About Island Dance Wizards

We run friendly, fun partner-dancing Lessons, Workshops and Events. You don't need any dance experience, you can start any week and (apart from some selected Workshops) you don't even need to bring a partner! We employ only full time professional dance teachers and concentrate on really learning to move and improvise/react as a couple rather than just on memorising steps.

Most of our Dance Lessons have a Practica/Freestyle at the end to give you a chance to practice, socialise and have fun (we'll be on hand to answer any questions or assist on lapses of memory!). Unless you wish to book for a whole course on Special Offer, you pay only for each session you attend. We always aim to have a relaxed, fun atmosphere and welcome feedback by email!

*** We also run Freestyle Dance Parties in Newport, IOW and regular Workshops at a variety of venues (on the Mainland and on the Island) - email for more details!! ***

Exhibition Dancing, Choreography, Show Tuition, Teacher Training and Special Occasion (Wedding First Dance, Proms, Cruises etc.) Tuition are also available by appointment.

Contact Name: Basil Barrett

Dance Styles: 1940s Jive, Argentine Tango, Bachata, Ballet, Blues, Cha Cha (Club), Charleston, Leroc, Merengue, Modern Jive, Rock n Roll, Salsa, Salon Tango, Tango Nuevo, Fantasia, Milonga, Tango Vals, Tango Fusion, Contemporary Blues, Traditional (USA) Blues, Blues Fusion, Smooth Modern Jive

Roles: Event Organiser, Dance Teacher, Regular Dance Classes, Wedding First Dance, Private Lessons, Dance Performance

Events: Special, Class

Main Area: Isle of Wight

Website: http://www.facebook.com/IslandDanceWizards

Forthcoming Events

Date   Event Name/Venue Description/Dance Styles
Sat
21
Jul
Argentine Tango Classes/Practica
Whippingham Community Hall
Class
Friendly & Fun: Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced Tango lessons plus Social Dance/Practica
Argentine Tango, Salon Tango, Tango Nuevo, Milonga, Tango Fusion
Masterclass - Hooked on Tango!
Friends Meeting House
Special
Fortnightly Masterclasses: Each revisits an Iconic Tango Movement from a Fresh Perspective
Argentine Tango
Sun
22
Jul
Argentine Tango Classes/Practica
Bembridge Village Hall
Class
Friendly & Fun: Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced Tango lessons plus Social Dance/Practica
Argentine Tango, Salon Tango, Tango Nuevo, Tango Vals, Tango Fusion
Mon
23
Jul
Smooth JIVE & Blues Class/Freestyle
Bembridge Village Hall
Class
Classes in a Smooth/Blues-Influenced style of Modern Jive followed by Freestyle Dancing...
Blues, Leroc, Modern Jive, Contemporary Blues, Smooth Modern Jive
Sun
29
Jul
Argentine Tango Classes/Practica
Methodist Church Hall Sandown
Class
Friendly & Fun: Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced Tango lessons plus Social Dance/Practica
Argentine Tango, Salon Tango, Tango Nuevo, Tango Vals, Tango Fusion
Mon
30
Jul
Smooth JIVE & Blues Class/Freestyle
Methodist Church Hall Sandown
Class
Classes in a Smooth/Blues-Influenced style of Modern Jive followed by Freestyle Dancing...
Blues, Leroc, Modern Jive, Contemporary Blues, Smooth Modern Jive
Sat
04
Aug
Argentine Tango Classes/Practica
Whippingham Community Hall
Class
Friendly & Fun: Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced Tango lessons plus Social Dance/Practica
Argentine Tango, Salon Tango, Tango Nuevo, Milonga, Tango Fusion
Tango Masterclass - Time and Space
Friends Meeting House
Special
Fortnightly Masterclasses: Each revisits an Iconic Tango Movement from a Fresh Perspective
Argentine Tango
Sun
05
Aug
Argentine Tango Classes/Practica
Methodist Church Hall Sandown
Class
Friendly & Fun: Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced Tango lessons plus Social Dance/Practica
Argentine Tango, Salon Tango, Tango Nuevo, Tango Vals, Tango Fusion
Mon
06
Aug
Smooth JIVE & Blues Class/Freestyle
Methodist Church Hall Sandown
Class
Classes in a Smooth/Blues-Influenced style of Modern Jive followed by Freestyle Dancing...
Blues, Leroc, Modern Jive, Contemporary Blues, Smooth Modern Jive