Misconceptions about Rock'n Roll

I don't know how to dance and I'll never be able to do it...

Stop to give up! Our experience says that everybody can become a good rock'n roll dancer, and this disregarding of their predispositions. Or course, some of you will learn more easily that others, but you should never give up and we will be there to help you out. Try and see!

In order to dance Rock'n roll you need a good physical condition...

It is not required to have an exceptional physical condition to dance rock'n roll. Rock'n roll can be danced on a huge variety of musics, with different tempos and rithms, not only on super fast songs. Of course, the faster the song, the faster you have to dance, and therefore train.

I will never dare to dance in the middle of a dancing floor...

Some of you thinks of being under constant judgement when they dance. Stop the paranoia! Everybody who comes is there to dance and they are just like you. The environment is easygoing, relaxed, without stars who show-off. Tolerance, exchange, sharing, and relax are the keywords of rock'n roll.

I don't have a partner, how can I learn a partner-dance?

The fact that you don't have a partner is even better at the beginning! Dancing with one and only one partner is a strong drag for your development, since you will get used to each other bad habits. During the courses, the "students" are asked to change partner constantly, therefore no problem if you don't have a partner, you'll find one on the dance floor.

Rock'n roll is a dance for grandpas and grandmas...

This is yet another misconception! If the teaching is dynamic and young, so will be the students. It is not a question of age, but of mentality. Moreover, rock'n roll is danced on a variety of songs, from the oldies to the new ones. And we strive for keeping our playlist up-to-date, even with the latest hits! Have a look at the music page.

I learned more or less the basics, I want to learn more, and fast...

Disregarding your level, the pleasure of dancing will continue growing. In order to become better and better, it is fundamental to learn very well each of the moves and basic techniques. Therefore, it is strongly discouraged to behave as "I know already everything", and jump very fast to difficult moves. Also, you cannot say to know a move after you watch the movie about it, or before you pass the Helene-test.

I did two years of courses, I don't need courses anymore...

A dancer uses very often the same movements that define the dance. Taking courses allows you to master the basic moves that you believe to know very well. Even the teacher of Rock'n Delft are always trying to improve themselves, learning and re-learning the basic moves, with or without variants.

Can I learn multiple dance in the same course?

Some associations offer courses in which you learn multiple dances at the same time. We strongly believe this is a very bad habit. In order to become better at something you need to practice it regularly and without other distractions. The idea to teach multiple things at the same time serves just to form superficial students.

Translated and adapted from http://www.danser-le-rock.fr/cours-stage-formation/question_rock.htm