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Take the first step on your dance journey…

Life can be so crazy at times; working all day, taking care of the family, cleaning the house, making sure all necessities are handled, etc. But what about time for you? What about something that can be just for you? Ballroom dancing could be just the thing. Trying a new hobby such as dance can bring a whole new world of benefits and give you a new and unique personal challenge! Take a look at what to expect when getting started with us in introducing you to the joys of the ballroom dance world!

Our introductory program is where you will begin your journey. This program consists of 2, 25-minute private lessons, as well as a group class and a social dance party. Here, you will be able to get a feel of everything we can provide for you as well as get a taste for what you like and want to pursue.

Private lessons: On your first lesson, you will sit down with your instructor and be able to talk about what you are wanting to achieve for the program. Think of this as a sampler platter. In your 2, 25-minute lessons, you will get the chance to explore the 6 major social dances; waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, swing, salsa. You will get to see what kind of dances you like and want to further develop on your road to dance. Maybe you have a particular dance in mind you have always wanted to learn…we can help with that too! For example, say you have always wanted to learn our state dance, the shag! Our team at IBDS will be able to show you the foundations, as well as recommend what other dances complement this style (ex: rumba, cha-cha, foxtrot, etc). Remember, this is JUST AN INTRODUCTION! We want to get you introduced to the world of dancing, but we cannot teach you everything there is to know in the Introductory Program; this is just the tip of the iceburg…the beginning of your dance journey! This is the chance for both you & your instructor to get to know eachother and find out how ballroom dancing can add to your life. We want to make sure you will be getting the most customized instruction for your goals in dance!

Group Class: We have group classes designed for every level of dancer! The class we recommend for the newly introduced dancer is our Newcomers class! In this class, you will get a chance to review what you learned in your private lessons…OR gives you a chance to learn something new! Sure, it may be different from your private lessons…but this is only going to help you on your journey! You are going to be in a class with people who are at the same level as you. This will also build the strength in how you dance with someone else. You get the chance to dance with other partners, which will build your leading/following skills. And, as an added perk, you get to get to know your new dance family! Take a look at our group class blog for more information:

Social Dance Party: It’s just as it sounds, A PARTY! We dim the overheads, switch the laser lights on and play a BUNCH of different music for you to dance what you have been learning in your lessons. We announce the different dances that are coming on, you get to dance with all of our dance family and practice what you know without the “eagle eye” of the teacher staring at you! It is a low-key environment with no judgment so all levels are welcome! It’s a great place to really practice what you know in the best of company! Take a look at the top benefits to coming to our social dance parties:

Our introductory program is the best way to learn about what ballroom dancing can do for you!  If you are ready to take the first step on your dancing journey, you can get your start here:

We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you find that “moment for you”!