I‘ve been a beginner in a lot of classes over the years. I’ve taken hip hop, ballet, and tap classes that were far above my skill level. It’s frustrating not being able to keep up. And I don’t want to make an ass of myself.
But I’ve tried giving the “Don’t worry, you’ll be fine,” advice, and it doesn’t work. Beginners still worry about looking stupid, so telling you not to worry is pointless.
Instead I’ll tell you what I do when I’m a newbie: