What To Expect ?
Most of all, you should expect to learn ballroom dancing, and to have a good time while you’re learning. That’s what we are all about. You will be welcomed to our club and invited to dance with everyone there. We want you to be comfortable and appropriately challenged.
Where do we Dance?
You’ll find us at the Pioneer Park Dance Center, 2300 Airport Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709. We are located inside the park.
What Should I Wear?
Fairbanks casual is the theme at lessons with the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks. Anything that is comfortable and allows only freedom of movement will work just fine. You might find it easier to wear the shoes that you’re going to use when you dance. Sneakers are not generally recommended and are sometimes difficult to move in on the hardwood floors. We’ve found for men that bowling shoes work remarkably well and are somewhat inexpensive. Check with the local bowling alley. Men’s dance shoes are also available online. Ladies have it a little more challenging. Shoes need to be non-marking to protect our beautiful dance floor.
A few of the online stores we’ve seen dancers use over the years are:
- Ballroom Connection
- Dance Shopper
- Comfort Dance Shoes
- USA Dance Shoes
- Dance Shopper
- SwayD Shoes
- DNI Tango Argentina
Will I need a partner to take dance lessons?
No, most students in our group classes primarily come single. We rotate. Our club highly recommends rotation in classes, allowing each dancer the opportunity to grow and learn from the variety of students in the class. Instructors are available to students within the rotation.
Is learning to dance difficult?
Dancing can be quite easy to learn. It will take time to learn, like most new things, but our instructors make learning easy and fun. A steady approach with practice will produce results in a short period.
Am I too old to learn to dance?
Our students range in age from 16 to 86! Moving to a beat and coordinating with your partner are things that are easily learned at any age. Dancing is something that many people choose to begin later in life. Anyone who is able to walk can dance.
How much does learning to dance cost?
Dancing can be relatively inexpensive. Join just a practice party. Come to social dances. Check out our 40 Below Ball in January. As with any hobby or sport, there are many different levels of participation. Of course, more serious dancers could invest as much as they choose.
Why should I learn to dance?
Students have told us that besides learning to dance, they gain self-confidence, heightened self-esteem, improved posture, friendships, a place to socialize, and many other benefits. Each person finds that dancing has helped them in different, yet similar ways.