Frequently Asked Questions (faq)

In addition to the questions and answers below, you may find these other faq resources useful…

What kind of dancing is available?

Instructors with the Art of Dance teach lessons in partner dancing (ballroom dancing). Smooth, Standard, Rhythm, Latin, and Nightclub styles. See Group Classes and Private Lessons.

How much do Group Classes / Private Lessons cost?

See Prices.

How do the Group Classes work?

See Group Classes.

Do I need to come with a partner to Group Classes?

No. Every group class has numerous partner changes, giving you a chance to dance with everyone in the room.

Do I have to change partners?

Please see Changing Partners.

What shoes should I wear?

What are “Street Shoes?”

Why does the studio forbid “Street Shoes?”

What shoes do I need?

How should dance shoes fit?

Where should I wear my dance shoes?

What other kinds of shoes could I wear

For these questions, please see Shoes.

What clothes should I wear?

Wear clothes that allow you to move freely. Casual clothes and athletic clothes are fine. Tight jeans and skirts often cause a problem, particularly during the warm-up. If you do not wish to expose your stomach when we raise our arms over our heads, carefully choose a suitable shirt.

What music do you play?

The music played depends on the style of dance. Some classes – like Foxtrot, Waltz, and Tango – will use many big band tracks with some contemporary music fitting the style. Latin and Nightclub dance classes use a lot of modern music.

Can we provide music for Private Lessons and the Wedding Special?

Absolutely! You are encouraged to bring music that you enjoy or that you wish to use for choreography.

What is the Wedding Special?

See Wedding Special.

Do you have social dances that are open to the public?

Consider attending one of the local Social Dances.

What classes are available?

See Group Classes and the Calendar.

Which classes are good for beginners?

Classes that say “New Dancer,” “Beginner,” and “All-Level” are run at a pace suitable for people who are new to partner dancing.

How much do classes cost?

See Prices.

Are instructors available to teach at events outside the studio?

Yes! The studio has taught at the college ballroom dance association, the Atwood Teen Center, the Public Library, retirement villages, wedding receptions, and private parties – to name just a few.

Do you have any specials?

See Specials.

Can I start in the middle of a lesson series?

Can I drop in to any class?

Pre-registration for all sessions of the Group Classes taught by the studio is preferred and may be required. Please Contact the Instructors to discuss dropping in to a class.

How do I register for classes?

Please Contact the Instructor of the class you would like to attend. The instructor’s name and a link to the instructor’s contact page appears on each page describing a class we teach. Our phone numbers appear at the bottom of every page of the website.

Where can I find registration material and other official documents?

See Policies.

Where are classes held?

Beginning in October 2007, the Art of Dance will No Longer Have its Downtown Location. The instructors at the Art of Dance hold their Group Classes and Private Lessons at several convenient Locations in and around Madison, WI.

What kinds of people take lessons?

People from high-schoolers through retirees take dance lessons. Business owners. Trades people. Students. Public servants. Government workers. Dance is an attractive activity for people from any profession or background.

Sponsored Links / Google Ads

What are the ads at the side of the page?

These ads are a service provided by Google. Advertisers pay Google to make their ads available. Publishers (the studio, via the website) work with Google to display the ads in exchange for a small commission (paid when someone clicks on an ad).

Google’s technology places ads on the websites of publishers based on the content of the website. (A website about cooking will have cooking-related ads, while a website about dance has dance-related ads.) No one at the studio necessarily knows anything about the products or services offered in the ads!

Last Edited: 10 March 2011 at 7:34pm

Additional Info...

If you have questions, please Contact the Instructors.

The phone numbers for Art of Dance instructors appear at the bottom of every page on the website.

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