Dual Influence Latin Dance Guidelines and Dance Etiquette

Group Classes

  • Please be on time and attend regularly.
  • You will be changing partners in group classes even if you signed up with someone. Your first partner will be your primary partner, but you will get a chance to dance with everyone else at some point in the class.
  • Please do not try to teach other students/partners. People may take offence to this.
  • Please be polite and respectful of all students and instructors.
  • Please refrain from talking to others students/partners while teacher is trying to instruct.
  • Do not be afraid to ask questions! This is how we learn. You will never be ridiculed for asking questions or having something clarified.
  • If you are waiting for your group classes to start but one is still in progress, please keep your voice down as not to bother your fellow students trying to learn.

Private Lessons

  • A private lesson means you have your own instructor to yourself. Not the whole studio! There may be other instructors on the floor with their students at the same time slot as yours.
  • Please arrive no more than 5 min ahead of your lesson and please leave promptly afterwards. Some people (especially beginners) can find it uncomfortable when others are sitting watching the lesson.

Personal Hygiene

  • Please shower and use deodorant. Dancing is exercise! You will be in close proximity to other people when in dance position. You can expect from either the physical aspect or just from nerves.
  • A small breath mind or spray is a good idea as well. Best not to chew gum as it can be annoying when the person you are dancing with is constantly chomping!
  • It is common for people who sweat a lot to bring a small towel or fresh shirt/top to change into, especially if you are taking more than once class in the night.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to us.
*Borrowed with permission from Warren Eaton.