How Do I Get Started?  

 

We are so glad you are interested in learning how to dance! Through our studio, you’ll learn how to become a part of the exciting world of social dancing!

 

Below are some suggestions for getting started if you’re new to our studio or dancing in general.

 

Learn About Our Studio And Social Dancing

You probably have a lot of questions. What dances can I learn? What does the studio’s schedule look like? What are the prices for lessons? Luckily for you, our team has those answers! Simply give us a call or send us an email with your questions. You can even drop by the studio and get more information in person. If you’re interested, we’ll even schedule you for a FREE 30 minute consultation with Babs in order to get you better acquainted with what individual options are available for you.

 

Come to our Friday Night Dance Socials

Every Friday Night our studio hosts a dance social featuring a complimentary lesson at 7:30 p.m. followed by an evening of open-dancing, food, drinks, and a whole lot of fun! It’s a great way to meet the instructors, members of the studio, and learn what our dance studio is all about! No preregistration is required. No partner necessary.

 

Take a Group Class

Mondays through Thursdays, our studio hosts group classes featuring a variety of dance genres based on popular demand. Each lesson is categorized by experience level so you can get the most out of your class. You’ll learn and dance with the other students in a fun and comfortable setting. No preregistration is required. No partner necessary.

 

Sign Up for a Trial Package

Get one-on-one time with an instructor for four half-hour lessons to learn foundational steps that will help you develop rhythm and prepare you for learning specific dances. The trial package lasts for two weeks. During that time, you’ll be able to attend Group Classes and Friday Night Socials for FREE! Call or email the studio to book a trial package.

 

Take Private Lessons

If you’re looking to really improve your dancing or want to spend more time learning a specific dance, then private lessons are the best option for you. Get an hour lesson dedicated to your level of experience and your specific dance preferences. Call or email the studio to book a private lesson.

 

The hardest part is walking through the door...leave the rest to us! See you on the dance floor!

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I have to have a partner to participate in any lessons?

Absolutely not! You’ll meet plenty of people to dance with during our group classes and social events. If you’re interested in private lessons, you can participate by yourself as well. However, you’re more than welcome to bring a friend or significant other to join in on the fun!

 

What do I wear to dance class?

SHOES

Wear comfortable shoes that will stay on your feet when you dance. Avoid wearing sandals and shoes without a lot of traction (you don’t want to be sliding all over our wooden floor). Ladies: Avoid wearing heels that are higher than two inches.

 

Dance shoes are not mandatory for your first few lessons. It’s part of the learning process. After you pick the dances you like, then you’ll need to acquire your perfect pair of dance shoes.

 

CLOTHING

No need to dress up. However, if you want to dress the part, here’s what is typically worn for the following genres:

 

BALLROOM – Ladies wear a dress or nice dress slacks. Men wear nice dress slacks.

 

SHAG – Ladies wear pants. Men wear khakis and loafers.

 

COUNTRY WESTERN – Bring out the jeans and boots!

 

DANCE FITNESS – Wear athletic attire and workout shoes (with the exception of Line Dance Fitness).

 

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE SOCIALS – We encourage you to dress to impress. Business casual and evening attire is welcomed!

 

TIP:

Wear what you’re most comfortable in but look well put together. This includes hygiene. Remember, you’ll be dancing closely with other people.

Babs McDance Social Dance Club & Ballroom

6782 Market Street Wilmington, NC   |   910-395-5090   |   info@babsmcdance.com