Not being sure what to expect at your first dance class might make you anxious. This could dim the excitement you should be feeling about your new venture. To put your mind at ease, here’s an idea of what you can expect at your first dance lesson.
Familiarizing Yourself with Our Studios
Be prepared for some orientation on your first visit. Our friendly dance instructors will take you through your paces by introducing themselves first. They may get to know you by asking about your goals and preferences. They’ll also answer any questions you may have before leading you onto the dance floor and introducing you to others.
What to Wear
Always wear comfortable, modest clothes when dancing. Avoid wearing ill-fitting clothes that are too tight, because the last thing you’ll need is something restricting your movement. A shirt and pants, with a spare shirt, is ideal for men. Women should wear something that allows ample movement. Avoid wearing something too loose because it could be distracting. You also should avoid rubber-soled shoes because they limit movement.
The Fundamentals of Leading and Following
Connect with your partner when we teach you how to lead or follow.
Learn to lead with a solid frame like Fred Astaire when you grasp your partner’s shoulder, raise your right elbow, roll your shoulders, straighten up and engage your core. Remember the art of core engagement entails sucking in your tummy. We’ll also teach you how imperative it is to listen, so you dance to the beat precisely and take bold, intentional steps. You’ll learn how to loosen up and not pinch your partner’s hands.
We’ll teach you how to follow like Ginger Rogers. Maintain a sturdy frame by rolling your shoulders back, pushing your left wrist toward your partner’s upper arm, engaging your right arm, standing properly and pulling in your tummy. As a follower, you’ll learn how to move with your partner and trust his or her moves.
Your first dance lesson is basically an orientation where we familiarize ourselves with your skills level and preferences. We’ll discuss the type of program best suited to you after the first lesson. It’s advisable to choose something that complements your timetable and dance objectives.
Book a sample dance lesson if you’re unsure of your preference. We offer private lessons, practice parties, and group sessions.