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FAQ - Towson Dance Studio

CORPORATE EVENTS

We can come to a location of your choosing or we can host your office at our studio for corporate bonding lessons ! We have a lot of fun doing these kinds of events and work to make sure your staff does as well!

DANCE FITNESS

We are growing our Dance Fitness offerings with multiple classes available throughout the week. Working out doesn’t have to feel like work!

DANCE PARTIES

We offer a variety of parties throughout the week as well as throughout the year – please go to our Parties page to learn more about them!

GROUP DANCE INSTRUCTION

Social dancing wouldn’t be social without the group part of it! Many of our private lesson students also join us for group classes throughout the week to practice leading and following, as well as learn new steps to add to their repertoire! Go to our Group Classes page to learn more about our offerings!

PRIVATE DANCE INSTRUCTION

One of the best ways to learn to dance is receiving one-on-one coaching with a seasoned professional. We work with you on a plan based around your goals and what you want to be able to do. Visit our Private Lessons page for more information!

PERFORMANCES & SHOWS

We are available to perform at any event you may have! Could be a Holiday party, gala, charity event, wedding or more! Please contact us for more information.

RENTALS

Our beautiful studio is available for small and large rentals provided that the studio is available. You can rent for as little as one hour and can be for practice space! Please visit our Rentals page for more information.

WEDDINGS

We are happy to help you on your big day! We specialize in First Dances, Father-Daughter dances and more! Please visit our Weddings page for more information.

WHICH IS BETTER, GROUP OR PRIVATE?

Private is the best way to learn to dance because the individual attention you get helps you with your technique, and allows you to learn at your own pace. Group is a nice way to get started, get the basics out of the way, and have fun with other people, and have the experience of leading and following a variety of people. Choose the approach that works to get you to your goal!

WHAT DANCES SHOULD I START WITH? ARE SOME EASIER OR HARDER THAN OTHERS?

It really doesn’t matter. You should start with the ones you most want to learn. We will start you off at the most basic level if you are a beginner, whether you do private or group lessons.

WHERE CAN WE PRACTICE?

We have a Saturday night dance from 8pm to 11pm specifically for you to practice your moves and have fun.  Admission is usually $15, with light refreshments provided.  Staff will help out if you have questions.  If you are taking private lessons, you may schedule practice time at no charge, subject to space availability.

WHAT IS YOUR MAKE-UP POLICY FOR GROUP CLASSES?

Makeups are usually not allowed, so be sure you have a clear schedule for the course you enroll in before you enroll.   But tell the manager which week you are going to miss;  if you know before you join that you must miss a particular week, we can sometimes prorate. Please ask when you enroll.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

For private lesson students, we require 24 hours notice (unless it’s an illness or emergency) or the lesson fee will be charged. This is to protect our teacher’s time! In the event of snow, we sometimes have to cancel a group class, in which case we will add the missed class at the end. Please call the studio if the weather seems uncertain (410-828-6116)

CAN I JOIN A CLASS IF I DON’T HAVE A PARTNER?

Yes. Singles are very welcome, and we change partners in group classes. We do try to keep an eye on the balance of men and women so that the class is workable, so if you are coming as a single, it’s best to enroll sooner rather than later so that we don’t have to turn you away because of a severe imbalance.

DO WE HAVE TO CHANGE PARTNERS IN GROUP CLASSES?

You don’t absolutely have to, but the teachers will ask you to, because it is of tremendous value to you, whether you are male or female. It helps you to be a positive and strong leader, or a responsive follower for your own partner, if you have this experience. People have an amazing way of solving problems they are having when they have danced with a variety of partners. We find that couples who do not change partners are not as good as their classmates!!! This is a real advantage in group lessons that you don’t have in private lessons, so take advantage of it.