Once you have decided to become a dancer, it is important to spend some time finding the right dance class. You can find dance classes at dance schools and studios, health clubs, and recreation centers. Some YMCAs and churches offer group dance lessons. Dance classes are popular in most cities, so you will probably have several to choose from. The following steps will help you find a class that is perfect for you.
- Decide on a style of dance.
Do you want the leading role in a famous ballet? Is it your dream to dance with Britney Spears on MTV?
- Obtain a list of possible dance studios.
Check the yellow pages or the local newspaper, jotting down classes that suit you.
- Meet the dance teacher.
Schedule a time to formally meet the dance teachers. Choosing a dance teacher is one of the most important steps in becoming a good dancer.
- Tour the studios.
Arrange for a tour of the dance studios on your list. Take note of the overall atmosphere of each studio…is it what you were expecting?
- Determine class costs.
Find out the cost of tuition for each class. Prices can vary widely, depending on the professionalism and popularity of the studios and teachers. Ask for detailed lists of hidden costs, such as registration and recital fees, for each class.
- Try out a class.
Once you have narrowed down your list of possibilities, ask to try out a couple of classes.
- Ask friends and neighbors for suggestions for local dance classes.
- Don't be shy to ask to observe a class...most teachers offer free trial classes for newcomers.
- Don't limit yourself to one dance style. Try out a few!
What You Need
- Yellow pages or internet.