No. We teach both singles and couples here at American Dance Center. If you come in as one of our single students, your instructor will be your partner for your private lessons.
Private lessons consist of one student or a couple working with one instructor. These lessons provide the most benefit and ease for learning to dance since all material is catered to the individuals learning ability and desire. Private lessons are by appointment only and may be scheduled from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Monday - Friday. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday.
Our goal is to prepare you to dance with confidence in any social situation. Our American-style curriculum consists of 14 basic dances that will allow you to dance anywhere, with anyone, on any occasion! The most common American-style dances are Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Eastern Swing, with Samba, Mambo, Merengue, Western Swing, Salsa, Bolero, Viennese Waltz, and Paso Doble available by request. For those interested we also offer an International-style curriculum which consists of 10 dances.
Wear something comfortable that won't inhibit movement. Of course, comfortable shoes are recommended! We suggest a pair of leather-soled shoes for gentlemen and a shoe with a back for the ladies.
No. It will take time to learn the various dances and a repertoire of steps. However, the learning is fun and easy. A steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in a short period of time!
Of the many people throughout the world who regularly participate in social dancing, there are some who are attracted to taking part in organized Dancesport competitions. Competition dancing has evolved from social dancing. It attracts people who love to dance, and who have the urge to show their skill and talent in direct competition with other couples on the dance floor, and if you are ready for something a little more glamorous and exciting then it’s time to get competitive.
The International Olympic Committee now recognizes Dancesport as a sport and it is expected that eventually it will be included in the Olympic program. People as young as 4 years, or as mature as 90 years, can enjoy this wonderful pastime.