FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a partner?
Many of our students take their lessons alone. Dancing personally with your teacher in your private lessons accelerates your progress. Our students dance with each other during the groups and practice sessions, so it is not necessary to come with a partner.!
How long will it take?
You will begin dancing on your first lesson and will feel progress immediately. The length of the course you choose will depend on how many dances you would like to learn and how proficient you would like to become. Introductory Programs can last approximately 3 weeks with regular programs lasting 6 to 18 months.
How often do I have to attend?
For maximum benefit, we suggest 2 to 3 hours per week for beginners to develop strong understanding and comfort with the new material.
Who are the Instructors?
Our instructors are former and/or current competitive dancers who are highly skilled, trained and certified in teaching. They were selected for their knowledge, experience, patience, caring, and ability to inspire, encourage and accomplish.
How much will it cost?
The first lesson is an Introductory to Dance at The Dance Centre for $15. After your first lesson, your instructor will consult with you to determine which of our programs is best for you. We offer competitive prices and guaranteed results. Please note, there are no refunds once a program or course of lessons has started.
What dances will I learn?
The dance(s) you learn will depend on your reasons for taking lessons. You have your choice of any or all of the following dances: Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, Swing, Merengue, Salsa, Mambo, Bolero, Bachata, Paso Doble, Hustle, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Viennese Waltz.
What should I wear?
Comfortable dressy casual attire is recommended. Jeans, T-shirts, sweats and running shoes are not encouraged. Footwear should be dress shoes that have leather or synthetic leather soles. Shoes must be flexible and fit securely. Sandals and slip ons are not advised. Please bring a change of shoes, as street shoes are not allowed on the floor.
When can I have my first lesson?
Your Introductory lesson can be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 am and 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday. We do require 2 to 4 days notice to book appointments.
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