Frequently Asked Questions...
What should I wear?
Anything that you can dance and have fun in! If gym and dance wear float your boat, go for it, if you're happier in a dress, that's just fine. Want to rock a full on flapper look or go-go boots? Amazing! Your class, your call.
All we ask is that you are able to move freely and comfortably, and have spare shoes (or socks!) to wear to protect the floor (outdoor footwear is not allowed in the studio.) Also be aware that whilst the studio might start out cool ,you are going to get warm and sweat (although we might call it 'sparkling...!') There is a reason these dances were considered the 'aerobics' of their time, and were often danced in few clothes! Layers are really helpful, and sports bras are also worth considering for when things get a little bouncy. Please also bring a bottle of water along.
Please don't wear high heels for health and safety reasons, and I'd advise against trainers/gym shoes with a rubbery grip - you will need a smooth sole for that all-important swivel and twist!
Do I need to bring a partner?
All genders are more than welcome to join in classes, however I don't teach partner/ 'in hold' work. If you would like to learn Lindy Hop, Jive, Swing or Rock n Roll there are already some amazing classes in Sheffield. My classes focus on solo dance styles from the 1920's and 1960's, with a retro party feel.
Do I need to be fit and able to dance?
Absolutely not! I'm a firm believer that dance is something that everyone should be able to enjoy, regardless of your levels of fitness and whether you know the difference between your left and right! My classes are fun, fully inclusive, where everyone (and every 'body') can have a giggle learning iconic dances and dance moves, with the accidental bonus of getting fitter along the way. Everyone who knows me knows that I am a firm believer in the incredible mood boosting power of shaking your thing, jiggly bits and all. The only thing you need is enthusiasm!
How old do I need to be to come to classes?
My insurance covers me to teach classes to adults over the age of 16.
Can I Pay As I Go?
Due to current demand and to ensure you can get the most out of sessions, regular classes are offered on a termly basis, with prices currently working out at less than £10 per class
If you are keen to learn new skills, master iconic dance steps and choreography, get a bit fitter and spend more time enjoying being 'in the moment' it will take a little commitment over a period of weeks - a drop in class just won't give you that. Let's be honest, when life gets difficult its the 'fun' stuff and the stuff we do for us that is the first thing we sacrifice. I really believe that when life gets busy, it's even more important to make time for you to just be you!
That said, I am aware that sometimes we know ahead of time that there are sessions we just can't make due to other commitments, and I always endeavour to work around this if I can - get in touch and let's talk!
I am also increasingly offering one-off workshops for people who might not be able to commit to regular classes
Are Covid 19 safety measures still in place?
Throughout the pandemic client safety has been my absolute priority. In order to offer in—person dance classes I work carefully within current guidelines outlined by the UK government and the regulatory body for dance fitness, EmdUK (https://emduk.org) All participants will be sent a full copy of precautions in place prior to attending class, and you can also request a copy of these measures by getting in touch with me