Frequently asked questions
Wedding Dance FAQ
When should we begin our wedding dance lessons?
We recommend starting your dance classes 2-5 months before your wedding date. If you are planning to learn multiple dances or a more involved first dance, we recommend starting 6-12 months prior to your wedding.
Our wedding is in one week! Can you help us?
While we recommend starting your dance classes sooner rather than later, we definitely can take care of our “last minute” couples. Contact us right away so we can get you in!
We want an amazing dance like on “Dancing with the Stars.” Can you teach us that?
Yes, we can! Our professional teachers are very experienced dancers and trained in all of the popular dances like: Swing, Waltz, Salsa, Tango, Cha Cha, Foxtrot and Rumba just to name a few. We can even help you with some Hip Hop flair, Country two-step dancing, or even disco into your special dance.
We don’t want to look too over-rehearsed or choreographed for our first dance. Can we learn to dance together without having to memorize a difficult routine?
Yes! Our dance studio philosophy is that couples don’t necessarily need to memorize a routine to look fantastic for their first dance. Couples can learn fun dance patterns to go with their song that look fancy and cool, but are actually very easy to do. We’ll show you easy lead and follow techniques, so that you can dance together smoothly, gracefully and without stress.
My fiancé /I have “two-left-feet.” Is there any hope?
Yes, of course! We’re experts in teaching couples who have no prior dance experience. We realize, for many people, the idea of learning to dance is very unnerving so we strive to make our dance lessons as fun and easy as possible!
What kind of dances do you teach? Can I learn whatever dance I want?
We teach a wide array of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Nightclub, Country and other types of dances — any or all of which you can learn in group classes and/or private lessons with us. When you come in for your introductory special we can talk about what interests you the most so we can customize a program for you!
Can I dance with someone the same gender?
Of course! All singles and couples who wish to learn to dance are welcome at Nexus!
Do you have kids classes?
Our classes and lessons are open to any one 12 and up. We do not currently offer any children’s classes.
Do I need to purchase special shoes? What kind of shoes do I need?
You do not need to purchase special shoes, though many students eventually do so after they’ve been dancing for awhile. Smooth-bottomed shoes are ideal to move smoothly, which is why dance shoes often have suede bottoms. Smooth leather shoes can also work well. Athletic shoes, (Black-bottomed especially!) are not ideal for our floor, (or for your knees), so please leave those at home.
Do I need a dance partner? What if I don′t have one?
You do not need a dance partner to participate in classes and lessons at Nexus. For private lessons you will be 1:1 with an instructor and our group classes rotate partners many times. This process gives you the best opportunity to learn to dance effectively, by learning the various ways something might be led or followed — thus learning to the correct way to work with that variety and create an effective partnership.
I only want to learn how to dance with the partner I brought with me/I don't want to change partners.
Rotating partners makes you a better dancer faster and is also the method most likely to help your partner to not only become a better lead or follow but help you understand how different lead/follows feel. That said, you will never be forced to change partners if you are uncomfortable doing so!
How can I use what I learn outside of dance class?
At Nexus, we have dance socials almost every week! These "practice parties" start with a one-hour group lesson which is then followed by 2 hours of open dancing. Dance socials provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet new people, socialize and practice your dancing in a safe, supportive environment.
How to feel comfortable in a social dancing setting
Remember every single person you see dancing started as a beginner. You aren't alone, you're surrounded by people who empathize with your experience.
Group Lesson FAQ
Private VS Group Dance Lessons. What is the difference?
Private Dance Lessons are the fastest way to learn dancing. It allows you to customize your own program and work specifically on what you need to work on to get better. Private lessons are the best for truly learning the technique of a dance. They are more focused and efficient but, obviously, more expensive than a group lesson.