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  > Dance Lessons

Dance Lessons Cost


How Much Do Dance Lessons Cost?

 
low costBallroom Dance Class: $3-$25 Per Lessonaverage costWedding Dance Class: $10-$125 Per Lessonhigh costDancesport: $30,000-$100,000 Per Year
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)

Dance lessons offers students a chance to learn some new moves--even if the moves are centuries old. Possibilities range from ballroom to ballet and even pole dancing. Classes are offered in both group and private settings, for both adults and children.

Typical costs:

  • Non-competitive or social ballroom dancing group classes cost $3-$25 each for adults, depending on location and level of instructor. Dances are taught through standardized steps including the traditional foxtrot, waltz, tango, swing and Latin cha cha, samba and rumba. Private sessions typically cost $50-$200 per couple, depending on location and level of instructor. Children pay about $10 for group classes and $50-$80 for private session hours, depending on level of instructor. Competitive ballroom dancing-- Dancesport --can cost $30,000-$100,000 per year, depending on the number of events and levels and costumes.
  • For the bride and groom to be, wedding dance classes can help the couple make a good impression on their first dance together. Group classes cost about $10-$30 per couple, per lesson, with three to seven lessons needed, depending on the couple's skill level. Several ballroom dances are generally covered. Private lessons cost about $55-$125, depending on location.
  • Group ballet lessons cost about $15-$20 per person for adult drop-in classes, depending on location and level of both instructor and student, and about $45-$125 for private one-on-one instruction. Strength, balance and movement are studied under a trained instructor. Children's ballet costs about $13-$60 each class for group, and $34-$75 for private classes.
  • Pole dancing uses a vertical metal pole and combines dance moves with arm and core strength. Classes typically cost $12-$40 per person, per one-hour class, depending on location. Private lessons cost about $90-$120 per hour. Pole dancing parties in a studio typically cost $35-$60 per person for two hours and include the instructor, poles and music. Depending on the size of the group, each person should have their own pole. At-home pole dancing parties are also available in many areas and cost about $20-$25 per person.
Related articles: Ballroom Dancing Lessons, Ballet Classes, Wedding Dance Classes, Pole Dancing Lessons

What should be included:
  • A seasoned instructor should lead the class from warm ups, through dance movements to cool down in a setting large enough to accommodate the class size.
Additional costs:
  • Men's ballroom shoes[1] cost $60-$100 on average, while women's shoes cost $60-$200. Ballet slippers cost $18-$24 or $65-$200 or more for Pointe shoes[2] .
  • If the class culminates in a performance, ask about the costs for costume rental, program ads or additional rehearsals.
Discounts:
  • Purchasing multiple lessons together as a package often reduces the per-class price by about $3-$5.50.
  • Ask about senior or student rates, which may also reduce the rates by $3-$5.50 per class.
Shopping for dance lessons:
  • Check local adult education or community center for various dance class openings and costs.
  • USA Dance maintains a list of local chapters[3] that teach ballroom dancing, while Ballroom Dancers.com offers a search tool by state and dance style[4] .
  • Find a Dance Studio[5] maintains a list of studios by state.
post E-mail post Post   Comments (2)
CostHelper News


Top 7 Ways to Trim Pet Expenses
Pets, for many, are part of the family; another member that needs love, feeding and treatment, just like anyone else in the household. || Posted September 18 2013


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Dance lessons
Amount: $125.00
Posted by: Ldytrybsman1 in Carrollton, TX.Posted: September 22nd, 2016 11:09AM
Number of Lessons: 4
125 a month for 1.5 hours a broke down into 30 minutes each of jazz, tap, and ballet. Also 75 dollar recital fee for the year. Each costume for the recital also costs 75 bucks each.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam
Dance Lessons
Amount: $45.00
Posted by: KSP in Rockton, IL.Posted: March 28th, 2014 11:03AM
Type of Dance: JazzTeacher/Studio: Miss Andrea's
Number of Lessons: 4/mth
Charges 98.00/mth for three classes - Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop that meet 1x/wk
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Dance Lessons
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type of Dance: Teacher/Studio: 
Number of Lessons:   
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.capezio.com/
  2.  www.onstagedancewear.com/CAT-Pointe-Shoes-10.aspx?gclid=CMXZ356W8a0CFUUaQgodLxrorQ
  3.  usadance.org/chapters/find-a-local-chapter/
  4.  www.ballroomdancers.com/Directory/Studios/search_area.asp?Region=1
  5.  findadancestudio.com/
More Sports & Fitness Topics
Check Out All Costs for Sports & Fitness How Much Does a Tent Cost? How Much Do Gymnastics Classes Cost? How Much Does a Treadmill 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
General Cleaning except windows and VCT
Paid: 0.00
Going rates can vary. However, your best advice is to stay below prices like Service Master or some big franchise charges. In general their help isn't that bright or speaks no English... [more]
-Gary Honey
Office Cleaning Cost
Dental Implants
Paid: 72000.00
Why do full dental implants cost more than purchasing a condominium?... [more]
-Jack Sprat
Dental Implants Cost
Clogged toilet to main line clean out
Paid: 465.00
Came out and pulled toilet ( took a whole 5 minutes)and ran his drain cleaning machine 75ft. to clear out clog which took about 15 minutes or so. Put on new wax ring and toilet back in place... [more]
-
Unclogging a Toilet Cost
Houston Flood
Paid: 450.00
never flooded, not in flood plain but just had 34 inches of rain in 5 days, huge flood 5 minutes away, hoping costs don't increase and that new maps won't include us in flood plain$250,000 building, $100,000 contents, $1250 deductible... [more]
-Thankfully Dry
Flood Insurance Cost
Ear Wax Removal
Paid: 1100.00
Yes, just got the bill! I paid my copay at my visit... [more]
-Michelle S.
Ear Wax Removal Cost
Scamming in Detroit
Paid: 410.00
My husband and I went to a sporting event on the Wayne State Campus. We parked in what was apparently a non-campus location. There were no signs stating that we couldn't park there, so we took advantage of the spot. Bad on us... [more]
-Kris Starosta
Recovering a Towed Vehicle Cost