Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I am a complete beginner will I be ok to join?
Of course, everything we do is designed for the beginner in mind. in fact it is generally people with some dance experience that can sometimes find it a little slow at the beginning of a course.
Q: What footwear should I wear?
Anything that you feel comfortable in. You can get specialist dance shoes but we recommend you try a few sessions at least before you consider getting these.
Q: What clothes should I wear?
Anything that you feel comfortable in. We get people of all ages from all walks of life so we prefer that you are comfortable and relaxed in your usual clothing. Some people come straight from work others turn up more casual.
Q: Do I need to book in advance?
No you can just turn up on the evening. try to get there at least 10 minutes before the class starts, there may be a class already in progress when you arrive so do not panic as your class will start when that is finished.
Q: How much is it?
We charge £5 admission per person only on the evenings that you attend.
Q: I may have to miss, or already have missed some of the course what happens then?
As a general rule we say that the number of weeks missed will be the number of sessions that you will need to get comfortable again. So if you miss a week then the following week might be a little shaky but after that it will all be ok again. Two weeks, then two sessions etc. It is important not to give up too early if you encounter problems! We do offer catch up lessons if you feel you need one but we do a lot of repetition throughout the course so don't worry too much about it.
Q: My husband / boyfriend won't come with me what should I do?
If you can, use anything in your power to convince them to come along to the first session. The chances are they will enjoy it enough to continue dancing. In most cases after a while it is the man that gets more addicted to dancing as they realise that it is not embarrassing or difficult. The hardest part for men, with dancing, is coming along for the first time!
Q: What if I don't have a partner?
Many people turn up wthout partners so the chances are we can find someone for you to dance with. As we generally get more single women than men, females may end up being partnered by another female, please let us know if that is not acceptable. We do not know the ratio of male to female until the actual evening, in some cases we have even had more men than women although that is very rare.
Q: I have two left feet will I be able to do it?
A: We guarantee that anyone that gets to the end of a course will be able to dance. Nobody has failed to date, regardless of what problems have been encountered on the way. All that makes a good dancer is perserverance!
Q: How many people turn up for a class?
It depends on many factors but we tend to get on average 40-50 people to each session. The start of the session can be busy at certain times of the year, the classes generally go a bit quieter towards the end of the session.
Q: Do you do medals or assessments?
No we concentrate purely on the social side of dancing, fun, enjoyment and interaction with others.
Q: I have been to a dance class before and I didn't like it as it was too serious and the teacher shouted a lot, will this be the same?
Not in the slightest, we pride ourselves on being of the new generation of dance instructors that feel that enjoyment of dance is more important than the techniques and exact footwork. These can be added at a later date if you want to go down that route. Here you will learn to dance and appreciate the fun of dancing without getting too bogged down with competition style teaching.
Q: Will I enjoy myself?
Of course! It is one of the most enjoyable pastimes in the world, try it and see.