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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 Baltimore dance instructors
Steven K.
So glad we decided to have a private dance lesson w Gonzo. We are married 27 years and thought it was about time to learn how to not step on each other when we dance! We had a great lesson. Gonzo broke down dancing into basics we could really understand. We look forward to more!
Gonzalo (Gonzo)Gonzalo (Gonzo)
Mara S.
We hired Gonzalo to give us dance lessons for the first dance of our wedding - it was absolutely one of the best (and most rewarding) decisions we made throughout the planning process. We contacted him only 4 weeks before the wedding with very limited options open in our schedules, and asked for 2 lessons (we have never taken dance lessons before but were on a budget and optimistic about our skills). He was incredibly responsive and accommodating - he even drove for 1hr in hurricane-like rain to make our 8pm lesson in our tiny rowhome in Baltimore, twice! Throughout the lessons, he never made us feel self-conscious or awkward, or like we were asking for the impossible (which we may have been). He was always making us laugh and the whole thing just felt fun. And, perhaps most importantly, he helped us come up with a routine that was completely us (we are not formal ballroom-dance people, our first dance song was disco/electro house). The dance itself was a huge hit, and had people clapping along and cheering by the the end. But even without the actual wedding dance, the lessons would have still been worth it - they were some of the best evenings we had together throughout wedding planning. We are so grateful to Gonzalo and would recommend him to everyone! (Especially groundlessly self-assured millenials with particular music tastes).
Gonzalo (Gonzo)Gonzalo (Gonzo)
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