FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Dance With Janet operates out of the Western Chicago suburbs
Classes are offered west of I-355, south of I-90, north of I-88, and east of Randall Road. We can accommodate special events outside this general area, but weekly classes are within this quadrant. For exact locations and times of classes, please visit it dancewithjanet.com/teachingschedule
If you take classes through neighborhood park districts, they generally run about $50 for a 6-week session (resident rate). Non-resident rates are up to each individual park district. That translates into about $8 per class. If you take classes outside of park districts (called drop-in classes), the charge is $8 per class and can be paid by cash, check, credit card, or a Dance With Janet gift card. Gift cards offer the benefit of convenience, plus if you load it by paying for 10 classes in advance, you get one class free.
Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/calendar to see which new dances were introduced at the class you missed. Go to the exact day of your missed class and select your class from the list of classes that were taught that day. Once you open that specific class, the description will include which new dances were taught. Sometimes it takes me a day or two to enter this information, but I do try to update each class within 24 hours of it being taught
Step Sheets are always available through a yearly paid subscription. Visit dancewithjanet.com/products to view and purchase the subscription. If you are in classes, usually the instructor brings the step sheets and you can pick one up at class. Sometimes the instructor brings them again at subsequent classes. If you would prefer constant access to step sheets, I recommend you purchase the yearly subscription. Then you are not dependent on what the instructor remembers to bring.
Yes, you can. Visit any other class (I recommend staying within the level of classes you are presently taking) and tell the instructor you are making up a missed class. I do not keep track of how many classes you miss; that would be too much paperwork. I trust you. Please use the honor system with making up classes. I have no expiration date on missed classes. For example, if you miss a class in the second session of summer and make it up in the first session of fall, I’m okay with that. I understand life gets busy. If you paid for a 6-week session of classes through a park district, you are entitled to six classes. If you miss one or two, you will have one or two in your queue. Feel free to use them at another class
No. If you miss a class you may make up a class, but you may not use a missed class as admission to an open dance
Lessons are offered on DVD’s or online via a paid yearly subscription. See dancewithjanet.com/products for all the details
From the dancewithjanet.com home page, go to the For Members Only, and then select the level of dances you are seeking. The page will ask for a password. These videos are available for a nominal yearly subscription charge. To subscribe to that page for a year, visit dancewithjanet.com/products. The password will then be emailed to you. Enter the password, and the page will populate with over 150 dances per level. Videos and downloadable step sheets are provided. The yearly charge is reduced by half if you subscribe between July and December
That would be me, Janet, often imitated but never duplicated in person, straight to your screen
Absolutely! Janet or one of her personally trained instructors would be delighted to lead your group in dancing and show them how much fun it is to move to the music! Prices vary depending on location and length of the event. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal quote
Yes, of course. I’m willing to go to any location within the quadrant of where classes are offered (noted above). The cost varies depending on how many people would be taking a lesson, and where it is located. Frankly, if I have to drive 5 minutes to your house, I would charge less than if I had to drive an hour. Please contact us at email@example.com for a personal quote
We dance every Tuesday and once a weekend. Please visit dancewithjanet.com/upcomingevents for a list of all our dances. You’ll also find a PDF calendar there which you can download and hang on your refrigerator
Visit dancewithjanet.com/cruise for all the information about the upcoming group vacation we have planned. It’s sure to be the best vacation you’ll ever take, with the best traveling companions! Airfare, insurance, and Dance With Janet group fees ($75/person for dancers & $35/person for non-dancers) are extra charges
The best shoes are suede soled shoes. The next best are leather soled, followed by vinyl or slippery rubber soled shoes. You can always get better quality shoes, and my favorite suppliers can be found at dancewithjanet.com/affiliates. You’ll find some coupons there to reduce your charges, as well. If you don’t have any slippery soled shoes in your wardrobe, I suggest you cut off the elastic part of a sweat sock that you most likely have in your drawer, and slide that elastic part around the ball of your shoe. Think of it as if you are putting a tube top on your foot. That elastic part of the sock will stay on your shoe and provide you with a slippery surface so you can turn more easily as you dance
Look at the bottom right corner of the screen; there’s a little arrow with a line next to it. Click on that and it will take you to the next page where subsequent videos can be found. Only 3 videos fit per page, so multiple pages are needed to display all the videos. Scroll back and forth using the arrows on the bottom of each page to access the video lessons
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Last Updated: May 26, 2019