New to Ballroom


I’m new to ballroom dancing.  What do you recommend for beginners?

We recommend that you take our FREE introductory group class.  This class is geared towards the first time student or novice dancer who has just discovered the joys of ballroom dancing.  You may try out some of the most popular dances here, under the friendly guidance of our professional dance instructors.   Dance the Cha Cha, Rumba or Swing, or maybe test your skills with a sultry Tango.   Then you will have a better understanding of the various styles of dance, and be ready to take one of our beginner level classes.

 

Do I need to bring a partner with me to sign up?

Not at all!  Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have a partner.  Our classes are organized to provide you with the maximum amount of learning in the shortest amount of time.  You will have the opportunity to practice the same steps with different partners, allowing you to develop faster, while learning to lead and follow like a pro. 

 

What should I wear to class?

Dress comfortably and wear something that makes you feel good.  Many students dance in business casual or office attire.  Others prefer a more casual approach, and a t-shirt and jeans are just as appropriate.   But if you want to really look and dress the part, ladies often wear heels and a sexy skirt for our Latin dance classes, or longer skirts for the other ballroom styles.  Male students usually wear slacks and dress shoes.  Specialized ballroom dancing shoes and clothing as also popular options, and we can help you find those clothing items to add to your new wardrobe.

 

How do I become a better dancer?

One word: Practice.  The beautiful and graceful dancers you may see in our studios have devoted hours of practice to perfecting their movements.   We suggest taking some group classes to learn the basics of each style, and then take some private lessons to perfect your techniques.  We have many qualified instructors on hand to suit your needs, whether you are a beginner or expert-level dancer.  We also highly recommend our social dancing sessions from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. and Friday from 8:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.  It’s a great way to polish up your new dance moves in a casual, non-competitive environment, and meet some great people too.  You just might meet more new friends and find a great dance partner or two!