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Find a beginner dance instructor near New York, NY

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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 New York beginner dance instructors
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!
Soul SalsaSoul Salsa
Nihal S.
I selected to work with Arati after reviewing the profiles of at least 5 other salsa dance instructors and taking one intro class with one of them. I have a very hectic & stressful job that also requires a lot of overseas traveling . So I naturally opted for private one-on-one lessons. I made the right decision by selecting Arati. She is very professional, punctual , and most of all flexible & patient. I must admit that I would often go to the class quite stressed & distracted. But Arati would be so patient and sweet repeating those steps over and over again & injecting funny anecdotes explaining them. Having been to other dance studios, I prefer Arati’s choice because it gives you the privacy of private lessons. I would certainly recommend Arati for salsa beginners who have zero experience in salsa dancing.
Soul SalsaSoul Salsa
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