Amoiur Danzar
                School of Ballroom Dance
Frequently Asked Questions...

Q:  Ballroom dancing looks so amazing.  I don't think I could ever dance like that.  How do I get started?

A:  The best place to begin is at the beginning!  Barbara offers both private and group lessons for any level of proficiency including brand-new beginners.  Even if you think you can't learn to dance due to physical or social awkwardness, or because you think you're too heavy or too old, or because you feel you can't afford it, give Barbara a chance.  She's the most experienced ballroom dance instructor on the Gulf Coast.  If anyone can "fix" your dance issues, she can!

Q:  What are private dance lessons like?

A:  Private, of course!  It will just be you, or you and your dance partner, and your instructor.  No one else will be around.  Youíll have your instructorís full attention.  That way you can achieve proficiency quickly.  You can also work out any specific problems youíre having with your steps.

Q:  What are group dance lessons like?

A:  Group lessons are fun and informal.  Your instructor will demonstrate the step to your group with the help of an assistant, and then give you time to practice it yourself.  Your instructor will watch you and may dance the step with you to insure you have mastered it.

Q:  Can I get dance lessons at my home?

A:  Yes.  We offer dance instruction for a couple or a small group at your home.  Contact Barbara to schedule your lessons.

Q:  I donít know how to dance.  Is it OK for me to come to a Saturday dance party?

A:  Don't worry--everyone is welcome. If someone asks you to dance, just politely inform him or her you are a beginner.  It wonít hurt a bit and youíll have fun learning.  Besides, Saturday night is a great chance to "try it before you buy it".  We think once you experience a fun evening of ballroom and Latin dancing, you'll be eager to sign up for lessons with Barbara!

Q:  What if I donít have a dance partner?

A:  Singles are 100% welcome at Amour Danzar for lessons and our dance events.  Weíre a friendly bunch.

Q:  Do I need dance shoes?

A:  Most of our students eventually buy dance shoes, but some kinds of street shoes are OK for ballroom.  You need shoes that can slide on a hardwood floor without scratching it up.  They also need to buckle or lace up securely so they canít fall off.  Shoes that firmly grip the floor can make dancing difficult.  Barbara has dance shoes available at very reasonable cost.

Q:  I need to get ready for a wedding.  I donít know how to dance.  Can you help me?

A:  Absolutely!  Contact Barbara to plan a memorable wedding dance!

Q:  Do you serve alcohol at your dances?

A:  No.  However, you are welcome to bring your favorite adult beverage!

Q:  What kind of dancing do you have at your parties?  What sort of music do you play?

A:  We play dance music suitable for Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Tango, Rumba, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Samba, Merengue, Mambo, and Night Club Two Step.  We also play popular line dance songs like the Cupid Shuffle and the Electric Slide.

Q:  May I rent your dance studio for my own event?

A:  Of course!  Contact Barbara for rates and availability.

Q:  Is it OK for a woman to ask a man to dance?

A:  Yes!

Q:  Is it OK to ask somebody elseís partner for a dance?

A:  Sure--as long as you are careful not to monopolize someone elseís date.

Q:  What is dance floor etiquette at Amour Danzar?

A:  We have a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.  That means we donít want to burden you with too many rules.  However, for everyoneís safety and enjoyment, please observe a few guidelines on our dance floor.

  • The line of dance is counter-clockwise around the room.  Please avoid going against the line of dance or cutting off other dancers in traffic.  Be careful not to bump into other couples.
  • If you wish to dance in place, or if you need to workshop a step with your partner, kindly move toward the center of the floor.  Leave the outer lane clear so other dancers can get around the room.
  • If you wish to have a conversation with someone, kindly clear off of the dance floor.  Donít force dancers to avoid you while you are chatting.
  • Be careful when entering the dance floor.  Donít step into the path of approaching dancers.  Wait for an opening.
  • Want to know more about ballroom dance etiquette?  Here's a very well-written article.

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9355 County Farm Road
Gulfport, MS 39503

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