Things to Know Before Your First Dance Lesson

August 1st, 2014 | Posted by Kathy Levyn

Regardless of whether you’ve signed up for dance lessons to choreograph a routine for your wedding or if you’ve simply always been interested in learning a certain style, everyone gets nervous before their first session. As with most other things in life, walking into an unfamiliar situation can be little bit intimidating and you’ll probably wonder what you should expect from this experience – which is normal.

Things to Know Before Your First Dance Lesson | Dancing for Life

So in an effort to ease your mind and help you feel as prepared as possible, here are a few answers to some of the most common questions we hear:

What will the first lesson be like?

Your first dance lesson with Dancing for Life is your opportunity to get to know your instructor and to familiarize yourself with the space. As long as you are open to the learning process, your instructor will use this initial session to get to know you, your skill level and your overall goals. Relax and have fun because Kathy works with you on your level and it will be a lot easier if you aren’t overthinking.

How should I prepare for the first lesson?

For those who are taking lessons because you’ve always wanted to learn how to dance or find a find a fun way to stay in shape, all you need to do is show up and experience the joy of dancing! For those who are preparing for their wedding, it may be useful to find out the size of the dance floor at your reception. This way, your instructor can work with you to ensure that your moves stay within those measurements.

Should I bring anything?

In any situation, bringing an open mind and a willingness to learn something new will enhance the process. However, for those of you who are taking dance lessons for a wedding or other special occasion, bring a copy of the song you plan to dance to. If you do not already have a song picked out, Kathy will help you find the best dance style that suits you, and then you can choose the appropriate song. Wear soft sole shoes, preferably leather soles to be able to brush your feet on the dance floor.

No matter why you’ve chosen to sign up for dance lessons, you can expect to have a lot of fun! Instead of putting pressure on yourself to come out looking like a natural after the very first session, remember that practice makes perfect and all you need to do is relax and take in the happiness of dancing! If you have any more questions that we haven’t already covered, feel free to contact us!

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