FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What should I wear?
A. Most people do dress up, however casual clothes are acceptable. The choice is yours. Please select clothing that is respectable and appropriate for mixed company. We encourage you to make the evening more special by dressing nicely. Hard soled shoes that stay on the foot well are recommend. Most men's dress shoes and Lady's high heel sandals, pumps, and flats work well. Loose shoes or those with too much grip on the floor can make it difficult to do some of the steps properly. Closed-toe shoes provide the most protection when partner-dancing.
Q. Do I need a dance partner?
No, dance partners are not required. There are usually some men and women without dance partners who dance with each other. The number of people without dance partners, and the ratio of men to women, may vary from week to week.
Q. What age ranges may attend?
A. Anyone may attend Cape Ballroom. The lessons are designed for adults; however, some high school Seniors and Juniors attend and do well. Sometimes a parent will bring a child, as a special daddy/daughter or mother/son activity. Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult, and conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a ballroom. Young children should not be on the dance floor unless they are dancing with, or being carried by, an adult. The admission fee applies to anyone who participates in the lesson or dance, regardless of age. Additionally, everyone who is 14 years of age or older must sign the sign-in sheet at the front desk. Adults who bring a child under 18 years of age must also sign in on behalf of the minor, and are assuming responsibility for the child.
Q. What does it cost?
A. The cost is $5/person, payable at the door. No bills over $20 please. The admission fee applies to anyone who participates in the lesson or dance, regardless of age. Please see the question "What age ranges may attend?"
Q. What if I don't know any dance at all?
A. That is not a problem at all. All dances start with a Basic Steps class, for those who have never done that dance before. Many people attending will be that way, so you will fit right in.
Q. What if I already know that dance?
A. Most Fridays, we will also have a separate Intermediate Steps group during the lesson. Or, if you know all the steps, you may choose to come at 7:30 pm for the general dancing.
Q. Are there concessions available?
A. Water will be available. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.
Q. Is it family-friendly?
A. No smoking. No alcohol. An effort is made to avoid overtly offensive songs. However, a variety of music is played and attendees must use their own discretion.
Q. What are the physical requirements and benefits of Ballroom Dancing?
A. Some dance styles are more energetic than others. If you have concerns, please consult your doctor before beginning any new physical activity. The benefits of ballroom dancing include social connection, improved core strength & flexibility, stress reduction, weight loss, increased stamina, and improved self-confidence, just to name a few.
Q. What if I'm not comfortable learning in a group?
A. We strive to make lessons enjoyable and low-key. No judges with score cards at our ballroom! However, we realize that some individuals may still prefer a smaller venue. Therefore, we sometimes offer small group classes, wedding lessons, and private lessons. Check our SCHEDULE page or email email@example.com to check availability.
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