FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Woo Hoo! We are so fired up to help you discover your movement lifestyle whether you want fun, fitness, artistic expression or baller performance opportunities, we’ve got you. Check out our top questions and answers and see if the lab is right for you right now. Hate to read? Haha, yeah me too, but it will be fun, promise.
Why Dance Lab?
We quite literally are so much “more than just a dance studio.” We bring joy, energy, positive vibes and motivation to your life. We promise community, family, love, inspiration, laughter and a reason to smile. There is nothing more soul satisfying than connecting to music through movement, and we introduce you to all that GOOD stuff on a whole other level. We don’t just create dancers and movers, we produce happy humans. Come play with us and discover why dancers are the happiest (and most ridiculously good looking) people in the world.
Why Purchase a Membership?
All the cool people are doing it haha. J/K. But for real...You should consider an unlimited membership with the lab because you can skip the GYM, the therapist, your yoga routine and the barre if you want to. ONE and DONE. Plus the more you come, the more amazing people you will encounter and that will almost certainly increase your well-being. The unlimited membership grants you as much access as your heart desires to all of our adult level classes as long as you book your classes in advance to guarantee a spot. Afraid of commitment? That’s what she said. No worries, you can cancel/freeze your membership at any time, we just need 30 days notice in writing to do so as long as you fulfilled at least 3 months. Class cards are a cool option, too, if you know you’ll be a little more sporadic in your dance habit. They come in packs of 10 and you save $30. So that’s hella cool.
I Don’t Have Any Formal Dance Training. Am I ready?
Boy, are you ready? Heck yes. Prime in fact. Our signature formula 1 classes are specifically designed to nurture the beginner mover or help re-ignite old flames for a dancer that is returning after a long hiatus. There is NEVER a wrong time to start, you do NOT have to be good a dancing to dance, we’ve got you on this. That’s what WE are here for - to spit some education so you can gain some skills, nurture your body and impress your buds.
I’m an Adult. I have plenty of dance studio experience . Will I be dancing with Kids?
No. You absolutely will not. The adult program is reserved for our adult students only. We know how important it is to feel comfortable and dare we say COOL on the dance floor. Nothing like a prodigy 8 year old doing 8 million tricks and splits to kill your buzz. On occasion (and it’s rare), you may share the red carpet with some of our more advanced senior crew students (ages 16 and up) as they are encouraged (for their growth and opportunities as artists) to enjoy some of the more advanced adult choreography driven classes.
What To Wear?
It really depends on the genre of dance you will be rockin. You can’t go wrong with something you are comfortable moving in and feel really good in. Leggings and tank tops are a good go-to option or you can get as creative as you’d like while maintaining comfort and ease of movement, but we usually recommend something that covers the knees as floor work is a considerable part of some of our instructor’s dance curriculum.
TAP. Black tap shoes (split soled, tie ups are our favorite - called tap flex).
BAD GIRLS CLUB. Umm...cough cough...you get to look HOT. Heels (that you can comfortably dance in, like a low ankle boot) are recommended to keep in your bag at all times, just in case :)
BALLET. Ballet Shoes (pink split-soled canvas are our suggestions any brand will do),
POINTE. for Pointe (this is VERY specific to your foot, must schedule a fitting with our awesome Ballet Master Marka at Turning Pointe)
Noticing a trend? Haha.
JAZZ. Jazz shoes (a Bloch tan slip on split sole is our suggestion)
CONTEMPORARY. Barefoot if you like your grip or a half-sole shoe is recommended for turning ease.
HIP HOP. This is your time to shine. Do YOU. Look as cool as you want. A fashion sneaker with minimal grip is suggested.
How Do I Sign Up?
Glad you asked. You can do it ALL online. Book classes and pay for memberships all in your own personal online portal. You can also do all of this in person at the lab, but why not save time and guarantee yourself a spot in your favorite classes by reserving your spot online beforehand. Either way is cool with us. Wanna give it a try?