FAQs

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What if I don't know how to dance?


Come anyway! There are dancers of many different abilities and you won't be the only one who doesn't know how to dance. The best way to learn is to get out on the dance floor. Nobody cares! And there are lots of kids who will be glad to teach you what they know.




Can parents/siblings come?


Dances are for kids 13-19. Parents and younger siblings are always welcome to stay for the first and last 10 minutes to watch and take photos.




My child is almost 13, can he/she come?


We're sticking with a minimum of 13. We know this is hard for some of the siblings (including our own kids!), but hopefully it will give them something to look forward to. Our desire is not to exclude anyone, but rather to provide an atmosphere that allows our young men and women to socialize with their peers, exercise independence within a fun yet controlled environment, and build confidence through interacting with each other within the rules of etiquette.




Do you play only swing music?


The majority of the music we play is swing, but we add in two-step, waltz, salsa and anything else we may teach along the way. We also have a handful of group dances we do at every dance, which includes line dances to Footloose and Copperhead Road, an Irish country dance to Marie's Wedding, and a modern version of the Cotton-Eyed Joe.




Can I invite friends?


Yes! We ask that you only invite friends who will contribute to the group in a positive way by joyfully adhering to our etiquette rules.




What should I wear?


If there is a dance theme, we encourage you to dress in an outfit that reflects that theme. Costumes can be put together from items found in your closet or at the thrift store. We don't expect you to spend a lot on something you'll only wear for a few hours. If there is not a theme for the dance, just comply with the etiquetter rules and wear what makes you comfortable (shoes with non-rubber soles are easier to dance in). The only exception to this is the Urban Formal, where formal attire is required.




What should I do if someone isn't following the rules of etiquette?


Please let Julie or Catherine know. We are always present at the dances, but we can't notice everything. We want to know if anything needs to be addressed because preserving the fun, wholesome atmosphere is our top priority.




Will you chaperone our kids?


Partially. Julie and Catherine are present at all the dances and will address anything we see, but if the behavior is not corrected we will ask you to come pick up your teen. If we see folks going outside the building , we will ask them to come back inside - but we are not responsible for them if they go outside. The bottom line is that if you don't trust your child to be unchaperoned, please do not bring them to the dance.




What are the guidelines for PDA?


Since the dances are for teens, we naturally expect there to be some courting or dating couples. We just ask that they adhere to the etiquette rules of modesty in their actions by not displaying any affection beyond holding hands. This will ensure an appropriate, comfortable environment for everyone.





RETURNS

How do I return a product?


All returns must be reported within 24 hours of receivingrecieving the item, and must be shipped to back to us within 7 days of receivingrecieving the goods. A & B Antiques and Interiors 7 North Street, Stamford Lincolnshire PE9 2YN Click to view our full returns policy.




My product is faulty or damaged, what do I do?


Somtimes accidents happen, if you recieve faulty or damaged goods, please email us with the details within 24 hours of recieving your items. You will have the choice of a replacement, a credit note, an exchange or a refund. Please see our returns policy for more information.




I no longer have the original packaging my item arrived in, can I return it?


Unfortunately, all items must be returned in their original packaging in a resellable condition. Please contact us and we will try to resolve this for you.




I bought an item in the sale, is this eligible for a refund or exchange?


Unfortunately, all sale items are non refundable and we cannot offer an exchange on sale items.




I received a gift from your store, can I return it?


The person whom made the order and paymen must contact us within 24 hours of receiving the package, and it must be returned to us within 7 days. Please see our returns policy for more information.