What is the best way to start? The best way is to start with the introductory package, which includes three private lessons for a very low cost. A private lesson is a one-on-one instruction with the teacher; it gives you the chance to ask as many questions as possible, and most importantly you can learn at your own pace, and they are scheduled at your convenience.
I am getting married soon, do you teach first dance?
Yes, we do. Your first dance as husband and wife is a magical moment. Let us help you get ready for this lifetime moment. We can teach you a dance choreographed especially for you, in your favorite style of dancing, or to your special song. You will have a great time learning together, and it’s such an enjoyable way to minimize stress as you prepare for your wedding dance. Dancing together is just plain fun!
When should we start our lessons for the wedding?
We recommend starting your lessons as soon as possible! No matter what you put in the same amount of effort to learn, it just helps to do so in advance so you have plenty of time to practice! Especially since as you get closer to the wedding everyone’s schedule has a tendency to get a bit crazy. We have found it much more beneficial for you to learn relaxed rather than stressed on a timeline!
If we start our lessons too early, will we forget everything by wedding day?
The answer is no! The more time you have to practice the more comfortable you will feel on the wedding day. In addition we will happily take a video of you to reference while practicing!
How many lessons will we need?
The amount of lessons needed varies from couple to couple depending on previous experience, song selection and how quickly you pick up. It is almost impossible to say exactly what you need until we see how you move! This is why we recommend starting with our smallest package: New Student Package. You can always get more if you need!
What should we wear?
We recommend starting with comfortable, flat, closed toe shoes, preferably with a smooth sole for both of you! You will want to avoid tennis shoes as they stick to the floor and make dancing a bit more difficult. As we get closer to the wedding we will add in your actual wedding shoes. We usually wait to have you wear these until the steps are comfortable, just in case there is any toe stepping (hopefully not!) you will not scuff up your wedding shoes.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
We understand that there will be times when you will need to make an adjustment to your schedule. Since every appointment is especially reserved for you we request that you notify us of the need to change or cancel your appointment a minimum of 12 hours before your reserved time. If your appointment is changed or cancelled within 12 hours of your reserved time the lessons scheduled will be deducted from your account. In addition, any late arrivals will shorten your appointment time and will not be made up by running into the following client’s scheduled appointment. We appreciate your understanding!
Which dance is the best for me to start?
At Palm Beach Dancing, we let new students pick their own dance to start with. But if they don’t have anything specific in mind, we always encourage them to start with the Rumba as it is the basic of all Latin dances and the Foxtrot for the modern dances.
I like to dance but I have two left feet, can I still learn?
Dancing is for everyone who loves music and wants to be sociable. If you have the desire to dance and you are willing to be committed, we assure you that in no time, you can achieve your goal of becoming a great dancer.
How long will it take me to learn?
It depends on how often you attend classes and how much time you devote to practicing what you have learned. Everyone’s ability to learn and retain is different. Our advice to students is to practice as much as possible.
Do I need a partner for private lessons?
Yes, but don’t worry about it. Your instructor will be your partner.
Do I need dance shoes?
Dance shoes are recommended but if you are not sure you want to keep dancing and do not want to invest in a dance shoe, just wear a leather soled shoes if possible, but it’s worth having dance shoes because you will learn much faster. For your convenience, we have dance shoes for sale at the studio.
Do you teach children?
Yes, we do. We teach children from 7 years old and up.
What classes do you have for children?
The children participate in Latin and ballroom dances such as : Chacha, Samba, Rumba, Pasodoble, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Viennese waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep.
Do you have performances for students?
Palm Beach Dancing offers students’ performances on a quarterly basis as well as competition. Every three months each student has the opportunity to show off what they have learned in a well choreographed show put together by our director.
Are the performances for advanced students only?
Any student, regardless of experience can participate in our showcase and competitions. If you are willing to put the extra time required to prepare for the performance we can get you ready for it, and perform like a star. There are many local dance events in Florida where our students can participate.
What dances do you offer?
We offer all Latin and Rhythm dances such as Salsa, Chacha, Rumba, Samba, Swing, Pasodoble, Jive, Mambo, Hustle, Merengue, Bachata, as well as The smooth and Standard dances such as Tango, Fox trot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Quickstep.