The Answers You Need
DO I NEED A PARTNER?
Nope! At Madison Ballroom Company we encourage the social aspect of dancing which is why we switch partners during group classes and if you don't have a partner your instructor will be. This allows you to become a fantastic leader or follower.
Although we do switch partners during group classes, you are not forced to switch if you came as a couple. We recommend switching simply because you will become stronger dancers individually and we love promoting a sense of community within the studio.
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR CLASSES?
All private lessons are by appointment only and since we are a team of independent professionals, we ask that you sign up with your individual instructor or you can book online.
Group classes do not require preregistration but we encourage it so that group classes can start on time as we currently do not have a receptionist.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We ask all students to wear business casual clothes as this will allow you to move comfortably while also feeling like a ballroom dancer.
For shoes, we ask gentlemen to wear dress shoes or loafers and we ask ladies to wear flats or heels that are secured to your foot. We also ask that you designate a specific pair of shoes that are cleaned off and you bring those shoes with you to the studio to change into.
Sandals and tennis shoes are not recommended as they can cause injury.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY LESSON?
We do enforce a 24 hour cancellation policy. To avoid being charged for your lesson, we ask that you give 24 hours or more to cancel or reschedule. We do understand that mistakes happen so the first time is a freebie. Afterwards, we will waive your cancellation fee if you reschedule within the same week. Please be aware that our instructors can have full schedules, though, and you may not be able to reschedule within the same week and therefore you will still be charged for your lesson.
WHAT ABOUT WINTER WEATHER?
As we are located in Wisconsin, please be prepared to give yourself extra time when the weather gets a little uncooperative. Cancellations are up to the individual instructor so if you are unsure if your lesson will be happening or not and you have not heard from them yet, please contact your instructor.
ARE YOU LGTB FRIENDLY?
Absolutely! We welcome anyone and everyone who wants to learn how to ballroom dance.