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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Many young people dream of becoming dancers when they grow up, but what if you're already grown and are just coming to the realization that dance is your passion? It's never too late to start, and while selecting a dance studio for lessons or even choosing a dance style to train in might seem like a daunting task, it's the start of an exciting journey that will nourish your mind, body, and soul.

  • How can you become a good dancer without taking lessons?

    Some dance styles, such as classical ballet, require professional training to master. However, if you can't afford or don't have time to take classes, consider immersing yourself in as much dance-related content as possible. Watch dance videos, tutorials on YouTube, and read anatomy books to learn about proper alignment. You should also exercise regularly to improve your stamina and strength.

  • How much are wedding dance lessons?

    The average cost of wedding dance lessons in the United States is roughly $75-$150 per hour and can be up to $2,500 for packages of 10-20 sessions. The exact pricing will vary based on the city you live in, the studio, and potentially even the style of dance you're learning for your wedding.

  • Can you deduct dance lessons from taxes?

    If your child is taking dance lessons, and you're using the dance school as an after-school child care alternative to daycare, then you may be able to write off up to $3,000 of the expense as a tax credit. In some cases, adult dance classes taken at an accredited post-secondary institution may also qualify for a tax deduction.

  • How do you write a dance lesson plan?

    A good dance lesson plan should have a focus or intention, a clear set of skills that the students will be developing, and methods for having students achieve those outcomes. Typically, you draw up a lesson plan chart that breaks down the class into sections, indicating what you plan to do at each stage of instruction.

  • What shoes do you wear for dance lessons?

    The shoes you need depend on the dance style. Ballet or tap classes require properly fitted ballet or tap shoes. Jazz classes sometimes require jazz shoes, but bare feet or foot thongs may be acceptable, which are also used for contemporary or lyrical dance classes. Ballroom dancers need an appropriate heeled shoe. Musical theater dancers may wear tap, character, or jazz shoes depending on the piece.

  • How many lessons will you need for a choreographed wedding dance?

    For a choreographed wedding dance, you can typically purchase a package of 10-20 classes where you learn your dance over several weeks. However, if you're on a budget, you might consider taking three to five classes to learn your steps.

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