Frequently Asked Questions...

Here are some of the questions that we have been asked about Jivebeat. Hopefully you will find what you are looking for here, but if not then please drop us a line using the contact form, and we will answer your question by email. We may even add your question to this list.

Do I need to bring a partner?

No. As many people come alone to LeRoc classes and events as bring partners. We rotate the classes so that everyone gets to dance with everyone else anyway, and everyone dances with everone else in the freestyle part of the evening.

What should I wear?

Whatever makes you comfortable. There is no formality about a Jivebeat evening, although some people do indeed dress up even for the class nights. Jeans, suits, leggings, party dresses... really, it's up to you.

What about shoes?

Again, it's up to you, but you may want to consider how grippy the soles of the shoes you wear will be on a dance floor. There is a lot of turning involved in LeRoc, and as you get better at it the turns often evolve into spins, and if your shoes have too much grip you may find you damage your knees or ankles. Proper dance shoes are of course the best, but anything with a smooth non-gripping sole should work.

Ladies should also take care with high heels. Avoid extremely thin stilettos as they can be dangerous if you step on someone (they are not allowed on many dance floors anyway, due to the damage they can cause), and consider a pair of heel protectors.

I can't dance.

Well that's why you're coming to a dance class! Seriously though, very few people can dance the first time they arrive on a dance floor. Yes, there are a few that seem to have an instinct for it and look graceful and elegant from day one, but even they still have to learn the steps, and the rest of us often take weeks just to stop falling over our own feet.

We come along to dance classes to have fun. As long as you are doing that then the rest will happen in its own time. If you get it wrong, laugh about it and enjoy the evening, and one day you will suddenly realise that you can do things you always thought impossible, and everything will begin to flow.

 

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