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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 Upper Arlington dance instructors
Thumbtack Customer
We had our first dance lesson with Chelsea. My fiance and I are preparing for our first dance. She was very accommodating, and adjusted to our rate of learning well. I look forward to future lessons.
Christopher B.
I have been a student of Emily and Ballroom Dance Experience for nearly two years now. I started by taking group lessons through the Dublin Recreation Center, then began taking private lessons about 6 months later. Emily is an excellent instructor who brings a lot of enthusiasm and fun to her group classes as well as her private lessons. Emily's knowledge and passion for dance is passed on to each and every student she teaches. She does not only teach the steps, but also the technique and artistry of each dance. Emily adapts easily to the learning styles of her students and is flexible in her scheduling of lessons. Unlike many dance instructors/studios, Emily does not push her students to buy in to extra lessons and packages and she works hard to keep her costs affordable and reasonable in order to bring the joy of dancing to as many people as possible.
Ballroom Dance Instruction and PerformanceBallroom Dance Instruction and Performance
Elizabeth F.
Briana gave us a great lesson for our first dance at our wedding. Very friendly and so easy to work with!
Intentional Movement (Columbus)Intentional Movement (Columbus)
Thumbtack Customer
Emily was fantastic! We really enjoyed our lessons. There was a scheduling snaffu when we first arrived, but she handled everything gracefully and it was quickly resolved. She was great with us (my fiance and I have very different personalities!) and she taught us at a level that we were both comfortable with. She also recorded us so that we could not only see ourselves dance, but now we have a way to help us remember all the moves we learned! She even discussed some other details with us, like providing dance suggestions for the father/daughter and mother/son dances.
Ballroom Dance Instruction and PerformanceBallroom Dance Instruction and Performance
Jahleel J.
Anastasia is an amazing dance instructor! Her friendly, warm personality makes you feel at ease. She takes the time to get to know her student and tailor her lessons to their specific needs. Her passion and love for dance is contagious and motivates you to want to keep improving. She’s great at adapting to the learning style of her student-if you have trouble grasping a concept, she’s great at quickly figuring out an alternative method of teaching to make sure you understand. She’s versatile as well-she can teach individuals, couples, and groups. I would highly recommend her to anyone who would like to improve their dancing!
Anastasia Gordeeva - Dance InstructorAnastasia Gordeeva - Dance Instructor
Kevin B.
My wedding is coming up and I connected with Melinda about doing a 90-min refresher on some basic dance steps for our Bride/Groom - Groom/Mother dances. Melinda has a very disarming personality and is always the calmest person in the room. For something that I wasn't completely comfortable about, there wasn't a moment when I felt weird about it. She showed us some basic movements, then watched us practice, offering tips. It's pretty amazing what we learned in 90-minutes. I feel ready to dance at our wedding. She's great. This isn't some fake, robot comment. My name is Kevin, I went to a lesson 2 days ago. Give her a chance and you won't be disappointed.
Melinda BrandMelinda Brand
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