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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 San Diego dance instructors
Cathy P.
Bonnie is very talented and I enjoy taking dance lessons from her. She’s always on time and very attentive!!
Bonnie, The Dance WhispererBonnie, The Dance Whisperer
Morgan P.
Kassaundra was a wonderful dance instructor! My fiancé and I came to her with a an idea of what we wanted to do for our first dance and she was very accommodating and patient as she worked with us to try to make that come to life. We both loved our lessons with her and would highly recommend her as a dance instructor. She also has a terrific studio!
Evoke Dance CompanyEvoke Dance Company
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I have had 2 private lessons so far in preparation for our daughter's wedding later this month! Kerri has been fantastic! She has the patience of a saint (since neither my husband or I knew how to "slow" dance) and provides a lot of positive reinforcement! We have noticed significant improvement in just 2 lessons and our comfort level with dancing has also increased! Our only regret is that we didn't sign up for lessons years ago! It is without hesitation that we recommend Kerri!
Fancy Footwork 4 UFancy Footwork 4 U
Derek K.
Megan is a great dance instructor. I have some dance experience...not a ton...but she gave me a 45 minute private lesson on cha cha and waltz. We did alot in 45 min...she has good progressions on her teaching style...made things easy...good positive vibes as an instructor...very knowledgable and super friendly...would highly recommend! I have signed up for more lessons!
Megan BlissMegan Bliss
Negin A.
She is absolutely amazing! I am probably the most shyest individual with dancing but with her patience, understanding, and her amazing fun energy she has helped me open up and this is only my second session with her! I can only imagine after taking more how confident I will be! Incredible instructor and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for some dance lessons
Evoke Dance CompanyEvoke Dance Company
Chi a.
We found Bonnie- a couple months ago, wanting to learn how to swing dance for the rest of our lives and also to coordinate our wedding dance next year. Tony and I were a bit hesitant as we have never taken classes before, a few instructors took a while to get back to us, but Bonnie- responded right away, we scheduled a conversation and hit it off from the very get-go. She is the ultimate professional, she’s very organized, she’s always prompt and most of all she is fun to work with. Her instructions are always clear and concise, yet gentle. We absolutely Hit the lottery win we found Bonnie, we love every lesson with her, and learn so much every time! ❤️ Chi and Tony
Bonnie, The Dance WhispererBonnie, The Dance Whisperer
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