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Getting Started / FAQs
Anyone can dance. Dancing is like learning a language. If you do not currently know how to speak Japanese, then you shouldn't expect to communicate using it. The same principal goes for the non-verbal communication that we call Social Dancing, once exposed to it through lessons you will learn just like you learn any other skill. Dancing is a fun activity which makes the learning process so much easier, than say learning how to do your own taxes. One does not need a partner to learn to dance or to enjoy dancing.
Basically it depends. The more time you put in to it the better you will become, just like anything else. After one or two lessons you will know the basics, enough to go out to a dance venue and enjoy yourself. To get better you will want to continue to learn. We can train people to gain confidence and get out on the dance floor or we can train someone to a professional level of dancing, that is up to you.
When taught the correct methods of dancing with an emphasis of lead and follow, dancing is easy. At the SAVOY, our instructors are highly trained in their field of specialty with years of experience in movement, dance and instruction. Our instructors have studied dance with some of the most well-known dancers in the world today. Our classes are also known to have a relaxed atmosphere while at the same time being very informative and fun!
At the SAVOY we have very competitive rates, especially considering the high quality of intruction that you will receive as a student at the SAVOY. We believe in being up front about our prices so here is a link to our prices and classes page. PRICES & CLASSES
We teach Club Latin ( club style Salsa, Merengue, Bachatta, Cha Cha), Argentine Tango (authentic Tango dancing), Lindy Hop, Swing, Ballroom, Hip Hop and more! We teach authentic social dancing. We can train someone to become a ballroom dancer in our Ballroom Dance Program or alternatively you can learn authentic Club Style Latin. Whatever type of social dance you are interested in learning, you can learn with us. To read more about our classes and prices click here!
Our instructors have studied dance with some of the most popular and well-known instructors in the world today. At the studio we believe in furthering our dance knowledge constantly and are continuously keeping up with developments in our field. Some of the accomplishments of our instructors include: performed on national television, produced dance performances and shows for stage, instructed celebrities for film, developed specialized health dance programs for Senior Citizens, created community oriented dance events including the creation of the largest, monthly Swing dance in the Northeast, published articles on dance instruction and the many benefits of dancing and more.
Dancing is a life style change and a very fun activity to take up. Dancing is beneficial in so many ways, here are some:
Dancing will build confidence
Dancing will help to develop better balance and poise
Dancing has many health benefits such as helping to keep you in shape, since it is a low impact cardio workout ( we had a student lose 30 pounds since he started dancing)
Since our mission is to promote social dance, dancing can open up new avenues in your social life. You will meet like minded people when you go out dancing
Dancing is a great way to stregthen already existing, romantic relationships as well as develop new ones
There are so many other benefits...too many to list!
You can wear whatever you're comfortable in. Many of our clients come to class right from work and wear whatever they wore that day. We do recommend a shoe with a leather sole for Social dances, this will help you to glide. Followers will often wear a pair of heels (make sure they have a strap so they stay on your feet), when doing Latin or Tango. For Hip Hop we recommend workout clothes and sneakers. As you become more advanced you may want to look in to getting a pair of shoes specifically made for dancing. You can find dance apparel and shoes on our links page. Also feel free to ask us what we personally recommend.