Do I have to bring a partner?
Not at all! In group classes and dance parties we rotate so you do not need to bring a partner. However, if you bring a partner and prefer not to rotate, just let the instructor know at the beginning of class, and they will accommodate you. Also, don't be afraid to come by yourself. Sometimes new students are hesitant if they don't have a wingman, but once you walk into class you will instantly meet many others as your instructors will organize the class and have you rotating and dancing with everyone.
What kind of attire and shoes do I wear?
Typically business casual or smart casual is fine. Whatever makes you comfortable and will keep the others in class comfortable too. You do not need professional dance shoes. Anything that has a smooth sole would be great. You do not want to wear anything with a rubbery bottom like an athletic shoe that will stick to the dance floor. As you get more involved in dancing, you may choose to invest in a pair of ballroom shoes. We can send you suggestions where to find ballroom shoes after you get started if you prefer.
What if I have never danced before, will I be lost?
Definitely not! Most people take their first class as a total beginner. Even those with two-left feet will be learning to dance in no time! We offer a variety of beginner lessons which are a perfect place for beginners to start or to refresh the basics.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for me to learn to dance?
In most classes, you will feel like you're dancing by the end of the first hour! Often, students say they feel ready to test out the waters at a party or social dance after completing a 4-week series or a few private lessons. After that, it really depends on how you personally define being ready or feeling successful. Some students take a few months of dance classes and they are happy with just a handful of basic steps to a couple dances. Others strive to be among the most skilled dancers so they take several classes every month for a year, two, five, or beyond. More than just taking classes or privates, becoming a skilled dancer usually means you should take a hybrid approach to learning and practicing. Group lessons are the most common and popular, and they are a lot of fun! Supplementing with some private lessons is always a great idea as you will get that personal, one-on-one, and immediate feedback on the little things that make a huge difference.
How do I sign up for group classes?
You can view the group class schedule and register by calling the studio or recreation center where your prefered class is located, or in most cases you can register online on their website. Registration can also be done before class at the location you prefer via cash, check or credit card. Be sure to arrive early before your first class in order to allow time for registration and payment.
What age are the students who are attending your classes and events?
There are a variety of age ranges that attend the dance classes and events from teens to 90+. On any given night we may have a large group from a local college to a roomful of boomers. The important thing is that they are all young at heart and are friendly and welcoming no matter what your age. It is a common sight to see people dancing with each other even if they have a 40+ difference in age!
How do I sign up for private lessons?
Private lessons are the fastest way to make progress, and gain confidence on the dance floor. With availability during the day, evenings, and on weekends, you’ll find it easy to fit private lessons into your schedule. Call 214-641-9564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your first private lesson today!