Just wondering if it is mandatory to switch partners during lessons. Can we just stick with the partner we arrive with or would that mess with others' switches. Also, if you miss with of the set dates, can you attend another one in the future?
Jennifer D. asked on Aug 26, 2012
Hi Jennifer, thanks for that excellent question. I have a brief discussion about partners on my website here: http://tangofusionvictoria.blogspot.ca/p/faq.html Here is my philosophy towards partner switching. Learning to dance is like learning a language. If you learn with just one person you will develop "twin speak," like the idisoyncratic private language two twins have that no one else can understand. You don't want your dance to be twin speak. For this reason I switch partners frequently in class. What I always say is this: if you only want to dance with one person, that is perfectly fine, I just have you stand out of the rotation. However what I strongly encourage people to do if they come with a partner but do not want to develop twin speak in their dance is to switch partners, but come back to their primary partner every second switch. Dancing with only one person slows down your learning considerably, so switching back and forth with your main partner is an ideal compromise. As for missing classes, the primary reason for including the private lesson in the package is as a reserve makeup class if you are sick or miss a class and need to catch up. I encourage people to hold onto the their privates for makeup classes or review sessions. They will never expire once you redeem your voucher. Hope that helps! :)
Derek M. from Merchant replied on Aug 26, 2012