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What is Ballroom Dance?

In one common usage, "Ballroom Dance" refers to...

  • "International Standard" (Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, and Quickstep)
  • "International Latin" (Cha-cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive) 
  • "American Smooth" (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz) 
  • "American Rhythm" (Cha-cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo)

The dance technique used for both International and American styles is identical, but International Standard allows only closed dance positions. American Smooth allows closed, open, and separated dance movements. In Addition, International Latin and American Rhythm have different styling, and use different dance patterns in their respective syllabi. Other Ballroom Dances include, Lindy Hop, West Coast Swing, Nightclub Two Step, Hustle and Salsa.

Standard and Smooth dances are normally danced to Western music (often from the mid-twentieth century), and couples dance counter-clockwise around a rectangular floor following the line of dance.  Latin and Rhythm dances are commonly danced to contemporary Latin American music. In these dances couples perform their routines in one stationary spot, with the exception of a few travelling dances (e.g. Samba and Paso Doble) that still follow the line of dance.

Can anyone learn to Dance?

Yes, we have students from the age of 9 to 89, men & women, singles & couples.

When can I come in for my private dance lessons?

We teach 6 days a week, sessions are 45 minutes long.
Monday - Friday 11 am -9 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Do I Need a Partner?

No, If you don't have a partner, you will dance with your dance instructor. In fact, the majority of our students dance with their instructors.

What Shoes Should I Wear?

For beginning level classes, students are not required to wear ballroom shoes. However, ballroom shoes are specifically designed to make dancing more enjoyable and safer, and are thus still recommended. All dancers should keep shoes in good repair. Heel protectors are recommended for ladies. Stiletto or metal heels are not permitted Shoes that grip the floor, such as sneakers, are not recommended, as dancing in such shoes can result in injury to knees and ankles. Shoes with potential for damaging the ballroom floor, in the judgement of the studio staff, are not permitted.

Policies

All dancers are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in any activities at the studio.

If you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please give us at least 24 hours notice. A late cancellation FEE will incur. A $30 fee for the Introductory Lessons, and A Late Cancellation Fee of $65 will incur for all 45 minute long private lessons.

Potential Students must live within a 60 mile radius of the studio.

What Methods of Payment Can I Use?

Check, Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express