Frequently Asked Questions
No. Our normal classes are rotational, this means that while you are learning to dance you will swap partners giving you a chance to dance with everyone in the class. Of course, you are more than welcome to bring a friend, or a partner to any of our classes.
When learning to dance it is important to be comfortable in what you are wearing. You will warm up during class, especially during summer, so layers are your friend.
Many of our moves will include spins, so shoes that don't grip to the floor are helpful, as you progress you may choose to purchase some dance shoes.
It is polite to have fresh breath and good hygiene.
You can start anytime. There is no experience necessary, every New Comer class starts with a new routine. There may be other New Comers in the class, along with our Crew, Teachers, and some more experienced dancers, all are there to help make your entry in to the world of dance as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Each class will start with a short warm up. You will then partner up and be introduced to the fundamentals of Partner Dancing.
The class will run for approximately 45 minutes, and we will teach you four moves, one move at a time, including how they can be linked together. Gradually you will learn a 4 move routine that can be mixed up and danced all night.
Freestyle is your chance to practice what you have learnt during your time at the Dance Hub. There are no set routines, and no mistakes - we simply consider a mistake a new move. The lights are low, and the music is high. Dance with as many different people as you can, and enjoy the social aspect of Modern Jive Dancing.
Everyone learns at a different speed. You will want to master the fundamentals of Ceroc before taking the next step. These fundamentals include timing, tone/tension, leading or following and for the follows, know how to safely spin.
Entering competitions are entirely your decision, some dancers are happy to enjoy the social side of dancing, some dancers like a bit of competition. Regional competitions are held across the country throughout the year with both fun and more serious events for all levels of dancers.
- The floor is for dancing, walk around the edge of the dance floor rather than trying to thread your way through the dancers
- Take off sharp rings, bracelets, hair pieces and keep your nails short.
- If you are sharing, learning or practicing new moves, do it off to the side of the dance floor.
- If the dance floor is crowded, do not take up excessive space or travel from area to area.
- Look around and behind you so you don’t crash into others.
- Aerials & lifts are for competitions and performances only and can be dangerous when used on the social dance floor, never lift on a crowded dancefloor and never without permission
- Do not drink and dance, if you have had too much to drive, you’ve had too much to dance.
- Make sure your breath is fresh and use a deodorant.
- Manage your wellbeing; drink plenty of liquids at long sessions.
- See one of our crew for a first aid kit for minor injuries