2) What should I wear, and do I need special shoes?
Be comfortable! Casual dress is acceptable, just no tattered jeans, muscle
shirts, shorts or halter tops please. For beginners, a comfortable shoe that
does not have a rubber sole is best. You will need to be able to slide your feet
and rubber soles will "stick", so a leather sole (like on a dress shoe or loafer) is
your best bet. Ladies, high heels are not necessary for beginners, comfort is
more important when learning.
3) Do I need to bring a partner?
Bringing a partner is preferred, however each class will accept a couple of
participants that do not bring a partner. It is important to register early, and
also tell the person who takes your registration whether you will be "solo" or
are registering with a partner so the instructor can be prepared for solo
participants. The instructor, an assistant, or both will step into class rotation
to partner solo participants.
4) Will I have to rotate partners in class and dance with people other than the
person with whom I came to class?
Many people are uncomfortable about switching partners in class and dancing
with a complete stranger, and that is understandable. However, rotating
partners in a class can be a very important step in learning to dance well!
Class sizes will be small, so no one will be a "stranger" for long. Black Cat
does rotate partners in each class because it can be a very important teaching
tool. You will of course not be forced to rotate partners, but it is highly
recommended that you do.
5) What if I feel I am just not "getting it" in class, or I am feeling as if class
is going too slow for me?
Talk to the instructor! Private instruction is available to either get you
feeling more confident and comfortable with material if you feel you aren't
progressing with the class, or if you feel you are ahead of the class.
Different day and evening times, as well as time on the weekends can be
reserved for one on one time with the instructor to address your needs. Ask
about times and rates available. Also, always feel free to ask questions in
class, there are no silly questions, and someone else in class may be
wondering the same thing as you!
6) How do I know what level class to take; if I am ready to move on to the
next level, or if I am proficient to take a workshop?
If you have never taken any dance before, feel you have two left feet, or if
it has been awhile since you have taken a class, start at the introductory
level, review is always beneficial. If you feel comfortable with the basic
steps, go to intermediate. Workshops will state the level they are covering.
And of course, you can always just ask, we are happy to help!
1) What is the cost to take a class?
The cost for one six week class (1 hr per week - 6 week session) is
$60.00 per person. If you choose to pay per class, the cost is $10 per
class, per person. The cost for a 4 week workshop is $40.00 per person.
Private Instruction varies, packages are available. Wedding packages
are also available. We only accept cash and check for payment at this time.
7) What kind of music is ballroom dancing danced to?
Click HERE to listen to samples of songs to dance each dance to!