Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a partner to learn how to dance?
No you don’t need a partner. In a private lesson, your instructor will be your partner. In group classes, you will be dancing with other students.
I have two left feet – Can I learn to dance?
Yes! Anyone can learn to dance with the help of a qualified instructor. Our instructors work with beginners every day and are able to explain and demonstrate dances in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Like the proverb says: If you can speak, you can sing and if you can walk, you can dance.
Am I too young or too old to dance?
Dancing can be enjoyed by people of all ages for a lifetime. It’s never too late or too early to start dancing!
What do I wear?
Comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement are desirable.
Do I need special shoes?
Comfortable shoes are a must. Tennis shoes should be avoided as they stick to the floor and hinder movement. Flip flops and clogs will fall off. Leather or suede soled shoes are usually your best choice.
How long will it take me to learn to dance?
Anyone can learn to dance. However, everyone learns at a different pace and has different goals in mind. The average person will be able to learn the basic patterns to a dance in as few as six lessons.
What’s better: private lessons or group classes?
During private lessons, you receive individual attention which allows the student (individual or couple) to learn at their own pace yet is flexible enough for even the busiest schedules. Group classes are great for practicing lead and follow as well as for repetition. Classes are a fun way to make new friends. For most individuals, we recommend a program with a combination of group classes and private lessons.
Do you have Gift Certificates?
Yes, gift certificates are available for classes and/or private lessons. These are very popular for special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Valentines Day and Weddings.
How much do ballroom dance lessons cost?
As part of our mission to make ballroom dancing accessible for everyone, we strive to make it affordable as well. Because Dance Passion is an independent dance studio, we do not have expensive franchise fees or have to adhere to strict franchise fee structures. You will be able to pay by the class or purchase a lesson package, which ultimately has a less expensive per class rate. Ultimately, the cost will depend upon your personal goals. Do you aspire to be a competitive dancer? Are you interested in becoming a better social dancer? Are you getting married and want a jaw-dropping wedding dance choreographed just for you? The best thing to do is to sign up for our free lesson offer and then discuss your goals with your instructor. What do you have to lose?
We are getting married in a few weeks. Is there still time to get something choreographed for our first dance?
Yes. While it is suggested to give yourself at least 3 months before your wedding to start learning a first dance, we do have some emergency packages designed to help you learn something quick and easy so you can look suave and elegant on your special day.
Do I have to make an appointment, or can I just walk in?
You are welcome to walk in, but an appointment is necessary to receive private instruction. You can schedule this in person or call us at (727) 304-5904.
I am concerned about my joints … bad knees … back problems.
All programs at Dance Passion are personally created to fulfill your needs and avoid injury. A low impact specialized program with attention to a weakened area can actually help strengthen and heal that area.