The easiest way to start is to pick your most convenient day and time for a free introductory lesson during our business hours from 12pm -10pm Monday - Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm. One of our delightful instructors will teach you the very basics of ballroom dancing (I’ll give you a hint: it’s literally walking), and introduce you to a couple of the most popular dances. From there, you can choose from a variety of lesson packages, all of which include group classes and practice parties to enhance your learning.
You just have to bring yourself! You are welcome to dance in any shoe that’s comfortable to you, or socks. (I don’t recommend flip-flops or high heels to start.) Most of our students wear casual clothes, but sometimes people dress up, or wear athletic clothing; we really get a little of everything.
Our beginning group classes are open to everyone. You don’t need any experience to have a great time and learn something new. You can also drop in for any class, or register ahead online. The instructor will start with the very basic step, add a move or two, and have everyone switch partners throughout the class to practice their steps with a variety of people. By the end of class, you’ll have learned the basic patterns of one dance (and hopefully be able to retain it).
Classes are $15 per person, and a 10-pack of classes is available for $120.
You can also drop in for any class, or register online.
The short answer on “how to get into intermediate class” is to take private lessons. They’re the easiest way to be prepared for more advanced classes with the foundational information that makes more difficult moves easy. The longer answer is: if there’s an Intermediate class you’d like to go to, if you can name the basic timing for that dance and three more steps associated with that dance, then you’re prepared.
No! You do not need a partner to participate. Come on your own and you'll be paired with one of our fab instructors for private lessons (you'll dance with a pro!). During group classes, participants rotate partners to practice the moves with different people. Most of our students come on their own. (Although, of course, couples are welcome!)