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Give us a call to schedule your dance evaluation.
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Give us a call, or email and we can call you, and try out one of our inexpensive introductory specials. You choose The Intro to Ballroom , the Intro to Country Western , or the Intro to Ballroom and Country Western. Introductory Packages may be viewed under the Dance Classes and More Page.
Give us a call to schedule a FREE Dance Evaluation. During your Evaluation you will asked to dance three to four dances of four choice to allow us to evaluate the level you are dancing at. We will not judge, everybody has rust, but single out items we could focus on quickly. It is a fun, FREE, time , with no obligation to continue.
Give us a call to schedule your FREE Wedding Consultation. During the consult we determine what dance suits your first dance song choice, discuss floor size, dress accommodations, ...everything you need to know to have the First Dance be memorable.
No, you do not need a partner to learn to dance. On private lessons you will be paired with a professional opposite the roll you are learning to be, Lead or Follow.
The $60,000 question. Everyone is different, has different skill sets, different employment, etc. To try to predict how long will it take to learn to dance, is impossible. It all depends on the individual. How much time spent on lessons and spent on practice in and out of the studio determine speed of learning.
We suggest to start your lessons with at least four (4) favorite dances. Due to the inevitable similarities in motions all dances overlap. What you use in your Foxtrot, may just appear in your Two-Step or Cha Cha Cha.
Typically you want to be comfortable. Casual/Business Casual is the most common choice for students. Many advanced dancers may wear ballroom practice wear or modest fitness type clothing due to the sport/physical aspects of their level. If wearing a skirt or dress, please, wear dance shorts or bloomers.
Dressy Casual unless otherwise requested. "After 5" attire is preferred. Please no t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, gym clothing, etc.
We will specify in promotions if, for instance, we host a Black Tie dance event. If wearing a skirt or dress, please wear dance shorts or bloomers.
If you have ballroom or country western "suede bottom" dance shoes by all means use them!
Ladies: Leather soled heels or boots that are secure to your feet or other closed toe shoes. (Please no stilettos, sandals, or flip flops).
Men: Leather soled dress shoes or boots that are secure to your feet that allow you to rotate or other similar boots/tennis shoes. (Beware of super grip deck shoes or loose fitting sandals/flip flops).
Ladies please don't forget your full coverage "dance pants" if you are wearing a skirt! Tight skirts can also cause issues for traveling dances wear with caution!
All traveling dances travel counter clockwise around the floor like nascar. The inside lane is for newer or slower dancers, while the outside lane is for more advanced or faster dancers. Spot dancers must stay in the center to not impede the traveling dancers if multiple styles are being danced at the same time. However, if it is a spot dance music selection then the whole floor is open to use without reserving outside lanes.
Everyone ( Male and Female) is encouraged to ask people for a dance at practice socials and open dances. What do you do if you don't want to dance at that moment? The polite way to decline an invitation is to simply say, " Thank you, but I'm going to sit this one out." This means that you actually must sit out the remainder of the song and wait for the next one. Any rude or otherwise inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated, and you may be asked to leave.
While visiting/participating at a studio or other dance venue it is considered polite and respectful to enjoy the studio/dance/class and each others company by being present and in the moment.
Discussing, promoting, and advertising other classes, events, or dances that are happening elsewhere may be detrimental to the venue you are currently enjoying and is considered disrespectful.
We want the dance community to continue to grow in a healthy supportive way.
We offer instruction in over 50 styles of partnership dancing... The most common are listed below. American, Country Western, & Club are the "Social" Styles of dance in America. Standard & Latin are the core of partnership dancing throughout the rest of the world, hence they are commonly referred to as "International". However, American & Country Western are gaining ground worldwide especially through competition circuits.
Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Peabody
Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Mambo, Bolero
Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep
Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Paso Doble
Two-Step, Night Club Two-Step, Triple Two-Step, Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tangos, and more...