Find a dance instructor near Oakland, CA

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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 Oakland dance instructors
Sasha G.
I’m really mesmerized by Jessica’s Integrative, proactive and varied Dance Skills & Instruction! I thoroughly admire the previous lesson I had with her, and look forward to Dancing with her again 🥰😍💗
Jessica Maria Recinos Featuring Rising Rhythm SFJessica Maria Recinos Featuring Rising Rhythm SF
Thumbtack Customer
We went to Ruth to prepare for our wedding dance. She was great to work with and really knows her stuff. She helped us choose a dance that perfectly fit our music. After several lessons and, unfortunately, not enough time practicing, we are very confident about our dance that we'll be doing this Saturday on our wedding day. The whole process was really fun and was actually a very constructive process for us. Ruth is great!
Latin Connection DanceLatin Connection Dance
Roger H.
We were looking for an instructor to assist my family in creating a dance for our daughters wedding and we were very lucky to find Ruth! We only knew we wanted to create something fun. With Ruth's input we put together not only the Father/Daughter dance, but a fun dance with music (Watch Me-Whip Nae/Nae) that included my family in about 5 lessons. Ruth's positive and relaxed attitude made the experience a lot of fun. My wife, daughter and the bride and groom were thrilled with the final results and the performance at the wedding was enjoyed by all and one this proud father will never forget. Thanks Ruth!!! Roger
Latin Connection DanceLatin Connection Dance
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