FAQ's, Tips & Hints and Dance Eticquette
Frequent asked questions
Do I have to bring a partner?
NO - you do not have to bring a partner.
We rotate everybody in the classes, so we all have turns dancing with partners.
Do I need special shoes?
You don't need special dancing shoes, but you need well-fitted comfortable shoes.
As well shoes with a sole which allows you to turn easily on the dance floor, but not too slippery.
What if I have two left feet?
Nobody could have been worse than some of us when we first started dancing.
If you stick with the classes and make sure you practice, you will develop coordination and confidence, and in a short time, you will be up and dancing.
Do I need special clothing?
The best clothing to wear is comfortable and allows you to move freely.
As you will warm up whilst dancing, something not too hot is the best.
How long does it take to learn?
A 6-week course will teach you enough basic steps to have fun and dance socially.
Don’t compare; some dancers and instructors have been dancing all their lives.
Hints & Etiquette
Take your time. Learning to dance is not an overnight process, so don't expect to grasp it immediately.
Although it's easy over time, give yourself time,
be patient and practice, practice, practice!
If you're not one to pick up beats easily,
count out loud until you can synchronise the music
and the dance steps.
Take Small Steps, and practice shifting your weight
from one foot to the other, staying on the balls (front)
of your feet. No, we mean it - Smaller Steps - a good guide to steps is no larger than the size of your own shoeprint!
Wear comfortable shoes and breathable clothing. Cotton fabrics are always a good choice.
For the gentlemen who perspire a lot, it is a good idea to take a clean shirt and deodorant with you to get changed during the night, so you feel fresher.
For the ladies, be mindful of your dress wear. With a shoulderless top, the guys are putting their hands on sweaty bare skin, think..... would you like to do that yourself?
If you are asked to dance... accept;
unless you really have run out of energy or need a rest.
dance continuously with one partner; mix it up,
you might like to ask someone else as we all like to have a dance... You can always get back to that person later!
Practice Good Hygiene!
Make sure you're clean and ready to go.
Breath mints, gum, and deodorant are every dancer's best friend.
Believe me; your partner will love you for it!