© Shell Jiang
© Shell Jiang

BEGINNERS START HERE

Interested in participating in the April Follies dance competition, but not sure how to get started?  You’re in the right place! We love beginners at April Follies.

April Follies welcomes and celebrates brand new dancers every year.  No matter your age, size, physical condition, or previous dance experience, we want you to join us!

Here’s how to get going:

  1. sign up for an April Follies beginners’ prep class!  Here you will learn basic dance techniques AND routines you can use to compete!
  2. grab a partner: friend, romantic partner, co-worker… Anyone you want to dance with, as long as you are either both the same gender, or you are a female-identified person leading a male-identified person (“reverse role”)
  3. decide what dance(s) you want to do.  Here are your options.
  4. find a great teacher, and schedule lessons!

International Standard and American Smooth Instructors
International Latin and American Rhythm Instructors
Social, Argentine Tango and Country Western Dance Instructors

For more information visit our FAQs, or contact us at info@aprilfollies.com or 510-904-0411.