Do I need a partner?
Nope! Whether you're coming to our class or a dance night, there are plenty of people that come by themselves. They are all there to meet new people and try new things just like you! We rotate partners in all of our classes so no one gets left out of the learning.
What should I wear?
Anything you feel comfrotable wearing! Although we encourage and want to see people dressed up, we know that can mean a lot of things to different people. Just remember, swing dancing is a pretty active dance! We'd advise to stay away from anything that restricts your movement too much or you're afraid will rip. Same goes for your shoes! Make sure they won't fall off, stick to the floor, or are too heavy or high for you to dance in!
I have two left feet. Can I still do this?
Of course! We always say "If you can walk, you can dance." Sometimes trying new things can be super scary but sometimes those things also lead to the best time of your life! When you come to a beginner or drop-in class just remember that everyone there is new to this too, and they are all there because they want to try something new, or better themselves, or just meet new friends!
I'm X years of age. Am I too young/old for this?
Nope! All of our events are true ALL AGES events. We have kids who are 7 to kids-at-heart who are 77 attend our dances! We want to help people socialize and interact with their neighbors no matter their age. You never know who you will meet or the stories you will hear when you talk to people in person! On the nights when we do have alcohol available, we hire security to check IDs for everyone's safety. If you're a parent concerned about safety, contact us with any specific questions and we would be more than happy to help you! Or better yet, come on out to dance with your kiddos!
How can I learn more about you? How can I connect with more swing dancers?
Check out our Facebook page! We have lots of friends in LA and OC that you can chat with, set up carpools, have brunch, go vintage shopping, go to other events with, etc. The swing dance community is incredibly huge and diverse! Also browse around our Fun Links page and learn about the national and global swing dance scenes as well as the history of this amazing dance. We love connecting people, in Long Beach and beyond!