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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 Cleveland dance instructors
Marsha L.
Ilia is the best! We hired him for dance lessons for our wedding, and he has helped two VERY beginner dancers put together a routine and made it look great. He is patient, explains dance concepts/combo clearly, and has made dancing fun for us. His wedding package price is also the best around. It would be a mistake to not take dance lessons with him!
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Ryan B.
Great lesson! My wife and I have not danced in a while but we felt comfortable right away with the instruction and the amount we were challenged to try things and make mistakes. Very pleasant and enjoyable!
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My husband and I wanted to take dance lessons before our wedding, but waited until the last minute. WHYM accommodated us and worked with our busy schedules. Ilia was a wonderful teacher, and made sure my husband and I felt comfortable but motivated. He even helped us speed up the tempo of our song on his computer, as it was too slow for our box step. Despite the stress of everything, each time we practiced our dance, we could not help but smile and get excited for our wedding day. We hope to take more lessons with him in the future!
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Jeanne P.
I love this place! It was a bit intimidating for me to walk into a dance studio, but the staff was warm and welcoming, right from the start! I signed up for 10 private lessons, and am having a blast! The instructors are helpful and encouraging, and teach steps, technique, cultural significance, and etiquette of dance... all in a safe and fun environment, which encourages socialization. I am so happy I decided to jump in and do this, and am lucky to have found the perfect place to start! This has been a delightful and uplifting experience. I highly recommend La Danse Cleveland! The staff are welcoming and professional. ; )
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