FAQs

How much does it cost to join?

Student Non-Student
Single Semester of Club $60 $85
Full Year Club (Available Fall Only) $100 $150
Single Semester of Team (Paid in Addition to Club Fees) +$30 +$30

If you are an RPI student, $60 grants you access to all Argentine Tango, Lindy Hop Swing, and Ballroom/Latin lessons per semester ($100 for the whole year). The membership fee is $85 for non-RPI students ($150 per year). Joining the Ballroom Team is an additional fee of $30 per semester. (With 2 Argentine Tango, 2 Lindy Hop Swing, and 3 Ballroom & Latin Lessons available each week, membership opens you up to a total of 30 lessons each semester, so you definitely get your money's worth!)


When do lessons begin?

The Fall 2017 Lessons are right around the corner! As the Intro Dance is Friday, September 1st, the first week of lessons will begin on September 11th, with Argentine Tango on Monday (if you are interested in Team, lessons start Sunday, September 10th)! As always, the first lesson of each style is free!

Practices will begin the first week of classes.

We restart our lesson tracks every semester, Fall and Spring, so make sure to keep us in mind for the future!


When are lessons?

You can view our lesson schedule or check out our calendar!


What happens if I miss a lesson?

Although we do not recommend missing lessons, there is no long-term penalty if you miss one or two. Our instructors frequently review learned material, building on past classes, so you will be able to pick it up then.


Do I need previous ballroom dance experience?

Certainly not! You can still join any of our groups without knowing a thing. You only need an interest. In fact, most people who join us every semester have never danced before.


Do I need to bring a partner?

Not at all! We rotate partners throughout lessons, so you will dance with many people.


What is the difference between a practice and a lesson?

Lessons are structured group classes taught by an instructor, while practices are unstructured informal times meant to work on lesson material.


Do I need any special clothing or shoes?

Nope, just come with comfortable clothing and shoes. Many in the Ballroom/Latin and Argentine Tango tracks dance with their socks on, while soft-soled sneakers like Converses are popular in the Lindy Hop track. If you have ballroom dance shoes, however, feel free to wear them!


I am not a student or affiliated with RPI. Can I still join?

Of course! Our lessons and practices are open to everyone. We draw a fair number of non-RPI people every semester.


Where and how do I sign up?

Just come to a lesson and let us know at the door or you can email us! Be sure to check us out on Facebook and look out for events!


How can I make a donation to the club?

We have more information on donating to club on our donation page.


What if I have other questions?

If something is still unclear or you have questions that are unanswered, use our contact page to reach us!