Frequently Asked Questions:

We would like to take lessons for our upcoming wedding. 
How soon should we start?

It's never too early to start taking lessons, even if you just want something simple. Although you may learn quickly, the sooner you are comfortable with even a few basic steps, the more time you have to practice and feel confident. By starting early, you have time to schedule a few extra lessons (if you decide you need them) without feeling too much last-minute pressure.

Keep in mind, you may want to dance to the different kinds of music your DJ will play during the reception. You can learn a few different styles to keep you dancing the entire evening!

How many lessons will we need to learn our wedding dance?

Every couple is different, and everyone learns at a different pace. For most couples, five lessons is enough to be comfortable improvising with a basic step, some variations and a turn or two: enough to get through a fairly short song.

Additional lessons will provide you with a much more polished look and a greater variety of steps to make things more fun and interesting! 

What shoes should I wear? 

For safety reasons, I recommend avoiding flip-flops. Loose sandals are not secure on your feet and can create a tripping hazard. I also suggest avoiding gym shoes since rubber soles stick to the floor and make turning difficult. Comfortable, well-secured shoes that can slide on a wooden floor are best. Ladies may want to wear a comfortable pair of heels. Dress shoes work well for the gentlemen.

Nothing beats a pair of shoes designed for dancing! If you plan on advancing and continuing to dance socially, you will want to invest in a good pair of dance shoes.

Is there a cancellation policy? 

Yes. I ask that clients give at least 24 hours notice before cancelling a lesson. Appointment times are limited, and last-minute cancellations are unfair to others who may have been turned down for the same appointment. They are unfair to the instructor as well who pays to rent studio space, and may still be responsible for those fees even if a client cancels. Same-day cancellations and "no-shows" will be subject to forfeiture or rescheduling fee.

We would like to recreate a particular dance scene/routine from a movie/series for an upcoming wedding/event. Can we do this?

Sure! This is always incredibly fun, and it's sure to surprise and delight your guests. It's quite a bit more complicated and challenging, so I recommend starting as early as possible.

What do you mean by "a private room is not guaranteed?"

I am delighted to have access to Clique Studios in Carrollton. Please keep in mind that the entire facility is shared by several independent dance instructors. Each of whom, like me, is running his or her own business. During high-volume hours (weekends, and weekdays after 5pm), there is a lot of activity in the studio. The smaller, private rooms are often occupied while the larger dance floors are shared. Dance instructors are used to this, and are courteous and professional about sharing the dance floor and the music.

A "private lesson" means that you will be receiving one-on-one attention from your instructor.  A large dance floor can comfortably accommodate multiple private lessons. This is typical of dance studios everywhere, and most people do not find this bothersome once their lesson begins.

If you absolutely must have a private room, consider scheduling lessons during low-volume hours, such as weekdays before 5pm. Alternatively, private rooms can be reserved for additional floor fees.