Frequently Asked Questions

Here is what you can expect: you will gain confidence on the dance floor, a sense of accomplishment, new friends, a winning Powerball ticket… woops, JUST KIDDING!

This is what you do

Decide what you want to dance for …do you want to do social dancing or do you want to compete? Do you want to go out each weekend or do you just need to look good at a wedding?

Your reason might require that you learn only a few styles but you’ll want to learn them in depth. If you want a night of casual social dancing, learn basic steps for a number of dance styles (you will pick up more moves as you go out dancing, practice and the basics become familiar).

Complicated dances such as the Bolero and paso doble can be attempted later, but you probably want to start with the rumba, cha-cha, tango, waltz, and fox trot to learn a few core steps.

Go to class. This may seem obvious but it is amazing how often people skip class. It doesn’t matter how good the teacher or dance studio, every time you miss a class, you won’t benefit.

Listen to ballroom music. Get a list of songs in the rhythm you’re working on and listen to them in the background while counting it aloud as the music plays. Many beginning dancers benefit from clapping the beat with the music. Also watch the dancers moving to the music. Feel the style of the dance, in addition to its rhythm.

Practice is an important part. We have practice sessions along with our lessons. GO! Don’t be afraid to ask the more experienced dancers for help. Everyone is excited to help you enjoy dancing to the fullest. You may meet new friends for life.

Dance! You’re in this to learn how to dance so go dancing. Even after your first lesson you can “dance” in your mind as you listen to the music or even to try some steps in a safe corner. If you learn two moves a lesson then by your third lesson you know six moves. That’s enough to go dancing and look like you truly belong on the dance floor

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Frequently Asked Question: What are Ballroom Dances?

The Latin Ballroom Dance Club is a great club for people who enjoy dancing; want to learn or
improve their dancing, have fun and remain physically and mentally active.The club has dances
twice a month from October through May and offers a variety of social, latin and ballroom dance
lessons from October through March for both beginner and intermediate dancers. Dance
instruction is excellent and the cost is very minimal. There are also two, one hour practice
sessions available weekly.

A variety of social, latin and ballroom music is played at the dances. Social dance music
includes east coast swing, west coast swing, night club two step, hustle, salsa, merengue, and
polka. Latin or American Rhythm dances are cha cha, samba, rumba, bolero and mambo.
Ballroom smooth dance music includes waltz, quick step, foxtrot, tango and Viennese waltz.
Music for the more popular dances is played more often.

The dances, as well as the lessons provide an opportunity to make new and lasting friendships.
Members support each other and encourage newbies to get out on the floor and dance. The
music played at dances includes many favorites, is enjoyable to listen to and easy to dance to.
All this together makes a great night out as well as being good for your mind and body.

With lessons, practice and time you can expect to become a very good social dancer, if you are
not already. Since there are a variety of beginner and intermediate lessons provided, you can
choose those you prefer. Rumba, cha cha and east coast swing are some of the easier dances
to learn and many people start with these. Besides practice, coming to dances
is a great way to improve, even if you have only had a few lessons. Watching more experienced
dancers and listening to the music rhythm makes learning enjoyable.

Come join the fun
For more information, visit our upcoming events.

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