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Do I need a partner?No, you do not need a partner. You can simply work one on one with an instructor. However, if you do have a partner and you want to learn to dance together, come together; we teach couples too. Some find it beneficial to take separate lessons first to learn their basics and then continue with a partner later on.
I have never danced before; will it be difficult for me to learn?Our instructors are trained to break down each pattern into simple steps that can be learned easily. Your first lesson gives you and your instructor an opportunity to evaluate your potential and find a program that will meet your needs.
What dances do you teach?We teach all the partnership dances in both the American and International styles. For example, the smooth dances: waltz, tango, foxtrot, and the Latin dances: rumba, cha cha, salsa. We also teach both the East and West Coast Swing, as well as more minor dances.
How will I know which dances I need to learn?Our experienced instructors will recommend dances for you based on the places you will go dancing, your favorite kind of music, or if you are planning a special event. Normally, if people are open to any style, we begin with waltz, foxtrot, rumba, and swing so you learn slow, medium, and fast tempo dances with skills you will need for all the other dances.
Does it take a long time to learn to dance?Dancing, like any physical activity that requires coordination, takes some time to do well. Many factors play a key role, such as past dance experience, physical condition, how many dances you want to learn, how close together you take your lessons, how often you practice and do your homework (yes, there is homework), and how good you want to be. You will get a better idea after your first lessons. Remember, it is a journey so it is one step at a time, one day at a time.
How much does it cost?Cost will depend on the program you and your instructor plan out. We have many options to choose from to fit most budgets. Our package prices are very competitive with the other schools in the area, and nationwide.
Does it cost double if we are a couple?No, the cost is for time with one instructor. If you decide to take separate lessons, then you will pay for the two instructors.
Do I need to buy a large package or can I pay as I go?This is entirely up to you. But, if you are on a package, you become a member and receive group classes and parties for free, as well as discounts on special events. Plus, the lesson rate is discounted for people on packages, because you have agreed for a time period, so the instructor can plan out each lesson, knowing how long they have with you.
How often would I need to come to the studio?Your schedule dictates how often you come to the studio. Surely, the more often you come to the studio, the faster you will learn. As a general rule, it is recommended that you come in at least twice a week. Of course, if you would like, you can participate in our group classes every night alongside your private lesson.
What is the general age group of the people learning to dance?Our studio is well known as an “all generation” studio. You will meet students from age 6 to 95, with the majority of the students being middle-aged.
How do I get started?Every good dancer starts with learning good basic steps. It is easier when your basics are taught to you during your private lessons so you know exactly what is expected as a leader or follower. Then it is easier to pick up more difficult patterns and techniques. Our experienced staff is here to set you on the correct path.