Introduction to Ballroom with Alice Gregory (6 weeks)

by Pineapple Dance Studios

Introduction to Ballroom with Alice Gregory is a beginner friendly introduction to the Ballroom dances seen on Strictly. Float around the dance floor learning the Foxtrot or practicing the fiery Tango if you are looking for a bit of drama.

Have a go at the romantic and graceful Slow Waltz and pick up the pace with a toe tapping Quickstep to finish off the course!

Each lesson will focus on one dance with an introduction the technique, timing and some basic steps which will enable you to dance round the room to a whole song by the end of each lesson! Throughout the course Alice will help you understand how to lead and follow a partner.

This course is perfect for people taking their first steps on the dance floor or those hoping to build confidence by going back to the absolute basics.

You don't need to bring a partner, we will partner up in the class and Alice is on hand to dance with everyone.

You will leave the course knowledgeable and confident in the basics of Ballroom, ready to explore Pineapple's open ballroom classes and the exciting array of Ballroom dancing events across London.

No previous dance experience is necessary to take this beginner friendly course - everyone is welcome!



  • Musical timing & musicality
  • Footwork
  • Ballroom dance styles
  • Rhythm
  • Basic ballroom dance steps & moves
  • …and so much more!



  • Footwear:  Please bring shoes/trainers that are comfortable to move in or salsa shoes if you have any. 
  • Comfortable clothing:  For our dance classes, we encourage everyone to wear what they feel the most comfortable to move in. You can visit our Pineapple store opposite the studios and ask for advice from our staff, or can check out our online store where we have all the dance essentials you might need for your class. We have changing rooms and showers on location.
  • Water bottle: It's important to stay hydrated during your classes, so make sure you bring your water bottle. We have multiple water points in the building where you can have a refill. 



This Ballroom course for beginners is 6 weeks long, with 1 class per week on Saturdays (6 classes all together). Each class is 60 minutes long and held by Alice Gregory at Pineapple Dance Studios. 

Course start date: 5th October 2024

Timings: Saturdays 4.30 - 5.30pm (60 minutes)

1st Class: Saturday 5th October

2nd Class: Saturday 12th October

3rd Class: Saturday 19th October

4th Class: Saturday 26th October

5th Class: Saturday 2nd November

6th Class: Saturday 9th November

Price: £89


All courses are non-refundable* and have to be booked before their start date. The course price is inclusive of our membership fee. 

*If you cancel up to 48hrs before the start of the course, you will receive a refund in a form of account credit.



Alice Gregory dance course for ballroom dancers

Alice Gregory is a finalist of many international Ballroom competitions from South Africa to Singapore and her lessons are based upon the ISTD technique. She also teaches Latin and Barre.

As an experienced health researcher, Alice is passionate about making dance relatable and accessible for the benefit of physical, mental and social health. Everyone will leave the class feeling they have achieved something!

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