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What do you wear to swing dance lessons?

Swing dance is an increasingly popular style of ballroom dance with a dress code that reflects its roots in the 1920s-1940s jazz era. Although many studios don’t require historically accurate costumes for their private dance lessons, many dancers want to dress the part. You can wear clothes that are comfortable to move — and sweat — in, such as T-shirts and loose skirts or khakis. Or for an appropriately vintage look, women often wear shirt dresses with a knee-length A-line or circle skirt that allows for plenty of swishy movement. Men usually opt for a button-down shirt and trousers. The most important part of a swing dance outfit is the shoes. Both men and women can opt for simple sneakers, like Keds, or leather dance shoes, such as saddle shoes. Until you have several dance lessons under your belt, stay away from heels.

How much do dance lessons cost?

Adults who want to learn to dance, whether to prepare for a wedding or to meet new people, often enjoy taking dance lessons from an experienced dance instructor. Instructors may offer classes one-on-one to individual students or couples, or to small groups. The national average cost for a dance instructor ranges from $30 to $50. Some studios offer a discounted introductory lessons or group lessons, as well as package deals that are more affordable than paying for individual lessons. Some dance instructors will travel to the student’s home, which usually costs more, while others hold small-group sessions in their studios. If you choose a small-group class, expect to pay less than for individual dance lessons.

Reviews for Phoenix dance instructors
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Leela to teach us to dance for our wedding. She is very nice and knowledgable. I'd recommend her to others. Looking forward additional dance lessons!
Cavallo Dance AzCavallo Dance Az
Carissa K.
We have been wanting to take dance lessons for awhile now and finally did and so glad we did.
Fred Astaire Dance Studios - Moon ValleyFred Astaire Dance Studios - Moon Valley
Forrest M.
Working with Mark was an absolute pleasure when preparing for our wedding dance. He was very professional and knew exactly what we wanted even when we didn’t quite know ourselves. He has such an extensive knowledge of various types of dance all throughout history and was able to mash a classic first dance with our request for a swing dance. We’re very glad we chose him and will definitely be coming back if we ever need another dance Lesson!
Harmony in Motion at Z Room Dance & FitnessHarmony in Motion at Z Room Dance & Fitness
Thumbtack Customer
First off, I HAVE to give Mariana more than 5 stars!!! Me and my fiancé had lessons for our first dance. She was such a pleasure to work with. She truly LOVES and CARES about what she does. We came out of each lesson feeling so full of energy. VERY pleased with Mariana and would HIGHLY recommend to everyone. Looking forward to experiencing other dance options in future!!
Arizona Sun Dance StudioArizona Sun Dance Studio
Andres H.
Leela is a great teacher - she is very meticulous and patient! Her knowledge and passion for dancing seems very strong, and I felt that I was able to learn quickly during the lessons I had. Would definitely recommend for someone trying to learn salsa!
Cavallo Dance AzCavallo Dance Az
Annalili C.
My boyfriend and I wanted to get salsa lessons so that he and I can go out and dance socially. I have been salsa dancing for years but my boyfriend has 2 left feet, lol. Leela’s teaching style is so easy to follow and in just a short amount of time, my boyfriend has already picked up basic combinations to where we went salsa dancing a few nights ago and we had such a great time. We’ve only had a few lessons together and he still has a ways to go, but Leela provided the instruction he needed to just go out and at least try it and i picked up ways to help teach him when he loses his step ;-) Definitely worth the investment, both in time and value. Thank you so much, Leela!!
Cavallo Dance AzCavallo Dance Az
Kristy C.
Mark is a great dance instructor. We picked out our first dance song before he came to the house for our first lesson. He listened to our needs and made suggestions as we went alone. We ended up changing a few things to make the dance more interesting. He was also gladly to make adjustment for the music to suit our need. Toward the end , we just had enough time to finish our whole choreograph and not enough time to practice. We videotaped our rehearsal for him. He was very happy to provide quick to the point suggestions which proved to be extremely valuable to us. Our wedding was a destination wedding without wedding rehearsal. Everything had to fit in place in the right time. We followed his advice to practice on the wedding floor just once to get things settled in. Very glad that we did it. We received lot of cheers for our dance. It was a smooth and successful event. Thank you, Mark!
Harmony in Motion at Z Room Dance & FitnessHarmony in Motion at Z Room Dance & Fitness
Rhonda H.
Daniele and Leela are two dance professionals that are fantastic if you want to learn Social dancing like Salsa and Bachata. For those that want to specialize in all Latin Dancing, they are definitely your best choice. Both pay close attention to detail teaching basic steps followed by technique involving isolating muscles, rhythm or timing, and body movement. They will take you step by step through the learning process so that you can understand every aspect of the dance you are learning. They compete around the world but Daniele and Leela continue to take lessons themselves. They bring this knowledge to the studio so their individual students can benefit. Daniele and Leela also remember their own process of learning so they can relate to your level of questions and understanding. They have high expectations of their clients but you will go away feeling that you have received the most for your money. People are NOT just passing through their lives - you become part of their family. Both are always punctual and operate in a fun but professional manner. They are an amazing couple to watch dance and each brings a high level of experience and expertise to the studio. Daniele and Leela are without a doubt, definitely in the Rising Stars category!
Cavallo Dance AzCavallo Dance Az
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