Dance Studio: FAQ

What should I wear to class?

People will be coming from work or school so you will see a variety of outfits ranging from jeans to semiformal. You do want to wear nonrestrictive clothing. Something comfortable that will not distract your movement.

What type of shoes should I wear to class?

As far as shoes both men and ladies should wear leather or smooth bottom shoes. Tennis shoes are not permitted. Rubber soled shoes stick to the floor and will not allow you to turn, twist, or spin. Ladies: no mules, slip-ons, platforms, or flip-flops. Your shoe should have a closed back or straps to hold your foot in place. You want a flexible shoe that will stay on your foot. Once you become addicted to dancing, we will advise you on where to find good dance shoes.

Do I need to bring a partner?

No, you do not have to bring a partner. We try to keep the class balanced by monitoring the enrollment to have equal men and women in our classes. We also rotate partners so that you learn to dance with absolutely anyone.

What’s a ‘lead’ or a ‘follow’?

In partner dancing, one of the partners (the lead) will be the one initiating the dance moves and the other partner will follow (hence, the name ‘follow’) the move. Traditionally the man is the lead and the woman is the follow. That said, if you are a man who would like to learn how to follow, or a woman who would like to lead, we are happy to accommodate– just let your instructor know at the start of class.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! Gift certificates can be purchased in person, over the phone, or online.

What are the benefits of partner dancing?

Our students enjoy partner dancing for all kinds of reasons– entertainment, meeting new people, relaxation, year-round exercise, improving coordination and rhythm, or simply having a creative outlet. Mostly it’s just plain fun! All of us here at Le Pari Dance Center can attest to the positive mental and physical benefits of ballroom dancing. It can literally transform your life.

How do I pre-register?

You can go online, call, email us or if you live or work near the studio you are more than welcome to say "hello" and drop it by.

What are the requirements in-studio according COVID -19 information?

As of June 1, 2021: masks are optional to wear inside of the studio during your lessons, practice or dance events IF you are vaccinated. You have to present your vaccination card or copy of it at the front desk, or to your teacher, or to LP management. If you are not vaccinated, masks are mandatory. Thank you for understanding and trying to keep you safe.