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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q What are all these line dance terms and phrases about?
A Well, like every activity, line dancing has its own language and phrases like “Bump and Grind”, “Hitch”, and Grapevine”, only to mention a few, will be commonly heard.  They are not jargon, but descriptions of moves, so again, bear with it, you’ll soon remember the move and in doing so a part of a dance will be committed to memory.  Practice will make perfect.
Q Can I practice at home?
A Most definitely!  Practicing on your own is just as important as attending class regularly.  Most of the time you won’t even need the same tracks, as we do most couple and line dances to different pieces of music and not only to what it was choreographed to (line dances) as this can become a bit monotonous. The other reason for trying different tracks at home is that it will benefit you if you’re at a party or function where different music to what you normally dance it to is being played.  At least you’ll still be able to dance to it.
Q What if I want to attend more than one class?
A Go ahead, join as many as you like. The more you attend the better but if you are a beginner, try to stick to that level of dancing only for the time-being until you or your instructor feel you’re ready to move on.
Q What if I don’t seem to make progress?
A Just stay at it…it’s not a race!  Everybody is different and learns at different speeds.  It takes many classes to progress from hopeless to a great dancer, but if you stick it out and persevere, you’ll get there eventually and then there’ll be no stopping you!
Q How do I get started?
A

Find your nearest class by contacting us via email.

Confirm with the instructor the day, venue and time of the beginners class you wish to attend.
Wear comfortable clothes, the correct footwear, which the instructor should inform you about and have patience, lots of it as it takes some time to learn a new dance. Also bring enough water to class, especially if you’re dancing in the very hot months.

When attending your first class, get to know the other people, socialise and make new friends.  Then get onto that dance floor and enjoy yourself, but remember, line dancing especially, takes quite a bit of concentration, so forget personal matters for that brief time and most importantly, listen to what the instructor is cueing, especially when the music is on.

Take a note book and pen and jot down notes that will help you remember the steps when you get home and then practice what you have learnt at least once everyday before your next class.  This really helps a lot. Never be afraid to ask questions in class or during a break if you’re unsure of something and always remember, your instructor can also make mistakes, and if you’re sure something is being taught incorrectly, stop the instructor and ask.