Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure where to start? Here are some of the most common questions and answers to help you. Please contact us if you have additional questions. We are happy to help you.
What should I wear for a dance class or private lesson?
It’s important to wear clothing that is comfortable for movement and something you feel confident wearing. You should avoid anything that is excessively baggy, as your instructor needs to be able to see your body lines. Remember, you want to be able to focus on what you’re learning, so choose clothing that won’t distract you from your goal.
Do I need to purchase special shoes?You do not need to purchase special shoes. Generally, you should wear dress shoes that you might wear out to a club for dancing or to a wedding. Women should wear a comfortable heel, no higher than 2 inches, and the shoes should have an ankle strap and covered heel for support. Absolutely no flip flops or athletic shoes as shoes with rubber soles restrict your ability to slide across the floor and could present a tripping hazard. The most important thing is to change your shoes before your class. Please, no street shoes on the dance floor.
Although special dance shoes are not required, you may find that as you become more dedicated to dancing, purchasing shoes specifically made for dance makes sense for you. We can help you decide what to purchase. Until then, any comfortable dress shoe is fine.
Do I have to have a partner to take a dance class?You don’t need to come with a partner to take any class or lesson. We will rotate partners regularly during class so you will have plenty of opportunity to meet new friends and it’s the best way to improve your dance skills.
Am I too old to learn to dance?No one is ever too old to learn to dance. We have dancers in every age group and every level of ability dancing at our studio. There is always room to grow and learn at any age so if you can walk, you can dance.
How long does it take to learn to dance?This depends on each individual’s goals and level of commitment. We will work with you to help you reach your goals, whether it’s to be prepared for a wedding, feel comfortable at a club, or compete in DanceSport competitions. Ultimately, it depends on you, but we are certain that after your first dance course, you will be moving and having fun on any dance floor.
What ages can attend a group dance class?We recommend our children’s classes for anyone from age 7 to 15 and our adult classes to anyone from 16 and beyond.
Will I be able to use what I learn outside of dance class?Our dance courses will prepare you to be able to ask anybody to join you on a social dance floor or club and have fun.
Why should I learn to dance? what are the benefits?Dancing has numerous well rounded benefits. The physical activity is great for your posture, flexibility, cardio fitness, and your waist line. Clinical research has also shown significant mental benefits that come from memorizing choreography, footwork, timing and learning to work with a partner. Additionally, there are the social benefits of new friendships, socialization, and overall higher self esteem and confidence. Here are some great Links to articles about the benefits of dance.
Top 4 Heath Benefits of Dance
Ballroom Dance Health Benefits