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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 Cambridge dance instructors
Abraham G.
Kristina is a great teacher! I took lessons from her to learn bachata and found her to be very knowledgeable, intuitive, funny and overall exciting to learn from. She is able to create a comfortable and energetic space. I highly recommend for dance lessons!
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Jill K.
I don’t have enough nice things to say about Betty Hood and her dance studio: Kitchen Dancing. Planning a wedding can be stressful, and I can say without a doubt in my mind that deciding to take dance lessons with Betty was not only one of the best decisions we made for our wedding, but was the most fun part of wedding planning in general! We so enjoyed our lessons with Betty, so much so we added a few additional. She is patient, kind, direct, and professional. We had a lot of fun learning our choreographed number, and appreciated her great understanding of working with beginners/people that aren’t naturally the best of dancers. Our dance turned out perfectly and we are so happy with the results. If you’re looking to have a choreographer for your wedding dance, look no further, you’ve won the lottery with Betty!
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Kelly R.
Betty has been absolutely amazing to work with! My fiance and I wanted to dance a waltz to a pretty fast waltz song for our first dance. We had taken a few waltz lessons before, but it had been awhile. Betty walked us through a bunch of new moves and made sure we fully understood each one before moving on. Her teaching style is very clear, and she has no problem demonstrating and leading and showing us exactly what to do. But she manages to do it all while being so nice and thoughtful! I never felt silly, and I never felt like we weren't getting it. After a few lessons, she choreographed out a nice routine with the moves we had learned that fit the music we chose. We're in the middle of practicing and learning. I've loved my experience with Betty, and if we weren't moving out of the country I'd continue to take dance lessons with her!
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Sophia D.
Kristina was wonderful at choreographing and teaching my fiancée and I our first dance for our upcoming wedding. We are not talented dancers and she designed a beautiful routine that is within our grasp, and was very patient while it took us embarrassingly long to learn it. We have busy schedules so we did lessons in our home which was incredibly convenient and Kristina was punctual and professional. We can’t wait to perform the dance at our wedding soon!
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