Dance classes should be fun. Fortunately, we laugh a lot every week. In the meantime, you will also learn to dance Slow Bal. A beautiful partner dance to lovely slow jazz music.
The best way to learn Slow Bal is by joining our weekly classes. Slow Bal is not only a beautiful partner dance (that you can dance with or without a fixed partner), it also increases your body awareness and it’s lots of fun to learn. You will get to know new people, step on someones toes, all while dancing to great jazz music. What is not to like?
Below you’ll find a description of our levels. New courses start in January, March-April and September.
You have to start somewhere, so why not at the beginning? In the Slow Bal Foundation course you will learn the Slow Bal basic. We add slides and extra steps to play with the music. You will become familiar with the close embrace that is so characteristic for this swing dance. Building from our basic, we will add a variety of classic Slow Bal moves to your repertoire. These moves and techniques form the foundation for your future Slow Bal life. (Which, we hope, will be very long!)
The Slow Bal Explorers course is perfect for everyone who knows the Slow Bal basic and some of its signature moves, but is still at the beginning of their Slow Bal journey. We will train your body awareness and musicality, while teaching you new variations to the moves that you know. Of course, we will also explore new things (Hey, we are Slow Bal explorers, aren’t we?!
This course is for dancers who are comfortable with dancing Slow Bal and want to top it up a notch. You know: climb the highest mountain and dive the deepest seas. Yes, you will learn new moves. But this course is about more than that. It’s about deepening your connection to your partner, the music and the dance. This might sound a bit vague, but I would say: let’s have an adventure
Did you miss the first (or the first few) lessons of a new course, but would you love to start dancing as soon as possible? There is always a way! Please contact us to discuss your options. For example, it would be possible to do a private lesson for a reduced fee to go over the lessons that you’ve missed. This way you can join the rest of the course with ease!
At the moment there are no government regulations concerning COVID-19 that prevent us from dancing together. In class we rotate partners, although this is not obligatory when you register with a partner. If you like, please feel free to wear a face mask
Slowfeet Studio is affiliated with the Rotterdampas. With the Rotterdampas you get a 25% discount on a Slow Bal beginners course (Foundation level). Instead of 129 euros, the course costs only 96,75 euros.
Private lessons are perfect to develop your own skills in a pace that suits you best. If you feel reluctant to take your first dance steps in a group, a private lesson beforehand can help to gain more confidence. Individual feedback can also help you grow if you are a more experienced dancer; adding more layers to your knowledge.
A one hour private lesson with one teacher costs 35 euro for one person and 40 euro for two people.
Per hour there is an additional fee of 10 euro for studio rent.
If you want a private lesson with more than two people, please contact us about the possibilities. We are very experienced in teaching different kinds of workshops for small and big groups.
The closed connection and slow pace of the dance makes Slow Bal perfect for the first dance at your wedding. With some romance or some humour (or both), it will be a memorable dance for sure. We can create a choreography for you, and help you practice for your big day.
We believe everyone can learn to dance. However, it will take some time, depending on your experience and skills. We advise you to start at least three months before your wedding day. It also helps when you join our weekly Slow Bal lessons, but this is of course optional.
Lessons for a wedding choreo cost 55 euro per hour. This is including the tailor made choreography and rental of the studio.