Ballroom Dancing for Fun
Wednesday Evenings
Spring Session Begins Wednesday April 17

This ballroom program will progressively cover all the dance styles over a few years and move the student from the basic movements to more advanced figures. You will also learn to recognize music, understand the beat, and associate it with the correct dance style. The lessons include a group instruction for each new figure, group practice, and practice as couples. The instructors provide lots of individual attention and coaching.

This session offers beginner lessons in Waltz, a 3-beat contemporary European and North American dance style that is popular in pop and country music. Returning dancers who learned the Foxtrot this winter will find that Waltz is very similar. The second hour caters to returning dancers to move Triple Swing to the advanced level of proficiency. Triple Swing is the popular rock-n-roll dance from the 1960s and remains relevant today.


Program Details 

Dates:  Wednesday April 17 – Wednesday June 19, 2019

Times:  7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Waltz – Beginner and Intermediate Levels

            8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Triple Swing - Intermediate and Advanced Levels

            Doors open at 6:30 for students to practice and recevie individual coaching

Cost:    $150.00   Waltz and Triple Swing – 2 Hours each night 7 – 9 pm for 10 weeks

            $100.00   Waltz Only 7 – 8 pm

            $100.00   Triple Swing Only 8 – 9 pm

Location:   Benson Centre - MacEwen Room

Open to couples, friends and family members dancing together, and individuals; we will integrate individual dancers.

Click here for Ballroom Dancing Registration Form

The Instructors - Tom Manley and Isabelle Masson - Tom and Isabelle have been dancing ballroom for fun for about 18 years and have been teaching ballroom dancing for 3 years. Before starting ballroom, they already enjoyed going out, listening to music, and freestyle dancing. Over time, they started looking for more, beyond the routine bobbing back and forth of freestyle dancing. Seeing an advertisement, they started classes and never looked back. Tom is living proof that anyone can learn ballroom dancing. He was initially clumsy with two left feet, could not hear the beat, and struggled to remember the figures. But Tom caught the rhythm and now leads graciously. Isabelle was a natural as she picked up the beat easily and flowed smoothly on the dance floor. The two are now respected dancers and they relish any occasion to go out and enjoy a band or a party.

For more information about ballroom dancing, please contact Tom at 613-361-2056 or email at For more information on recreation programming, please contact the Benson Centre at 613-938-9898 x2 or email at

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Lorne Taillon
Leisure Arts Coordinator
800 Seventh Street West, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
Phone: 613-938-9898 ext. 4012
Fax: 613-938-8855
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