Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do you need a partner?
A. No, In group classes, there are lots of people to dance with. The group class instructor will rotate partners around so that you will get the opportunity to dance with a variety of people and enhance your leading or following skills. This is a great way to learn and in your private lessons your instructor is with you to guide, teach and dance with you for the entire session.
Q. Do you teach private lessons?
A. yes, all our programs are a combination of private and group class tuition. With private tuiton you can learn at your own pace and not the pace of the group. This way you can get confident in the basic step patterns of the dances before attending group classes. This is the best way to learn.
Q.What happens on my first lesson?
A.Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first class. This is for you to fill in a registration form, organise your payment for the class and for us to settle you in. Dancing is a great way to meet other people and relax in a fun environment.
Q. How much does it cost per lesson?
A. One casual private lesson is £60 for singles and £65 for couples. Our singles Introductory program consists of 3 private lessons and 3 group classes. The total cost is £165. If you are to learn with a partner then the Introductory programs is 5 private lessons with 4 group classes totalling £300. On a program basis all group classes are complimentry and private lessons are at a discounted rate saving you ££'s. All lessons are one hour in duration. Introductory programs have an initial 25% discount.(applies to first program enrolled and new students only. Not applicable to Wedding couples)
Q. What will I learn on the Introductory program?
A. There are 12 main social dances - 4 Ballroom, 4 Latin American and 4 Street Latin. Firstly, you will learn the foot positions and timings in as many dances as your teacher can introduce to you. Once you've covered the basics you will then learn leading/following, footwork and styling. Our experienced instructors will always work at your pace of learning.
Q. When can I have my lessons?
A. Our private lessons can be booked between 10am and 9pm Monday to Friday depending on your chosen venue. Our classes are held on Tuesday nights at 8pm at our East Barnet venue. (Subud Centre) and Thursdays 8.15pm Southgate ( St Andrews Hall)
Q. What happens after the Introductory program?
A. Depending on what you would like to learn, your instructor will design a program based on your needs.
Q. Do you teach Wedding couples
A. yes, we can tailor a program of private tuition to cater for your needs.
Q.What if I don't want to learn all of the dances?
A. In order to be a good social dancer, you need to be able to move to different dance music. The dances we recommend are the most popular and are by no means the only ones that exist. The dances we teach at Forever Dance are the ones used most frequently on social occasions.
Q.How long will it take me to become a good dancer?
A. Dancing is a very individual and personal skill with people's ability varying greatly, so it is difficult to put a time estimate on learning. However, most people can expect to move through the basic stages in a few weeks. After that it depends on how often you attend your lessons and practice in between. Everybody is different and everybody learns differently.