Performances

How do I request a performance?

To request a performance, please visit http://aggiewranglers.tamu.edu/home/performance-request/.

Does submitting a performance request automatically confirm that the Aggie Wranglers will come to my performance?

No. Upon submission, performance requests  are brought to the team, and each member fills out their availability for the request. If there are at least three couples available for your performance, your request will be confirmed via email.

How far in advance should I request a performance?

We do our very best to work with each performance request, regardless of submission; however, it is preferable that requests are made at least 3 months in advance.  When performance requests are submitted with ample time before the event date, team members are offered the opportunity to ensure that they will be available.  Ideally, this in turn creates the chance that more couples will be able to make your performance.

Is there a charge for your performances?

Absolutely not. We have danced in front of audiences as small as 10 and as large as 10,000 for no cost to the requestor. In hopes of continuing to offer performances free of charge, we gladly accept and appreciate donations which assist with associated costs of operating and traveling as an organization. If you are considering making a tax-deductible donation to the team, please click here.

Will anything be required for the Aggie Wranglers to perform?

In an effort to maintain the safety and image of the team, a space suitable to warm up in, such as a separate room with 12′ ceilings or an adjacent building, is greatly appreciated for the Aggie Wranglers to effectively prepare to perform at your event.


Public Lessons

What are the rates for lessons?

Our lessons cost $60 per couple for all four weeks. This equates to about $5 per person per hour of instruction.

How long do lessons last?

Lessons are once a week for an hour and a half with each session of lessons lasting for four weeks.

Do I need to have a partner when I sign up for lessons?

You can sign up for lessons without having a partner, but you must have a partner by the time lessons start. If you do sign up without a definite partner and cannot find one by the time your lessons start, we cannot refund your money.

How can I find a partner for lessons/tryouts?

Check out our Partner Search Database for help finding a partner. For security reasons, you are required to have a current TAMU NetID and password to access the database.

Do my partner and I need to be A&M students to take your dance lessons?

Of course not! Our classes are offered to everyone and anyone regardless of whether you are enrolled at Texas A&M or not.

My partner cannot come to one of the classes. Can I still come?

Yes. You will need to bring a substitute partner, however. While they will not be required to pay anything extra, they will need to fill out a liability waiver when they arrive for the lesson.  If a substitute cannot be found, you are still welcome to come and watch.

Is it okay if I miss a class? Can I learn the material from the week I missed?

Yes, you are more than welcome to come 30 minutes before or stay 30 minutes after your given lesson time to catch up from the previous week. However, should you or your partner be absent the final week, please contact lessons@wranglers.tamu.edu.  It is not guaranteed that a team member will be available to assist once a class has ended.

What is taught in each of your classes?

We teach a variety of classes for people of all different skill levels.  Participants should be aware that all moves are “challenge by choice” and are not required should you feel uncomfortable to do so.

  • Country and Western 1 teaches the basic two step, polka, waltz, and the turns associated with each step.
  • Country and Western 2 is for those who are more comfortable with their polka. Basic moves such as Donna, pretzel, and box are taught to a polka step.
  • Jitterbug 1 teaches basic jitterbug floor moves such as Donna, pretzel, and cable cars as well as several stunts like Jessie flip, aerial, and can opener.
  • Jitterbug 2 is for those who are interested in more of our “High Flyin’ Death Defyin'” moves. The primary focus of this class is to teach lifts which will be almost entirely off the ground and relatively few floor moves.  Jitterbug will include Around the World, Reisha, Cliffhanger, Michelle, and several others.

We practice long and hard to ensure the safety of our team members as well as those who take our lessons! Unfortunately, we have a list of team only moves that we are unable to teach to the public due to safety precautions.

How early should I signup for lessons?

Online signups start a couple of weeks in advance. If you want to ensure that you will get a spot in a certain class on a certain day, reserve your spot as soon as possible. Our classes are filled on a first come first serve basis and there are a limited number of spots within each class. Be sure to follow the Aggie Wranglers on Facebook for up-to-date information on when lessons signups are available at https://www.facebook.com/AggieWranglers/

What am I required to bring to lessons?

Be sure to always wear appropriate clothing to dance in; be mindful of skirts and low-cut shirts. Boots are not required, but closed toed shoes are. Secondly, we ask that you bring your waiver printed and completed on the first day of lessons to assist in ensuring that lessons will start promptly.

Can I attend another lesson other than the one I signed up for?

This is handled on a case by case basis. We try to be flexible, but when classes are full it is sometimes difficult to fit an extra couple into the room. Feel free to email our Lessons Coordinator at lessons@wranglers.tamu.edu with any questions you may have.

If I have a problem with lessons, who can I talk to?

We hope you never have a problem with lessons, but if you do please talk to your teachers first. You may also speak with any of the assistants. Lastly, you can email our Lessons Coordinator at lessons@wranglers.tamu.edu.

If I have an accident or injury at lessons, what should I do?

Please inform one of your instructors to assist you. After the lesson, we ask that you fill out an Incident Report Form which will be available at each lesson. We will follow-up if necessary.


Private Lessons

Who will teach my private lesson?

Aggie Wranglers lessons will always be taught by an approved current team couple to ensure the safety of our participants.

What are the rates for private lessons?

Rates vary according to the number of couples participating in the requested lesson.  Prices may be found on our Private Lessons page here.  Please note that lessons located more than 25 miles from the Bryan/College Station area may require additional travel fees.

How long do private lessons last?

Private lessons may be requested by the hour.  If you have questions concerning the allotment of time needed for your participants in your private lesson, please contact our Lessons Coordinator at lessons@wranglers.tamu.edu.

What do you teach in your private lessons?

We teach a variety of classes for people of all different skill levels.  Private lessons may be customized to incorporate a variety of moves taught in each of our classes.  Please visit our Public Lessons page to view a list of what we offer.  We practice long and hard to ensure the safety of our team members as well as those who take our lessons. Unfortunately, we have a list of team only moves that we are unable to teach to the public due to safety precautions.

How far in advance should I request a private lesson?

We do our very best to work with each lesson request, regardless of submission; however, it is preferable that requests are made at least 4-6 weeks in advance.  When lessons requests are submitted with ample time before the event date, team members are offered the opportunity to ensure that they will be available.

What am I required to bring to my private lesson?

Be sure to always wear appropriate clothing to dance in; be mindful of skirts and low-cut shirts. Boots are not required, but closed toed shoes are. Secondly, we ask that you bring your waiver printed and completed to your private lesson.

If I have a problem with lessons, who can I talk to?

We hope that you never have a problem with lessons, but if you do, please talk to your instructors first. Lastly, you may email our Lessons Coordinator at lessons@wranglers.tamu.edu.

If I have an accident or injury at lessons, what should I do?

Please inform one of your instructors to assist you. After the lesson, we ask that you fill out an Incident Report Form which will be available at your private lesson. We will follow-up if necessary.


Tryouts

When do tryouts occur?

Tryouts occur once a year in April, traditionally on the last weekend.

What are the requirements for trying out for the team?

To see the requirements for trying out for the team, please click here.

If I want to tryout for the team, do I have to have a partner?

Yes, you must have a partner.  Couples will try out and make the team together; we do not take individuals.