Typically a new dancer will start as a social dancer, attracted by enjoying danceat a social event, witnessing a TV show, yearning for more “social” in their social
life – or being talked into it by a spouse, friend or relative. Other times the reason to seek ballroom dance instruction is a particular event
like a wedding or a party. In those cases we do have a deadline to work with. If this is your case please make sure you tell us about your special event and how
much time we have to prepare you for it when you contact us to schedule your first visit to our studio.
A competent social dancer is always welcomed and in great demand at social events.
Besides the valuable social benefits of dancing, your participation in a regular program of ballroom dancing will produce significant mental and physical health
benefits. Dancing is a great stress reliever. It stimulates the brain. It builds confidence, alertness and a good attitude. It also has been proven to be a great
physical benefit as it physically tones the whole body in enjoyable exercise. In summary, dancing will add a new and very beneficial dimension to your life.
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You can dance in a group, with a partner, or on your own. Dancing has become such a popular way to be active and keep fit.
Dancing can be done both competitively and socially. It can be a great recreational and sporting choice, because anyone of any age can take part. It
doesn’t matter whether it is cold or raining, as dancing is usually done indoors. Becoming a good dancer always includes three key elements; expert instruction
(this is where we excel), practice and frequent use of what you are learning. If your training program does not include an appropriate amount of all three you
may end up wasting much of your time, efforts and money.
Take a few minutes each day to practice what you have been working on in class. Spend 15 minutes each day to focus your mind and body on executing the
figures to reinforce the learning process and give you the confidence to then apply those skills in a social dance setting.
Last, its vital that you attend a social dance at least once each week and put into use the things you have learned. Remember! “You use it or lose it!”
Partner Versus No Partner.
Ballroom dance includes any dance performed with a partner. However, it is not necessary to have a regular partner when you first start dancing.
However, if you already have a partner, you will quickly find that learning to dance together adds an entirely new and beneficial dimension to your
Private Lessons Versus Group Classes
Which are best? It depends on you and your goals. Private lessons are the fastest way to learn as they provide individualized attention that can greatly
speed up the learning process.
the Group lessons are great addition to your Private Sessions as they are a good way to try out a variety of dances and meet new friends.
Most beginner dancers find the environment of learning together as a group stimulating, challenging and lots of fun. Also, group classes provide social
interplay and the opportunity to both meet and dance with other beginners. We recommend that you start your adventure into the new and joyful world of social
dance by attending group classes with other beginners.
Some beginner dancers may feel the need for more privacy as they strive to untangle two left feet. In such cases, a few private lessons may give them the
confidence to then join a group class. If you are taking group lessons and find you are unable to keep up with the
group, miss some lessons or are having difficulty with a particular figure, it may be advisable to purchase a few private lessons and use them to catch up with
your classmates. Group lessons tend to focus on steps and patterns rather than
on technique, so a private lesson every few weeks to refine technique can be quite beneficial and enhance your progress.
If you are not sure which format is the best for you simply give us a call and we will be happy to help you get started on the right foot, become familiar with our
studio and offers. We will recommend the Program that will best meet your
To get started, simply: