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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 Seattle dance instructors
Madison H.
John is the best there is! My fiancé and I are taking dance lessons for our wedding and he is fabulous to learn from and wonderful with couples! His lessons alone have sparked a new passion in our relationship and he is dedicated to making you look and feel confident on the dance floor. We’ve really enjoyed our time with him, you won’t regret it!,- Wedding DJ,- Wedding DJ Entertainer
John L.
Kelsey and I had an absolutely wonderful time learning to dance salsa under Charla's tutelage. She was very patient and encouraging. We have already got our next lesson set up. If you are hoping to learn to dance I highly recommend Charla as your instructor!
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Keith H.
Gayle is an incredible teacher and person. She came to our home to give us private lessons to help prepare us for our wedding. Her approach to teaching is incredibly effective and in just 3 lessons we feel very prepared to dance with confidence, grace, and style. We highly recommend her!
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Mai Thanh B.
My fiancé and I just finished 3 dance lessons with Charla within a week, right before our wedding. We had so much fun learning from Charla. She made the experience very comfortable, easy, and delightful. The dance moves she came up with for our First Dance routine were on the nose and doable for our skill level. We highly recommend Charla and will be recommending to our engaged friends!
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Misa S.
We took a few lessons from Charla in preparation for the first dance at our wedding. Neither of us are dancers, but she made us feel at ease and came up with a sequence of basic steps that looked good without feeling overly choreographed. She’s so great to work with, now that our wedding has passed we might take some more lessons just for fun!
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Cal L.
We took our first couples' dance lesson with Charla. She is fantastic! We are experienced ballroom dancers and have had years of private instruction. We recently moved from the SF/Bay Area to Seattle so need to find a new instructor. So glad we found Charla on Thumbtack. As many of the reviews say, Charla is patient, a great dancer and educator. Felt comfortable with her during our first lesson. Will be working with her regularly, which is the highest form of recommendation I can make!
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Samantha T.
The dance teacher communicated well when we talked and she was very polite and helpful and friendly. When I got to the lesson we worked on ballet basics and she knew what she was doing. She was again very helpful and polite. She was a very competent teacher. I enjoyed myself and I will try to go again when I can!
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Thumbtack Customer
I have been taking lessons from Charla for several months. She is a talented instructor. She has a knack for knowing exactly what I need to learn a wide variety of dances and sometimes complicated steps and choreography. She's friendly, professional and I feel really good about my progress. Her classes are fun I have really enjoyed working with her. I have also taken a few of her group class and that has been really helpful, expecially learning to lead partners at various levels of experience. My confidence and ability are greatly improved thanks to Charla are her caring ways!
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