If you’ve decided to sign up for dance lessons for the first time, you probably have several questions combined with a bit of nervousness. If so, that’s okay and perfectly normal. At Modern Ballroom Dance Studio we’ve worked with hundreds of students and we want to make your dance experience a…Read More
FAQs About Ballroom Dance
Do I need a partner?
Not at all! We teach singles and couples, beginner to advanced, so you do not need to bring a partner to ballroom dancing classes.
What do I wear to my dance lesson?
Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. We have students dressed from work attire to casual. We do recommend wearing shoes that have leather-soled bottoms and are easy to move in. Any shoes with a rubber sole will stick to the floor and inhibit movement! For gentlemen, dress shoes are ideal in the beginning. For ladies, whether its heels or flats, wear a shoe that securely fits your foot! For brides to be, bring your wedding shoes to practice in.
How do I get started?
The next step is to give us a call or stop by and visit us to schedule your first lesson for ballroom dancing lessons. Stepping outside your comfort zone can sometimes be hard to do and we understand. We go out of our way to make you feel comfortable and look forward to hearing from you.
What should I expect on my first visit?
Expect to be greeted when you come through our doors by a friendly face! We will walk you to one of our lounge areas and ask you a few questions to ensure your first ballroom dance lesson is enjoyable. From that point, you will meet your instructor and be guided to the dance floor for your lesson.
What will I learn?
You will learn a few social dances based on any goals or special events you have coming up. We usually recommend the dances to start out with, but if you have specific ones in mind, we can start with those.
What dances do you teach?
We teach every kind of social dance. We teach the ballroom dances, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and Quick Step. Other dances such as Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Mambo, Bolero, Paso Doble and Jive. We also teach Night Club dances such as Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, Kizomba, Zouk, and Hustle. If you are looking to learn how to freestyle dance (dance in a night club without a partner), we do teach this upon special request.
How often should I come in for lessons?
The more you come in, especially in the beginning, the more results you see. It’s like starting a workout regimen; the more often you do it, the faster the results! We have students visit once a week and we have students here every day. We will always give our recommendation but the choice is always up to you.
Who will be my instructor?
At first you will have one ballroom dance instructor designated for new students, but eventually you might have all of them. All of our instructors are carefully selected, very qualified, and receive the best training so you will be in good hands with any of them.
How do the group classes work?
We offer a variety of group classes at different levels to complement your private lessons. They usually consist of 10-20 people and add a social element to your learning experience. You will find that group classes are fun, helpful, and important to your progress.
What are the practice parties like?
Practice parties provide a real-life social experience in a safe learning environment. All of the instructors attend the practice sessions to ensure your success in making dancing a lifetime skill. They are a great way to meet new people and get comfortable with skills necessary to becoming a comfortable social dancer.