Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Sports & Fitness  > Ballroom Dancing Lessons

Ballroom Dancing Lessons Cost


How Much Do Ballroom Dancing Lessons Cost?

 
low costGroup Lesson: $3-$25 Eachaverage costPrivate Lesson: $50-$200 Eachhigh costCompetitive Lesson: $125-$200 Each
post E-mail post Post  

Ballroom dance opens up the world of partner dancing by teaching standardized steps to specific types of music including waltz, tango, foxtrot, swing and the Latin cha cha, samba and rumba. Lessons are taught in group or private sessions for both social and competitive dancers.

Typical costs:

  • Group ballroom dancing lessons typically cost $3-$25 per one-hour class, depending on location. Community centers and colleges generally offer the lowest rates along with social dancing clubs, which offer weekly dance classes for about $3-$10 per class. Professional or competitive level instructors typically charge $15-$25 per one-hour lesson, depending on location. After 6-10 lessons beginners are usually competent in a few dances. Instructors warn that keeping up with what was learned in class requires daily practice and attendance at a weekly dance--usually sponsored by a social dance club. Cover charges of about $7-$20, plus minimum drink or food purchases may be included, depending on location. Bringing a partner is not always required in the beginning levels; however, many of the classes have more females than males. Semi-private or small group classes of two to four couples typically cost $25-$37 per pair.
  • Private ballroom dance lessons cost about $50-$200 per couple, depending on location, with professional or competitive-level instructors instructing. Bringing a partner along cuts the per person cost in half. These one-on-one sessions allow the student to work on a particular step or technique and are usually used in conjunction with group lessons. Introductory packages from Arthur Murray[1] dance studios, with locations in several states, cost about $430 for 12 lessons that include four private lessons, four group lessons, and four practice parties.
  • Competitive ballroom dance[2] lessons --Dancesport -- are generally booked in a package that includes 3-4 private lessons per week for about $125-$200 per lesson. Many compete in events that pair a professional with an amateur. In those situations, the amateur is also typically paying the professional for the lessons. Total costs for participation in competitive dance events also include travel, entrance fees, costumes, and the number of events and can cost $10,000 or more per year.
Related articles: Wedding Dance Classes, Dance Lessons

What should be included:
  • A trained instructor will lead students through the steps and postures to music in a room large enough to handle movement of a potentially large crowd.
Additional costs:
  • Basic dance shoes cost about $60-$12 and should be lightweight, flexible and have suede bottoms to slide across the floor. Competition gowns cost $200-$3,000; a new dress is typically required for each event during the year.
  • Local dance clubs may require membership dues of $15-$25 or more per year, in addition to class costs.
Discounts:
  • Purchasing multiple classes or packages may reduce the per-class rate. However, the Federal Trade Commission recommends comparison
Shopping for ballroom dancing lessons:
  • The non-profit Dance organization maintains a list of local chapters[3] and supports both social and competitive dance clubs.
  • A partner search directory[4] is available through The Ballroom Dance Company.
post E-mail post Post  
CostHelper News


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013


10 Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures Before the Holidays
With reunions and other get-togethers scheduled during the holiday season, most people want to look their best at this time of year. For some, that means filling in those wrinkles with a bit of botox, or having a nip and tuck down here and there. || Posted November 23 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With Ballroom Dancing Lessons
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type of Lesson: Teacher/Studio: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.arthurmurraystpaul.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107:how-much-do...
  2.  www.usadance.org/dancesport/faqs/
  3.  usadance.org/chapters/find-a-local-chapter/
  4.  www.theballroomdancecompany.com/partner_search.shtml
More Sports & Fitness Topics
Check Out All Costs for Sports & Fitness How Much Does a Personal Trainer Cost? How Much Does an Elliptical Machine Cost? How Much Does a Tent Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com




Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Insulation and labor of sump pump
Paid: 11000.00
My 87 year old mother was just told by Roto Rooter it would cost her 11,000 for a submersible sump pump to be instaled and connected to her city sewer... [more]
-Maryizene
Sump Pump Cost
Disposals
Paid: 265.00
$265.00 is about the going rate for a badger 5 disposal in the Cincinnati area.... [more]
-Mark45236
Garbage Disposal Cost
timing belt, water pump and thermostat
Paid: 800.00
My car over heated and the thermostat needle was fully up. They replaced the water pump, thermostat, timing belt and other old hoses once they were inside the engine...plus an oil change. in my 1998 Pathfinder. All is well after that... [more]
-CBG
Replacing a Timing Belt Cost
Dentures
Paid: 6000.00
This will be my second set of dentures. I've learned there are different types for different budgets. My first pair were premium and lasted over 25 years... [more]
-MaggieMae 368
Dentures Cost
Gift of love
Paid: 300.00
I just made my son's wedding cake. It was 4 tiers, with a rough frosting exterior. The frosting was made with real butter and whipping cream. The cake layers were baked from scratch. It cost $300 for the ingredients and supplies... [more]
-Debobo
Wedding Cake Cost
Home visit, euthanasia & communal cremation
Paid: 300.00
Our experience was very similar to Sharlene's in Anaheim. Our lab (70 lbs.) was almost 15. He was given a sedative (shot) first. We had the convertible couch bed open in the living room... [more]
-Mary K Swift
Pet Euthanasia Cost