FAQ's


dance class for uncoordinated people

WHO COMES TO YOUR CLASSES?

The people who enjoy our classes range from their mid 20's to their late 50's (our classes are for adults only) to people who have had previous dance experience, and there are other's who are totally uncoordinated - and proud of it!  It's a fun, casual class at it's heart, so it doesn't matter what ability you are.  What matters is your ability to let go of your inhibitions.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear whatever you feel comfortable exercising and sweating in!  And don't forget your water bottle.

 

CAN I PAY CASUALLY? I CAN'T COMMIT TO A 6-WEEK COURSE.

If you don't want to pay for 6-weeks, you can pay as you go which costs $20 cash on the door.  You can also purchase an Energy Trip (10 classes) online or with cash on the door.  All casuals must book!

 

I'M GOING TO MISS THE FIRST CLASS OF THE COURSE.  WILL THAT MATTER?

Not at all.  We offer our classes in 6-week blocks because it gives you the opportunity to commit to something short-term.  If you miss a class, it's no big deal!  Each course is comprised of 6 different routines.  Every class is different and the choreography un-related.

 

I'M GOING TO MISS A COUPLE OF CLASSES DURING THE COURSE.  CAN A FRIEND TAKE MY PLACE OR CAN I HAVE SESSIONS MADE UP AT ANOTHER DATE?

Unfortunately the 6 x week courses are not transferable and valid for use at the location you've purchased at only.  Your friend is more than welcome to book themselves in as a casual instead, as we always reserve space for one-off attendees.  The Energy Trip is available for you to buy if you'd prefer to treat us like a fling; use us when it suits you. 

 

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT ROUTINES WE'LL BE LEARNING?

Nope!  We like to keep things surprising.  If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, it's likely that you'll come across hints every now and then.  Keeping things on the down-low is all part of the fun... 

WHAT STYLE OF DANCE DO YOU TEACH THEN?

Because we teach routines from films, music videos and musicals, each class and every course is different.  We include a variety of music from the 80's 'till now and while we might teach Napolean Dynamite, Beyoncé, Grease and Michael Jackson, we would categorise the overall dance style as hip-hop and contemporary.

 

WHY CAN'T MY DAUGHTER/FRIEND/CAT WATCH THE CLASS?

Remember that time you were blaring "Backstreet's Back (Alright!)," lolling around on your bed with a hairbrush in hand when your dad opened the door to see what all the racket was about?  We want to avoid that situation.

 

WILL YOU BE FRANCHISING OR OPENING IN A TOWN NEAR ME?

We are so excited to bring Shut Up & Dance to your community!  At this stage, we have classes running in Wellington and Auckland and we hope to expand to other main cities very soon.  If you know of an area that is crying out for our classes, please get in touch and we'll see what we can do.

 

DO YOU DO PRIVATE CLASSES?

Our main focus is offering fun, relaxed dance classes, though we also take Group Bookings; We do Hens/Stag Dos or Corporate Bookings.  We don't offer private lessons or wedding dances at this stage.

 

PAYPAL ISN'T WORKING!  CAN I SECURE MY SPOT ANOTHER WAY?

You must have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal.  If you don't have an account and don't want to set one up, have no fear.  We also accept credit card payments through Stripe.  Enter your details on the 'Customer Information' page and click the black button that says 'Continue to payment method' to pay with a credit card.  If you still happen to encounter problems, email us at hello@shutupanddance.co.nz and we'll sort you out.

 

I'M REALLY UNCOORDINATED.

This isn't a question, rather a statement/concern that we hear on a daily basis from our customers, which goes to show that we all feel the same about our dancing abilities!  We love that you think you're a bad dancer, and that's why dancing with you is so much fun.

 

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Boom!  We look forward to dancing with you!

*hi five*

  

STOP TALKING.  START SWEATING.