Let’s talk about different ballroom dance venues. This is the first thing that we explain to all of our new students. When you find yourself in a situation where there is dancing, you’re going to want to be able to dance. Much like traveling to a foreign land, you are going to need to be able to speak the language. Unfortunately, there isn’t one particular form of music that is played in all dance situations. Sometimes people tend to think that they will never go to a particular setting (for example a wedding or a cruise) and so they don’t need to be prepared to dance.
In reality, once you learn to dance, you have this new trait which you are going to want to use as often as you can. In fact, once you become a better dancer, you will find yourself looking for different ballroom dance venues. Taking dance lessons is something that we do once in a lifetime. You use it the rest of your life. Some occasions (such as a cruise) may not come up right now, but over the course of your life many different events come up. You don’t want to have to come back to a dance studio to prepare for that particular need.
Granted, when you first start thinking about taking ballroom dance lessons, (in most cases) you are not going to know what to learn. Sometimes the catalyst may be a need to learn to prepare for a special event. Therefore, you may think that that one event in particular is all you will ever need to prepare for.
In reality, many circumstances rise that lend to dancing. As I already indicated before, dance instruction (much like formal education) needs to be done once in a lifetime. Yet it works best when brought to completion. Just as in formal education, taking only a few semesters of any subject does not make you complete in that subject. Therefore, just taking a few dance lessons or focusing on a few dances does not make you a comfortable dancer.