A workshop "Partner dance for Dummies" - looking for a better workshop title

Sagitta

Well-Known Member
#1
You know how they have those books like wine 101 for dummies, cooking for dummies, etc? I am planning to teach a 1 hour workshop where I introduce partner dance at the place I work. The idea is to show a few partner dance basics to get people who have no clue how to get out on the dance floor.

My thoughts are to show the idea of stepping to the music/1-2.1-2, a couple ways how you pay attention to your partner and move accordingly and then put on some merengue, some pop music etc and help them see how the same ideas can be applied to a variety of music and one can have fun doing so.

Now I am looking for a better title than "Partner Dance for Dummies" Any suggestions? I am planning on doing enough so that even people who have taken a couple partner dance lessons will find it useful, hence my reluctance over my current title. Might frighten those people away? What do you think?
 
#7
Well since you're targeting people that have some lessons too:
"So you think you can dance? - intro to partnered dance. Or
Foundations of partner dance , Basics of partner dance?
I sort of like your "dummies" idea. People will recognize the reference and
read on. How is this going to be advertized ? An attractive image on a flyer helps.
PS Ive proposed two courses to my local senior center will send to you.
 

danceronice

Well-Known Member
#8
Well since you're targeting people that have some lessons too:
"So you think you can dance? - intro to partnered dance. Or
Foundations of partner dance , Basics of partner dance?
I sort of like your "dummies" idea. People will recognize the reference and
read on. How is this going to be advertized ? An attractive image on a flyer helps.
PS Ive proposed two courses to my local senior center will send to you.
Yeah, setting aside the remote chance that the owners of that trademark ("....For Dummies", likewise "The Complete Idiot's Guide To...") would sue you, I really think if you're marketing to people who have only some very basic/introductory knowledge that "Partner Dance Basics", "Partner Dance for Dummies", or even "Making Partner Dance Fun", etc. are not bad. You do not want to overcomplicate it or accidentally make it sound less foundational than it is. (Definitely would never advise using "Embrace" unless you're teaching only Argentine Tango or you'd get the wrong clientele and scare off the people you're looking for!) As yet another trademarked help guide puts it, K.I.S.S.
 

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