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How long does it take to learn to dance?

When we asked a lawyer how much it would cost to develop the 'terms and conditions' for this site, he replied "how long is a string?" (We decided to go with a different lawyer!) In that same spirit, however, after years and years of dance lessons and experience, your Dancing for Dessert team is still learning all the time.

Inspirational stories aside, you can probably learn your first dance step in about 5 minutes and, depending on your musicality, be dancing to music 2 minutes after that. If you haven't already we encourage you to try our Taste Test, where you can learn the basics of the Rumba Box Step for free, to get a sense of how efficient and easy our system really is.

To feel comfortable dancing on a real social dance floor with other dancers around takes quite a bit longer of course. If you wanted to learn 5 or 6 steps for 5 or 6 of the most popular social dances it would probably take you at least a few months of regular lessons and practice to feel somewhat competent. Depending on your skill level and dedication you could progress much more quickly or slowly.

Also, it usually takes men longer than women to feel comfortable with their steps. This is because men need to get used to leading, as well as putting the different dance steps together to move around the floor and avoid other dancers.

Of course, there will always be more to learn and we encourage everyone we meet to make dancing a part of their life - it's something no one ever regrets!

Dancing For Dessert offers online dance instructions for all ballroom dance styles. Learn dance steps for salsa, swing, foxtrot, waltz, tango, rumba, cha cha, and wedding dances. Our online dance lessons will have you dancing with confidence and ease.

How long does it take to learn to dance?
posted by Brian Antonio on 8/17/2006 10:11:00 PM


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