FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please feel free to email us at BOARD@UCONNBALLROOM.COM if you have any questions that are not answered here!
Do I need to register before going to the lessons?
Not at all! Our first three weeks of the semester are a trial period for all members, so no commitment or registration is required! Just stop by for the lessons, and, if you are interested in joining, we will let you know how to register afterwards!
Do I need prior dance experience to join?
Not at all! We are open to anyone from a complete beginner to Open level dancers and everyone in between. Most of our dancers have started with little to no experience. If you have some prior dancing experience of any sort, you will certainly be at an advantage, but you will still find that our newcomer classes move at an appropriate pace.
What is ballroom dance?
Ballroom dance refers to a variety of partner dances across several different styles and speeds. Partnerships consist of a leader and a follower, so that skilled couples can dance together without planning routines in advance. Each dance has its own unique mood, style, appearance, and dance moves. If you'd like a more thorough introduction, feel free to check out our "A LITTLE ABOUT BALLROOM" page!
Do I have to come with a dance partner?
Not at all! In fact, all of our classes (at all levels) rotate through partners so you can have the experience of dancing with different partners.
Do I need to compete?
Not at all! We offer the opportunity to compete to any and all of our members, but it is not a requirement. If you have any questions about competitions, though, make sure to ask any of our Instructors! More than 90% of our members started with absolutely no dance experience, but those who do compete have still found it to be an exciting experience!
What should I wear?
The dress code for lessons is more casual. What you would feel comfortable moving in, like gym wear and sneakers, is appropriate.
What if I can't afford membership?
We don't want anyone to stop dancing because of financial issues. Please come talk to a board member privately if you need assistance.