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Monday Dance Lessons at Sycamore Chapel (Decatur)

Monday Dance Lessons at Sycamore Chapel (Decatur)

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Address: 318 Sycamore Street, Decatur

We teach partner dancing. You will be dancing with people, not alone.

Whether you come alone or come with someone, you have to rotate partners.

Our lessons will always be comfortable for complete beginners. 


This event is BYOB. Enjoy responsibly! 


  • 7:00-8:30pm Dance Lesson. 
  • 8:30-9:30pm Social dance and hang out. 
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The Space

ADDRESS: 318 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030
'The Chapel on Sycamore'

The Chapel on Sycamore is a privately owned event space. It used to be a church but was bought out by a law firm and refitted for events in 2023. It has hardwood floors, air conditioning, nice acoustics and everything else we'd want from a dance night! The only thing it lacks is a parking lot, so be sure to check out F.A.Q. below for parking tips when you're planning on coming to this fantastic location!

MORE ABOUT THE LESSON

The lesson changes every week. We don't announce the dance we're teaching ahead of time-- you'll find out what it is when you show up. You just have to trust us that you'll learn something and you'll have a good time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is social dancing?

Social dancing means dancing with people in an improvised fashion, and not for people in performance or competitive situations.

We do not teach choreography, but if you get good enough at improvising sometimes it will look choreographed.

What is a lead and a follow? Is it gendered?

Lead and follow are the two roles in most social dancing situations.

If you are selecting the movements you are called the lead, if you are interpreting the movements of a lead then you are called the follow.

These roles are not gendered. Traditionally men would lead and women would follow but these days it's normal for someone to take an opposite role or to learn both.

What style of dance are you teaching?

We blend movements from different styles in our lessons. Our goal is to teach a form of dance that is practical and can be used in real-life situations (weddings, bars, in the kitchen with your spouse, etc).

Here are the dances we know and commonly pull from: Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba, Zouk, American Tango, East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Bolero, Kizomba, Viennese Waltz, Mambo, West Coast Swing, Merengue, Paso Doble, Salsa, Bachata, Hustle, Lindy Hop, Samba, Jive, Charleston, Balboa, Blues, Shag, Quickstep, Argentine Tango, Polka, Contra Dance, Fusion, and a few others that we cannot think of off the top of our heads.

What if I don't know how to dance?

That's totally fine! You don't need to have any experience to attend. Even if you think you are unable to learn, most anyone can be taught.

Do I need a partner?

No, you do not need a partner and if you do come with one we're still going to make you be part of the rotation. Dancing with different people is essential to improving — and it’s a great way to meet new friends.

Can my partner and I stay together the whole time and not rotate with everyone else?

Everyone attending the class must be part of the rotation. Even if you come as a couple we expect you to participate and dance with different partners during the class session.

In our experience, couples who do not rotate do not learn as quickly or meet as many people in the class so they don't have as much fun.

If you absolutely must stay with your partner you can just come and observe the lesson from the side and practice the movements with your date. We're totally okay with you doing that and you don't have to pay for tickets this way!

What should I wear?

Wear whatever is comfortable. Your feet may get stepped on so don't wear new white shoes. You'll find people wearing any number of things ranging from jeans and dress pants, to shorts and skirts.

Even though we're teaching dance you won't be dancing the whole time. No need for athletic clothing unless you feel like it. Also our air conditioning is amazing, you're more likely to be chilly than sweaty.

What is the parking situation?

The public library in Decatur square is the closest free parking lot, it's right across the street. You can park there during the hours of our lesson and your car will be totally fine. Keep in mind it has two levels so if the top floor is full go check the bottom!

Are all ages welcome?

Yes! All ages are welcome. Bring your children and we'll teach them how to dance. They have to be able to understand the lesson and rotate like everyone else, though.

How can I attend for free?

You only need to buy a ticket if you want to be a part of the partner rotation.

We need volunteers to collect tickets and take pictures/videos. If you want to participate in exchange for services like this please reach out to wilder@reframed.market.and we'll work it out!

Is there any drinking allowed at this lesson?

This event is BYOB (bring your own beer) but that only extends to beer and wine. Please drink responsibly.

I have questions, who should I contact?

You can email wilder@reframed.market or come to the lesson and meet Wilder personally.

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