But your attitude is probably the biggest challenge as you head into your first Ballroom dance class.
Once you've got your outfit and footwear ready - you then need to ask yourself - am I mentally ready for my first Ballroom dance lesson? Many people feel very intimidated when they come into the Ballroom for their first class, and that's normal. Nerves and feeling unsure are perfectly normal, but make sure you bring along a healthy 'can do' attitude. No one learns to become a Ballroom dancer in one lesson, so set yourself the goal of persisting for three or six months, at a minimum, and reward yourself for any small improvements along the way. Understand that you might not achieve all the steps you are taught in your first Ballroom dance lesson, and that you will need to practice outside the lesson. Allow yourself to make mistakes, have fun as you learn, and enjoy the company of your teacher or partner as you are learning. Bring along a good sense of humour!