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(860) 347-6971, ext. 3777
Do I need dance experience?
No, Vinnie’s classes are geared toward all levels of ability, and our instructors are patient through the process of learning to dance.
Do I need a partner?
No partner is needed. In partner dance classes like ballroom, salsa and swing, the instructor will pair you with someone when you arrive and you will rotate partners throughout the class, dancing with everyone.
Can I just drop in or do I need to sign up?
Most of Vinnie’s classes are available on a drop-in basis for a flat fee payable each time you come. These classes do not require pre-registration. Simply pay the instructor upon arrival in cash or check.
Other classes can be purchased as a four-class (one month) series that offers discounts when purchased together. Series classes tend to build on themselves, steadily progressing in complexity from the first to fourth week. Many classes culminate in a completed “routine.” Please plan to pay the instructor on the first class of the series.
Registration details for each class can be found on the class pages.
What do I wear?
Wear something comfortable that you don’t mind sweating in – dance is a valuable form of exercise! Remember that some classes require special footwear or no shoes at all. Check your class’s webpage for details.
I came to a swing event and loved it - where can I find more?
Check out these swing and blues groups all over the state!
- Connecticut Swing Dance Society ctswing.org
- Hartford Underground hartfordunderground.com
- Yale Swing and Blues yaleswingandblues.org
- Shoreline Swing shorelineswingct.org
- Hartford Community Dance hcdance.org
Can I schedule private or group lessons?
Private lessons are a great way to improve your skills! Many of our instructors offer individual and group private lessons upon request. Vinnie’s must be contacted via email or by phone in advance to schedule the lessons. Once the lesson is scheduled, the instructor, the dancers, and a member of Vinnie’s staff will need to read and sign an outsourcing agreement.
Cost varies by instructor and is often negotiable. The average price is $50/hour.
Email us at [email protected] or call (860) 347-6971, ext. 3777 for more information!
Can I hire your instructors for an outside event?
Our instructors work hard to bring dance to everyone. Many of our teachers are available to teach and perform at your school, organization or company, or even at private or community events. Please contact us to ask about instructor availability. Keep in mind that each instructor will have their own schedule, but we will work with you to determine the best teachers for your event and to help facilitate their availability.
E-mail [email protected] or call (860) 347-6971, ext. 3777 for more information.
How do I become an instructor at Vinnie's?
We are always looking for opportunities to expand our programs! Send your resume and two letters of reference to [email protected] and we will contact you if we think you’ll be a good fit.