Dream of Dance School for Ballroom and Latin Dances enter

Welcome

There is nothing better than dancing to put a little spring in your step. Dream of Dance was formed from our passion of dance and the need to share our expertise and skill with others.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or experienced dance enthusiast, we are here to help you to take your dancing to the next level. Join us today for a fresh new start!

Check out our Classes

The Dream Team

Our lessons are designed around the recommended syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD). We have also incorporated additional techniques from years of experience of competing professionally in International Competitions. We are strongly committed to providing the very best learning experience for all our students in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Meet our Teachers

Group Lessons

At Dream of Dance, we offer evening group lessons on every Wednesdays from 8pm to 10pm. Doors open at 7:45pm. Lessons are formated in two sessions (Latin and Ballroom). We also offer online class every Friday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm.

Realise your dancing dreams with our carefully crafted group lessons. Our dance routines are designed around ISTD steps and techniques to give all levels a basic framework to learn and expand from regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer:

  • Social and fun, no partner required
  • Absolute beginners are welcome
  • Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Viennese Waltz
  • Latin: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble

There's nothing more satisfying than being able to take to the floor with confidence and style. Our lessons helps you:

  • Understanding posture, developing body awareness and co-ordination
  • Learning essential elements of Ballroom dancing such as rise and fall, lock steps and chasse
  • Improving coordination, balance, control and posture
  • Increasing confidence in performing partnered dance steps

Private Lessons

Take your dancing to the next level at Dream of Dance

You will be taught by our dedicated teachers - ISTD Certified Teacher and a World Champion to help you find the best approach specifically tailored for you (individual or couple) giving you the space to learn at your own pace.

Private Lessons are perfect for any level whether you want to improve, to take medal exams or enter competitions.

Please book in advance by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Have you thought about your first dance yet?

Well look no further; we will choreograph your Wedding Dance just for you at a level you are comfortable with.

The earlier you begin the more comfortable and relaxed you will feel on your special day. Contact our experienced teachers today for more information: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Saturday Tea Dance

Come join us for relaxing social dance to meet new friends and practise your new steps!

We will be hosting the Saturday Tea Dance at our Woodhouse College venue, N12 9EY.

  • Venue: Woodhouse College Main Hall, N12 9EY
  • Tea Dances:
  •  
  • Tea dance:09/09, 23/09, 07/10, 21/10, 04/11, 18/11, and 02/12 (£10 2:30-4:30 with FREE sequence dance classes from 2:00-2:20)
  •  
  • Free parking: on site
  •  

 

For more information, please contact us by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Dances and Parties

Join us for a Dream of Dance party and enjoy great music and dancing in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Waltz, Quickstep, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha and more... whether this is your first Ballroom and Latin dance experience or you are more expert at tripping the light fantastic, free the dancer in you at Dream of Dance.

We host Dances during the week and Monthly Parties on a Saturday evening - view our events page for more details or join Dream of Dance group on Facebook.

Please write to us with your contact details or join us on Facebook and we will keep you updated with our news and events.

Junior Dance Classes

Ballroom and Latin dancing is a great way to get young children active, as well as develop their physical co-ordination skills and strength. Furthermore, it aids in improving posture, grace and poise. On top of the physical benefits, Ballroom and Latin dancing is a highly enjoyable and sociable activity, where children can both have fun and meet new people.

Children will be taught the international standard Ballroom and Latin dances based on the ISTD syllabus (Imperial Society of Teachings of Dancing), by professionally trained and qualified teachers. The contents of our courses are geared towards ISTD Medal Exams, which are internationally recognised and highly regarded on personal statements and CVs for higher education and future employment.

For more information, please contact us by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

 

Friday Group Lesson

Anyone can dance, regardless of age or ability. At dream of dance, through our dance lessons, we seek to help you to discover the wonderful dancer in your heart. Maybe it's the Argentinean Tango, the Viennese Waltz, the Salsa, the Bachata, the Jive, the English Waltz, an improvised riff at a night club or a step or two at a family wedding. Whatever the style or situation, dancing can be fun and a great way to socialize.

Friday Online Class using Zoom: New classes coming soon!

 

Class in winter 2021: Please contact us for updates by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or through our Contact page.

Saturday Tea Dance

Come join us for relaxing social dance to meet new friends and practise your new steps!

We will be hosting the Saturday Tea Dance at our Woodhouse College venue, N12 9EY.

  • Venue: Woodhouse College Main Hall, N12 9EY
  • January Tea Dance
  •  
  • Tea dance:09/09, 23/09, 07/10, 21/10, 04/11, 18/11, and 02/12 (£10 2:30-4:30 with FREE sequence dance classes from 2:00-2:20)
  •  
  • Free parking: on site
  •  

 

For more information, please contact us by email: info@dreamofdance.co.uk or by using our Contact page.

Winter term group lessons 2023

Every wednesday at North Finchley. Lessons are formated in two sessions. In each session there will be 30 minutes teaching followed by 20 minutes practice. Dances are arranged in 4 weeks rotations, with one ballroom and one latin dance in each week. Routines learnt will be revised with new challenging figures put in according to progression of skills in different dances.

  • Venue: Christ Church Hall, 620 High Street, N12 0NU (behind church's main building)
  • Time: 8pm -10pm (doors open at 7:45pm)
  • Price: Block of 4 lessons at £52, pay at the door is £15 per lesson. please book in advance to reserve your place

 

September

06.09 - Chacha, Foxtrot
13.09 - Chacha, Foxtrot
20.09 - Chacha, Foxtrot
27.09 - Chacha, Foxtrot

October

04.10 - Jive, Tango
11.10 - Jive, Tango
18.10 - Jive, Tango
25.10 - Jive, Tango

November

01.11 - Samba, Waltz
08.11 - Samba, Waltz
15.11 - Samba, Waltz
22.11 - Samba, Waltz
29.11 - Rumba, Quickstep

December

06.12 - Rumba, Quickstep
13.12 - Rumba, Quickstep
20.12 - Rumba, Quickstep
27.12 - Xmas holiday

Monthly parties

Dream of Dance hosts our next dance party at our Woodhouse college venue. The Woodhouse college hall has excellent lighting and sound system with a spacious dance floor. We have ample parking on site. The Tally Ho Corner bus station and tube North Line are also within walking distance to the venue. Address: Woodhouse Rd, North Finchley, London N12 9EY.

  • New party dates coming up soon, please keep checking in for updates at here or on our facebook page

Medal Exams

At Dream of Dance, we believe Medal Exam is one of the best ways to keep dance learning focused. Our routines are carefully choreographed based on ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) Medal Examination guide lines. Our lessons will be informative and fun with lots of practice.

Contact us for private lessons and find out our next examination date.

Practice makes perfect! Honing your dance skills in our spacious dance hall, with great music and friendly atmosphere. You may also would like to join of weekly dance lessons, Wednesday and Friday.

Junior Dance Class

Ballroom and Latin dancing is a great way to get young children active, as well as develop their physical co-ordination skills and strength. Furthermore, it aids in improving posture, grace and poise. On top of the physical benefits, Ballroom and Latin dancing is a highly enjoyable and sociable activity, where children can both have fun and meet new people.

Junior dance class is currently closed to follow social distancing guidelines. Please contact us for updates. Our private lessons are open for junior dancers.

 

News

Tea dance in September

  • Venue: Woodhouse College main hall, N12 9EY
  • Date: 09/09 and 23/09
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Price: £10 (including FREE sequence dance classes from 2:00-2:20pm)
  • Please Contact us to book in advance.
  • Free parking: on site
  •  

Contact form

Your Name:
E-mail:
Phone:
Message:

Primary contacts

Christ Church Hall,
620 High Street,
North Finchley,
London, N12 0NU
.

+44 (0)2084463900Tel:
+44 (0)2089290888Fax:
E-mail: info@dreamofdance.co.uk

Bus: Route 263 stops immediately in front of the church. Bus routes 82, 125, 134, 221 and 460 all stop at North Finchley calling at bus stops on either side of the Tally Ho triangle and at the new North Finchley Bus Station underneath the arts centre.

Underground: The nearest Underground station is West Finchley on the Northern Line, which is about 10 minutes walk away. Alternatively travel to East Finchley Northern Line station and take the 263 bus.

Privacy policy

Dream of Dance takes the issue of privacy seriously.

What we do with your information

The information collected by Dream of Dance through this website will be used to better fulfill any service you might request. It may be shared with other affiliate companies whom we allow access to this information. You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and to make corrections if necessary. You also have the right to ask us not to use the information supplied in a certain way.

Cookies

Some parts of the Dream of Dance site may, in future, use "cookies." A cookie is an element of data that a website sends to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. If you do not want cookies sent to your computer, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Then you decide whether or not to accept it. If you reject cookies from Dream of Dacne, you would not be able to enter some areas of the site.

E-mail: info@dreamofdance.co.uk

Testimonials

  • Adam and Lindsay - Wedding Dance Lesson

    Dream of Dance were fantastic at choreographing our wedding dance. They tailored the dance perfectly to our ability while making the whole experience a lot of fun. We were twirling and giggling throughout. We can't recommend them enough.

    Jane - Junior Dance Class

    My daughter has been learning with Dream of Dance for two and a half years. In that time she has taken four exams achieving excellent grades in all of them. I have found Dream of Dance to be a relaxed , friendly and flexible dance school and highly recommend it.

  • Elaine - Group Lesson and Medal Exam

    Thank you Joan, Richard and the team of professional dancers at Dream of Dance for all your help and patience in teaching me dance steps, routines and techniques in such a fun and friendly manner. Don't just dream of dance come along to one of the Dream of Dance classes and join the fun and keep fit whatever your age, level and aspirations.

  • Anthea - Private Lesson

    I came to Dream of Dance as an experienced dancer looking for private lessons to polish and grow on my existing dance skills. The quality of tuition at Dream of Dance is exceptional, the teachers are genuinely lovely people, very friendly, patient and put you at ease and the lessons are such good value. I would recommend Dream of Dance school to anyone, beginner or experienced dancers alike. I have progressed so quickly, I am so glad I chose this dance school, I just wish I could attend more often!

  • Njomeza - Junior Dance Class

    Dream of Dance children ballroom lessons are excellent! Having been to past dance schools ( incl Karen Hardy's which is quite well known ) this is by far the best. Dance sessions challange students to peform to the best of their ability and yet are still really fun. I have learn't so much in only a year and continue to do so. I would highly recommend to anyone, of any ability. Dream of Dance is just brilliant!!

  • Sheryl - Group Lesson and Medal Exam

    Dream of Dance classes are very friendly and informative. Even if you don't have any experience of ballroom and Latin you will find the classes enjoyable. The teachers are very professional and they help you achieve your goal in dancing. I love going to their classes because I learn a lot and everyone there has a passion for dance!

    Tazim - Private Lesson

    A wonderful experience of learning to dance, very professional, encouraging and enthusiastic approach to teaching ball room and latin dancing.

  • Freda and Pierre - Wedding Dance Lesson

    We started dancing as a couple some six months before our wedding. We really wanted to put up a proper show at our wedding and we did. After six months of weekly or sometimes even twice a week lessons (and we have to admit we didn't practice at all in between) we not only delivered a fantastic waltz with lifts and turns and swooshes that got everybody on their feet, we also slotted in some jive, quickstep and cha cha. Our friends loved it, we loved it and we are now continuing the lessons just because we enjoy dancing. The team around Joan are great. Everybody is enthusiastic, they know their stuff, want to help, make it look better. We are having a ball.

  • Chong - Private Lesson

    I work in IT, and years of slouching at my desk in front of a computer screen had given me bad posture as a result of my spine adopting an abnormal curvature. Lengthy sessions of physiotherapy did not improve my posture. A chance introduction to ballroom (social) dancing at "Dream of Dance" made me realise that dance is accomplishing what expensive physiotherapy sessions could not achieve - improve my posture. Two years on, and I am walking more upright and with more confidence than ever. Thank you "Dream of Dance"!

  • Rosana - Medal Exam Lesson

    Joan has been teaching my daughter Amy for over two years now. Amy came to the dancing class one Wednesday evening and enjoyed it so much that she decided to return and have more lessons with Joan. Joan was very patient with her, and taught Amy at a pace that suited her, with the result that Amy has now taken her bronze and silver medal exams with excellent results. More importantly Amy enjoys the dancing so much and looks forward to her weekly class with Joan. So well done to Dream of Dance, many thanks to Joan for your patience and hard work and inspiring Amy to learn to be a good dancer.

Overview

Inside everyone of us there is a dancer. Only some of us are blessed with the gift of being able to communicate and let out their inner-dancer.

We opened Dream of Dance to bring out the dancer in YOU. We want to share our passion, expertise and knowledge so that you can take to any dance floor with confidence and style. Our goal-orientated and well-structured Ballroom and Latin dance lessons are here to help you achieve your dancing dreams in a fun and relaxed atmosphere whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer.

Ballroom and Latin dance keeps you fit and is sociable. Other than the Group and Private lessons, we also have scheduled weekly practice dances as well as monthly parties. Dream of Dance is open to everyone regardless of age or skill.

The Dream Team

  • Joan Lee

  • Nuno Sabroso

  • Danny Power

  • Katie

  • Ted

  • Nadia

Teachers

Joan Lee (ISTD Fellowship with distinction in both Ballroom and Latin American dances)   

Joan Lee is a qualified dance teacher and a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), one of the world's leading dance examination boards. She holds Fellowship, the highest teaching qualification offered by the ISTD, with distinction. She is also the founder and director of Dream of Dance, a Ballroom and Latin dance school in London that offers classes for all levels and ages. Joan has been teaching for more than 15 years and has helped many of her students excel in ISTD exams and win trophies in various competitions for Ballroom and Latin American dances. Joan is passionate about sharing her love of dance with her students and helping them achieve their goals and dreams.

Teachers

Nuno Sabroso    

Nuno is a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer from Lisbon, Portugal. He started his Ballroom & Latin American dance training over 15 years ago and has since taken part in a number of International competitions around the world.

Nuno has nine years of continuous teaching experience and is qualified in all Ballroom and Latin styles, as well as Salsa, Contemporary and Jazz.

He holds a BA degree in Dance and has also worked extensively on implementing wheelchair dance in Portugal, achieving 3rd place in the World Championship as a standing partner.

Nuno has a warm and friendly personality and enjoys teaching people of all levels and abilities.

Teachers

Katie   

Katie has always loved to dance. She started Irish dancing at 6 years old and competed to the highest level all over the world. Katie decided to try Ballroom and Latin dancing to continue to keep fit and since joining Dream of Dance School 5 years ago, has grown to love both Ballroom and Latin disciplines. She has completed ISTD Medal Exams during this time too. She finds dancing the best way to relax and forget the stresses of work and canít think of a better way to spend her free time.

Katie enjoys learning the details and techniques of Ballroom and Latin dances and loves to help in adult and childrenís classes to share with others her passion for dancing.

Teachers

Ted   

Ted is a highly experienced dancer in Latin American and Modern ballroom dancing. He knows how to move with grace, rhythm and flair. He has been dancing for over 10 years and has won several competitions and awards. Ted is passionate about dancing and always eager to learn new steps and techniques. He is also very conscientious and respectful of his partner's preferences and comfort level. Ted likes to share his experience and joy for dancing. He will help you to feel confident and happy on the dance floor, no matter what your skill level or style.

Teachers

Danny Power   

Danny started dancing since he was 12 years old. He graduated with honour as a professional dancer for Chinese folk dance. Since 2007, Danny has been concentrating his efforts on Latin American dances. In 2011, he passed the Chinese national exams for dance teacher Grade II.

From 2009, Danny competed professionally in many CDSF (Chinese Dancesport Federation) open competitions. In 2010, he achieved first and second places in Cha Cha Cha and Rumba for the CDSF Open-Guangxi Region. And again, in 2011, first place in university division for CDSF Open-Guangxi Region.

Currently, Danny is studying a BA degree in Contemporary Dance in London.

Teachers

Nadia   

Nadia, by nature is very sporty. She was chosen to dance performances in her School years annually in Greece and has formed up her passion in Latin dances. She has strong sense of presentation and rhythm with beautiful body shaping. Nadia followed her instincts for dancing with hard training. Now she has achieved great results. Since she came to Dream of Dance School 2 years ago, Nadia has gained much knowledge in Ballroom and Latin dances and has attended various local shows. Nadia was also awarded high marks in her ISTD Medal Exams.

Currently, Nadia is a member of University competition dance team in UCL. Nadia wants to learn Ballroom and Latin dances in details and would like to help Dream of Dance School teachers in group classes and try to pass on her dance passion to people who just start to dance.