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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 Austin dance instructors
Ben M.
Great dance lessons! An amazing instructor.
Bonnie, The Dance WhispererBonnie, The Dance Whisperer
Gabryelle E.
Me and My fiance have been taking lessons from Stefan in preparation for the first dance at our wedding. From the very start Stefan has been an AMAZING teacher and we couldn't be more happy with our choice in dance teachers. I do and will continue to highly recommend him for anyone looking to get into lessons!
Dance With StefanDance With Stefan
Adam B.
My wife and I had a great time during our lesson. Vanessa was able to make the lesson both informative and a lot of fun! We learned a lot, not only about two stepping, but also the local two step dance scene and what to expect.
Double or Nothing 🤠 Austin Honky-Tonk Two-StepDouble or Nothing 🤠 Austin Honky-Tonk Two-Step
Jessica C.
My husband and I hired Robbie to help us with our wedding first dance. We had time constraints but Robbie was able to get started with us right away and was flexible with our schedules! She is an excellent teacher and skillfully adapts her teaching methods to resonate with her students, especially since neither of us had much experience with partner dancing. We gained SO much more in one lesson with her than 4 weeks of group lessons elsewhere. We booked four classes in total and had a ton of compliments on our first dance, but most importantly we felt good and comfortable on the dance floor! I recommend Robbie to anyone looking to learn or clean up a dance and to couples who need help with a first dance. Hire her! She’s wonderful!
Robbie SkyRobbie Sky
Gina R.
Bonnie is the BEST DANCE INSTRUCTOR. We were less than 2 weeks from our wedding date and my fiance' and I decided to get some dance lessons. I was worried with such short notice we couldn't find anyone good to work with. However, Bonnie responded within 2 hours of my inquiry and met our short timeline. She worked with my fiancé and I on our first dance for our wedding and was so patient. We developed a dance schedule and a structured dance plan for us to ROCK our first dance and she even drove across town to meet with us for our private lessons! She broke down our music and edited our song for our DJ. She provided us some great choreography for an intro, some turns and a dip for our ending. Our wedding is this SAT, 08/17 and I can't wait to show off our new dance moves. We will definitely work with Bonnie again, as we would like to learn some Latin dances this fall.
Bonnie, The Dance WhispererBonnie, The Dance Whisperer
Kevin D.
Jennifer was BEYOND anything we could have ever imagined when it came to dance lessons for our wedding. We are both beginners and had no clue what to expect, but she helped us all the way through to create a beautiful dance for our day. She was respectful, kind, and we loved every moment of our lessons with her. She pushed us beyond what we thought we were capable of, and I’m so glad we got to work with her!
Master Social and Competitive Dance InstructionMaster Social and Competitive Dance Instruction
Ashley T.
Vanessa was awesome! we need some basic dance lessons for our wedding because we had no clue what we were doing. she was extremely patient with us (we are not the best dancers) and by the end of just one hour we felt so much better about our first dance!
Lessons with VanessaLessons with Vanessa
Jason A.
Grace DancesGrace Dances
Aaron F.
Grace provides easy-going, tailored-for-you lessons in a relaxed environment. This makes it easy for even someone with no dance skills to relax, enjoy, and finally learn and love to dance. In addition, Grace is a consummate professional. Always on time, highly responsive, and consistently following up with notes so you can get the most out of your investment.
Grace DancesGrace Dances
Neil W.
A date and I went to get two-step lessons from Christo. He was awesome! He was able to take time to teach both me and my date! We had a blast and recommend him to anyone who is learning to dance! We'll be back!
Two Step, Salsa, & Cumbia Dance LessonsTwo Step, Salsa, & Cumbia Dance Lessons
Jean-Benoit D.
My fiance and I took some dance lessons with Vanessa for our wedding. Totally worth it! Although we could find a beat, we didn't have any other moves, so we were basically starting from zero. She was very patient with us as we gradually added spins and passes through several lessons. She listened to our concerns and also thoughtfully provided us feedback when she saw we were a little off in our routine. It was a great experience and we are hoping to come back to Vanessa to learn some other dance moves!
Lessons with VanessaLessons with Vanessa
Karista F.
After some shopping around, my fiance and I decided to go to Grace for dance lessons to prepare ourselves for our wedding. Grace is a wonderful teacher! I have a long history doing performance dance with a few years of two-stepping under my belt, while my fiance is mostly proficient in dropping-it-like-its-hot. Grace was able to help us develop our own foundation, giving us good direction and education on the important aspects of how to communicate with your partner through physical touch. Grace is very patient and wonderful at giving corrections & suggestions so we are able to improve our partner dancing skills. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Grace to help choreograph our first dance, but are hugely happy that we chose Grace to teach us. This was a wonderful investment for us as a couple and has even deepened our relationship on a new level. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Grace Dances! Thank you, Grace!
Grace DancesGrace Dances
Thumbtack Customer
Vanessa was awesome as first time dancers. She was very encouraging, while at the same time being able to correct mistakes she could see that we couldn't. She's very sweet and knows her stuff. Can't wait to take lessons from her again. We feel very prepared for our first dance as a married couple.
Lessons with VanessaLessons with Vanessa
Nicole H.
I truly cannot say enough good things about Gary. He, far and away, exceeded all our expectations. I came to Gary with a song and a YouTube video of some professional dancers dancing to the song, and wanted to do something special for the first dance at our wedding, but wasn’t really sure what we were capable of. Gary was patient, encouraging, supportive, flexible, and fun! Anytime there was a dance move that wasn’t working, he instantly had another option ready. My (now) husband, who was VERY nervous before we started the process, now wants to continue doing regular lessons with Gary because he had so much fun! We received RAVE reviews from family, friends, the DJ, photographer, coordinator, and venue staff. People could not stop talking about it! If I could post the full video, I would. I seriously can’t stop watching it, and can’t wait to see the professional video from our videographer! If you’re in the market for a dance instructor, Gary is most definitely your guy. You won’t regret it!!!
Gary Franco Dance CoachGary Franco Dance Coach
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