FAQ

Do I need a dance partner for your class/workshop?

Not at all! We rotate people round in the class so that all the leads get to dance with all the follows.

What kind of shoes should I wear?

Shoes with a slippery sole (e.g. suede) are best as they allow you to move more freely on the dance floor. Some people like to wear heels, although we find it easier to dance in flat shoes. If this is your first time dancing and you don’t want to go and buy dance shoes just yet, try a pair of trainers of ballet pumps. If all else fails, just dance in your socks!

What clothes should I wear?

Whatever you’re comfortable in. Jeans and t-shirt, party frock, waistcoat and tie – whatever floats your boat.

I’ve never danced before. Will your workshops be accessible to me?

Please check the description of the workshop on the event page as some of our workshops are directed at absolute beginners and some are for more experienced blues dancers.

Isn’t blues dancing just slow modern jive?

Nope. Blues dance is a completely separate collection of dances to jive. If you’ve got a background in modern jive you will find that you can adapt some of what you know into blues, but it is fundamentally a very different dance. If you want to learn more, check this page or take a look at this blog post.