Q. What is “social dancing”?
A. We refer to social dancing as a combination of all partner dances, including ballroom, latin, nightclubs, etc. Our focus is to dance, be social, and most importantly – have fun!
Q. Do I need any experience to take any of the classes?
A. No, our beginner classes are designed for people who have no dancing experience at all.
Q. I am a terrible dancer, is there still hope for me?
A. You’re on our website, that’s a good start. To us, there is no such thing as a terrible dancer as long as you’re willing to learn.
Q. Do I need any special shoes or clothes for the dances or classes?
A. No, we try to promote a very casual and fun environment, so wear anything that is comfortable for you to move in. Although, for your safety and others, flip flops are not recommended.
Q. How do I register for the classes and do I have to do it ahead of time?
A. Registration is done right before starting the first class. Sometimes we’ll open up early registration with a discount before classes starting, sign up for our email list to get reminders! However, early registration is not required
Q. How far into the semester can I still join the classes?
A. Usually missing the first couple of weeks isn’t such a big deal, if it’s more than that, email us. If you’re available during our practice times (Thursday nights), we can probably catch you up for you to jump in at any time.
Q. Do I need a partner to join?
A. Partners are not required. In fact, we always rotate partners during the classes because dancing with different people not only exposes you to different styles (which helps with improving your dance), but also gives you a chance to meet different people (which is why we call it “social dancing”).
Q. I actually have a partner, will I be able to dance with that partner exclusively?
Unfortunately, we do discourage hogging your partner. Come talk to us about your circumstances, and we’ll see what we can do about it.
Q. I’m not a UIUC student nor am I affiliated with the University, can I still join the club?
A. YES! Even though we are a student club, we welcome all. We like people, we like dancing, we especially like people who like dancing.