Welcome To Ezydance
Are you here because you like to dance - and by that I mean "real" dancing with a partner? Or you would like to learn to ballroom dance? Or maybe you'd like to stay informed on what's on in the ballroom dance scene in Adelaide, or some other general information on dancing? Great! Then you are in the right place!
We are Ron and Chana Bampton and we have set up this website because ballroom dancing is, and always has been, our lives' passion. To us, and many people out there, there is no better way to enjoy music than to immerse oneself in the dance, moving to the beat and in the mood of the rhythm, arm in arm with a partner.
In our long careers in ballroom dancing, which started many years ago as teenagers, we have been taught by and have taught many a great dancer. As professional dancers we have also competed in and won Australia wide competitions.
For many years now we have been running Ezydance Studios, where (literally) thousands of people have learned how to ballroom dance! In that time we have developed and perfected our own teaching method we like to call the Ezyway, aimed at getting you dancing all the popular styles in the shortest time possible. In fact, most students find they can confidently and competently tackle social dancing after only 10 lessons!
At our Ezydance ballroom dance lessons you can learn to dance the steps and techniques of all the popular dances:
- Viennesse Waltz
- Argentine Tango
The Ezyway method works based on repetition. We have found in our dance teaching careers that people learn quickest by repeating the steps often, so our method ensures that the steps are reinforced every two weeks, by splitting the dance styles we teach into two groups (we call them Group A and Group B) and then alternating these every week! Sounds simple? It is - but it works! The problem with other teaching techniques which focus on a particular style in a lesson is that it becomes weeks or months before that dance style is taught again and by then the student is back to square one. Using the Ezyway method the steps are reinforced over and over until they are "danced without thinking"! We use the same approach of repetition to build upon the steps learnt in our Intermediate lessons, where we work on general partnering, leading and following, developing technique and adding steps to your repertoire - for dances in the particular group being taught that week.
We continue to receive great feedback on our approach, and the fact that in the Introduction (Beginners) lessons you learn to dance the steps without requiring a partner. This works very well because it lets you learn at your own pace. There are two main reasons we prefer this to other teaching techniques which throw couples together from day one. First is that as a couple, students are more worried and inhibited by issues of how to dance together, which distracts from learning the basic steps. But even worse: one of the students in every couple ends up learning the steps quicker, which has the unfortunate side effect that the other person is 'led along' rather than learning and becoming confident of the steps on their own.
So, in summary, what you learn at Ezydance Studios is how to dance free style - which means you learn the technique, steps, how to lead and follow - with the end result that you become a graceful and confident dancer in any social setting, whether it be a wedding, a ball, a casual dance or, if you desire and put in the time and effort, even social or professional ballroom competitions! We can also provide you with private lessons customised for your specific needs (e.g. wedding first dance).
Before we let you loose on the rest of the website, we'll leave you with one final thought... If the idea of the fun and social interaction of social dancing is not enough to have you itching to get out on the dance floor, then maybe you should consider the many health benefits. Through ballroom dancing you get all the typical benefits of a low impact workout (resistance and cardio training), plus you also get many mental / psychological / de-stress benefits through the creative and musical/rhythmic nature of dance routines (see this page for more information).
And now, please take your time to browse and enjoy our website and we hope to see you soon on the dance floor!
Ron and Chana Bampton.
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My husband and I are newcomers to Ezydance and have been surprised with how much we have learnt in only 9 lessons. We particularly like that we dance on our own following Ron’s instructions. It’s fun, good exercise not only for the body but also for the mind. It is a non intrusive lesson where you can learn at your own pace. If you are struggling there is always a friendly regular that will help you along, to show you some steps or hints on how to remember them. We leave each week with a smile and wanting to do just that little bit more.
- Steve & Mary Maio