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 45 minutes 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).

But What If I Have Two Left Feet?

 

We're now offering a NEW optional class series: Introduction to Ballroom Dance Series for Adults with Two Left Feet! This series is an optional precursor to the Wednesday Introduction to Ballroom Dance Series. If you or your partner have no dance experience and worry that you have “two left feet”, this series is an ideal starting point for you at our studio! In this series, you'll learn the basics of ballroom dance music, patterns, and theory at a comfortable pace.

 

Each class is 45 minutes in length. Series begins the first Monday of every month and continues each Monday for four Mondays (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 (we recommend signing up below, but you can also call 408-824-0074 or email info@aretedancecenter.com)

  • 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

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