Metronome Ballroom Dance Center

23 Pine Street, Milford MA 01757

508-966-2294 

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Tue., Wed., Thu. 2 pm - 10pm

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We offer social dancing, wedding preparation and competitive dance lessons.

 

Our hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2 pm - 10 pm

 

Our pricing and packages are as follows:

 

One free introductory 45 minute private lesson

 

Introduction to Social Dancing

 

5 Private lessons - $350 / $70 per lesson

 

 

 

Wedding Prep Package

 

8 Private lessons - $560 / $70 per lesson

 

 

Dances We Teach 

We offer instruction on any type of dance two people can perform together. These are the most common dances that we offer:

 

Foxtrot - a smooth progressive dance characterized by continuous flowing movement across the floor. It is a basic social dance.


Waltz - a smooth dance performed in 3/4 time. It is a graceful and elegant dance with long flowing movement.

 

Tango - a stylized Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 time in which the steps are marked by glides and sudden pauses  

 

Viennese Waltz - The Viennese Waltz is a rotary dance where the dancers are constantly turning either toward the leader's right (natural) or toward the leader's left (reverse), interspersed with non-rotating change steps to switch between the direction of rotation.

 

Quickstep - The quickstep is a light-hearted member of the standard ballroom dances. The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations.

 

Slow Foxtrot - Over time, the foxtrot split into slow and quick versions. In the slow category, further distinctions exist between the International or English style of the foxtrot and the continuity American style, both built around a slow-quick-quick rhythm at the slowest tempo.

 

Swing - the term "swing dancing" is used to refer to one, or all, of the following swing era dances: Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shag, and Balboa. This group is often extended to include West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, Jive, Rock and Roll, elden Jive, and other dances developed in the 1940s and later.


Rumba - a slow romantic rhythm dance originated in Cuba, that has a distinctive hip action

 

Salsa - a fast rhythmical dance with a strong leg and hip action.

 

Cha Cha - Cha-cha-cha may be danced to authentic Cuban music, or to Latin Pop or Latin Rock. The music for the international ballroom cha-cha-cha is energetic and with a steady beat. The Cuban cha-cha-chá is more sensual and may involve complex polyrhythms.

 

Polka - The polka is a Central European dance and also a genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. It originated in the middle of the 19th century in Bohemia.


Samba - a lively and rhythmical dance developed in Brazil.

 

Jive - In Ballroom dancing, Jive is a dance style in 4/4 time that originated in the United States from African-Americans in the early 1930s. It was originally presented to the public as 'Jive' in 1934 by Cab Calloway. It is a lively and uninhibited variation of the Jitterbug, a form of Swing dance.

 

Mambo - a modern Latin American dance in 4/4 beat that is similar to salsa. It originated in Cuba.

 

Bolero - a slow, smooth and romantic latin dance It's often called The Cuban dance of love.

 

Paso - PasoDoble is a lively style of dance to the duple meter march-like pasodoble music. It is modelled after the sound, drama, and movement of the Spanish and Portuguese bullfight.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What do I wear?

- For beginners, wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Sandals and flip-flops are not recommended. Dance is exercise so your clothing should be able to move with you.

 

Do I need to bring a partner?

- No, you don't need a partner. On your private lessons your dance instructor will be your partner.

 

Is there an average age that you teach?

- No. We teach all ages from teens to seniors in their eighties. 

 

 

Please contact us to make an appointment.