Fragrance Free - Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume or other scented products as several people are very sensitive to the chemicals in synthetic fragrances.
Footwear: We recommend that you wear some type of shoe with a leather or suede sole or a jazz shoe or dance sneaker that allows you to pivot on the ball of your foot, but won't leave marks on the floor. Fuzi Dance Shoes, 4704 Pacific Avenue SE #A in lacey is an option. Dancing Dot Dot Dot in Tacoma 253-363-7996. Petticoat Junction, 14523 Hwy 99 Suite 1, Lynnwood, WA. has a great selection as well. Bowling shoes also have a suede sole and are an option.
Classes are set up with different dance abilities in mind. We try to ensure that there is a mix of beginning, beyond beginning and intermediate level classes available. If you wish to challenge yourself by taking a higher skill level class, go for it, but be aware that the material being taught may be more complicated than you are used to.
Beginning: Minimal or no prior knowledge of the dance. Basic footwork, framework, timing, and lead/follow techniques are taught.
Beyond Beginning or Beginning +: Some prior knowledge and experience with the dance. More of the basic footwork, framework, timing and lead/follow techniques are taught. It is assumed the dancer is comfortable with the basic timing and concepts of the dance.
Intermediate: Understanding of basic rhythm, timing, technique, foot positions, and common movements is assumed. The instructor will not cover the basic timing and will build on your previous knowledge and patterns. In lead/follow classes some time may be devoted to technique, execution and styling.
Intermediate/Advanced: Dancers should be more proficient with timing, common dance patterns and concepts than intermediate level. It is assumed the dancer can perform intermediate patterns with correct footwork, timing and partnership. More complex patterns will be taught allowing the dancer to "play" with the music and the partnership.