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How Much Do Ballroom Dancing Lessons Cost?

 
low costGroup Lesson: $3-$25 Eachaverage costPrivate Lesson: $50-$200 Eachhigh costCompetitive Lesson: $125-$200 Each
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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.
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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.
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Ballroom Dance instruction
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Posted by: LizM in Indianapolis, IN.Posted: January 20th, 2018 07:01PM
Type of Lesson: private instructionTeacher/Studio: Fred estaire
I dont think they will ever really teach you enough to be really good like them. They just get you to buy special routines that make you feel good. they string you along so you will be a forever student and you never really progress like you want to. They keep you always looking like a student. $$$$$ Not nice to you unless you are rich. And they use high pressure tactics that get you to agree to things that make you sick to your stomach later when you realize what you signed up for
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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
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