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Ask the Experts: Can I Learn to Dance If I Don't Have a Partner?

Q: Can I learn to dance if I don't have a partner?
A: Absolutely! When you come into a studio on your own, the teacher is able to focus solely on you and you’re able to get an immediate feel for the proper form and technique of the dance; plus, the cues from an instructor are super clear, making it easy to lead or follow. Ultimately, you’re able to learn a lot faster working one-on-one with a teacher. So, whether you have a partner or not, your feet are in good hands!
—Kate Gonzalez, Franchisee
Arthur Murray Dance Center, 220 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 100, Folsom, 916-895-5600,

Q: What are the benefits of shopping consignment?
A: Consignment shopping is perfect for those who want high-quality, budget-friendly items in an easy-to-navigate space. It’s also perfect if you like a variety of styles but don’t have tons of time to go shopping, since you’ll find all the brands at malls, boutiques, and high-end stores in one place. I must admit, it will ruin you for shopping retail, because you’ll get used to paying much less for great stuff! What’s more, the environment greatly benefits when items are reused and consumers don't buy brand new clothing and/or accessories.
—Rachel Arendt, Owner
ReLoveIt Consignments, 1300 East Bidwell Street, Suite 125, Folsom, 916-984-6500,