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Smooth Operator

$50Purchase required to enroll

Want to glide across the floor with grace and style, just like Fred and Ginger? Smooth Operator is for you! Smooth Operator is a 4-month program; we'll spend one month on each of the ballroom-style (smooth) dances: Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz. During the program you'll build up on your social dance foundation and gain confidence learning new patterns and practicing your skills. We'll also refine your smooth technique including: proper footwork, sway, rise and fall, alignment, frame, posture, and partnership skills. By the end of the program you will feel confident dancing to all four styles of ballroom music, linking figures to create variety and interest in your dancing, and moving comfortably with a partner. This class meets Tuesdays 8-9 PM and you may join the program at the start of any month.

How To Sign Up

To purchase the program you may pay month-to-month or purchase the entire program at a discount.

To pay month to month:

  • Sign up online
  • each 4-week series is $50
To purchase the whole program at a discount:
  • You may purchase the 4-month program in advance for $180 (you save $20)
  • You will complete all four months sequentially (cannot skip or make-up a month later)
  • Place all 4 courses in your shopping cart and use promo code: SMOOTH to save $20 off your program :-)
In either case, when you complete the 4-month program you'll receive a certificate so you can show the world you are indeed a "Smooth Operator"!

Practice and repetition is key when learning to dance, much like learning any sport or musical instrument. For this reason many students will benefit from repeating this program 2-3 times to fully grasp the material. Even more advanced students gain many benefits from refining and practicing their basics. Practice and repetition will give you the knowledge and confidence needed to succeed on the social dance floor. We recommend most students study Smooth Operator for 8 months (twice through the 4-month rotation) before advancing. Private lessons are another recommended resource to help you in your dance journey. Private lessons are a great addition to your group class training as the focused individual instruction allows you to progress more quickly and develop proper technique.

Make-up Lessons: We review the previous week's material at the start of every class and do a full review of all course material at the end of every month. So you'll be able to keep up with the class if you need a miss class. If you would like additional help reviewing missed material we offer a special "Make-up Lesson". This is a 30-minute discounted private lesson that you may schedule the week before or after your missed group class. The Make-up Lesson is just $37 and can be used to fully review all the material we covered in class. Contact us if you'd like to schedule a Make-up Lesson; it's a great option to keep you feeling confident as you progress through the program.

Dance Shoes: We ask that students enrolled in our Smooth Operator program wear ballroom dance shoes to class. (Smooth style, closed toed shoes are preferred). Ballroom dance shoes enable you to execute movements properly and they protect your partner while dancing. You may purchase dance shoes through our studio or from an outside vendor. Please see our Guide To Buying Dance Shoes for helpful tips. If you would like assistance in purchasing shoes please contact us at 843-338-2870 to schedule a dance shoe consultation.

Monthly schedule of Smooth Operator classes:

Month 1 - Waltz
Month 2 - Tango
Month 3 - Foxtrot
Month 4 - Viennese Waltz
(After month 4, the program repeats starting with month 1)

*** We balance our classes by leader/follower so that you have ample opportunities to practice and dance whether you sign up by yourself or with a partner. Balanced classes offer the ideal learning environment and are more enjoyable for everyone. For this reason, pre-registration is required for Smooth Operator. Registration ends 2 days before the class start date. At the end of the registration period we will notify you if the class is unbalanced and we are unable to accommodate your request for enrollment. If this should happen, we will issue you a full refund or you may request to be placed in the next available class. Enrollment is first come, first served, so please sign up early to claim your spot in class! Thank you :-) ***
Cancellation policy Cancellation Policy

Our Smooth Operator program is conducted in a series format so we can build upon the material from each week. This allows you to progress in your dancing along with other students at your level. To enroll you may preregister (by purchasing the series in advance: online, over the phone, or at the studio). Please note that we do not offer refunds, credits, or make-up classes for any classes you may miss.

We recognize that our students lead busy lives and may need to miss a class due to vacation, illness, family emergencies, or schedule conflicts. We are committed to helping you learn the course material and progress with your class, even when life gets hectic. If you should miss a class, you have two options:

Option 1:
We review the previous week's material at the beginning of each class. This gives you a chance to learn any steps you missed before moving on to new material. So simply return to class the next week and we'll get you up to speed.

Option 2:
We also offer a discounted private lesson that you may schedule to make-up any missed material. This is a great option if you would like a thorough understanding of the missed material, or if you would like additional time to learn what was covered in your absence. Discounted Make-up Private Lessons are 30 minutes for $37 and may be scheduled one week before or after you miss a group class. See you teacher or the front desk if you would like to schedule a make-up private lesson.

Class Cancellations & Refunds
We encourage you to sign up online as soon as possible to reserve your class seat. Classes may be cancelled if less than 4 students register. Should this happen, you will be notified and your full payment will be refunded. Should you need to cancel your enrollment; we are happy to offer a full refund if you cancel 48 hours before the series begins. Because many of our classes have waitlists; we do not offer refunds for cancellations made within 48 hours of the class start time. If Revolution Ballroom should need to cancel a class in this series, we will be notify you as soon as possible via email. Changes to the class schedule are also posted online at https://revolutionballroom.frontdeskhq.com/schedule# In the event that we cancel class, we will schedule a make-up session. Although we do our best to accommodate all students; we cannot guarantee the date and time of a make-up session will suit all schedules.