Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why should I learn how to dance?
There are so many reasons – you will improve many areas of your life, and researchers are finding more benefits of dance all the time! Recent studies have shown that learning to dance can improve brain function and cognitive ability, and help prevent or delay memory issues later on. As you might imagine, dance has a huge, positive, impact on body tone and posture. Some students have confided in us that they experience a boost in confidence, mood and social skills. So whatever benefits you experience – and there can be so many – you’ll find that learning to dance is much more than an investment in technique: it’s an investment in a fun and healthier lifestyle.
2. I don’t think I can dance.
Of course you can! Dancing is as easy as moving – and our goal is to make it easy and fun for you from the very start. We start with simple basics, and you’ll come away from your first lesson ready to move. There is no age or skill limit -- dancing is an art without boundaries, whether you are 8 or 80. There is no age limit. You just need to want to learn and have fun.
3. How long does it take?
Every person is different, but like any skill, it depends on frequency of practice: the more you do it, the faster you’ll learn. It also depends upon how many different dances you want to learn and how proficient you want to become. Our certified teachers have advanced strategies to make learning fast, easy, and fun.
And let’s find out if you want to dance socially – at weddings, special nights out or even at home in the kitchen – or if you might like to compete or grow into a professional. As you might imagine, competition is exciting, but it requires rigorous training. On the other hand, if you want to improve your social dance skills, then a basic dance program may be just what you need. Either way, practice makes perfect!
4. What should I wear to lessons?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to be flexible, relaxed, and doesn’t restrict movement. And of course, comfortable shoes are important! We suggest a pair of leather-soled shoes for men and a smooth shoe with a back for women, similar to what you would wear to go out dancing. Athletic shoes don’t work well on the wood ballroom floor because they stick and make it difficult to move your feet. Ballroom dance shoes are best on the floor as they provide much better control of dance movements, and we can recommend some if you would like.
5. Do I need a partner?
Not at all! Lessons work wonderfully for both singles and couples. And everyone is welcome. If you are a single, our teachers will dance with you and help you in your private lessons. They will give you a reference and feel of each step and guide you through the learning process.
7. What types of dance do you teach?
You name it, we've got it! We teach all different types and styles of dance. Let’s just name a few:
Salsa, Waltz Tango Foxtrot, Cha Cha Cha Rumba East Coast and West Coast Swing, Hustle,Quickstep,Viennese Waltz, Samba, Merengue, Paso Doble, Jive, Bolero, Mambo and many more. For more detailed list please see Dances We Teach page.
We specialize in American and International styles of Ballroom and Latin dances. We can help you with your wedding dance, all of your social dance needs, as well as competitive ballroom dance.
8. How do I get started?
Getting started is easy. The first step is to schedule an introductory lesson, which we offer to our new students. During that lesson, you will learn some basic steps, we will discuss your dance goals and desires and of course have fun!
Call or email us to make appointment for your first lesson!