“The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.” —Tullian Tchividjian
The thought of learning to ballroom dance is actually much more stressful than actually learning how to ballroom dance. Fear holds us back, and our biggest fear is not that we can’t do it, but what will people think of us if we can’t do it? What will people think of us for wanting to do it? What will people think if I actually do this? The irony is that the core of what keeps us from beginning one of the best activities for helping us become more accepting, more confident, more connected…more willing to take those social risks, is the fear of what other people will think.
Knowing what to expect on that first lesson can help alleviate some of our initial fears. Whether you are thinking of coming in for a first lesson yourself, or whether you are trying to encourage a friend to come in, knowing what to expect can help a new student through the front door.
Your first lesson is designed to get you confident that you and your partner (if you have one) can dance, that your teacher can teach you, and that National Dance Clubs is a fabulous place not only to learn to dance, but to practice and use your dancing!
Because Ballroom Dance is partnership dance, our first order of business is partnership. We will show the leader how to lead and the follower how to follow. In dancing, being together is more important than being right.
People of all ages enjoy the benefits of ballroom dance. No matter your experience, your age, your fitness level, ballroom can be for you! No partner is necessary! If you have a heart-beat, you have rhythm!
Your first lesson is a private lesson, so we need to schedule an appointment with one of our full-time teachers. Call (615) 994-1800 to schedule that first lesson!