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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 Sunnyvale dance instructors
Allison H.
My fiance and I had an amazing dance lesson with Dina! She was super responsive and flexible in scheduling the lesson and it was well worth the money! We look forward to more lessons before and after the wedding!
Adrian E.
Great experience with Sabine so far. She is a good teacher and we enjoy our dancing lessons with her.
Sabine BlythSabine Blyth
Melissa R.
We've had two lessons so far with Dina and she is amazing! We are loving how our first dance for our wedding is turning out. She's very easy to work with and very talented.
Lily P.
Dan was a fantastic dance instructor for my husband and myself, who both have never danced to any choreo before. Dan helped choreograph our first dance song and helped us perfect it over the weeks before our wedding. He was extremely responsive and flexible with our busy schedules and had an amazing ability to remember our choreo each lesson even though we'd forget sometimes. We had so much fun learning the dance, and we must say we looked great in our wedding videos! All our wedding guests were so impressed and loved watching us dance, and my husband and I loved the experience learning and performing at our wedding. Thank you Dan for making the dance a highlight of our special day!!
Daniel Lee Tran DancesportDaniel Lee Tran Dancesport
Ben S.
Exactly what we were looking for. About a week before our wedding, my now-wife and I realized we had been putting off thinking about our first dance and could be in trouble. I (the groom) had zero dance experience, zero confidence, and zero enthusiasm, while my wife at least had the latter two. After sending Desiree a message, we got a reply and she was able to fit us in for 1.5 hours worth of instruction over two meetings. Desiree quickly figured out our experience level and was very encouraging throughout the entire process. She listened closely to the song we had picked and figured out a dance that worked well with the song, rather than just a cookie cutter approach. She held her lessons in a private space so that we could really hear our own music (and also feel free from any perceived embarrassment). Finally, I think she was really attuned to what was accomplishable for us and got us what I would call “comfortably outside of our comfort zone,” which in the end went perfectly at our wedding. While there were some cheaper options available, I think the results and experience were worth it and would definitely recommend Desiree to other couples preparing for their wedding!
Desiree May ProductionsDesiree May Productions
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