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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of classes do you offer and what are the costs?

    We offer:
    Group Classes - For couples and singles. Learn to dance while having fun and meeting new people! Our Friday Beginner Classes are very popular and enjoyable. Cost: $10.00 a person. Weekly Practice Dance follows the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday classes so you can practice your new steps and dance a few more hours for *no extra cost!
    Private Classes - Learn or polish your steps or technique while getting an undivided attention from your teacher. You'll learn only the dances that interest you, at the pace that is comfortable for you. Private lessons, which are dependent upon the teacher and floor availability, must be booked in advance. Cost: $35.00 - $45.00 for 55 min. lesson.
    Wedding Preparation - We teach and choreograph the First Dance to the music of your choice (if you don't have a song, we help you find music from our beautiful collection ). You can bring people from your wedding party if you wish, up to 4 couples. We teach you how to walk on the dance floor, look good and relaxed and finish the dance in a romantic pose. So get one less worry off your head and start learning your First Dance now! Cost: $35.00 for 55 min.

*Practice Dance is free only if you take the group class that precedes it. If you come just for the Practice Dance alone, it is still $8.00 a person.

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What kind of shoes do I need?
    The shoes are very important for a dancer. At the beginning you can even bring sneakers, but soon you will realize that they will stick to the floor and make it difficult for you to turn and spin properly. So will any rubber-sole shoes.
    As the steps get more complex and require more skill, you will soon realize that you need better shoes. Plastic soles are also not ideal - they allow you to spin easier but are too slippery. The best shoes have suede soles. Leather soles are also good. You can have suede soles put on the soles of your most comfortable shoes. Some more advanced dancers have special dance shoes - pumps for standard dances and opened-toed shoes for Latin dances (lady's shoes). Those shoes cost between $130-$160 and you can choose and order them from many catalogues available at our Studio.
    Ladies favor shoes with 1-3 inch heels. Platform shoes and sandals are not good for dancing. They are too heavy, the soles are too thick and don't bend or they fall off. It is hard to concentrate on dancing and try to keep your shoes on!! Some ladies wear character shoes and enjoy them a lot! So, basically wear whatever feels comfortable but give yourself the best chance to dance and learn well and safe!
    Please, try not to wear the same shoes you have worn outside, or if you must - just wipe them really well. The sand and dirt will make the floor more slippery therefore dangerous and can damage our beautiful hardwood floor.

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What should I wear?
    To group classes and private lessons you can wear anything you feel comfortable in. Jeans, T-shirts, skirts, leggings are all right.
    Wear something that won't restrict your movements but not too loose so the instructor can see if your body is moving correctly. Studio Dance Parties are semiformal or formal. Sometimes we have theme dances like Halloween, Masquerade Ball etc. where you can wear costumes as well. Practice Dances are casual.

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Do I need a partner?
    No, you don't need a partner. If you have a partner, bring one. People often come by themselves and find partners here, sometimes with the assistance from the instructor.
    You don't need a partner all through the class. We teach steps separate to ladies and men and we make sure one knows her/his steps well before joining in with the partner. Dancing with different partners helps you to dance better. Don't be afraid to ask more experienced students to dance. They are very willing to help and encourage beginner dancers.

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How soon will I feel comfortable on the dance floor?
    At our Pre-Bronze classes you learn basics of 3 Latin and 3 Standard dances. From this easy start you can continue learning at the Bronze, Silver and finally Gold level.
    Every Friday after Pre-Bronze class we hold Practice Dances from 9 PM till midnight. At those Practice Dances there is a wide range of skill level among the dancers. Some students have been dancing for several years, some only few weeks. You can see that some dancers are moving more comfortably on the dance floor than others. The only secret is practice. The more you dance, the more confident you will feel dancing and the more you will enjoy it! Don't be afraid to ask more experienced dancers for a dance. Dancing is a social hobby and those good dancers are thrilled to help and welcome new faces on the dance floor. As they say "the more, the merrier.." You can also learn a lot from watching others that are better than you. Once more…. Practice, practice, practice and that's what the Friday Practice Dances are designed for.

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Wedding Preparation

    We teach and choreograph the First Dance to the music of your choice (if you don't have a song, we help you find music from our wide collection ). Our skilled instructors will teach you how to walk on the dance floor, look confident & relaxed and finish your First Dance in a romantic pose. So get one less worry off your head and start learning your First Dance now! Our Studio is a very busy place, so in order to avoid disappointment of not being able to book your lessons at your preferred times - please book as early as possible. Cost: $35.00 for 55 min. A Group rate is also available for your Wedding Party.
   

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