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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 Manhattan dance choreographers
Ryan C.
A great teacher with impressive choreography. Was able to teach us, a couple of novices, a fun routine for our wedding. Will rehire for non-wedding dances.
Linda Gergye Professional Dancer and InstructorLinda Gergye Professional Dancer and Instructor
Dimitrios B.
Klaudia is a very professional dance teacher. We wanted to learn our first dance for our upcoming wedding and Klaudia was very creative in choreography according to our style. We felt very comfortable from the first lesson and she made the whole dancing experience very pleasant. We highly recommend her.
Klaudia PetritiKlaudia Petriti
Rosa M.
Arati is an excellent and patient instructor she makes sure you have learn the step before proceeding to the next level. She is amazing such a sweet and wonderful person to work with. She help my daughter and I create a nice choreography for the mother and daughter dance at her sweet 16. I’m so happy we choose Arati.
Soul SalsaSoul Salsa
Emily L.
We hired Arati to help us (in a very short time frame) choreograph a 2 minute salsa/merengue dance for our upcoming wedding. Arati was great, and we had so much fun at our lessons! She sent us a list of suggested songs which we ended up choosing from, started by teaching us the basics of each dance, and then we moved into the choreography that she came up with. We highly recommend her and appreciated her flexibility in timing. Her studio was also very convenient to all of the major NYC train lines. Thanks Arati!
Soul SalsaSoul Salsa
Jeffrey U.
Our experience with Katerina was nothing short of outstanding. She was patient, attentive, and very pragmatic in her approach and teaching style. I came in with virtually no experience dancing , having only 1 week prior to my wedding to nail down some basic movements. Katerina listened to our song, analyzed our movement and taught us some basic choreography that was both manageable and easy to understand. I would highly recommend her to anyone, from beginner to advanced, to work with on polishing up for your first dance prior to your wedding. Thanks Katerina!!
Eksprsa DanceEksprsa Dance
Thumbtack Customer
Arati put together a nice sequence for our first dance at my wedding. She guided my husband and I from the basics into doing a full blown choreography. Even in the short time we had before the wedding, she was very reachable and always responded right away if I had any questions or needed any encouragements. She was patient with us in our process, and always clarified and reviewed the steps. She was also flexible in taking suggestions and had even let me video record the dance steps so that my husband and I could review it on our phones on the days leading to the wedding. Our guests loved it and cheered for us.
Soul SalsaSoul Salsa
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