We recommend soles that allow you to slide safely across the dance floor, such as leather, smooth plastic, or suede. Rubber-soled shoes, open-back shoes, and clunky shoes are not recommended and can actually be harmful. If you are interested in purchasing dance shoes, e-mail us and we will have our vendor contact you.  Our partner has the best pricing for dance shoes in town!


Although we don’t have a strict dress policy, we have some recommendations. Weekday classes are usually nicer casual to club attire, although jeans are fine. Weekend day attire is usually more casual as in nice jeans or nice workout pants and top. Weekend evenings and special events are usually cocktail/club attire, and semi-formal or theme-based for Parties. Please be considerate of others when selecting your attire. Sleeved-shirts are highly recommended. If you tend to sweat a lot, we would advise that you bring a small towel and a change of clothing. Please note that t-shirts and sneakers are not allowed in the Main Ballroom.



Please bring your smile and enthusiasm to help make each other’s experiences the most positive possible. We truly believe that participating in our events and lessons is not only a great way to learn how to dance–but also a fun and safe way to meet other wonderful people, get exercise, gain confidence, and contribute to a healthy lifestyle. When rotating, please be conscientious of others. Refrain from criticizing or acting inappropriately. Please notify the instructor or staff if this occurs. Please let us know if you ever have any suggestions on how we can make your experience better.



We recommend that you bring a notebook and pen to keep notes on all that you learn and should practice.



Cameras and video camcorders are allowed only by instructor permission. Check with your private lesson instructor about videotaping private lessons. Any photos or video footage taken at any official dance function remains the property of South Bay Dance Center and cannot be distributed physically, via the internet, or any other means without the expressed written consent of South Bay Dance Center management.