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FAQ

How do I get started?

Time to take your next…uhh first step! The intro lesson is how our students get started on the right foot. You’ll get your very own instructor at a time of your convenience, within business hours of course. 😉 We’ll go over the fundamentals of dance, introduce you to a couple of different styles, and get you comfortable with dancing. You’ll get to take us for a little test run, we’ll get to know what you like and how you’d like to learn, and then we’ll make a recommendation that suits your needs. We make it fun and easy, just call, text, email or message us and you’ll be dancing in no time!

Let dance superstar Val Chmerkovskiy show you how.

 

Why should I learn to dance?

By stepping onto the dance floor, you are improving many areas of your life. It will not only boost your confidence, mood and social skills, but your body tone and posture, too. Learning to dance is more than an investment in technique; it is an investment in a fun and healthier lifestyle.

Studies have shown that learning to dance can improve brain function and cognitive ability, while helping prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease in late adulthood.

 

What is the fastest way to become a better dancer?

The key to improving your dance skills is a well-rounded, balanced program that incorporates all aspects of dance instruction. We have a 3-part system: group classes, private lessons, and social dance parties. Utilizing all three will help you progress quickly, as each service compliments the other.

Is there an age limit or range?

Dancing is a natural and ageless form of expression. Although dance has no age restrictions, our studios our catered primarily towards adults looking to learn something new and have fun doing it. However, we do offer private lessons and select master classes for competitive youth dancers who are looking to take their skills to the next level.

Do I need a partner?

You don’t need a partner or any experience! One of our experienced teachers will lead you every step of the way.  Additionally, you can partner up with one of your fellow students at our group classes and practice parties.

What should I wear for class?

Dancing is about movement and enjoyment. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to be flexible and relaxed.

You can wear anything you want for your first lesson. Afterwards, we will recommend something based on the style and direction you choose.

Please avoid stilettos or shoes with sharp heels as those are not comfortable to dance in, and they may damage our floor.

Do I need dance shoes?

Dance shoes are recommended but not required. However, in order to be able to move comfortably across the floor, we advise that you do not wear rubber-soled shoes.

Sharp heels or shoes with metal bottoms are strongly discouraged because they can damage the floor or cause injury.

How long does it take to learn to dance?

Every person is different, but like with any other skill, it depends on frequency of practice. The more you do it, the faster you’ll learn. We have advanced strategies to make learning fast, easy, and fun.

Also, it depends if your goal is to become a professional or a social dancer. If you choose to compete, then you will be entering an exciting yet rigorous period of training. On the other hand, if you want to improve your social dance skills, then completing a basic dance program may be just what you need. Either way, practice makes perfect!

What are the differences between group classes, private lessons and parties?

Group classes are perfect to learn fundamental elements, patterns, rhythms, and moves. We also offer supplemental group fitness and condition classes.

Private lessons are completely customized to your needs, pace, ability, and schedule. Since we make a personalized program for each student, this is the most thorough learning process and guarantees fastest results.

Our social parties are ideal settings to practice your newfound skills. We have an amazing community of teachers and students that support each other and grow together.

In addition, we also have special events such as showcases and competitions where you can take your dancing skill to the next level.

What styles of dance do you offer?

We specialize in all types of social and partner dancing, including Ballroom and Latin Dances in both American and International styles.

We follow curriculum endorsed by experts in the ballroom industry, Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) and National Dance Council of America (NDCA).

Our teachers train daily and get tested regularly to make sure they know all the latest syllabus patterns, rules, and regulations.

Some of our locations offer contemporary, hip hop, ballet, jazz, musical theater, and other interpretive styles. Please request more information from your local Dance With Me dance studio.

Can I achieve my fitness goals through dance?

We’re so glad you asked! Dancing is one of the best activities recommended by health experts and scientists for both body and mind.  Different styles and different tempos can help you achieve most fitness goals including cardio fitness, muscle toning, flexibility, strength, balance, and more. Look good, feel great, and have fun doing it!

Do you offer any specialized training?

Yes. We also offer specialized classes to complement what you are learning in your dance program, including presentation and styling.

Do you accept people with disabilities?

Absolutely! We believe everyone should dance. We accept and welcome people with disabilities. In fact, many of our instructors are certified to teach aspiring wheelchair dancers. We even work with children who have learning disabilities.

What is your cancellation policy?

We make every effort to accommodate the schedules of our students. We also work hard to retain the best teachers in the industry. In order to protect the time of our teachers, we have a 24-hour cancelation policy, so please let us know in advance of cancelations to avoid being charged.

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