A Step to Gold International
A Step to Gold International

A Step to Gold International

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Introduction: We are changing lives one dance at a time! We handle social and competitive styles, American and international ballroom and Latin dance that foster fun, friendship and fitness. A Step to Gold is owned by Melanie Dale, a certified national adjudicator and owner of A Step to Gold Ballroom Teachers College in Raleigh, NC. The ballroom is 5000-sq. ft and accommodates many great social functions in addition to great private lessons with experienced teachers trained to give you great service!

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Serves Raleigh, NC

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Lisa L.
Aug 19, 2016

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Melanie did a great job teaching us how to dance, and we can't wait to show everyone during our first dance at our wedding!
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Hi Lisa, I don't use thumbtack much and just saw your review...wow...so sorry it took me so long to respond! Thank you for giving me a testimonial. I would love to see the video of your 1st dance if you have a chance to send it to me. I am trying to build my testimonials and results on my website and many times I forget to ask. Thank you in advance for whatever you feel you can do! Warmly, Melanie
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Most of our customers spend @ $400/month, but it all depends on the program you are taking and how often you come in for lessons. The more active you are, the more value you receive for your dollars. Series group classes are priced separately from programs which include Private Lessons, Group Classes and Parties...really the best and fastest way to learn. We have specials for new students to see if they like our services and if they feel like they can do it. Certainly ever person/couple is different.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Many new students join us on our Newcomer Night Class on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. This class is free for your first time and is a great way to meet our instructors. Our Beginners Special includes 1 Private Lesson, one Group Lesson, and one Practice Party with a practice CD. Feel The Beat Special includes: 5 Private Lessons 2 Group Classes 2 Practice Sessions and a practice CD This program will help you develop rhythm and timing, teach you how to use patterns in multiple dances, and create a sense of excitement when you hit the dance floor. This is the program to help you “Get Out There” and have more enjoyment with your dancing. Private Lessons are scheduled at the student's convenience and group classes are chosen based on the needs and ability of the student. Many classes are followed by a Practice Party filled with general dancing. This is best way to get to know our studio.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Melanie Dale majored in Ballet/Dance at Virginia Intermont and ECU. She also danced with the Savannah Ballet and directed the Dance Program for Leisure Services in Savannah. Her former husband, Larry Silvers was known as the "Guru of Ballroom Dancing in America" and was a big influence on Melanie's training with many European Coaches in the International Style of ballroom training.

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