FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
I am an independent instructor, which means that I am self employed and not employed by a dance studio. This allows me the flexibility to teach anywhere! My main studio is in Salt Lake City at BallroomUtah, 3030 S Main St. For clients interested in a private dance room, I teach at Millennium Dance Complex. I am also available to teach on location (additional fees may apply).
When are you available for lessons?
Select week nights from 6pm-9pm and Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Dance lessons are the perfect gift for all gift giving occasions!
Do you teach individuals who just want to learn how to dance?
Yes! You don't have to be engaged or planning an event to hire me. It is only $35 for your first lesson, and no obligation thereafter.
Do you offer any group classes?
No, but if you have a group of friends and/or family who want to organize one together, we can do that! All participants can contribute to the cost and I can schedule a dance room for your lesson(s).
When should we start our wedding dance lessons?
It depends on your goals and availability, but overall I recommend starting your lessons at least 6-8 weeks before the wedding. My advice to everyone: the earlier the better. With wedding plans, bridal showers, bachelor parties, family coming into town, work, illness, and just basically life, it is best to have as much time as possible in the event a lesson needs to be cancelled. You don’t’ want to feel rushed one week before the wedding, because odds are you won’t be ready and it might stress you out. If starting early isn’t an option, not to worry! You can have a couple crash course lessons to learn just enough to get you through your dance.
How many lessons will it take to prepare for our wedding?
It depends on your goals. The majority of couples are looking to learn just enough to feel comfortable, or basic steps that are easy to learn plus an entrance and ending. In which case, 5 lessons are usually perfect. There are also those who don’t have a lot of time, in which case 1-3. For those out there who want to look amazing, by including choreography, unique music, or tricks and technique, I recommend at least 9. Tip: don’t sell yourself short and think in one lesson you will learn everything you need to know! Allow yourself enough time before the wedding to adequately prepare. Let me put it this way, the more times I get to see you, the more awesome your dance will be.
What kind of shoes should I wear during the lesson?
Anything but flip fops or tennis shoes! A dance shoe is ideal, but anything with a suede or leather sole is the next best thing. A dress shoe will work just fine. I highly recommend wearing either the same shoe you plan on wearing for the event, or something like it. It will allow you to break in the shoes and get used to dancing in them.
What styles of dance would I be learning?
Kick your worst fears to the curb! My goal is to make your first dance all about you. I will not impose upon you what style of dance I want you to do, or make you feel uncomfortable. My job is to present you with options and suggestions and guide you through the process so you have fun with the experience. That being said, we can almost do anything! Picture yourself doing any of the following dances; waltz, cha cha, fox trot, salsa, tango, swing, hip hop, Viennese waltz, rumba, two step, country, samba, and whatever else your imagination can come up with. I have experience in just about everything, so let’s get creative!
We don’t have a song yet, do you have any suggestions?
Yes! It is perfectly common these days to not have “a song” together. If you don’t already have one picked out, on or before our first lesson I will ask you questions about your relationship, get to know your personalities, and find out what you are drawn to or feel comfortable doing. From there I will make suggestions by showing you dance steps from different styles and/or send you a list of songs I think you might be interested in. Long story short, we will go through the process together and match you to the perfect song, thereby making your dance that much more spectacular! If you want to look at songs my past couples have selected check out my YouTube playlist by clicking HERE.
What should I wear to my dance lesson?
Any clothing that you feel comfortable dancing in. I’ve had people wear athletic wear, skirts, dresses, slacks, jeans, and just about anything. Just avoid anything that will get in the way of your dancing.
Does your pricing for a private lesson and/or package include my fiance?
Yes! The prices includes instruction for two people.
We prefer to not share the floor with other students/instructors/classes. Is it possible to have a private room?
Yes! For only $15 more per lesson, you can have a dance room all to yourself. This means that you won’t be distracted by other dancers moving around you, you won’t have to share the soundsystem (which means you won’t be distracted by other dance music), and you can use the entire floor.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, and Venmo.
How long is a private lesson?
No problem! You can contact me by phone, e-mail, or send a message through the contact page.