so...how do we teach right from left?
We've been around the dance floor a time or two & even if you think you were born with two left feet, we've got some tried & true methods to help you find that elusive right foot!
Read on below to find out more about our unique approach to social dance!
As a studio, we specialize in social dance instruction with an emphasis on fun! Each of the levels in our syllabus serve a purpose toward making you a better, more confident dancer. Whether you are at a wedding, a nightclub, or on vacation; you'll find that you're prepared for anything.
Often times, social dance floors are crowded and inexperienced dancers can sometimes make it feel as though your driving bumper cars. Our unique syllabus will give you the tools needed to navigate effectively, respond to the music with your own style, lead or follow any partner regardless of their level, all while having the time of your life.
We focus on five extremely important elements of dance instruction. These are regularly scheduled private lessons, frequent group classes, weekly practice sessions & socials, and monthly events/outings! Each of these elements will help you achieve success on the dance floor as quickly and as gracefully as possible. Read on to find out why each of these elements are essential at The Westfield Ballroom.
Do I really need all of this to learn how to dance?
Yes and no! It depends on how good you want to get and how fast you want to get there. We never force anyone to purchase a program they are not going to use, that's why we offer different packages; catering them to your specific needs.
We've been teaching dance for a long time now. As a result, we've adjusted our syllabus & technique to get our students learning faster & feeling more confident than ever before. We make this our full-time job & we're pretty good at it! We know that a variety of practice opportunities not only help build muscle memory, but they build confidence to step out on the dance floor in whatever situation you find yourself. We've perfected "the power of 5," so that our students are successful. Give us the chance to show you why we're a cut above the rest!
Why can't I just take a group class or two? Do I really need private lessons?
We see the best results when students take private lessons. Taking classes alone is like eating just chicken all your life. You miss out on other key ingredients needed to stay healthy & happy. (And yes, private lessons are like veggies!)
Classes teach steps, but any good dance teacher knows that there is much more to learning how to dance.
Quality over quantity.
Learning how to lead & follow requires more focused attention than a teacher can give during a class setting, especially one that has a lot of students at varying levels. We feel a healthy dose of private lessons, group classes practice sessions, socials, and parties ensure our students' success!
Are your socials open to non-members?
Unfortunately, no. Not at this time. We're not trying to be unfriendly, in fact, we'd love for you to become a part of our family. If you're interested in giving us a try, we welcome you to schedule a free lesson. No obligations. No strings attached.
Are you like a private club?
Yes! Our packages cover the costs of our members to enjoy all our amazing amenities. That means when you're a student at our studio, you don't have to shell out money every time you walk through the doors. We won't nickle and dime you for water or a catered party. Just come out and dance!