Frequently Asked Questions...

Q.    What if I have two left feet?

We will help you trade them in for a matching left/right pair! Our beginner classes are designed for people who have never danced before. We start at the most basic level and build a foundation you grow from.


Q.    How many students are in a group class?

We usually have between 6 and 20 students in a group class.


Q.    What kind of shoes should I wear?

Comfortable, flexible shoes, preferably with a leather, rubber or serrated sole (Tennis shoes are fine). Flip flops, sandals, clogs or backless shoes are not recommended. Ladies should only wear high heels if they are accustomed to wearing them regularly. Open toed shoes are dangerous to dance in when you are first learning, protect your toes!
 

Q.    How should I dress?

Casual dress is fine for private or group lessons, blue jeans and/or shorts are fine.
For our dance parties dressy casual is suggested, no blue jeans. Ladies usually wear dress slacks, skirt or dresses. Men wear dress slacks or khakis with polo or collared shirt, coat and tie not necessary.
 

Q.    Can I join a class if I don’t have a partner?

Yes. Singles are welcome, and we change partners in group classes. We do try to keep the balance of men and women fairly even, so if you are coming as a single, it’s best to enroll sooner rather than later.
 

Q.   Which is better, group or private?

Taking group lessons is a fun and inexpensive way to learn how to dance. You’ll meet new people and share the camaraderie of learning together. Dancing with a variety of partners helps hone your leading and following skills.

Private lessons allow you to learn at your own pace. The individual attention means more rapid progress and a thorough understanding of dancing. You decide which dances to learn. Choose several or concentrate on just one.
 

Q.    What is the age of the students in class?

We have students between 12 and 94 years old; most are young adults through empty nester age.
 

Q.    What dances should I start with? Are some easier or harder than others?

It really doesn’t matter. You should start with the ones you most want to learn. We will start you off at the most basic level if you are a beginner, whether you do private or group lessons.
 

Q.    What is your make-up policy for group classes?

If you miss a class in a group lesson there is no way to make it up in a group class. Students in Beginner level classes may take 1 private lesson per month at the discount rate of $46 per hour (a savings of $20). These lessons may be used as a make-up for a missed class or to enhance your skills. No refunds, credits or make-ups are given for missed classes or early withdrawal.
 

Q.    What is the cancellation policy?

For private lesson students, we require 24 hours notice or the lesson fee will be charged. If you need to reschedule a lesson please call us as soon as you know so we can rebook that time with another student.
 

Q.    Where can we practice?

We have a Friday night dance from 8 to 11p.m. specifically for you to practice your moves and have fun.  Admission is usually $15, with light refreshments provided.  Staff will help out if you have questions.  You may schedule practice time at the studio rate of $5 per hour per person when space is available.
 

Q.    Where do people come from that take your lessons.

We have students from Reisterstown and Owings Mills in Baltimore County, Ellicott City and Columbia in Howard County, Walkersville and Woodsboro in Frederick County, Hanover and Littlestown in Pennsylvania and all the following parts of Carroll County Maryland and Pennsylvania: Westminster, Eldersburg, Finksburg, Frederick, Hampstead, Hanover PA, Keymar, Libertytown, Littlestown, Littlestown PA, Manchester, Marriottsville, Mount Airy, New Market, New Windsor, Sykesville, Taneytown, Union Bridge, Upperco, Woodbine.