Social dancing is a great way to meet new people, get exercise, and have fun!

Getting Started

The best approach to beginning social dancing is to join a group class in your style of interest. Check out Briora’s events calendar for a list of the classes we offer.

It is a good idea to start with our Introduction to Ballroom Dance Series, or a any class in the American style at the beginning level. This will give you a basic foundation for social dancing.

Group Classes versus Private Lessons

Learning to dance as a group can be stimulating, challenging, and lots of fun! Group lessons are inexpensive and a great way to try out a variety of dances and meet new people.

If you wish to learn a few basic steps before joining a group class, private lessons are the best way to see the studio, learn about our programs, and decide which classes are right for you. It is a good idea to supplement group lessons with regular private lessons, since private lessons are tailored to you and your learning style and make the process of becoming a confident social dancer faster and easier.

Partner versus No Partner

Having a practice partner is helpful – and if you do not already have a regular partner, attending group classes and parties is the best way to meet one.  If you do have a regular partner, we recommend that you take a combination of group classes and private lessons–both together as a couple, and one-on-one with your instructor.

Practice Makes Perfect

The more regularly you attend our classes and parties, the more practice you will get, and the more people you will meet. Soon you’ll be twirling around the floor like a pro!

Social dancing is a great way to get exercise, have fun, and meet new people!

Social dancing is a great way to get exercise, have fun, and meet new people!

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