Course details

Ballroom Training - Basic

Improve the look & feel of the dances you know
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Level

Intermediate

Styles

Latein, Standard

Teachers

Tim Gehrunger & Daniel Sparber

Room

Hönggerberg, ASVZ Arena 3

Costs

5.00 CHF

Time
Fri, 23. Feb. 2024, 17:00 - 18:15

Description

Quickstep

About this course

In this training, we revisit the dances from the Ballroom courses focusing on how to dance them more nicely in terms of look, feel, and musicality. The training will help you on your way towards looking like a pro on the dance floor :-). You will learn to dance the known basic figures effortlessly and discover body movements that create the typical character of the dances, which will facilitate learning more complex figures in the future. The training also covers the topic of lead and follow to create a smooth experience within the couple so that both partners can enjoy the dance.

We recommend this course to everyone who has been dancing for up to 1.5 years, i.e. if you are taking Ballroom 1 to 6 at the moment. If you already have more experience, consider checking out our Ballroom Training for Standard or Latin.

Requirements

For attending, we expect you to know the basics of the dances of the evening (see at the top). If you did Ballroom 1, you can safely join for Waltz, Cha Cha, Jive, and Discofox. With Ballroom 2, you can also join for Rumba and Tango. If you did Ballroom 3 or higher you can join for everything.

Important Notes
  • You must have a valid ASVZ membership to participate (note as ETH or UZH student you will automatically have that).
  • Take a lock with you & store all your bags, jackets etc in a locker. No street shoes are permitted in the room (wear dance shoes for example, or socks if you don't have dance shoes (yet)).
  • To enter the building you will have to register for the class and scan the QR code which you will receive after your participation is confirmed.

Reviews

Reviews for Ballroom Training - Basic
02. Oct. 2023, 17:00 Teachers: Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: Hönggerberg, ASVZ Arena 3
Tim und Irina gehen auf alle Tanzenden ein und helfen gerne auch 1zu1 bei Schwierigkeiten. War ein super angenehmer Kurs :)
Reviews the teachers got for other courses
21. Dec. 2023, 13:23 Ballroom 5 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Irina & Tim are just amazing teachers! They teach with enthusiasm and fun, always there to help and just guarantee that you will enjoy the course!
14. Dec. 2023, 15:22 Ballroom 2 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Tim and Irina are very nice and funny and in general really enjoyed the course! It was fun and we really do learn a lot.
14. Dec. 2023, 13:43 Ballroom 5 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Die Kursplätze gehen weg wie heisse Semmel.
19. Nov. 2023, 21:20 Ballroom Crash Course with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: Hönggerberg, Raum der Stille
Thank you so much - we loved it!
19. Nov. 2023, 20:24 Ballroom Crash Course with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: Hönggerberg, Raum der Stille
Great course for getting to know different dances for the ball (and in general)
19. Nov. 2023, 19:25 Ballroom Crash Course with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: Hönggerberg, Raum der Stille
Heidi and Daniel are very passionate teachers and really motivated me and my partner to swing them legs!
01. Nov. 2023, 19:43 Ballroom 4 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Tim and Irina are great instructors who make dancing fun for everyone!
01. Nov. 2023, 00:03 Ballroom 4 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Irina and Tim are just amazing Ballroom teachers and their expertise and experience really shines through in their classes. Guaranteed to take the next Ballroom course with them.
30. Oct. 2023, 12:49 Ballroom 1 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Great teachers! It is the Basics. To make progress and not to forget everything in a week, you have to exercisse at home with the vidoes provided. Or take advantage of the sessions on friday.
28. Oct. 2023, 09:57 Ballroom 1 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
I highly recommend this course, beginners and people who had prior experience all seemed to profit and have a good time. The teachers are competent and very friendly.
27. Oct. 2023, 16:42 Ballroom 1 with Markus Wagner, Heidi Lee & Daniel SparberRoom: UZH Irchel, Y25-H-92
Nice course for begineers, the progression is a bit fast, but for sure is not boring. I would say a proper introduction to dancing.
14. Sept. 2023, 16:21 Ballroom 3 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
The course with Irina and Tim was great as always! They are great teachers and the classes are very entertaining :)
13. Sept. 2023, 15:37 Ballroom 6 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Sehr guter Kurs und Lehrpersonen. Gehen indivuell auf die Teilnehmer ein. Passen das Tempo der Gruppe an. Geben viele Freiheiten, was gelernt bzw. repetiert wird.
12. Sept. 2023, 15:00 Ballroom 3 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Great teaching !
12. Sept. 2023, 12:36 Ballroom 3 with Tim Gehrunger & Irina KempfRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
A steep learning curve from Ballroom 2 to Ballroom 3 through the addition of Quickstep and Viennese Waltz, but with the help of Irina and Tim it was manageable. Their patience and elaborate explanations helped immensly! Looking forward to their Ballroom 4 course :)
30. July 2023, 14:18 Ballroom 5 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, CAB Foodlab
Tim and Irina are the perfect partners, making the class an absolute delight. Loved the focus on technique – learning was a breeze! Can't wait to cha-cha-choose another course with them.
25. July 2023, 08:26 Ballroom 2 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, CAB Foodlab
Der Kurs bei Irina und Tim hat mir gut gefallen! Sie harmonieren gut und erklären einfach und verständlich, der Kurs hat mir sehr Spass gemacht!
20. July 2023, 09:33 Ballroom 5 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, CAB Foodlab
Finde es echt klasse wie Tim und Irina den Kurs geben. Man kann jeder Zeit individuelle Tipps holen, wenn's gerade nicht klappt.
20. July 2023, 00:10 Ballroom 5 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, CAB Foodlab
Irina and Tim are great teachers, I can 100% recommend!
05. July 2023, 22:15 Paso & Samba with Christoph Hellings & Daniel SparberRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Wonderful teachers, lots to learn and a great, joyful atmosphere. Can recommend!
04. July 2023, 00:58 Paso & Samba with Christoph Hellings & Daniel SparberRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Ein toller Workshop der wirklich Freude an Samba und Paso Doble aufkommen hat lassen. Chris und Daniel sind tolle Lehrer
30. June 2023, 13:32 Paso & Samba with Christoph Hellings & Daniel SparberRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Bester Kurs, den ich bis jetzt beim TQ besucht habe und das waren sicher 10!
27. June 2023, 19:14 Paso & Samba with Christoph Hellings & Daniel SparberRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Great teachers!
27. June 2023, 18:35 Paso & Samba with Christoph Hellings & Daniel SparberRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Amazing teachers :) they explained everything very well and in a fun way and we learned lots of great figures that complement the Social/Ballroom program.
11. June 2023, 19:15 Ballroom 6 with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Great dance class for everybody who already has some experience and wants to deepen their knowledge of figures and technique. Very charismatic and competent teachers (and amazing dancers)!
08. June 2023, 17:59 Ballroom 6 with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Sehr cool, dass man auch beim mehrmaligen Besuchen immer wieder etwas neues lernt!
07. June 2023, 14:13 Ballroom 6 with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Great course!
06. June 2023, 14:14 Ballroom 2 with Daniel Sparber & Heidi LeeRoom: ETH Zentrum, Alumni-Pavillon
Super und verständlicher Kurs. Habe viel gelernt und hat Spass gemacht.
05. June 2023, 14:41 Ballroom 1 with Irina Kempf & Tim GehrungerRoom: ETH Zentrum, CAB Foodlab
Der Kurs ist super für Anfänger geeignet, Tim und Irina erklären super!