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How can I tell which dance to do to the music?

The short and annoying answer to this question is that it takes experience to get a sense of what dance fits with what music. The good news is that with some time and training almost anyone can learn how to recognize the various dance music. (And the even better news is that most of the dances can be danced to almost any music that has a steady beat anyway.) To really understand which dance goes with which music, you need to understand 3 key musical factors: Meter, Tempo and Character. Be sure to check back as we blog in more detail about these factors.

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 can I tell which dance to do to the music?
posted by Brian Antonio on 8/17/2006 10:12:00 PM


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


How can I learn to dance with 2 left feet?

The most popular excuse people make for not dancing is that they are naturally bad dancers. But in all of our years of teaching we have never met anyone who couldn't learn how to dance.

The bottom line is that dancing, like walking or riding a bike, is a physical skill that is learned through action. If you take it one step at a time, and actually get up and do it, you can learn to do any step in any dance and even look good doing it.

Happy Dancing!

Andrew

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 can I learn to dance with 2 left feet?
posted by Brian Antonio on 8/17/2006 10:10:00 PM


Do I need a partner to learn how to dance?

You can learn a great deal of dancing without ever touching another human being. In fact many of our customers use our site to learn the steps and styling that allow them to feel confident before dancing with a partner. On the other hand, it does take two to Tango, as they say, and you will eventually want to show off your moves in public - or at least with one other person. At this point it's good to remember that no matter how good you feel by yourself it always takes some time (and patience) to get in sync with someone else.

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.

Do I need a partner to learn how to dance?
posted by Brian Antonio on 8/17/2006 10:09:00 PM


Can I really learn online?

While you are unlikely to become a world dance champion taking ballroom dance lessons on the internet, you can definitely learn enough to be confident with the basics and have a great time. In fact the convenience of learning to dance at your own pace, and in your own space, from carefully considered instruction that can be reviewed over and over makes Dancing for Dessert an ideal way to get started.

Read what others have said about learning to dance online with Dancing for Dessert.

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.

Can I really learn online?
posted by Brian Antonio on 8/17/2006 10:08:00 PM


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