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Top 10 dance lessons in Buffalo Grove, IL

Students agree: these Buffalo Grove dance classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Studio Viva

Studio Viva

5.0(3)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
We specialize in teaching social dances (salsa, bachata, cha-cha, swing and Lindy hop) along with some other specialty dances, to adults. We also offer ballroom dances in private lesson settings as requested. My background is very diverse- I am a trained ballerina (28 years total in classical) as well as a jazz dancer. I lived, trained and competed in acrobatic swing, boogie woogie and Lindy hop, and later on in Latin social dances (salsa, bachata). I had the opportunity to train with some of the world's best International Ballroom trainers, and had brought some amazing teachers from around the world to train our students here as well. I find...
Lake Shore Dance Academy

Lake Shore Dance Academy

5.0(3)
7+ years in business
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
Kerry D. says, "Very responsive, nice 2 work with and fun!" Read more
Ballroom Dance Studio

Ballroom Dance Studio

New on Lessons
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
Our studio offers all kinds of dance instruction - from ballroom to country western, for your wedding, salsa & nightclub dancing - for all ages and abilities through private, group and practice lessons. Learning how to dance is always easy and fun! In your very first lesson you'll learn the basic elements of which all dance patterns are based and within hours you'll be ready to dance!
LP Entertainment & Consulting

LP Entertainment & Consulting

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
Lynette P. says, "Lisa is wonderful. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated to practice and do homework on her own. As a parent new to this, Lisa is kind and patient and very positive. She motivates my daughter to try new things and explore her skill set with confidence. Lisa is very experienced and knowledgeable, and her willingness to share what she knows with me as a parent and my daughter as her student has made this such a great experience." Read more
ArtReach Educational Theatre

ArtReach Educational Theatre

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
Stacey M. says, "The instructors are wonderful and really invested in the students. " Read more
Fred Astaire Dance Studio In Northbrook

Fred Astaire Dance Studio In Northbrook

New on Lessons
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
The team of certified dance instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Northbrook, which was co founded by Fred Astaire himself, skillfully instructs students of all ages and skill levels, with or without a partner. Fun and easy private lessons allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their extensive training and expertise. Patrons can choose from a full range of ballroom, Latin, and wedding dance classes. Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Northbrook also offers a variety of youth programs. Our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positi...
Lain Avery Dance Coach&Choreographer

Lain Avery Dance Coach&Choreographer

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
I am a retired dancer now coaching dancers in technique and performance building for dancers building a pre-professional career. In addition, I am coaching dancers interested in performing at a competitive level as soloist as well as joining a competitive traveling team. Dancers training with me will be trained in classical ballet and pointe technique as well as jazz, tap, acro, lyrical, and contemporary. I look to train professinal individuals both in dance and in life with an appreciation of all forms of art. In addition to privates, I also run a competitive team based out of Wheaton IL. Dancers compete throughout Illinois and travel to di...
Dominique Ruffalo

Dominique Ruffalo

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
I am a Musical Theatre choreographer, actress, and dance teacher currently based in Chicago, IL. I teach ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, musical theatre dance and am certified in acro dance by Acrobatic Arts.
MJL Ballet

MJL Ballet

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
World class pre professional ballet training in Itasca IL. This year-round ballet training program is designed to meet the needs of students who are driven to seek the highest standard of classical ballet education. Our program provides the experience necessary to ease the transition from student to professional dancer. This will be done through personalized plans designed for each student while offering personal attention and thoughtful career guidance in a nurturing environment. I love teaching the next generation of dancers...
Darcelle Dance Company

Darcelle Dance Company

New on Lessons
Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
Notice: Due to the COVID-19 my lesson are now flexible for online or in person! Open to Teaching: Ballet, En Pointe, Cheerleading, Pom Pom, and Comtemporay. Bio: Growing up from my dance career I have been dancing since the age of 3 and did the intensive training when I was 4. I had done jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and West African, but what I am best at is ballet. Plus, I started en Pointe at the age of 13. I studied at the following dance schools; Stairway of The Stars, CSU Dance Team, FieldCrest School of Performaning Arts, Russell Tablet Dance Studio, Homer Bryant Ballet and The Hyde Park School of Ballet. Education history I ha...

Your Dance Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are dance classes?

Kids group dance lessons cost $60 to $200 per month, or $40 per week on average. Private dance lessons for adults cost $50 to $85 per hour, depending on the location, dance type, number of lessons, and session length.

Wedding dance lessons cost $50 to $150 per hour or $500 to $2,500 for a package of 10 to 20 classes.

What should I wear to a dance class?

Most dance classes are casual and focus more on comfort and form than style. What you wear to a dance class depends on the dance type:

  • Ballet and jazz require form-fitting clothes so your form and posture is visible.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes and shoes to contemporary or street classes.
  • Wear fitness or leisure clothes and tap shoes to tap dance lessons.
  • Wear casual clothes, smooth-soled shoes, or dresses to ballroom, tango, or salsa classes.

Are private dance lessons worth it?

Private dance lessons are an excellent way to gain new skills in a low-stakes environment, but they may not be for everybody. Private lessons are worth it if you:

  • Value privacy
  • Want to make progress quickly
  • Feel more comfortable one-on-one instead of in groups
  • Want direct feedback on technique
  • Need a class that conforms to your schedule

How long are dance classes?

Most dance classes last 30 to 90 minutes and meet 1 to 5 times per week, depending on the dance type and age range. Dance classes for children tend to meet more often for shorter sessions because children tend to benefit more from frequent, consistent lessons. Casual adult lessons tend to meet fewer times per week but are usually longer.

How do I choose a dance teacher?

Start by browsing our dance instructors, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Examine reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Choose an experienced, reputable instructor.
  • Get a written estimate and timetable before the first lesson.
  • Follow a payment schedule instead of making a large payment up front.

After asking questions and verifying credentials, hire the best dance teacher in your area.

What questions should I ask dance instructors?

When looking for local dance companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Can you give me an estimate in writing?
  • Do you teach private lessons or group lessons only?
  • What dances do you specialize in?
  • What ages are you used to teaching?
  • Are your lessons entry-level or intermediate?

Reviews for Buffalo Grove dance lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Buffalo Grove area.
David B.
I have been taking private salsa lessons with Dora for about 2 months. Prior to this, I had zero background with salsa, and had never tried it because I was a little self conscious about going out and taking a group class without any experience. After two months with Dora, I feel confident that I could go in a group or social dance setting and look like I know what I am doing with the basics of salsa. Again, this is with absolutely zero experience prior to my first lesson with her, so I think this says a lot about her ability to teach and build confidence . Dora is a great choice for a teacher if you are someone like me and maybe a little unsure of whether you could really learn this well enough to go out in a social setting. Dora has made the lessons fun, but more importantly she has taken a genuine interest in making sure I am actually learning what I need to know to be able to go out in a social setting and be confident with this.
Studio Viva
Tom R.
Empowering lives through Dance I’ve thought about that line at the top of Anna’s page many times as she has enthusiastically corrected my attempts at dancing. It has been a life long desire for me to learn to dance, and I think I can say with some confidence that I have achieved toddler status. That is not to mock what Anna has accomplished, because thanks to her excellent teaching, I have accomplished a couple of things in addition to the basics. I had the joy of a choreographed dance with my daughter at her wedding, and I was able to go onto the dance floor after the ceremony and have a great time. In addition to that Anna challenged me to learn a choreographed dance routine that she created for a regional showcase. I had the privilege of dancing with her in front of a crowd, as did several other of my fellow students, and it was very challenging and rewarding. Anna seems tirelessly creative, and impossibly patient. I wanted to say thank you this holiday season for the way she has changed my life with dance, and came up with a simple acrostic that speaks to some of the tools she’s taught me on this journey. Determination: when those feet just will not go where they're supposed to, relax and try again Attitude: stay positive, have fun Natural: Everyone learns at their own pace, be yourself Confidence: Believe you can do this and hold that damn frame! Excellence: Always seek your very best, wherever it is that day.
Lake Shore Dance Academy
Lynette P.
Lisa is knowledgeable and is willing to take the time to really teach and inspire her students. My daughter looks forward to her lessons and is motivated at the end of the session to continue practicing on her own. Lisa has taken the time to walk me through every aspect of getting my daughter ready for her future. Her kindness, knowledge and patience has helped both my daughter and me navigate through the world of acting, dancing, singing and modeling.
LP entertainment & consulting
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