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Frequently Asked Questions....

Do I need a partner?

No, you don't need a partner. However it is important for us to keep a balance between men and women at the studio. There are times when we may have a waiting list for some of our classes, to help keep that balance.


What clothes should I wear?

Our studio has an easygoing, casual feel. 'Nice' casual clothes are recommended while workout wear, shorts and tank tops would be considered inappropriate. We also suggest that you avoid strong perfumes as some students can be allergic. For a more detailed review of clothing and etiquette tips please visit our etiquette guide.


What shoes should I wear?

The best shoe is one that is comfortable and offers good balance. For beginners we recommend a comfortable dress shoe; rubber soled sneakers make turning much more difficult. For ladies we recommend a heel height that you would be comfortable walking in. A flat shoe would also be just fine.

If you expect to carry on with your dancing for longer than a few months then we request that you buy some dance shoes. They are more comfortable and easier to dance in than street shoes as well as safer for your partner.


What if I miss a class?

Missing a class is not a problem. We understand that people have busy lives and that things come up. With that in mind we always take time to review at the beginning of each class.


What is the age range at your studio?

We have a very wide demographic - people of all ages love to dance! Most of our students are between 30 and 60 years old, but we also have people in their early 20's and 80's. If you're under 18, you'll need to accompanied by your parent or bring a signed note of permission from your parents and their phone number.


Do you switch partners in your classes?

Yes, we do. There are many good reasons for this policy:

  • it creates a better rapport in the class and the studio overall. You'll enjoy your classes more if you know and can joke with the people in your class.
  • you become a better leader/follower by dancing with a variety of people. Each person feels different to dance with and so your skills have to be higher to adapt to each situation.
  • It prevents bad habits from forming in couples. We don't want a wink, for example, to become a signal for an underarm turn.
  • If the material is new to you, it may help you to dance with our advanced students, who often repeat a class.
  • It allows the teacher to dance with everyone and so be able to give better personal instruction as well as to give you insight as to how the step will actually feel as you get better.
  • Learning as a couple can be tough at times, a few dances apart can do wonders to ease tension and gives you a chance to come back together refreshed

Having said that, if you really prefer not to switch partners we can always accommodate you with private lessons.


How do I get the most out of my lessons?

To get the most out of your lessons you need to dance! Come to the practice parties, attend the workshops, and take regular private lessons to make sure you're on track. We know that when you first begin, there's a lot to take in and so we also have an online resource, www.dancingfordessert.com where you can review most of your introductory and Level 1 steps


How do I register?

You can register by phone at 604-881-1234 or email at dancingfordessert@gmail.com. You can pay ahead of time by phone or when you first come into the studio to start your 321 Dance! Program. Group classes have early bird pricing that's good for up to 24 hours before the start of a class. Within the 24 hour period, the price goes up $5. This is to encourage early registration so that we can balance numbers and plan our classes to the best of our ability. We accept debit, credit, cash or cheque.


What if I missed the first class of a series?

This is a tricky one. If you've never danced before your should probably either wait until the next start date or take a private lesson to catch up. If you have some dance experience please talk to us so we get a feel for how quickly you'd pick up the material.