Hi and welcome to Dance to be Free (formerly Latin Dancing Christchurch), a dance studio based in east Christchurch (Redcliffs/Sumner), offering Latin American, Ballroom and Line Dancing lessons.
We welcome students of all levels and all ages. We specialise in beginners!
Both individuals and couples are welcome (no partner needed).
Dance lessons can be one on one, couples, or in groups. For groups, you can either join one of our existing classes (see timetable) or grab a bunch of friends and start your own private group (we just need 4-5 regulars for this).
We have two beginner classes (6-7pm Tuesdays and Thursdays) and we structure the class so you can join in anytime, so if you’d like to pop in, just let us know! As we limit classes to 10 students, we recommended sending us a text just to check there is space. So if you have been thinking about dancing – here is your chance to give it a go! A reminder that no partner is needed. For more info, give us a call or drop us an email. Full details of the classes, dance styles and times can be found on the timetable.
For more information on the various dance styles on offer, along with pricing for small groups, individuals and couples, please see our dance styles and pricing page.
Our head instructor is Adriaan Beddie from South Africa, who has over 10 years dancing experience, ranging from competing in national (South African) dance competitions, TV work, and dance judging. Adriaan prides himself on providing a welcoming experience to those completely new to dancing, and says: “Thinking you have ‘two left feet’ is no barrier to learning to dance.”
Wedding couples most welcome, which includes an individually choreographed first dance, made especially to suit the couples personality.