How difficult is it to ballroom dance?
If you can walk, you can dance. Even people who feel that they have “two left feet” will quickly and easily start dancing. Aleksandar has worked with all types of clients ranging in age from 6 to 90. He will create a plan that fits you and your budget and help you achieve your goal. Aleksandar recommends that you keep your lessons close together as you will learn quicker and progress faster.
Do I need to bring a partner?
No. Both singles and couples are welcome. If you come in as a single student, Aleksandar will be your partner for your Private lessons.
Will it take long?
How long it will take depends on how many dances you want to learn and how good you want to be in each dance.
What do I wear?
It would be best to wear comfortable casual clothing that do not restrict body movement.
What shoes should I wear?
For gentlemen, leather soled shoes are recommended. For ladies, shoes that are enclosed at the heel and that can glide on the floor. Shoes with rubber soles should not be worn as they prohibit feet movement. Ballroom dance shoes are best on the floor as they provide much better control of dance movements.
What types of dance do you teach?
Aleksandar offers all “Ballroom” dances, such as waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, Viennese waltz, cha-cha, rumba, east coast swing, jive, samba, bolero, to specialty dances such as salsa and Argentine tango. He can help you with your wedding, social dance, and competitive needs.
What is the difference between American versus International Styles of dancing?
American style dancing was developed by major U.S. Ballroom studios while international style dancing was developed by the British. In many parts of the world, only international style is used but in North America, both styles are used. In competitions, you can compete in both styles. Some major differences include that American Rhythm is danced on bent legs while International Latin is danced on straight legs. American Smooth dancing has a lot more open and individual steps while International Standard is danced in a closed position most of the time.
How do I get started?
Aleksandar offers a special Introductory Lesson for all new students. Contact him to make an appointment for your first lesson.