Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Are you open all year?  Do you have summer suspensions?

We are open all year!  We do not suspend any services during the summer months!  We do close to honor National Holidays!


Do you offer Military or Emergency Responder discounts?

Yes, we do!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!  Please let us know!


What types of Dances do you teach?

We offer instruction in all partnership dances including American Smooth & Rhythm, International Standard & Latin, Country Western, Swing, & more.  (i.e. Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Samba, Jive, Salsa, Two Step, Triple Two Step, Night Club Two, and more…)


How much does it cost for lessons?

Give us a call to set up your free dance evaluation.  During these lessons we help you plan which combination of lessons will help you meet your dancing goals and budget.


Do I need a partner?

No.  We teach both singles and couples.  For singles, your instructor will be your partner for your private lessons.  During Group Classes and Practice Parties we as a dance family all dance with each other so there will be opportunities for all to practice their dancing and meet other dancers.


Do you teach minors?

Yes, we do teach minors at special discounted rate.  We do require a guardian be present while students under seventeen are taking private lessons or group classes.  Dance is an up close and personal sport we want everyone who learns at Big Sky Ballroom to feel comfortable and have fun. Give us a call anytime, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.


What should I wear for my lessons?

Wear something comfortable that you can move comfortably in.  Ballroom dance shoes are always ideal, but for beginners we recommend wearing comfortable “dress” shoes, leather soles or similar are best.  (Rubber soles, tennis shoes, or floppy shoes will restrict your movement)  For ladies shoes with straps or otherwise secure to your foot with a comfortable heel height.  (avoid platforms or stilettos)  Also, ladies don’t forget your “dance pants” if you are wearing a skirt or dress!


I have two left feet, can I learn to dance?

Everyone can learn how to dance!  No one learns at the exact same speed, just like learning any other sport or activity.  We are all unique, part of our job teaching you is to help you find your personal style in dance!


Do you have wedding packages for the Bride & Groom?  (First Dance)

Yes, there are many options for our wedding couple, we will customize your package or program based on your timeframe and budget.  Plan ahead for your dance!  It’s best if you begin at least eight weeks before the wedding day!  Of course, even earlier if you want to have full choreography to your song.


Do you have wedding packages for the wedding party?

Yes, we will meet with you to plan your custom package.  Definitely give yourselves extra time, as bringing a group together is always a challenge for scheduling.  On our end we will make scheduling as simple as possible.


Do you have wedding packages for the Father/Daughter & Mother/Son?

Yes, very similar to the first dance for our wedding couples (see above). It all depends on how much time you have and your goals.


How Often should I take lessons?

Your introductory lessons should be scheduled as close together as possible.  Beyond the intro, The average student takes one or two private lessons per week with a combination of group and practice parties.  By taking weekly lessons and practicing you will retain more of the information you are learning each lesson and reach your dancing goals much faster.


How long will it take to learn?

Each student is unique we custom plan each students program based on their goals, budget, and our evaluation of their learning speed.  (Check out this article…)


How do I sign up?

Give us a call to schedule your first lesson.  Lessons are scheduled on the hour just like many other appointment types.


What if I already know how to dance?

The dance evaluation is just for you.  From there we will plan your custom program based on your dance goals!


Do you sell gift cards?

Yes, Click here to Give the Gift of Dance to a friend or family member!


What’s your return policy?

Private Lessons:  All remaining private lessons at the time of refund request will be refunded at the pre-discounted rate.

Group Classes, Mini Groups, Dances, & Special Events:  No refunds available for these types of classes & events.

For more details just ask.