The beginner courses are structured to ensure that you are able to learn the basics steps and the fundamentals of the particular dance style to be able to dance. You will learn some basic steps and patterns to have you dancing even in your first session. The classes are focused on learning quickly, in a fun relaxed atmosphere. You also have to remember that everyone learns differently and it all depends on your dedication, time, effort, practice and patience.
For the beginner classes, we encourage you be in flat comfortable shoes or trainers with a smooth sole, the kind of shoes you would typically walk in for about an hour and not hurt your feet. The shoes should stay with your entire foot when you lift it, and allows you to pivot comfortably on hard wood floors. We advise against sandals, slippers or footwear that leaves your heel when you lift your foot.
You should also wear clothing that is comfortable and allows easy movement of your arms and legs especially and not clothing that would restrict movement or which would tend to obscure the feet. Simply wear comfortable light clothes, like cotton and other breathable fabrics. Usually advisable to bring a small towel or change of top.
If you do not have a partner you can still register for the classes. The classes are structured in such a way that you will be partnered up with your classmates and partners will be rotated during each class so that everyone gets a chance to have a partner. If we have an imbalance, students without partners simply wait between pairs for the next rotation. We will be rotating partners frequently throughout the class.
Rotating partners is not solely for social reasons; it is critical to the learning process. Dancing with different partners will give you a true test of whether your leading/following technique is correct. It is absolutely your choice if you wish to dance only with your partner outside of class. However, during class, it is necessary to rotate partners as that is part of the learning process. Alternatively, if you do not wish to rotate partners, you can do a private class instead. With a private class, you can structure it according to your preference and learn at your own pace.
Everyone learns differently and at different paces. But as a rough guide:
Beginners: 0-3 months
Improvers: 3 – 9 months
Intermediate: 9 months – 2 years
Advanced: 2 years plus
To register for classes, it is advisable to book your classes in advance through our secure online booking system or by calling or sending us an email to reserve a slot and you can decide to pay on the day.
It depends and varies from class to class, it can range from 10 – 20 students, whichever the case, we always ensure we give student focus and keep the classes fun and entertaining, as well as challenging and progressive.
If you’d like to have a private class or workshop for yourself or for your organization, please email us, and we will gladly quote you, and advise of the process.
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If you can’t make it for a particular lesson, please note we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. You will need to cancel the class 24hrs prior, otherwise you will be charged for the class in full. Make up Classes can be scheduled if cancellation is done in advance.
All places on every course must be reserved AND paid for in advance. It is a basic condition of attendance that Course Fees are payable before or on the first day of class. To make payment, simply pay by MPESA, cash or card in advance or at the door, or paypal in advance through our secure online booking system. Our online payment system is 100% secure back by VISA VERIFY and PAYPAL SECURE.
There is absolutely no age barrier. We’ve had students from 18 years, up to 60+ years, while most of our students are in their 20s and 30s. As long as you have no problem in mobility, you can learn how to dance.