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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 Murray Hill dance instructors
Braydon O.
Klaudia is an amazing teacher that keeps the lessons fun and stress free. She is very nice and fun to dance with. Best dance lessons I have ever taken and would recommend.
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Jen B.
My fiancé and I really enjoy our dance lessons with Klaudia. She made both of us comfortable since we first started our lesson (esp my fiancé who’s newto ballroom dancing). We’ve only gotten through the intro but I can already tell we’re going to have an amazing choreographed first dance. I highly recommend her for anybody who’s looking for a dance instructor for their wedding’s first dance or dancing lessons in general. On top of her awesome dancing and teaching skills, she also has a wonderful personality. 🤍 She has been very accomodating considering how indecisive and fickle minded I could be. I lost count as to how many times I changed my mind about the song for our first dance. 😂 I’m also grateful for her rekindling my passion for dancing.
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Max W.
My fiancée and I took dance lessons with Arati for our wedding. She choreographed a great dance to our song and made learning the steps really easy and fun. We'd highly recommend working with her to learn your first dance!
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Steve S.
We had such a blast taking dance lessons for our wedding! We learned how to spin, lift and dip in a short amount of time and are so grateful to have had the opportunity to do lessons! Such a fun way to do something relaxing and enjoyable during the final stretch of wedding planning. Highly recommend Eksprsa Dance and we will definitely back for more fun lessons after the big day!
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Reid W.
We have been taking lessons for our first wedding dance, and couldn't be happier with the experience. Having never actually learned any dancing in the past, we were completely inexperienced and nervous. Arati quickly put us at ease, and methodically brought us to confidence and having fun on our dance floor. I would recommend taking lessons from Arati to anyone, and based on our experience I especially recommend any couple to Arati, whether it be to choreograph a first dance or to simply grow closer with this fulfilling shared experience.
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Brian S.
My fiancé and I wanted some tips and tricks for our first dance at our upcoming wedding. Our lesson was very helpful!!
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Swathi T.
We highly recommend Arati if you're thinking of dance lessons. We are working with Arati for our First Dance. Arati is such a sweetheart, and has a bubbly personality that can make anyone smile. She's been extremely patient, and great to work with for first-timers like us. Even my fiancé, who was lukewarm about taking lessons, really enjoyed the classes!
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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.
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Edward D.
Katerina has been a very thorough and thoughtful dance instructor. It is obvious she has a passion for dance as it always shows in the lessons. My fiance and I were absolute beginners with almost no previous formal dance experience. Her patience and attentiveness has made dancing enjoyable for us and excited for our first dance at a our wedding. Katerina also spent time analyzing our song and making sure there was a connection between our elements and the music. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dance instructor!
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Suzy B.
Arati is an amazing teacher. We began taking lessons to learn a dance for our wedding and have enjoyed it so much that we will definitely be continuing to take lessons with her. We felt supported and comfortable and had so much fun!
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Melanie G.
We had the best time taking dance lessons, although we only had time for a few before our wedding it still paid off. It was fun and we crushed our first dance, all of our guests were very impressed!
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Alina H.
We had the pleasure of working with Arati on our first dance for our wedding. We had selected our song and she was able to choreograph a dance with a mix of waltz and salsa moves. As dance beginners, I was honestly unsure if we could pull it off. But Arati was so nice and accommodating with our schedule, and most importantly, patient with us as we learned the dance she had choreographed for us over the course of several lessons. By the time our lessons were over, we felt ready for the big day. The dance went so well and everybody loved it! It was a special moment that we will always remember, and so worth it to spend the time, money, and effort that we did. Thanks so much Arati! Couldn’t have done it without you!
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Samuel O.
Dariusz was an amazing teacher that taught me about how my mentality plays into dancing as well as technique. I felt like a better dancer from the first lesson.
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Sarah C.
We had a wonderful experience! We needed a last minute lesson for our first dance and Olga really tailored the dance to meet our skill level, and made us feel comfortable and confident! We recommend to all couples and would definitely work with her again!!
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Kelli K.
Arati was INCREDIBLE! My fiance and I wanted to learn an easy dance routine for our wedding and she helped us put together a dance that both of us could easily do. She made every lesson fun (even gave us mandatory breaks!). I would highly recommend Arati if you're looking to put together a choreographed dance for any occasion!
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Tess D.
Paulina came to help us with our opening wedding dance and we learned so much in just one class. She is so fun and has so much energy that makes the whole experience super enjoyable! 5 stars! Top dance instructor! She responded super fast and came to our apartment to teach the dance lessons. She was extremely punctual and really easy to communicate with her.
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Milena L.
Arati is such an excellent teacher. My fiancée and I decided to take up pre wedding dance lessons and to our pleasant surprise we found Arati. She excellent at breaking down the steps and most importantly makes the lessons fun. It was absolutely amazing to see how much fun we had in just one hour! Can't wait for the next lesson : )
Soul SalsaSoul Salsa
Thumbtack Customer
In our introductory lesson, Dariusz was able to assess the dance experience of my fiancé and I, form a plan for a first dance based on our song choice, give advice that will last us forever, teach us some basic building-block moves (I am a complete novice), and create a lesson plan for us - all while making it fun and within a short time. We certainly recommend him to anyone - especially a new couple like us.
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Thumbtack Customer
We are very happy with the lessons we are taking for our upcoming wedding. The people that run the studio are professional and Bibi our dance instructor is incredible! I highly recommend Stepping out Studios!!!
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Dusan J.
My fiancee and I had a very productive ballroom dance lesson with Ekaterina today! She gave us a lot of useful feedback and we got a surprising amount of practice into the hour as well!
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Neda d.
Klaudia is truly the best dancer and salsa instructor that we could ever ask for! Time flies when we dance, and we are always so looking forward to our next lesson. Merci xxx
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Mike M.
Our experience with Arati was nothing short of fantastic! She knows her stuff and is a patient, sweet, accommodating and talented instructor. She worked with us as an engaged couple to make our first dance at our wedding something very special. We hope to take more dance lessons with her in the future. Thank you Arati!
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Taneshq d.
Paulina was amazing, Had my first private lesson today, I have never been a dancer, or tried partner dance or couples dance in my life. She was a wonderful and encouraging dance teacher and made it easy to learn. She makes you feel so comfortable, which is so important when you are starting to learn to dance. she makes it a painless and enjoyable process. you feel like a monarch. Oh, and her laugh is infectious. I guarantee that you will look forward to class every Day and want to hit the floor....
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Lindsey D.
My husband and I had so much fun with Arita as a teacher and her dance lessons! She is such a lovely person, a great teacher and is so was accommodating with our busy schedule. What we learned in our classes was invaluable, and it was so fun to use the moves she taught us at the wedding not only during our first dance but with my guests!
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Antthony Mark H.
Ekaterina was so awesome. She took time to explain so many things about salsa dance and helped me with posture , knee positioning and feeling centered. I’m so excited I had the lesson and will be back for more instruction. Personable and detailed oriented and focused on you feeling confident. I’m so energized after the lesson.
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