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Find an African dance instructor near Portland, OR

Find an African dance instructor near Portland, OR

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1. Ballroom Dance with Us
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Offers remote services
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  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Portland, OR
We love introducing people to the world of Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing! And helping those with the basics to grow their skills for greater competency through refining their skills and technique. We offer group and private lessons in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Group classes typically are offered at Riverside Performing Arts, Clark College Community Ed, Firstenburg, and Longview's McClelland Center Parks & Recs. We also teach lessons at dances in North Portland and Vancouver. Joseph has been teaching ballroom dancing all his adult life and Julieann has for 12 years. Our base for PRIVATE LESSONS are in VANCOUVER, WA 98662. Private lessons are a great way to begin learning the rules of dance etiquette, partner hold and movement, and steps in a variety of dances. Away from the distraction of people, music, and partner rotation of group classes, students are emboldened to focus on the fundamentals. And, in the private setting, we, as instructors, can discover quickly what changes are needed to guarantee your success on the dance floor! Our students tell us that our classes are the most fun and easily understood in the entire Portland/ Vancouver metro area. As a result, we enjoy deep satisfaction in knowing 1000s of people have grown in their skills in social dancing and are enjoying all of the benefits. We look forward to assisting you in the wonderful world of dance! Happy Dancing, Julieann and Joseph PlattSee more

$60/lesson

starting cost

$60/lesson

starting cost

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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.

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