Introduction to Ballroom

If you’ve never danced before, it can be confusing to know where to begin. The best place to start is in a group class that focuses on the new dancer, our Intro to Ballroom Class. In the class you will learn everything you need to know to understand ballroom dancing and be able to practice outside of class. In addition, you’ll meet new friends and enjoy the welcoming environment of the dance studio. Our Intro to Ballroom Class focuses on four dances: Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, and Jive (two of these dances are taught each month).

Getting Started


All new students should register for the Intro to Ballroom Series Class. This class addresses the vital theory of how to learn to ballroom dance and puts everyone on the “same page”, allowing the classes to move forward evenly. Each class is 1 hour in length. Series begins the first Wednesday of every month and continues each Wednesday for four Wednesdays (for some months, the series may be only three weeks due to holidays and have a pro-rated price – please see our calendar).

What’s Required?

  • Pre-registration (email, call 408-824-0074, or sign up online below)

  • All dancers must be at least 16 years old or older

  • Dance shoes (We will let you know which shoes to purchase during the first class, so please bring socks to dance in for that class.)

  • No partner required


Get Started

Our in-studio Introduction to Ballroom series will resume in January 2021 (sign up below)! Masks and social distancing required - maximum of 10 participants.

To get started in November or December, we recommend one of the following options:

  • Register for a FREE private lesson to get started. Lesson can be indoors, outdoors, or online based on your preference. One of our instructors will reach out to schedule your lesson. (Cost: Free)

  • Join our special FREE online intro to ballroom classes! Once you register, you'll be emailed the Zoom link to join your class. (Cost: Free)

Pre-register for our in-studio January Intro to Ballroom series here:

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Contact Information:

979 Fremont Avenue

Los Altos, CA 94024

(408) 824-0074

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