Some of our fantastic reviews

Best Dance Teachers

I’ve been learning to dance for a year now and Chris and Mel make it fun and easy to learn, they teach a range of dances from Ballroom to Latin, it is the best thing I decided to try because I couldn’t do any kind of dance before and now I love dancing a Waltz. I would highly recommend giving it a go and see how good it is.

Highly recommended!

We were absolute beginners, but now can waltz, cha cha cha, rumba, quickstep and jive. Mel and Chris are expert teachers, knowledgeable, patient and fun, teaching the dances in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There are also additional social events arranged to enjoy and practice the dances in a comfortable environment. If we can learn anyone can!

Great weekly dance sessions

We initially joined to learn to dance the Jive, but have also learned to dance the Waltz, Rumba, Quickstep and Cha Cha Cha. Mel and Chris are both professional and patient in their teaching style and encourage you to have fun while learning. To compliment the weekly dance classes there are also social events where you can practice and demonstrate what you have learned. We both enjoyed the Christmas social and are looking forward to the next get together. As well as learning to dance made some new friends. Someone above wrote If we can learn anyone can! And they are so right.

Learn to dance in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Me and my partner have been learning ballroom dancing with Chris and Mel now for about 15 months. The classes are always relaxed and fun and they are very patient no matter how many times you ask them to show you how to do something. We also attend the sequence dancing classes which I particularly enjoy as you can learn the whole routine in one class. They also have social evenings where you can put into practice what you have learnt, the latest one being a lovely night on New Years Eve. I strongly recommend it even if you have never danced before and there is no pressure, you can learn at your own pace. Thanks guys

A fun way to learn how to dance

Mel and Chris offer sociable and informative dance instruction at a very reasonable price.
They teach a variety of ballroom and Latin dance styles literally step by step, without any pressure.
They’re expert teachers and over the past year they’ve made our learning both enjoyable and fun.

Top class dance teachers

My wife and I have been learning to dance with Chris and Mel for just over a year now and they make learning a pleasure. We can now dance the Cha, Cha, Cha, Jive, Rumba, Foxtrot and Waltz.
they are excellent at what they do and I would recommend them to anyone who has the desire to learn to dance.

Mini me

Chris & Mel make learning to dance easy. They let you go at your own pace and make sure you have fun as well. The social dances are a great help as you can practice what you have learnt plus you make friends with the other people. It is also a good way to keep fit. Would recommend dancing to all ages.

A fun way to keep fit!

The dance/exercise classes are fun, informal & upbeat. Mel is a great teacher, literally taking you through the routines step by step so even an absolute beginner like me can pick them up. Highly recommended.

Absolute beginners

We’ve been learning with Chris and Mel for just over 12 months now. We can Waltz, Fox trot, Quick step, Rhumba and Cha Cha. All to an acceptable standard. Chris looks after the Men and Mel the ladies, then we put it together and practice as couples. Nothing too intense though. if you want to learn ballroom and have a good time with like minded people? Then this is the place to come.

Great dance tuition

Chris and Mel are enthusiastic, warm and encouraging dance instructors who are patient and tolerant with their students. They always have a smile on their face. Lessons are informative and enjoyable.

Great knowledge and insight into dance teaching

We had been dancing for a while and needed a bit more technical direction, Chris and Mel know and can get across the finer points to make you look and feel better about your dancing.

Absolutely Fabulous!

Chris and Mel are very welcoming and take you through the Ballroom and Latin dances step by step. A great dance class where you can learn the steps, make friends, attend social dances and even go on a trip to dance at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. I would highly recommend taking the plunge with Absolute Ballroom.

Great teachers

Mel and Chris making learning to dance fun. Everything is explained in simple steps and you will leave your very first lesson dancing.

Dancing really is fun

Mel and Chris make learning to dance really fun. They explain everything in an easy to understand way and then show endless patient when we fall over our feet trying to put it into practice. Come and join us, you won’t regret it.

Learning to dance

Me and my wife started and complete novices with no dancing experience what so ever. Chris and Mel are so helpful great teachers and are very welcoming and patient, you learn at your own pace and due to the way you learn you don’t feel silly asking questions or asking them to go through particular steps again. The groups are Only small and you do feel like you are getting quite a lot of one on one tuition.
I can’t fault them and would urge anyone of thinking about having lessons to give it a go, just try one session I guarantee you’ll be back.

Start Dancing

This is the place for you whether you are complete beginners or are taking up dancing again after several years absence ( like us ). As well as basic steps, Chris and Mel cover some of the finer points of ballroom and Latin as you go along. To help you get the most out of the sessions and give you somewhere to practice whilst you build your confidence, they also hold special dance nights for beginners and improvers. It won’t be long before you want to keeeeeep dancing!

Give it a whirl!

I love learning to dance with Mel and Chris! My partner and I were complete novices when we started, somewhat nervously, over a year ago. They teach in a very learner-friendly way. First they break a dance down into a few steps at a time by demonstration (which is wonderful to watch), then they each lead male/female steps with us, before we dance those steps with our partners. It’s unbelievable how it all comes together! You’re never exposed, no need to be self-conscious and Mel and Chris are always at hand to go through steps again. We’re not great dancers, but it doesn’t matter. The enjoyment is there! Mel and Chris teach patiently and with warmth and humour. You’re in very safe hands with them. Give it a go. You won’t regret it – and it’s amazing value for money too.

Excellent experience

We joined to learn the basics in ballroom dance and we feel that the beginners course not only help us to achieve a respectable level of dance, but also helped with our fitness level. We were always made to feel welcome. Thank you for all your advice and patience.

Professional and friendly tuition

Mel and Chris are professional, friendly teachers for both beginners and for more advanced dancers. We have had regular lessons over the last two years and our dancing has steadily improved. They are patient and encouraging always ready to help and give advice when it is needed. They also provide a social environment and we have met some lovely people. We have a laugh and a joke and everyone is very supportive of one another. Equal attention is given to both younger and older dancers. Mel and Chris also organize regular social events at a variety of venues. People are under no pressure to attend these events if they don’t wish to do so. The dance lessons are also very good value for money. Tuition is always for a full hour and a person does not have to pay if they do not attend. This is unlike many other leisure activities. At present we cannot think of any ways that Mel and Chris could improve their business and therefore we would not hesitate but to recommend them. Keith & Val Taylor

Dancing for fun and socializing

Chris and Mel are so patient when explaining the steps of various ballroom and Latin dance styles.
They make it a fun experience and even organise numerous events. We’ve learnt so much and always look forward to the next lesson !

Same But Different

As someone who had 2 left feet I never thought I would be able to dance. Well 6 months later I think I can safely say how wrong I was, all you need is a good teacher(s) who have patience and that certain ability to show you in the simplest way HOW to dance. Mel and Chris have both. We have learned so much and have had a fun time learning. A great way to spend a Sunday tea time. Absolutely brilliant. Come and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed. Linda and Chris

Fantastic dance lessons

This is fantastic my wife and I (32 and 34) go here every week it’s for all ages of adults we are learning a great and fun skill while getting fitter! Everyone is really friendly it’s a community spirit. There are also annual trips we go on together. Highly recommend to anyone even those who might think dancing isn’t for them like I used to think!

Impressed – It is a memory we will treasure always as part of our special day

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Mel & Chris from Absolute Ballroom Dance for helping us to learn an amazing choreography for our wedding. We have no words to express how grateful we are for the time and effort you put into this. You created an excellent dance for us – everything what we wished for.
On the night the dance routine was a real success and our guests were very impressed – it is a memory we will treasure always as part of our special day.
We would strongly recommend Absolute Ballroom Dance to anyone who wants to learn to dance for a wedding or any other occasion. They are such a genuinely nice, so talented and lovely people. They went above and beyond to ensure we had a great first dance and created a good show with a spectacular lifting finish!
We will definitely continue attending dancing classes as we found them fun, interesting and a good way to keep our relationship spicy ????

With love Marta & Thomas Ward

Great fun personalities and patient

We came to Chris and Mel after a break from dancing for a few years, their great fun personalities and patient teaching methods make our lessons the highlight of our week and have re-ignited our love of dancing.

Stuart Fox

After two years of no

After two years of no dancing due to the COVID pandemic, we took up badly needed refresher lessons again with a new teacher. It didn’t go well.
Then, thank heavens, we found Mel & Chris at Absolute Ballroom.
We have to say that they are the most friendly, encouraging, and interactive dance teachers we have ever met. They offer lots of instruction, always with a fun element, and never with any pressure.
They are down to earth people who understand what learning is all about. Just returned from a super, group day out to the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool!

Steve & Jill

Learning to dance with Mel

Learning to dance with Mel & Chris is very enjoyable and you are made to feel like a group of friends instead of feeling like two teachers and a group of students. We can ask any questions we like, and Mel & Chris teach in a way that is easy to understand and you will quickly be dancing better than you ever thought. Top teachers + Good dancers, very friendly, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Ian Revell

After trying out a few

After trying out a few dance classes and not finding what we were looking for – fun! – we found Chris and Mel. We badly want to dance but unfortunately, we dance badly! Chris and Mel have made us feel that we may actually be able to do it … eventually. Great teachers, lovely people, fun sessions – you can’t go wrong.

Cilla and Graham Simpson

I have been learning to

I have been learning to dance now with Chris and Mel , for a couple of years now.
I love their teaching techniques and their patience, it takes some of us a while to get it , just so.
I can’t get enough and I know they will teach me to be confident and able leading the ladies around the dance floor.

Steve Davis

Chris and Sue very friendly

Chris and Sue very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. Very patient and understanding.

Julie Robson

We were absolute beginners but

We were absolute beginners but can’t recommend Chris and Mel enough. They were recommended by a friend and we’re so glad we went along. The class is welcoming, fun and a great mix of people/ages. Chris and Mel are fantastic dancers and equally good teachers- patient, involved and always putting the fun and pleasure of dancing first, however much we struggle!
Even after a few months, we can manage the basics of Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Cha cha, Rhumba, Jive!

Keep dancing!!

Dave and Helen

I am a very anxious

I am a very anxious person badly wanting to dance and dancing badly! Having tried other schools and not feeling at all comfortable, I found Chris and Mel. After only a few weeks I find myself looking forward to lessons instead of feeling terrified! There may be a dance in me yet! Great teachers, lovely people and good fun! Can’t rate them highly enough.

Cilla Simpson