In Time To Dance's 50-minute group classes students of all ages learn new dance moves in an environment where they can practice steps before hitting the dance floor.
Class sizes vary, but average 8 to 10 people. It is not at all necessary to bring your own partner.
• Social Style Dances
The basic and intermediate level classes that we offer are taught in Social Style, which is really the basic of American Style. These dances include: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango (Ballroom or Smooth Dances) and Rumba, Cha-Cha, Mambo, Merengue, Swing, Hustle (Latin or Rhythm Dances). The steps to these dances have been standardized and are learned in a certain order. Generally these dances will be danced in the same way anywhere in America.
We recommend that students spend several months (three or four) at the basic level of any dance before proceeding on to the intermediate level.
There are many steps which students are expected to know before they are appropriate candidates for intermediate level classes.
If a student wants to advance, we recommend that they ask their group class instructor's advice before graduating themselves to a higher level.
Students can stay at intermediate level for a year or more - some students do not advance beyond intermediate level, and our instructors vary the step patterns they teach so that a student can feel continually interested and challenged by the material.
Usually we need special arrangements to setup a group class.