|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?
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.
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 Friday 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, Friday 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?
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.
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9355 County Farm Road
Gulfport, MS 39503