A lot of people begin taking dance classes because they have never done so before. However, not everyone is a beginner. There are many, many possible levels of dance knowledge and ability. If you want to take dance classes and you’re wondering at what level you need to begin, consider a few things.
Some people have never, ever taken one step toward trying to dance. These people are clearly ready to start in beginner classes. In the beginner classes, we start with the basics as though you don’t know anything, then move along quickly adding new steps. So, this is the perfect level for you.
However, even those who have attempted dance before might still benefit from beginner classes. For example, if you have taken dance before, but if it has been several years since you have danced then it may be a good idea to start with beginner classes. The beginner classes are a great way to get a refresher course of your basic steps before moving up to higher level classes with more challenging steps. Or, for those of you who learned in a very informal setting—for instance a friend taught you—then a beginner classes will give you some of those more formal tips you probably missed that could improve your skills.
Because of this, it is well-worth considering a beginner level course if you’re uncertain about your knowledge and ability at all.
Of course, there are those who may feel more confident in their abilities. Someone who learned a dance more recently might be able to jump directly into an upper level class.
Some people are also more confident in their ability to pick things up quickly. If you feel or know that you have a history of, or natural gift for learning things like dance steps swiftly, then you may be ready to start in a higher-level class.
Even if you think you’re ready for a pre-intermediate course, or anything other than a beginner course, you may still wonder what level would be best for you. If questions and uncertainties are still bothering you, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to help you figure out where the best starting point is for you. Keep in mind that, sometimes, with experienced dancers the only way to know for sure is to sign up for a class level you feel would be best, then we can always move you up or down a level if the class is too easy, or too difficult. Another option for experienced dancers is to take a private lesson to refresh their basic steps, and to determine the best level in which to start.
If you go to Dance Passion Studio’s website on the class schedule page, you can find course descriptions to give you a better idea of what to expect in our dance classes. Of course, if you still have questions, you can always contact us. We are happy to answer them for you and to have you in any of our classes.