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FAQs

How do I join?
Joining the club is very simple - you show up, dance, and enjoy yourself. If you are a SMU student/faculty/staff, also join the club on Access to add yourself to our official count (if you need help with this, send us an email or ask an officer). That's it! For price information check our About page. The fees are extremely cheap and would cover one or less class at a dance studio. These go towards our Spring Dance and buying thank you gifts for our instructors, who volunteer their time to teach us.

What is the format of the class?
The club goes from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoons with two different (and usually contrasting) dances being taught, one each hour. Dances change over the course of the semester to give you a chance to learn a variety of dances. In between the two dances there is normally a break, during which any club announcements are discussed and you can get a drink of water. Classes have a casual atmosphere great for beginners to keep up with other members who have had prior dance experience.

What about parking?
Check here for details on visitor parking

Do I need to have a partner / dance shoes  / previous dance experience to attend class?
The answer to all of the above is no! If you want to come with a partner that is perfectly fine, but we usually rotate partners throughout class to let the men practice leading and the girls practice following different people. Dance shoes are not required, but you probably shouldn't wear tennis shoes (if you only have tennis shoes, try just socks if you're brave!) Also, please wear shoes with non-marking soles to protect the floor. Come to the class with a love and joy of dancing - no previous experience required!

What should I wear / bring to class?
Something comfortable that doesn't restrict your movement. Tennis shoes and flip flops are not recommended. A water bottle is always a good idea, and bring your SMU ID for class pricing.

What about the team?
Check out the Team FAQs.

But wait. I still have questions not addressed here!
That's ok. If you have any additional questions please email us atsmuballroom@gmail.com