Ballroom Dance FAQs

What is a private dance lesson?

A private lesson consists of a session in which one dance instructor works with one student or one couple in our main ballroom. During a private dance lesson, you’ll learn the finer points of dancing with a partner. A couple may have one or two instructors, depending on preference. Private lessons are by appointment only and may be scheduled between 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Monday – Friday.

What is a group dance lesson?

A group lesson consists of several students learning to dance from one instructor. Primarily working on basic steps and technique, group classes correspond to the level of dancing you are currently working on. We invite new students to attend the Newcomer’s Open House

What is a dance practice party?

You can think of practice parties as ‘Dancing Boot Camp’ Just as traditional boot camp prepares you for the military, practice parties prepare you for dancing socially and allow you to apply material learned in your dance lessons without the pressure of the public eye upon you. Our students are here to have fun, learn, and dance! At our parties, we dim the lights and serve refreshments. Students have the opportunity to dance with other students, as well as with our instructors.

What is a guest dance party?

Every week we sponsor a champagne guest party. Similar to an Open House, a champagne guest party gives students a chance to introduce their friends to the world of ballroom dancing. The party begins with a champagne reception at 8:45 pm (non-alcoholic beverages are also available). After refreshments, our students and staff perform floor shows to demonstrate the various levels of dance that we teach. Reservations are preferred for the guest party, so please call ahead to let us know that you and your friends plan to attend.

What types of dance do the instructors of Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta teach?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 that we teach are Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Rumba,Cha-Cha, and Eastern Swing; however, Samba, Mambo, Merengue, Western Swing, Texas Two-Step, Bolero, Viennese Waltz, and Paso-Doble are available by request.

How should I dress for my ballroom dance lesson?Students should wear something comfortable that won’t inhibit movement. Of course, comfortable shoes are a must! We suggest wearing a pair of leather-soled shoes for maximum ease and comfort.

How difficult is it to learn to dance?It’s actually easy to learn to dance. Learning the various dances and a repertoire of steps takes time, but it’s easy and fun. A steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in a short period.

Do I need a dance partner?We teach both singles and couples here at Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta. If you come in as one of our single students, during private lessons, your instructor will be your partner. Our group dance lessons and practice sessions will provide plenty of opportunity to meet other students with the same interests and goals.

How do I get started learning to dance?The Ballroom Dance Clubs of Atlanta is just a phone call away. Call and set an appointment for your first private dance lesson and we’ll take it from there. Be sure to check out our special offers to get started.