Philosophy and Approach
Whether your interest in dance is social or
competitive, Dance Sophisticates has a
We offer both private and group lessons.
just want to find out what its
all about, you may want
to join one of our group classes.
Group classes are tailored for
focus on establishing the
basic elements of dance technique and use basic
patterns in teaching beginners to dance.
If you are
an intermediate level dancer, our group lessons allow
you to practice your “lead / follow and foot work” techniques while
refreshing your memory of dance patterns.
Group Classes are focused on the
group as a whole but we will give individuals limited special attention if they
have a problem.
You do not
have to have a partner to participate in a group class.
Either Patty or Al will work with
you during a group class.
you are ready for more detailed instruction then our private lessons are
designed for several different learning paths.
For those who are getting married, we offer a program that will
you for your first wedding dance at your reception.
We can design a dance based on your music or we can provide
you with music from our extensive music library.
you are new to dancing, we offer a program that introduces you to ballroom
dancing at your pace.
private basic instruction teaches foot placement, frame, and lead / follow
techniques along with basic patterns in all
As you advance in your learning, higher-level patterns are
introduced that reinforce and use
techniques learned in earlier lessons.
intermediate dancers, we offer a higher level of learning that focuses on
technique and more advanced patterns.
is placed on body position and balance, and techniques particular to that dance.
Our studio follows a
general syllabus of dance patterns currently
in use by other ballroom dancers in the area.
This will give you
confidence to dance comfortably at any open
dance in the area.
you are interested in
competing in Dancesport, we can prepare you for your
High emphasis is
on body position and balance, foot placement, floor craft, and
patterns appropriate to the level of your competition.
your dance interest, Dance Sophisticates has a program for you.
Contact us today! You’ll be dancing in no time.
Be good to your
mind and body!
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