Private Dance Lessons
- In private dance lessons, you can accelerate your learning more than twice
as fast as in group dance classes
- With our deeply discounted rates for multiple lessons
plus our 20 years experience, we believe we
are the best deal in town. We offer the best
multiple lesson rates in the Greater Boston area.
- Our private dance lessons are one full hour
sessions, not 45 or 50 minutes as in many other studios.
- Unlike many other studios, you will be in a genuinely private setting with only you and your instructor and your music, not in a large room with other private lessons happening in the same room at the same time.
- You will focus only on the dances you want to learn.
- Nightclub dancing (freestyle)
instruction is available for folks who feel awkward dancing
in club and party settings; (scroll down for info.)
Fees for Private Dance Lessons:
Please give us 48 hours notice by phone
if you need to cancel a lesson, in order to avoid paying
for the lesson.
- One hour of dance instruction:
$95 total for one or two people.
- 1 1/2 hours of dance instruction:
$140 for one or two people.
- Three hours of dance instruction:
$270 ($90 per lesson;) save $15.
- Five hours of dance instruction:
$425 ($85 per lesson;) save $50.
- Ten hours of dance instruction:
$800 for one or two people ($80 per lesson;) save $150.
Private Lessons for Three or More People:
See our Semi-Private
Dance Lessons page for private lessons for three or more
Your Best Dance Ever:
a fun 3-session semi-private workshop on creative
Create your beautiful first dance in just 3 weeks! You'll look
forward to Wednesday nights and your first wedding dance once
you experience this fun, amazingly informative and exciting semi-private
workshop. Bring your slow or mid-tempo song (or songs) in any
genre; any kind of music is danceable! Join us for three sessions
in our Roslindale studio. You'll leave with a believable personalized
dance, uniquely yours, ready for the big day! (Hint: no memorized
choreography necessary: you'll leave with a toolbox of natural
well-executed movements and spins, initiated by your new leading
and following dance skills.) Absolutely no dance experience needed.
Space is limited from two to four couples; register early to avoid
disappointment. See our Wedding Dance page for dates.
"Eleven Dates" Dance Package
...a romantic stress-reliever! Learn to dance
confidently while enjoying eleven fun dance nights out with your
sweetheart. Choose one eight-week
group dance class on Monday nights, and schedule two
one-hour private dance lessons at your convenience, plus
a one-and-a-half hour wedding dance workshop, (or three private
lessons and an eight-week class.) Eleven and a half hours of dancing
and romancing, (not to mention tremendous learning!) for you and
your partner for $450 per couple; that saves you $90 off
individually priced lessons and classes. Then check out our Date
Night suggestions for local cozy places to eat and drink after
your dance lesson. :) Sign up here.
OUT to Dance at the Wedding:
a 1 1/2 hour workshop on creative slow-to-mid-tempo dancing in our Roslindale studio. Click
here for dates!
Nightclub Freestyle Dancing
If you feel exceedingly awkward when faced with a dance opportunity in a club, party, wedding or social event, you can find relief in just one private lesson in club dancing, (sometimes known as "fast dancing.") This is the informal kind of dancing where you're not touching your partner, just boogieing freely-- or not so freely, if you're currently feeling pretty dorky! You'll learn how to find the beat, how to get the very simplest basics of shifting weight, and what to do with your feet and arms. After a one-hour lesson, you'll have the skills to finally break the ice and get out there and party; all you'll need to do is go home and practice a couple times. You won't be memorizing any patterns; you'll be learning some very simple, natural movements where you can blend in with the dancing crowd, gain confidence, feel relaxed, and have fun. We offer Nightclub Freestyle Dancing only as a one-hour private lesson. That's all you'll need!
How will you know if this freestyle private lesson is right for you? If you do not dance at all at parties, weddings or clubs; or if you dance a little, but get little or no fun from it, and feel very self-conscious or awkward at all times, then this lesson will be helpful. (If you're someone who already has fun dancing but just wants some fancier moves, I suggest taking a hip hop, belly dance or salsa dance class for some inspiration.)
Private Lessons For Your Wedding First Dance
How many lessons will you need? It widely varies
as to the number of lessons couples decide they need in order
to feel comfortable and look good for their first dance. If the
dance is a very slow romantic tune and that is the only song or
type of music you need to learn to dance to, three hours of lessons
is the average choice,
five hours would have you highly polished, and one or two hours
may potentially be enough. It depends on how polished you want
to be, and how relaxed and/or experienced you and your partner
already are when dancing together at this point in time.
What style of dance should you learn? Very slow-tempo
songs (i.e. "At Last" by Etta James) will require you
to learn a mellow slow dancing technique, sometimes called "schmooze
foxtrot". If your song is not that slow, perhaps more mid-tempo
as in "It Had to Be You" or one of the Sinatra-style
tunes, you may want to learn foxtrot, a classic ballroom dance
which is a bit more structured than slow dance/schmooze foxtrot.
(We don't recommend choreographing a "routine"; that
is tremendously time-consuming and usually ends up looking stiff
and unnatural. We won't allow you to end up dancing robotically
while moving your lips, resembling a deer in the headlights, as
your guests look on with morbid fascination. Awkward!)
Can you dance to something really different? Absolutely!
We guarantee you: if it has a beat, we can teach you to dance
to it. Your first dance is a unique expression of you, and you
never have to try to fit any mold.
"We had the most wonderful time; never
having taken partner dance lessons you immediately made us feel
comfortable and excited. We had such a great time learning swing,
and as two teachers we couldn’t stop raving about what
a great teacher you are and how wonderful your style was. "
Sharon L., Braintree, MA
I dreaded having to dance at my wedding; now
I'm actually excited about it. Unbelievable. Jason K.,
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When booking private dance lessons at the
OUT to Dance studio, you'll be going to our Roslindale studio,
which is within twenty minutes of downtown Boston, Dorchester,
Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Brighton, Allston, Brookline, Newton,
Chestnut Hill, Dedham, Norwood, Needham, Westwood, Milton and
Quincy; and within 25 to 35 minutes of Cambridge, Somerville,
Arlington, Wellesley, Natick, Waltham, Braintree, Brockton,
Stoughton, Canton, Foxboro, Weymouth and surrounding towns. We are also less than an hour from Providence, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.