Group Classes

Learn how to dance in a fun and energizing setting. Whether you are a newcomer or veteran, our dance studio has a class for every experience level.  Group dance classes can be a great way to meet new people, exercise, and de-stress in the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C area.

 

FAQs

How much is class?

Group classes vary from $15 - $25 per class.

I don't know which style class to join?

There are so many different dance styles to choose from, we know it can be a bit overwhelming at first. We've included some music playlists and video references HERE to help you decide which one is right for you!

...And if in doubt, learn them all ♡ !

What is a series?

Series will meet for 2 consecutive weeks. The material taught in week-2 will build upon week-1.

Do I need a partner to join?

No.

Do I need any experience?

No. Dance experience is not needed to join any Intro Level class.

What shoes should I wear?

For your first class we recommend you wear comfortable shoes, low heels or flats.

Is there a dress code?

No. Some students come dressed business casual as many will come straight after work while others will change into more casual athletic wear. We recommend you wear whatever is most comfortable.

How long are the classes?

All classes are 45 minutes long.

I was in Salsa 2 before, what level class should I join now?

All students previously enrolled in fundamental levels 2 or 3 (i.e. Salsa 2 or Salsa 3) should join the Mixed Beginner Level class. Students who completed the level 3 series before January 2020 may join the Mixed Intermediate Level class.

I just finished [xyz] class... what should I sign up for next?

Remember that all group classes run in 2-week series. After you come to your first class on week-1 (i.e. Intro Bachata @6:30PM), you must then return the following week for week-2 of the same class to complete the series.

 

Each individual skill level (Intro, Mixed Beginner, Mixed Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced) should be repeated for several series iterations before joining the next level class.  The sample progression below is the minimum # of 2-week series iterations a student should take before progressing to the next level (in order to cover all the necessary material once over).

If I have prior experience, what level should I join?

Beginner Level Classes – equivalent mastery of Intro Level class material required. If the figures listed in the respective Intro Level Class description look familiar (copied below for convenience), students with prior experience may join the Beginner Level class without additional instructor approval.

  • Intro to Ballroom: box, left rock turn, hesitation, swing basic, inside turn, outside turn

  • Intro to Bachata: side basic, progressive basic, inside turns, cucarachas, sweetheart

  • Intro to Salsa: basic, right turn, crossbody lead, cucarachas, drapes to closed

  • Intro to West Coast Swing: sugar push, left side pass, right side pass, whip

         

Intermediate Level Classes – equivalent mastery of Intro & Beginner level prerequisites required. Students with prior experience outside of the studio who would like to join an intermediate level class may request a placement. We ask these students to join the respective Intro or Beginner level class on week1 of any series in order to be placed. At the end of the class, the instructor will let you know whether he/she would like you stay for the next level until we find the appropriate class level for you. Students will not be charged for any classes they place out of during that week. Students will only be charged for the level they choose to stay in during a placement.

E-mail dance@arlingtonballroom.com to request a placement so we can know to expect you!

 

Advanced Level Classes – students with prior experience outside of the studio who would like to join an advanced level class are asked to self-evaluate before joining:

 

  • I am comfortable and confident in their execution of basic and intermediate level steps

  • I am familiar with and practicing the concepts of timing, frame, connection and musicality as it applies in both the dance style I know as well as ones I may not know.

E-mail dance@arlingtonballroom.com so we can know to expect you!

 

Sample Series Progression:

Intro
Level

2

Mixed Beginner Level

4

Mixed Intermediate Level

8

Intermediate /Advanced
Level

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Address

3260 Wilson Blvd Arlington VA, 22201

☆ 2-minute walk from Clarendon Metro

Telephone

443-517-9575

Hours

Front Desk

Mon-Thu: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
 

Group Classes

Mon-Thu: 6:30pm - 9:15pm

Private Lessons
Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 8:00pm