321 Dance! Group
A part of our 321 Dance! Program, two special introductory group lessons are offered to give you a sense of what our group classes are all about. These classes review and reinforce material you've been learning in your private lessons to give you supervised repetition of the steps you've learned and also a chance to try them out with a variety of people. These classes are small and are usually tailored to the specific group of people that attend.
Once you've completed the 321 Dance! Program, you're ready to begin Bronze 1 classes. Bronze 1 classes focus on a single dance over four weeks of instruction and cost $48 per person. This allows you to review and make your introductory steps automatic as well as learn new patterns. We also start to work on more advanced ideas like leading and following, floor-craft (how to get around a crowded dance floor) and sometimes even a bit of styling.
Bronze 2 and Beyond...
At this point you have an interesting variety of patterns to dance, and while you're not quite ready to lead of follow someone brand new, you are ready to learn a few more dances that require a higher skill level.
Repetition of Classes
Becoming a better dancer is an ongoing journey; and a fun one at that! As you advance in levels you will find repeating classes very usefull to help you remember patterns and skills and to keep your technique sharp. We highly recommend repeating classes previously taken as a means to building muscle memory and adding layers of depth to your dancing. You will find that you will learn something new every time! In fact, we encourage repetition of classes by offereing repeat class pricing! The first time your repeat the exact same class, it is 25% off the regular price, your second and all subsequent repeats are 50% off!
Tips For Taking Group Classes
When taking a class for the first time, focus on the pattern of the steps. Our instructors are trained to give give everyone in the class something to work on and the pattern is what students taking the class for the first time should try to master. When you take a class for the second time, focus on the lead/follow as well as clear timing. If you have mastered the pattern and timing, try to add more personality and character to your dancing by focusing on the styling and accents of the steps.
Dancing is a personal journey and everyone learns at their own pace. There is no rush as there is final destination, dancing is a skill that can be enjoyed for the rest of your life - enjoy the ride, ahem, dance!