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(By Megan Smith)

Frequently Asked Questions

I have never danced before and feel a little shy about coming to learn to dance. Will I make myself look stupid?

Definitely not! Everybody who starts to dance is in the same position. Even the top professional dancers had to start somewhere as absolute beginners. There are always new people like yourself turning up, so you will never be alone in your newness to dance.

But I have two left feet. How can I learn to dance?

Everybody has two left feet to begin with even the most accomplished dancer. The whole point of having dancing lessons is to learn how to co-ordinate your body so you never again have two left feet.

Am I too old to learn to dance? Don't dancers start as little children?

It is true that many top professionals did start to learn when they were very young. However many dancers learn later on in life and go on to have a lot of fun and gain lifelong experiences from learning to dance.

I am a single person wishing to learn to dance; will I need a partner to have a lesson?

No. Absolutely not! The best thing is to get started. There are many single people involved in dance and it’s a great way to meet new people and gain friends for life

How long does it take to learn to dance?

Well that's a difficult one because everyone learns at different speeds. You will probably be learning the simple steps for a few weeks and after that you may want to tackle something slightly harder. In the beginners class you will learn simple variations which are combinations of dance steps in each of the ballroom and Latin dances. Variations in one ballroom and Latin dance are repeated each week so the muscle memory kicks in and you realise you are moving in the right direction.

How long do lessons last?

Group lessons last 1 hour with a 30 minute practice sessions straight afterwards whilst private lessons typically last 1 hour.

What should I wear to lessons?

Please dress casually in something which you feel comfortable and can move in. This is certainly not Strictly Come Dancing so you won’t see us in our sequins! The only thing to think about is what to wear on your feet. You should wear shoes that don't slip on your feet and leather soles are best. Rubber soled shoes and trainers are not recommended.

Ladies, choose something with a bit of a heel but not platforms as we don’t want twisted ankles!

Men, choose something with a bit of a heel…if you have them…even if it’s only 1/2 an inch!

Where are the lessons held?

Lessons are held in town and village halls in The New Forest …contact us today to find a venue near you!

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