Getting Started / Lesson Planning
The hardest part about learning to dance is the initial
get started. Many people are reluctant to take lessons because
they think they have two left feet. This is a widespread
Anyone can learn to dance! All it takes is
patience, practice and good
Important information to share:
We strive to help our students feel comfortable and
the dance floor by tailoring our instruction to fit the
dance level and interests. It is important to discuss your dance
goals with your instructor so that she can help you design a
which best meets your needs.
How many lessons to plan:
The number of lessons you will need depends on many factors. These
include the number of dances you are
interested in learning, your dancing
experience, the level of proficiency you would like to achieve, the time
for practice, and your personal learning style. We find that
about five to six figures per dance will give you a
repertoire. It takes the average beginning-level couple about six to
eight hours of focused instruction in
one dance to feel at ease on a
crowded dance floor. However, some students meet their dancing goals
others never want to stop learning. At Dance Sophisticates you are not
required to sign up in advance for a
package of lessons or a series of
classes. You can purchase both group and private lessons individually
more instruction as you go.
What to wear:
A frequent concern of new students is what to wear. We recommend that
you wear comfortable shoes and
clothing. Medium to low-heeled shoes with
smooth or leather soles are ideal. Sandals are not the best choice since
they don’t protect your toes. Very high heels may look delightful, but can
result in sore feet and shaky balance.
Backless shoes, although very
popular, can easily slip off your feet and therefore can disturb your
rubber- soled shoes are not a good idea since they tend to
grip the floor and can put strain on your joints when you
are turning. Don’t let your shoes spoil your fun! Bring some comfortable shoes to dance
in; you can change them
before you leave. Your feet will thank you, and
your partner probably will too! During the winter months it is
advisable to bring an extra pair of shoes to wear during your lesson.
This will keep our floor looking new and clean.
How to make fast progress:
A combination of group classes and private lessons combined with
frequent practice sessions is the best way to
build your knowledge and
skill. One important habit to cultivate is to practice for a few minutes
soon after your
lesson. Students who take the time to practice make the
fastest gains toward proficiency!
Contact us to
make an appointment for your first lesson.
Contact us today! You’ll be dancing in no time.
Be good to your
mind and body!
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