About our Godalming dance venue
Here are some more details about our Godalming dance venue. If there is anything we haven't answered for you, please do not hesitate to ask! You can email us through our contact page.
There is free residential parking in the roads surrounding The Freeholders, St. John's Street, Farncombe, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3EJ
Godalming dance venue is in a function room attached to the pub and has a fully licensed bar available to our dancers. Therefore we respectfully request that dancers refrain from bringing in their own drinks to the venue.
Our Godalming dance venue is a cosy function room with a lovely wooden floor great lighting and sound system and air conditioning.
The function room is not huge so seats are positioned around the edge of the wooden floor, to maximise dance space.
Standard of dancers
On a regular class night, we have a range of dancers in Godalming, some have done no dancing at all previous to joining us, while others are very experienced.
On our special events and party nights we have had many experienced dancers and even teachers come along for a freestyle and to socialise.
We have a warm and relaxed atmosphere where everyone dances and practises together. We love to dance so please come and ask us, if we don't ask you first!
We normally start with beginners moves but if there are no beginners present, we might do more improvers moves instead. The beginners are always taught the same four moves each week, but we may vary the hand hold or practise some footwork or techniques.
Then we take a short break for people to make notes, go to the bar etc., after which we progress to improvers moves. Even complete beginners join in even if it is their first time as the moves are taught at a slow pace so they are easy to follow, even for our newcomers.
There is then another brief break before our intermediate class. Everyone is welcome to attempt the class, however, beginners might find this class difficult and prefer to watch instead. If you fancy giving it a go, we promise to talk you through slowly and clearly and our more experienced dancers are usually good at helping out beginners if they find it very challenging.
Jules is the teacher - she ia a UKA qualified salsa teacher, and has also taught modern jive, salsafit and pilates.
Paul has been dancing since January 2010, is addicted to salsa, and has attended almost every class three/four times a week (to date he has only missed two!) since he started.
For salsa nights we play range of music from traditional cuban tunes to Latin pop songs, salsa style remixes of popular hits, R&B, salsa fusion tracks, and anything else that gets requested. If we haven't got what you request we will do our best to get it for the next week, so please let us know if you have any favorites! The same applies to any modern jive/blues tracks, we play a mixture of old and new classic tracks, some well known favorites and some classy blues and smooth jive you might not have heard before, but are bliss to dance to.