Caroline Coomber School of Dance

Professional Tuition in Ballroom, Latin, Rock 'n' Roll, Sequence, and Belly Dance

Come along and experience the joy of learning to dance at our regular sessions in Elgin and Inverness. Ballroom, Latin American, Classical Sequence, and Rock 'n' Roll are all taught by Caroline Coomber, a Professional Dance Teacher who is a member of the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance and an Associate of the International Dance Teachers Association.

Our sessions include classes, workshops, practice sessions, private tuition, wedding tuition and social dance events, medal work, and competition work.

Once a year we hold a Medal Test Day, and we regularly invite top class Professional Dancers to the area to demonstrate and lecture for us. In the last few years we have had Richard Still and Morgan Hemphill; Ben Taylor and Stefanie Bosen; Michael and Lauren Hemera; and AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt (who are now working as Professional dancers on 'Strictly Come Dancing').
 

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Beginners Classes

Beginners Dance Classes Inverness, Highlands, Elgin, Moray

NEW! Starting 6 November
Ballroom & Latin American

Inverness
Tuesdays  8pm – 9pm

 

NEW! Starting 7 November
Ballroom & Latin American

Elgin
Wednesdays  6.30pm – 7.30pm

 

NEW! Starting 8 November
Rock 'n' Roll & Sequence Dance

Elgin
Thursdays  6pm – 7pm

8 november – Rock 'n' Roll
15 november – Sequence Dance
22 november – Rock 'n' Roll
29 november – Sequence Dance
6 december – Rock 'n' Roll
13 december – Sequence Dance
20 december – Rock 'n' Roll

 

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NEW!  Ballroom & Latin Classes for Beginners
in Inverness and Elgin

Tuesday evenings in Inverness, 8pm – 9pm (Starting 6 November)
Wednesday evenings in Elgin, 6.30pm – 7.30pm (Starting 7 November)
These classes are aimed at the complete Beginner. You will gradually learn short, straightforward routines in Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, and Rumba, and at a later date we will move onto Samba, Paso Doble and Viennese Waltz.
If you are unable to bring a partner then it is fine to come along on your own. Classes are friendly, welcoming and enjoyable and a great way to exercise and meet new friends.
Please contact me for further details.

NEW!  Rock 'n' Roll & Sequence Dance Class for Beginners in Elgin

Thursday evenings in Elgin, 6pm – 7pm (Starting 8 November)

8 november – Rock 'n' Roll
15 november – Sequence Dance
22 november – Rock 'n' Roll
29 november – Sequence Dance
6 december – Rock 'n' Roll
13 december – Sequence Dance
20 december – Rock 'n' Roll

Please contact me for further details.

Dance Classes Inverness, Highlands, Elgin, Moray

Christmas Dance on Sunday 16 December in Lossiemouth

Our Christmas Dance will take place on Sunday 16 December, 1pm – 6pm, at Lossiemouth Town Hall. Bring your own drinks and food. There will be a raffle, with proceeds going to a local cause. Any prize donations would be very gratefully received. £7 per person at the door, children free. Family and friends welcome.

Sequence Dance Class in Elgin

In this Class, which runs in Elgin on Friday afternoons 12.15pm – 13.15pm, we are concentrating on Classical Sequence but covering Popular Sequence dances too.
Please contact me for more information.

Rock 'n' Roll Class in Lossiemouth/Elgin

Anyone can attend, whether you have tried Rock 'n' Roll before or you are a complete Beginner, we cater for everyone. The steps are very straightforward and lots of fun, and allow you to dance to fast music without getting out of breath!
Please contact me for more information, and next date (this is not a weekly class).

Discount on Dance Shoes and Dancewear

I now receive teacher discount from Move Dancewear. They stock a great choice of Latin and Ballroom Dance Shoes at competitive prices and I can also recommend their Dancewear. Delivery is free when you spend a minimum of £30, which is another great saving. I also receive teacher discount from Supadance, Ray Rose, Freed of London, and International Dance Shoes.
I am happy to order shoes for you so you can benefit from these discounts. All I ask is that if they don’t fit or they are unsuitable, you have the responsibility of dealing with the returns/exchanges.

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Medal Tests News

Next Medal Tests on 18/19 January

Our next Medal Tests will be on the weekend of 18/19 January. Further details to follow soon. I had a lovely chat with Joan Martin, our examiner. As I explained before, she is so busy with family, her Dance School and with her UKA President's duties around the world that it has been really difficult for us to confirm anything, until now.

Doing Medal Tests

Doing Medal Tests improves your dancing and your confidence, it makes you practice and it gives you something to aim for. All grades are done through the UKA (UK Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance). The award you receive (a beautiful Certificate and a Medal) is recognised internationally and the UKA do Medal Tests worldwide.

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Weekend with Michael and Lauren a huge success

Our demonstration couple for 2018 were Michael Hemera and Lauren McFarlane Hemera. On Saturday 7 April at Lossiemouth Town Hall they performed a five-Dance Latin Show for us, and they also presented Medals and Certificates to those who did their exams in September 2017. On Sunday morning they lead a couple of Latin workshops.

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Fabulous Medal Tests Weekend

On 29 and 30 September 2017 we had a fabulous Medal Tests weekend: a mixture of Medal Tests, Workshops, private lessons, and Social Dance evening. Joan Martin, our examiner, was just amazing and gave us so much of her time during her stay. She was so wonderful to everyone and having a friendly examiner makes all the difference when it comes to nerves! I am so proud of all those who took their tests. You all worked so hard and you all danced so well just when it mattered on the Big Day.

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Competition News

Sunday 2 December: Scottish Closed Championships in Glasgow

The Scottish Closed Ballroom and Latin Championships will take place at Glasgow Marriott Hotel on Sunday 2 December. It is an evening event which includes a four-course dinner and dance as well as the Ballroom and Latin competitions. A huge glitzy affair and a chance to get dressed up to the nines.

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Aberdeen  28 October 2018

The competition on Sunday 28 October at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom was the busiest I have ever seen it. I am very proud of our six couples who all got good results. Thank you to all of you who came to spectate and to support us.

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Falkirk  9 September 2018

Social Dancers prize line-up at the Falkirk competition on Sunday 9 September 2018 Three of our couples competed in Dancesport Scotland's competition in Falkirk. They were trying out new routines for the first time in a competitive environment and all did extremely well.

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Falkirk  18 March 2018

What a fantastic day we had at the Falkirk Dancesport Scotland Competition where we had three of our couples admirably representing our Dance School. They were up against some serious opposition but they weren't at all phased and scored a very impressive array of results.

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Blackpool  6 January 2018

On Saturday 6 January we had three couples representing us at the Champions of Tomorrow Competition in the world-famous Empress Ballroom at Blackpool Winter Gardens. They did us proud in what is a notoriously difficult event to progress in. They were up against very stiff competition and were dancing in front of around 3000 people.

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Dancesport Scotland Competitions

Competition Dates for 2018:

18 March — Falkirk Competition Day — Falkirk Town Hall
9 September — Falkirk Provost Trophy Day — Falkirk Town Hall
28 October — Northern Trophy Day— Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen
2 December — Scottish Closed Championships — Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

For more information: www.dancesportscotland.org Competition at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen

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