What to Wear when Stepping to Gold

//What to Wear when Stepping to Gold

What to Wear when Stepping to Gold

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A common question a new dancer asks is “What should I wear for my first dance lesson?” To answer that question the dress at A Step to Gold Ballroom is dressy casual and a little more dressed up for parties. For those who would like a few more guidelines, here are my suggestions. 

Beginning with the ladies, we recommend wearing something comfortable whether for a lesson or party. Many women wear slacks as well as skirts or dresses to both lessons and parties. It may be necessary to wear comfortable shorts under your skirt or dress if it rises when spinning. Women wear all types of tops but it may be best to wear short sleeve knitted tops or cotton shirts to keep cool. Shoes with a low or medium heel with leather soles are the best option. Ballroom shoes are designed to make wearing heeled shoes more comfortable and we sell them at the studio. Don’t let uncomfortable shoes ruin your fun!

Personally, I enjoy dressing up for the parties with a skirt and jewelry

For men attending their 1st  lesson and party, they usually wear slacks or even jeans.  Think casual but neat.  The biggest concern is shoes.  Men should wear shoes that will slide across the floor.  Sneakers and flip flops are not functional. Professional dress shoes are fine, loafers or even Sperry’s (boat shoes) work.  After beginning lessons, men might consider ballroom dance shoes as they are more comfortable and create a smoother glide on the floor.

                                  

The best advice I can give is to not allow wardrobe issues to keep you from dancing. Dressing up is enjoyable to some but again it is not necessary for dancers at any level. For those who do like to dress up do not worry about being overdressed because there is a wide variety of dress at a party. We look forward to dancing with you![/st_text][/st_column][/st_row]

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Here are a few things about Melanie and her experience that might surprise and delight you while working together: · In the late 80s and Early 90s, Melanie trained the US Preteen and Junior Champions who were invited to Hollywood to participate in a game show where they won $750 dollars. · Her favorite movie is the Japanese version of “Shall we Dance” because it not only has great dancing, but the storyline epitomizes how ballroom can change lives for the better. · Melanie attended the first US Tango Congress in 1997 and started the Argentine Tango community in the Raleigh area. · Melanie co-founded the NC Ballroom Teachers College in 2007. Three of her former teachers are graduates and over a dozen of those who participated are still active in the dance community. · In 2009 she introduced Wheelchair Dancing at the Southern Star Women’s Show in Raleigh. She’s certified in Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing through the American DanceWheel’s Foundation. Over the years her expertise has been honored with remarkable and notable accolades: · Midtown Diamond award for “Best place for Dance Lessons” in Raleigh, NC in 2016 · Member of the North American Dance Teacher’s Association since 1984 from whom she received a Licentiate degree in American Smooth and Rhythm dances · Associate degree in International Standard from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in 1993 · Given the title of “Mother of Ballroom Dance in the Triangle” by the President of USA Dance for her great inspiration and influence in the lives of many. · Running A Step to Gold International Ballroom for over 23 years in the Raleigh area . 2016 launched a new online mentoring program called "Ballroom Dance Mentor".

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