What are group classes?
Group classes can be a great way to meet new people and get practice with other students. Typically the subject will be a particular dance and will run from 4 to 6 weeks. During that time, you will learn different techniques, characteristics, and figures for that particular dance. Regardless of the dance you are learning, we emphasize lead/follow and good movement so that dancing is smooth and effortless and fun.
During a group class, you can expect to get clear explanations and demonstrations followed by time to work through the material. The teacher will have students rotate so that everyone gets a chance to dance. Along the way, the teacher will give pointers and tips and give students a chance to fine-tune the material. Sometimes there is practice time at the end of class.
Not all the classes at DDS are series classes that build upon the material from the week before. Some are "drop-in" classes. These classes are designed so that you can start at any time in the month without fear of having "missed too much material". If you are interested in a particular class and aren't sure which type it is or if you are ready for the particular level of class, please call us and we would be happy to answer questions and make recommendations for you.