Tracie Leigh Waltz
President's Daughter's Waltz
New Vogue Quickstep
Plus a few more!
"Dancesport Kingdom has great staff and friendly social dancers, who encourage each other" Helen
Perfect for couples learning together as well.
The Friday evening Social Dance event at Dancesport Kingdom is perfect for you to practice what you are learning in your private dance lessons. Although it's a social event, if you've come together as couple you do not need to dance with anyone else. You can choose to socialise or just dance the night away with one another.
"We both feel DK is a fixed part of our life and has brought us so much happiness – through the social dancing and great friendship and been a great learning experience which has greatly enhanced the latter stages of our lives." David and Joanne
How many dancers attend?
We regularly get around 40-60 dancers attending the Friday night Social Ballroom dance, roughly 45/55 male to female ratio on most evenings.
I'm a single lady, are there enough gents to dance with?
YES! Normally, we are roughly 45/55 male to female ratio. As a single lady, you might sit out a few dances, but if you position yourself along the side of the floor rather than in the lounge, you'll get more dances. Plus don't be afraid to ask the gents to dance! And it's important to get up and dance all the progressive dance brackets, so you can meet all the gents and prospective partners.
What is the average age group?
Our Friday night social dancers are an average age of 45 - 50. We have a group of younger adult dancers in their early 20's and 30's, and a group in their 50's and 60's.
We are a couple. Do we have to change partners?
No you don't. But if you feel like being social, we do have three brackets of progressive dancers, however, that are a fun way to meet other dancers and couples.
Do I need to know all the dances before I attend?
No you don't. It's a good idea if you know a handful of dances to get the most out of the evening. The Social Dance Schedule focusses on the dances being taught in lessons for the term, making a great time to practice. If you need to brush up on a few dancers, why not book a private dance lesson first?
I'm a beginner. can I come along?
Friday night social dancing is not suitable for beginners, or those who do not know any of the dances listed above. We recommend you start with private dance lessons first or join the next group beginners course, which graduates at the social. Enquire here and we will find you the perfect teacher to start your Ballroom tuition.
What sort of music do you play?
We play a variety of traditional to modern music.
What is the dress code for Dancesport Kingdom?
No shorts, singlets or jeans please.
Can I just come along and watch?
Social Ballroom dancing is not a performance, and we work hard to make sure our dancers feel happy and comfortable at all times.
A Social Ballroom dancer's pleasure comes from the feeling as they dance together with their partner, gliding around the Ballroom, enjoying the music.
As such it is not meant to be a spectator activity and we encourage participation for everyone who attends, which is where the fun is! During the evening at a social Ballroom event it's common however for dancers to sit and chat with other dancers. Whilst you are welcome to come along just to watch, the door fee will still apply, and because w are a friendly lot, be prepared to be asked to dance!
How do I pay?
Dancesport Kingdom does not accept cash. When you come for your first dance with us, we will collect your credit or debit card details. You can then simply 'Waltz' in the door whenever you like, and we will charge your card for each visit.