Do I need a partner?

Not at all! Some couples like to take dance lessons together, but many people want to learn by themselves. We teach together so there will always be someone for you to dance with at your lesson.

What shoes should I wear?

You don't need to buy special shoes to start learning, but you want to make sure the shoes you wear will be comfortable and not make it difficult to move. Select shoes that have flat bottoms (no high heels), with a smooth bottom for turning and be sure they will stay on your foot without slipping off your heel. TOMS, flats, or smooth tennis shoes work great.

What clothing should I wear?

It doesn't matter what you wear to learn and practice as long as it is comfortable and flexible. Some students wear leggings or sweatpants whereas some wear shorts or skirts and some even wear jeans.

What do you teach?

We believe that dance should be easy for anyone to learn. For that reason, we specialize in beginner dancers and helping students gain the confidence to get out on the floor and dancing as soon as possible. We focus on building solid foundational technique that will make it easy to grow and learn in your dancing journey. We teach the standard ballroom and rhythm dances (waltz, foxtrot, tango, rumba, salsa, cha-cha, and east coast swing) for newcomers and beginners, and West Coast Swing for newcomers through intermediate.

How many classes to I need to take?

Everyone's dance journey is different. Our goal is to get you dancing after your first lesson and add in more technique and patterns with each lesson. Your lessons will be paced to best fit your needs to keep you growing as a dancer. You can typically learn the basics of a dance in 4-8 weeks. Learning multiple dances at a time will take a bit longer, but will be faster than learning each individually.

Where can I practice?

Anywhere! As long as you have a smooth surface to walk on, you can practice. However, if you want real-life application, check out our Charleston Resources section for the local dances and dance studios in the area. Social dances are a great way to meet new people and practice what you have been learning.

Have a different question?

Contact us and ask!