Group Class Q & A

Here is a breakdown of some of the most common questions about your group class. Find what is best for you!

Most Common Questions About Social Dance

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Are group classes or private lessons best?

Although most new dancers choose group classes only; the best answer is to use both. Use your group class to learn new material and private lessons to refine and polish the things we can't logistically cover in a group class. Arm styling, frame adjustments to add the finesse you are looking for is best learned in a private format.

Please read:

"What are Polish Lessons".

What's the difference between pre-beginning & Bronze?

Although a couple with no dance experience can start with a bronze class, the pre-beginning course gives a clearer focus on lead, follow and connection. It is this class that sets our program above others. While other providers encourage learning lead and follow mostly by having partners rotate with others, we takes this very specific time to actually teach you these skills while you are learning to dance together. The pre-beginning provides a better stair-step into Bronze.

What are polish lessons?

These are special highly discounted private lessons for group class students only. Most new dancers make the assumption that private lessons are only to learn new material. Not true! Polish lessons are used to refine what you have already been taught in your group class. Refine how you lead her, arm styling and carriage. It not only makes you shine on the dance floor; it makes dancing together feel much more natural and comfortable.

Polish private lessons are heavily discounted for those on a current class pass at $55/couple.

Most Common Questions About Our Program

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What is the best protocol?

It is best for new dancers to start off with a pre-beginning class in preparation to moving into a Bronze class. Pre-beginning classes run from late fall to late spring.

We will never make you rotate in your group class. While taking a social dance class, it is important to be social. Non rotation does not equate non social. Please learn to get to know others taking your class. We want to be creating a great social connection with others.

How do we dress?

Wear what you feel comfortable and provides a free flowing movement. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance floor. If you are a pre-beginning dancer, it is suggested that you purchase a ballroom shoe. But until then, you may wear socks as the patterns you will be learning will be simplified. Those dancing in a bronze level class and above are required to have dance shoes. Most are ordering these off Amazon. A brushed sued bottomed shoe is best.

What about dance events?

Dance events are provided to students on a monthly basis during the dance season (Fall-Spring). This is the perfect way to dress up and have someplace fun to go and use what you have been learning. You will need to be dancing outside of class to aid in memory. Besides getting to know other couples, it is the best way to continue your dance education.

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Why is your program so different?

Non rotational group classes for couples.
E.B. Believes that the best foundation is built by starting on day one with a stronger understanding of lead and follow. Although this could be accomplished by simply rotating partners, we believe that it makes more sense to teach you how to best interpret the lead and follow with your primary partner. This is done by giving you a stronger instruction with these skills at the pre beginning level. This way you are better prepared to conquer more detailed material at the bronze and silver level at a later date.


Sequential learning.
E.B firmly believes in teaching you in a  heavily sequential way. Teaching from the beginning of the syllabus and working down the natural order aids with a much better understanding of your new skill. So many dancers have reported to E.B. that they are retaining a better memory of past material when instruction is taught in this manner.
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