Frequently Asked Questions
What is a private lesson?
A private lesson consists of a 45 minute session with one student or couple working with one instructor. Private instruction is tailored to your personal needs. Learning at your own pace is the optimum method of comprehension and that is what private instruction enforces. Private lessons are scheduled by appointment.
What is a group lesson?
A group lesson consists of several students learning from one instructor. Students work primarily on basic steps and technique, learning also to dance with different partners to hone their leading and following skills. Group classes focus on one to two dances per month.
What is a practice party?
Great especially for beginner students, these parties are closed to studio students only, prepare you for dancing socially in public and allow you to apply material learned in your lessons without the pressure of the public eye upon you. Our students are here to have fun, learn, and dance! At our parties, we dim the lights and serve refreshments. Students have the opportunity to dance with other students.
What do we teach?
Our goal is to prepare you to dance with confidence in any social situation. Our curriculum consists of dances that will allow you to dance anywhere, with anyone, on any occasion!
We teach classes in American and International Style. We offer special training for those who are interested in entering competitions or furthering their studies in dance.
Our wide variety of dances include: Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, East Coast Swing, Mambo, Samba, Paso Doble, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Salsa, Merengue and Argentine Tango.
How should I dress for my lesson?
Wear something comfortable that won't inhibit movement. Slacks and a shirt, skirts or dresses are recommended. Please, no shorts, sneakers or anything too casual. To start with, leather-soled shoes for maximum ease and ladies' shoes with straps in back so your feet won't slip or slide. If you continue dancing, you will need to have suede soled ballroom dance shoes. These shoes are made to move freely while giving your foot the proper support they need for comfort and stability. Ask any of our staff members for more information about dance shoes or attire.
How difficult is it to learn to dance?
Learning to dance is easy and fun! However, practice and repetition are essential! A steady approach with periodic practice will produce visible results in a short period. Especially for beginning dancers, we recommend at least 2 sessions of private instruction a week to see better results. However, this is up to each individual's preference and his/her schedule.
Do I need a partner?
We teach both singles and couples. If you come in as one of our single students, you will work one on one with your instructor during private lessons, and our groups, practice sessions and social dance parties will provide plenty of opportunity to meet and dance with other students with the same interests and goals.
How do I get started?
The Royal Ballroom of Vero is just a phone call away. Call and set an appointment for your first private lesson and we'll take it from there. (772)-299-5772 / (772) 563-3496. If our lines are busy or you are calling during non-business hours--please leave us a message! Your call is important to us and we will call you back as soon as we can.