Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes

Isle of Wight

Latin and Ballroom Dance Classes

On the Isle of Wight

Ballroom & Latin
Dance Classes

We teach the Ballroom & Latin dances that appear on Strictly:-

Waltz Jive Quickstep Rumba Tango Samba Foxtrot Viennese Waltz
Practise Nights

Practise Nights run most Fridays 8:00 to 9:30 pm. at Oakfield Primary School, Ryde

Dancers from other schools are very welcome!

Please always check the website before attending to ensure the Practise Night is running.
Sunday Tea Dances

We run Tea Dances every 2nd Sunday of the month 2 to 4 pm at Oakfield Primary School

Dancers from other schools are very welcome!

Our Classes & Social Events

Oakfield Primary School
Appley Lane
Ryde
PO33 1NE

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FRIDAYS

7:00 to 8:00 pm
Beginners Class

8:00 to 9:30 pm
Practise Night
(Most Fridays but please check the website before attending)

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SUNDAYS

2:00 to 4:00 pm
Tea Dance

(Usually every 2nd Sunday of the month but please check the website before attending)

About Us

Graeme Hein-Jones

Graeme started learning Ballroom and Latin American dancing in 1975. He progressed on to competitive dancing with extra tuition from Strictly’s Len Goodman amongst other top dance instructors. In the early eighties he won the East of England Championship and made an appearance on BBCs Come Dancing. He retired from competitions after competing in the World Championships at the Royal Albert Hall and the British Open at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Over the last 20 years Graeme has been teaching Ballroom and Latin American dance in Cambridge. He firmly believes that the best way to learn to dance is to have fun and relax. His main priority when teaching is that everyone enjoys themselves. His dance partner, Sarah-Jane, has been helping him with teaching for several years and deals with all the admin-side of things. Together they have taught evening classes, demos at weddings/birthday parties and were invited to judge a Strictly competition in Alicante, Spain. Pricing

Class Costs

Dance more, save more, with our packages and extra class discounts.

10 Weeks of Dance Classes

£80

  • The new term commences Friday 19th April 2024
  • For anyone new to the classes you can try Week 1 for just £5 per person
  • Booking of the subsequent 9 weeks is then £72 per person
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Extra Classes

£4.00

per person, per class

  • Attend more than one class per week for an additional £4.00 per person
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Tea Dances

£7.50

  • Tea Dance every 2nd Sunday of the month at Oakfield Primary School 2 to 4 pm
  • Always check the website for the forthcoming Tea Dance as these may occasionally vary
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PRACTISE NIGHTS

£7.50

  • Practise Nights most Fridays at Oakfield Primary School 8:00 to 9:30 pm
  • Always check the website for the forthcoming session as dates may occasionally vary
  • Includes a bitesize lesson in a different step each week
  • Dancers from other schools are very welcome
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Latest News

All the latest news from the world of Latin and Ballroom Dancing

NEW STRICTLY SOCIAL EVENING AT ARRETON COMMUNITY CENTRE – FRIDAY 26th JULY!!!

We are holding a special night at Arreton Community Centre next Friday 26th July from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Come and join us for an evening of ballroom/Latin dancing and[…]

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STRICTLY FUN & FITNESS – BALLROOM & LATIN BEGINNER CLASSES!

We are running Beginner classes on Fridays at 7 pm in Oakfield Primary School, Ryde. We cover the ballroom and Latin dances as seen on BBCs Strictly. This is a[…]

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STRICTLY DANCE HELP CELEBRATE JOAN’S 102nd BIRTHDAY!!!

We were invited to visit Blackwater Mill Residential Home to help celebrate Joan’s birthday, age 102!!! She wanted to ballroom dance and she had a lovely time, as did all[…]

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STRICTLY GIFT VOUCHERS!

An ideal Christmas gift for a loved one! Whether you and your partner are already attending our Ballroom and Latin dance classes or if you know someone who would like[…]

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SUMMER DANCE GALLERY!

Thank you all so much for your support throughout the year and at our Summer Dance. As always, your buffet contributions were amazing and it was lovely to see everyone[…]

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Book now or contact us

Book your classes or drop us a message using the form below

Call Us on 07900 213245 or 07760 243901

or email us at ghj.strictlydance@yahoo.co.uk


    Just £5 for the first session

    Subsequent 9 Week Course for £72



    Friday 7:00 pm (Beginners) Oakfield Primary School




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    Testimonials

    Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our fabulous dancers say:

    Fabulous friendly sociable atmosphere. We can’t believe how much we have learnt from absolute beginners in 12 weeks.

    Thoroughly enjoyable lessons with Graham & Sarah-Jane & other beginners. Practice evenings that really help you improve and tea dances that are great fun.

    If you have ever wanted to learn how to dance we can’t recommend StrictlyIOW enough. Graham & Sarah-Jane make It friendly, supportive, sociable & great fun.

    Graeme and Sarah-Jane – Your classes are always a mixture of laughter, fun, jokes and at the end of each enjoyable hour, we find ourselves dancing around the room.  You both make dancing so much fun. I really do look forward to every lesson!

    I would like to thank you both so much for all your excellent teaching, patience, kindness and fun.  We so wish you had been our first teachers all those years ago. Still, better late than never and what joy you are bringing to all the IOW dancers! Many thanks for getting the islanders dancing again.

    I have just completed the Absolute Beginners course and I cannot thank Graeme and Sarah-Jane enough, their patience and good humour know no bounds! It has been fabulous fun and the teaching pace was absolutely spot on. The classes are very professionally run in a super-friendly, sociable environment and the Practice Nights and Tea Dances are a great way to consolidate your learning and simply enjoy the dancing. I can’t wait for next term!

    Amazing experience after joining the Absolute Beginners class and what we have learned in 12 weeks is amazing. We still have a long way to go but the Practice Nights help consolidate our learning! Graeme and Sarah-Jane make it fun and it’s a very relaxed atmosphere! Thank you!

    We’ve just completed 12 weeks of Absolute Beginners and yes…we’re still talking…. and dancing! The lessons were great fun, a good pace and in a relaxed teaching style. We can’t wait to learn more and the Tea Dances and Practice Nights are perfect refreshers with lovely company. We can’t recommend Graeme and Sarah Jane enough!

    I would encourage anyone who has ever dreamed of being able to dance to just do it. I didn’t know one step until I plucked up the courage to join Strictly Dance and 12 weeks later I’m now able to hold my own on the dance floor 🤩.  Greame & Sarah-Jane make it so easy to learn, they teach you in such an easy and encouraging way. Their enthusiasm for dancing rubs off on you. They are so patient and make it a fun and friendly way to learn.  I started on my own without a partner, but not once have I ever felt alone.  Graeme & Sarah-Jane and everyone in the classes have included me in every way and I’ve made many new friends.

    I can’t recommend joining Strictly Dance enough. Whether you are a couple or on your own and you would love to learn to dance, Strictly Dance is the place to start. You’ll get a warm welcome from everyone! 😊