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Faq's | DanceSport Dupont
  • How much do dance lessons cost?
    Price depends on the type of class. We offer both private lessons and group classes. Private lessons are $85.00 for a 45-minute session, which with 40+ years of experience in teaching literally all styles of dance, is highly competitive with any other true professional in the area. We understand that money is always an issue, and private lesson programs will cost more than group lesson. With our three part method of teaching including private lessons, group lessons, and practice parties, you could spend as little as $15 for a group class (or less whenever you purchase a 10-class or 5-class dance card or any of our bundles). $85 for a private lesson, to create a personally designed program for each student. Also, our private lesson rates are based on the teacher's time, not the number of people, so for you couples, it's like getting a 2-for-1 deal!
  • What should I/we wear?
    Wear what is comfortable. Most people dress "nicely casual." When first learning you don't need special shoes, however, dress shoes and high heels with leather soles have a tendency to stick much less to the floor than shoes with rubber soles but comfortable dance sneakers are ideal.
  • Do I need a dance partner?
    No, a dance partner is not required in order to attend/enjoy any of our classes. Of course learning to dance with a partner has it's advantages, but we are around 50/50 singles and couples... you'll be right at home in an atmosphere where you can meet other singles or couples. Remember, dancing is a "social" activity. Improve your life... learn to dance!
  • How many lessons does it take?
    Now that's an impossible question to answer, however... That depends upon a number or factors, like: the number of dances you would like to learn; if you keep a consistent schedule with your lessons; and your individual strengths and weaknesses. The quickest way is just to come in and have fun... your lessons should not be stressful, they should be fun and relaxing... that's how you'll get further, quicker.question go to app settings and press "Manage Questions" button.
  • What's the advantage of private lessons?
    That depends upon your goals and your time frame. If you need wedding choreography, then a combination of both is definitely an advantage if you start early enough. If you wait until the last few weeks, then privates are the only way to go. With private lessons you will learn at your pace and get the advanced techniques sooner, since your teacher can take you from the point you are at each lesson. Group lessons serve as a great way to learn the basics without spending as much money in the private sessions, which can be used to fine-tune and polish. Group classes also give you a good introduction to dance styles you haven't tried yet. Most of our students use private lessons to work on the more technical aspects of the dancing that make them quality dancers, and then use group classes practice sessions to learn the basics. You should definitely try both, but start with private coaching if you feel really insecure at first. In such cases private coaching is ideal.
  • What makes you think you're so good?
    Well, we don't like to pat our own backs (okay, yes we do)... We specialize in teaching all levels from beginners up to professionals in all styles of dance, including ballroom, latin and salsa, swing, country, dancesport, and more. All of my teachers as well as myself know how to make your learning experience both fun and easy, while also teaching you the newest and hottest steps and techniques!
  • Where are you located?
    DanceSport DuPont Circle is located in the south-facing downstairs level of The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall. Address is as following: 2201 P St. NW (GPS 1510 22nd St. NW) Washington DC. 20037 DanceSport DuPont Circle is 2 blocks west of the Q St. exit of the Dupont Circle red line Metro. Usually plenty of free parking available in the adjacent blocks of Embassy Row at the intersections of Mass. Ave. NW, 22nd St. NW, Fla Ave. NW and Q St. NW. For more detailed questions and directions visit our Contact us or Direction' page. Thank you.
  • Can I give dancing as a gift or surprise?
    Of course you can! Let us know what special event you have in mind and we will do our best to make it all you wish it can be. Also, check out our Online Gift Certificate specials.
  • What is the difference btwn Private lessons pkgs & Dance-at-Your wedding workshops?
    Basically, the dance at your wedding workshops are weekly introductory classes attended by multiple couples. It’s structured to introduce couples to some elegant ways to enter and exist the dance floor before they start learning their actual choreography, and to answer any questions you have about your goals, music, choreography etc. regarding your private lessons. We encourage all our private lessons couples to attend at least one of those prior to their private lessons to get the best out of your package.
  • How do gift cards work?
    There, customers can select one of the fixed gift cards amounts (which are correspondent to existing packages we sell). Or, they can select/enter a gift card amount, then recipient's details, and set when they want the card delivered.
  • How do I redeem my gift card?
    The gift card recipient then receives an email with the subject line "You got a gift card from Michael Jones!" (with the relevant name). Their unique gift card code appears in the email. When the recipient wants to pay online, they select the Redeem a gift card option and enter their unique gift card code.
  • I heard that I have to sign a contract to take dance lessons. Is that true?
    Well, our competitors will make you think so. We have NO CONTRACTS! Our classes are drop-in at $15 or better yet if you buy our discounted 10-class or 5-class dance card that can be shared. Any classes missed can be made up during any other drop-in classes in the same dance at DanceSport DuPont and the class cards are good toward ANY class taught by ANY teacher in our school. You can't get much more simple than that. Plus our teachers are some of THE BEST in their particular areas of expertise. We believe that our system of teaching will always keep you moving in the right direction while having the time of your life doing it! Our goal... your ability to progress in as little time with the least cost that you can and THAT is why people keep coming back ...AND why they SEND THEIR FRIENDS!! Our professional teachers know how to make you the type of dancer you want to be in as short a time as possible, and get you there to the best of your abilities. We know you'll be so satisfied with us... we don't need contracts!
  • So what am I waiting for?
    We don't know, you tell us... Call or Email now! And thanks for visiting ...We promise that your Dancing (and your social life........) will Never be The Same!
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