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  • 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.
  • 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 www.DanceSportDupont.com. ...We promise that your Dancing (and your social life........) will Never be The Same!
  • We are interested in taking a few dance lessons to prepare for our first dance at our wedding. What is the process to book the lessons?
    The easiest way to go about booking is, after you purchase your package, by confirming your times with your instructor. I am including Terry, who's going to be your instructor/choreographer in this email. Also, you'd be also able to message us directly through your account on our website after buying your package, which is much faster communication way than email. To take a look at our different discounted wedding packages, click the button below:
  • What is the difference btwn Private lessons pkgs & Dance-at-Your wedding workshops?
    Basically, the 'Dance at Your Wedding Workshop' is only a one-time class for the few basics that all couples need. It avoids using that time from a more expensive private coaching session on each couples choreography. It’s structured to introduce couples to some elegant ways to enter and exist the dance floor before they start learning their actual choreography. Also, its a good opportunity to ask any questions you have regarding our packages, your goals, music choice, dance choreography etc. It's impossible to teach wedding choreographies in a group class because every couple has different music, ideas and different dance styles so those are done in 1-on-1 private coaching sessions that are scheduled individually by appointment. 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.
  • I recently bought the 10 class cards for couples, and we saw that the group class packages were good for any of the regular weekly courses. Are we able to use these cards to pay for the dance at your wedding weekly course?
    The card doesn't apply to the dance at your wedding workshop because of the category and price different; as dance at your wedding workshop is a 'workshop' that we offer on a weekly basis for all new wedding couples to learn some general techniques on how to enter and exit the dance floor (start and end your wedding dance routine). It is also an opportunity to learn about our wedding dance program and the packages we offer for that, and to ask any questions related to their goals for their first dance. Our group class cards, both for individuals and couples, are designed and can only apply to regular weekly group classes. They cant be applied towards workshops or to private coaching (which we have a other type of discounted packages for.
  • How/Where can I redeem my class package?
    In order to redeem a class card, look at the very bottom of the booking check out page (the page that comes after picking a time and date), then choose the card as your payment method. Please see the screenshots below for illustration:
  • I bought a Groupon Voucher for a private coaching session. How can I use is to schedule an appointment?
    The first step towards scheduling your session is to create an account on our website, then send us your coupon code number in a message through your account. Someone will then help you with scheduling your desired date or, if not available, work with you to pick another convenient time.
  • I'm trying to book a session with you using my Groupon deal voucher, but can't figure out how to do so without paying again.?
    Groupon vouchers are not automatically integrated with our booking system, that's why you could not use them directly. In order to book with Groupon please sign up for a free account on our website, then send us the voucher number there. One of our team members will assist you with your booking request.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • We received a gift card of $$ in value and were told it was for private lessons. It seems to correspond to the four class private lesson package - would you let us know how to redeem this?
    The best way to redeem your gift card is to use it to book private coaching sessions individually. The reason is that it's not currently possible to purchase packages with gift cards. Only individual class can be booked with gift cards.
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