Whether you just want to learn a few things for going out clubbing, wedding choreography, or even taking up dancing as a hobby, after learning to dance, your life will never be the same! Though the best way to get all of your questions and concerns answered is to just call or email, here are some of the most common questions we get.
How many lessons does it take?
Now that’s an impossible question to answer, however… That depends upon a number or factors, like: the number of dances you would like to learn; if you keep a consistent schedule with your lessons; and your individual strengths and weaknesses. The quickest way is just to come in and have fun… your lessons should not be stressful, they should be fun and relaxing… that’s how you’ll get further, quicker.
What makes you think you’re so good?
Well, we don’t like to pat our own backs (okay, yes we do)… We specialize in teaching all levels from beginners up to professionals in all styles of dance, including ballroom, latin and salsa, swing, country, dancesport, and more. All Promenade teachers are professionally certified through a recognized National Dance Counsel of America training program. We know how to make your learning experience both fun and easy, while also teaching you the newest and hottest steps and techniques! Don’t be fooled by other studios that try to pretend that they something they are not… Promenade trains more new students to become dancers than *ANY* other dance studio in Orange County!
How much do dance lessons cost?
Your first private lesson is Only $20! After your introductory session, that can vary among the different programs. We understand that money is always an issue, and private lesson programs will cost more than group lessons, but on your introductory session, we will plan with you to find the best solution for meeting your goals. With our three part method of teaching including private lessons, group lessons, and practice parties, you could spend as little as $10 for a group class, to $75 for a private lesson, to a fully personally designed program incorporating everything we do. The goal of the introductory session is to find the best way we can make you the dancer to desire to become. Also, our private lesson rates are based on the teacher’s time, not the number of people, so for you couples, it’s like getting a 2-for-1 deal!
What’s the advantage of private lessons? Or group classes?
That depends upon your goals and your time frame. If you need wedding choreography, then privates are the only way to go. With private lessons you will learn at your pace and get the advanced techniques sooner, since your teacher can take you from the point you are at each lesson. Group lessons serve as a great way to polish up steps you learned in your private lessons, or also give you a good introduction to dance styles you haven’t tried yet. Most of our students use private lessons to work on the more technical aspects of the dancing that make them quality dancers, and then use group classes practice sessions to supplement the things learned on the privates. You should try both.
What should I/we wear?
Wear what is comfortable. Most people dress “nicely casual.” When first learning you don’t need special shoes, however, dress shoes and high heels with leather soles have a tendency to stick much less to the floor than shoes with rubber soles.
Do I need a dance partner?
Of course learning to dance with a partner has it’s advantages, but we are around 50/50 singles and couples… you’ll be right at home in an atmosphere where you can meet other singles or couples. Remember, dancing is a “social” activity. Improve your life… learn to dance!
Where are you located?
We are located conveniently within 15 minutes of everywhere in Orange County… Our gorgeous dance and entertainment venues are located throughout the OC: Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Costa Mesa, & Placentia. We’re just minutes from… Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, South Coast Metro, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Anaheim, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Laguna Hills, Corona Del Mar, Balboa, Crystal Cove, El Toro, Foothill Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Canyon, Surfside, Dana Point, Tustin, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Buena Park, Garden Grove, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Corona, Seal Beach, Long Beach, Sunset Beach, Westminster, Brea… And Near You!
Can I give dancing as a gift or surprise?
Or course you can! Let us know what special event you have in mind and we will do our best to make it all you wish it can be. Also, check out our Online Gift Certificate specials.
I heard that I have to sign a contract to take dance lessons. Is that true?
Well, our competitors will make you think so. We have NO CONTRACTS! We believe that our system of teaching will always keep you moving in the right direction while having the time of your life doing it! Our goal… un-employ ourselves! Our professional teachers know how to make you the type of dancer you want to be in as short a time as possible, and get you there to the best of your abilities. We know you’ll be so satisfied with us… we don’t need contracts!
So, what am I waiting for?
We don’t know, you tell us… Call or Email now!
How soon can I start?
The beauty of Promenade is the convenient scheduling! Though the popular time slots may fill quicker, with our staff strength, we can probably get you dancing tonight! We’re on when you’re off!