What do I wear (clothing, shoes)?
Wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable while dancing with others. If you're planning on partner dancing, we recommend thinking about what won't catch on your partner - sometimes wrist jewlery can get caught on a partner, or a precariously balanced top can have you worrying about security. Hot tip - most people bring a few spare shirts since it can get pretty warm.
So this is a social dance, what's the etiquette?
We're so glad you asked! We actually have a special page dedicated to this topic (there's even an infograph below these FAQs). Check it out!
What is a birthday jam?
We have a tradition of celebrating recent birthdays together. We gather as a group and take turns dancing with the birthday people. It's totally optional but also a low-key way to meet new dancers and celebrate members of our community.
What is solo jazz and can I do it at social dances?
Can I ask someone to dance?
Yup! Anyone can ask anyone to dance! This is a social dance, and so lots of folks show up with no partner, or with a partner that they'll only dance with for part of the evening.
How can I decline a dance?
If you don't feel like dancing this one woith the person asking *for any reason* all you have to do is say "No thanks," with no further explanation necessary. It's no big deal, and it's quite normal. Likewise, if you ask someone to dance and they say no, please understand that it's not a personal slight. There are lots of other folks to ask, and we promise that it's WAY more fun to dance with someone who's just as excited to throw down as you are!
How can I get better as a dancer?
We're all about helping people grow as dancers. We have classes for people of all levels and our team members are always happy to help you find a class that's right for you. Reach out to us during a dance or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get more involved?
We're excited that you're thinking about getting more involved with us!
Do I need to bring a partner?
Nope! Swing is a social dance, and we'll rotate around in our classes so we all get to dance with each other. Plus, at the evening dance parties most folks enjoy asking new people to dance to make new friends, find new inspiration, and have a great time with everyone in the room!