Caroline Coomber School of Dance
Professional Tuition in Ballroom, Latin, Rock 'n' Roll, Sequence, and Belly Dance
About Caroline Coomber
Caroline is a full time professional dance teacher based in the North East of Scotland, specialising in Ballroom, Latin American, and Classical Sequence dance. She is qualified to Licentiate level with the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance (UKA) and Associate level with the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA). She runs classes and sessions (private lessons and practice sessions) all over Moray and in Inverness, and holds regular Social Dance events. For four years she was Tutor at the prestigious Northern Dance Club in Aberdeen. She is available for private tuition and for working with wedding couples on their First Dance, and provides tuition for those wishing to do medal work and competition work.
People of all ages attend her sessions, and all levels of ability are taught from the complete Beginner to the Intermediate dancer.
Caroline has been dancing since she was three years old and was taught Latin American and Ballroom dancing by John Cunningham in Elgin for many years. It's to him that she owes her progression onto teaching, which has been a life changing experience for her. John is still an important person in her development as a teacher, and she also attends regular lessons with Alan Millar in Edinburgh. When turning professional in 2006, Alan and his wife, Norma, were undefeated Scottish National Amateur Ballroom Champions; five times Scottish Open Senior Ballroom Champions; 21 times Scottish National Senior Ballroom Champions; and three times winners of the British National Senior o/50s Ballroom Championships. Check out their website: www.millarsdancestudios.co.uk. Caroline also receives regular tuition from Kim Devine in Arbroath who is a Fellow and Examiner of the International Dance Teachers' Association (www.kimdevineschoolofdance.co.uk).
The Classes (in Inverness and Elgin) and Workshops are fun and informal and people are made to feel very welcome, but at the same time a serious amount of work is covered. People attending for the first time will be surprised at how quickly they will be dancing. Steps are shown slowly and in detail, starting with the basics, and as these are mastered, you progress onto learning routines. As you get more confident, more challenging choreography can be taught.
This type of dance is a great way of keeping fit, toning up, improving posture, increasing confidence and meeting new friends. You take from it what you want, whether it be learning just a few simple steps so you can dance socially, or moving into Medal work and/or Competition work, it's entirely up to you. For some people it can be a life changing experience.
Social get-togethers are arranged on a regular basis, and there are Practice Sessions available which give you the opportunity to try out what you've been learning in class. It gives you the chance to meet and observe other dancers also.
Dances taught are Modern Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive, which are the ten Dancesport dances, as well as Classical and Modern Sequence, and Rock 'n' Roll.
Contact Caroline Coomber:
Phone: 01343 541983
Mobile: 07805 035282