When can I take my lesson?
Our studio hours are Monday through Thursday from 2PM to 10PM and Friday from
4PM to 11PM. Private lessons can be scheduled any time that we are open and
are booked on the hour. There are additional hours available on request.
Do I need a partner to take lessons?
Absolutely not! Your private lessons will be with an instructor and in our group lessons we rotate partners. Both male and female instructors are available so
you can feel comfortable attending group classes, parties and your lessons as
a single. Some couples even choose to take a number of private lessons separately,
each with their own instructor.
What should I wear?
Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate for dancing. A lightweight dress
shoe is best if you do not have ballroom dance shoes. If you would like to
purchase dance shoes, we carry the Very Fine brand. Avoid restrictive clothing
and shoes that could slip off while dancing (flip-flops, mules, etc.)
I have never danced in my life, can you teach even me?
All dancers start as newcomers. No one was born knowing how to dance.
Our talented instructors will teach you at your speed. Of course the more
you practice through attending dances, taking lessons and group classes,
the better you will become.
Do I have to compete to take lesson at DanceMakers?
Absolutely not. We do teach competition level ballroom and country dancing,
however our primary focus is on teaching social dancers.
What is the most effective way to learn to dance?
A combination of private lessons and group classes works best for most students.
If possible, taking a private lesson and a group class weekly enables most students
to learn and retain what you learn. We realize that this may not be possible for
everyone. DanceMakers strives to accommodate the needs of our students.
Therefore, you choose the type and frequency of your lessons. No contracts
or long term commitments are required.