Frequently Asked Questions



Private Dance Lessons

Q: Do I Need a Partner to Take Lessons?

A: Nope! Your instructor will dance with you if you don’t have a partner. Its actually very helpful to take one on one lessons so you can focus on your needs and development.


Q: What Sort of Clothes Should I Wear to Dance In?

A: Any comfortable clothing you can move in will work. We will be moving around a great deal, you want to be able to relax and enjoy it! Shoes that aren’t super grippy are helpful in the beginning.


Q: How Often Should I Take Dance Lessons?

A: The amount of lessons you should take vary from person to person, depending on goals, money and time. Ideally at least one lesson a week, this gives you time to practice what you are learning on your own or with a partner so you can work on new things the next time you see your instructor. Obviously, the more lessons you take, practice you do; the better you will get and the faster you will get there.


Q: Where Can I Dance with Other People?

A: There are lots of opportunities to dance with other people who are also working on their dancing. We have a list of the major ones here.


Q: How Long Does it Take to Learn to Dance?

A: The beauty of dance is that you can start lessons and begin dancing right away, but mastering dance is a lifelong pursuit! You get to decide what you want to get out of dance. Maybe you want to be able to be able to show off a little at your next company holiday party. You may be getting ready for your Wedding dance. Perhaps you just want to join a new social scene and meet people with the same hobby. You could even compete on various dance circuits doing country western, ballroom, or west coast swing. Ultimately you decide how much you want to do and where you would like to end up. Our job is to make sure you enjoy your dance journey and that you are enjoyable for others to dance with.


Q: What Dances Do You Offer?

A:

Social Dances
West Coast Swing, Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Arizona Two Step

All country dances
Triple Two, Polka, Nightclub, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two Step, East Coast Swing, and West Coast Swing

American Style Ballroom and Rhythm
Cha-Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Mambo, Bolero, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz

International
Quickstep, Rumba, Cha-Cha, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble, Viennese Waltz



Wedding Dances

Q: How Long Before the Wedding Should We Start Taking Dance Lessons?

A: The sooner you start, the better off you will be. Typically starting at least 6 months out will give you plenty of time to take dance lessons, practice what you’ve learned, and be relaxed throughout the process. Trying to fit dance lessons into your pre-wedding schedule is stressful and may take a lot of the fun out that you and your future life-partner should be having! Even if it’s the week of the wedding, and you’ve completely put off doing a wedding dance, we can have you doing something simple yet pleasing that you and your guests will be happy to experience.


Q: How Many Lessons Should We Take Before the Wedding?

A: This varies wildly between different couples depending on previous experience, song/dance choice, and how fancy you want to be on the dance floor. A good baseline to get something you can happily show off is around 10-15 lessons. The more lessons you take and the practice you do, the better it’s going to look!


Q: What if We Haven’t Picked a Wedding Song Yet for Our Dance?

A: Not a problem! We can help refine your song choices if you have several you are considering. We can discuss the different dances that go with the songs you are debating between, which may help you make your ultimate decision. Your music can also be cut down to something that’s much easier to manage for a first dance, typically 2:30 – 4:00 in length, which we can take care of for you.


Q: What Sort of Shoes Should I Wear to My Wedding Dance Lesson?

A: Non-grippy, flexible soled shoes, like Converse, are great to start in. Failing that, any sort of comfortable shoe will work provided you can securely keep it on your foot (flip flops are a bad call), we can recommend dance specific shoes you can order both locally and online. As we get closer to your wedding date, we highly recommend wearing the actual shoes you intend to use for your dance so you can get comfortable moving in them.


Q: What About Mother/Son, Father/Daughter, or Other Family Dances?

A: Just like the wedding dance, we can help select and edit music, dances, and get you moving together on the floor.


Q: Will We Learn to Dance or Just Do Choreography?

A: Your first dance together as a married couple is important, and your lessons reflect that. While choreography is recommended, you’ll learn to really dance as a part of the process. The same things you learn through choreography you can take out to any social dance floor and enjoy yourself. The more time you have to work on your dancing, the more you’ll be able to do after your first dance!


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