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 class? Many people feel very intimidated when they come into the Ballroom for their first class, and that's normal. Nerves and feeling unsure are ok, but make sure you bring along a healthy 'can do' attitude. No one learns to become a Ballroom dancer in one class, 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 class, and that you will need to practice outside the class. Allow yourself to have fun as you learn, and enjoy the company of your partner and your classmates as they are learning. Bring along a good sense of humour!