FAQ about the Beginner’s Dance Classes & Ballroom Dancing

What if I have never danced before and have two left feet?

Anyone with two left feet (or two right feet) is especially welcome. Basically, if you can walk you can dance – you may surprise yourself on how good you can get!

What clothes and shoes should I wear?
You will need to be comfortable, so casual wear is fine and casual shoes will do.  For ladies, very high stiletto heels are not suitable.  2.5 inch heels are probably the highest heels to keep you safe and to enable you to dance in comfort. We have information on specialist dance shoes if you decide to go further with your dancing. These are available at most dance shops.

Can I come to the class on my own or do I need a partner?
There is no need for a partner, you can attend on your own and we can partner you withsomeone or one of our teachers will dance with you if you prefer. A teacher will dance with you when possible.

Will I be split from my husband / wife / partner while we learn the steps?
No, you stay with your partner the whole time you are learning to dance.  We will never make you dance with someone else unless, of course, you ask us to!!!!

What happens if I miss a week?
No worries, it is easy for you to catch up as we always run through what we did the week before at each class as well as learning any new steps and we are always there to help you.

Is there anywhere we can practice the dances we have learnt?
Of course you can practice at home but we are planning practice nights so you can come along, practice your dancing, meet the other dancers in your group and have a good night out too!

Colchester Dance School - Adult Ballroom & Latin Dance Tuition / Lessons for Absolute Beginners at the Colchester Dance School. Dance Classes for all Types of Dance & all Levels of Dancer. Dance Lessons With Qualified Dance Tuition Teachers. Dance Lessons in Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Jive & Salsa. Colchester, Essex.


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