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Top 10 dance lessons in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Angelinabellydancer.com

Angelinabellydancer.com

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
I've taugh and performed Bellydancing for 14 years in the Chicago area.I am a second generation dancer.My mom is Dahlena,she wrote the Art of Bellydance I have enjoyed teaching both adults and children.I teach traditional .folkloric and modern pop and flamenco fusion Bellydancing.I also provide private classes and coaching.I have been told my style is very different,very earthy.I hope you will enjoy my style and find your own .2002-3 Chicago Lyric Opera Thais was my most prestigious performance as principal dancer,as a bellydancer.My Mothers training was greatly responsible for that success.Angelinabellydancer.com is my website Angelina Ge...
Juniper Ballet

Juniper Ballet

5.0(4)
Serves Chicago, IL
Amber R. says, "My technical and artistic skills have progressed greatly" Read more
Windy City Wedding Dance

Windy City Wedding Dance

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Chicago, IL
Francisco says, "Great communication and atmosphere I loved working on Salsa and Bachata and now I have a better understanding of the leading." Read more
Silent Successors (KrisBellvie Dance Lessons)

Silent Successors (KrisBellvie Dance Lessons)

4.7(3)
Serves Chicago, IL
Benjamin B. says, "As an uncoordinated white boy. Kris always takes the time to make me feel welcome. It's been a pleasure to work with him. See you in the future kid!" Read more
Healing Movement

Healing Movement

5.0(4)
Offers online services
Serves Chicago, IL
Andrés E. says, "Es muy amigable su forma de enseñar, es pausado, fácil de atender y entender, vale la pena 100% She teaches in a very "friendly" way, step by step, and it's easy to understand, 100% recomended" Read more
Dance With Carmen

Dance With Carmen

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Carmen Melendez is a bilingual dance instructor and choreographer, born and raised in the city of Chicago. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Dance from Northeastern Illinois University, and she currently studies Applied Behavior Analysis at National Louis University while directing the private dance project she co-founded, Dance With Carmen Dance Company. Carmen is the recipient of multiple scholarships for academic excellence and leadership, and her passion for dance performance, choreography, and education continues to grow across her 12+ years of professional experience in her craft. Carmen’s dance trainin...
NKJ Dance Productions

NKJ Dance Productions

5.0(2)
Serves Chicago, IL
Lisa W. says, "Miss Lani is very amazing when it comes to working with my little one. She always leaves her class happy and always remember the things that she learns. " Read more
Intrigue Dance And Performing Arts Center

Intrigue Dance And Performing Arts Center

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Intrigue Dance And Performing Arts Center is a highly accredited dance studio in the heart of Chicago. We are dedicated to teaching, sharing, and encouraging a passion for the art of dance and performance. Our highly skilled teachers are committed to creating a fun and safe learning environment for adults and children alike. By inspiration, determination, and discipline, Intrigue Dance aspires to "intrigue" people of all levels and backgrounds to follow their love for dance....
West Coast Swing Instruction

West Coast Swing Instruction

5.0(3)
Serves Chicago, IL
Brad W. says, "Tim cares about your growth as a dancer. He has a keen eye in seeing what improvements need to made in someone’s technique. Tim goes the extra mile to get you where you want to be." Read more
Performing Arts Studio

Performing Arts Studio

New on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Our mission is to offer a unique training space for individuals interested in learning and enhancing their knowledge and practice of the performing arts. We focus on the training of the integral self, body, voice, emotions and psyche. We seek to foster the application of these principles on stage and in daily life. Whether you are a performer looking to tune and expand your instrument or just interested in discovering yourself through the arts, the Performing Arts Studio strives offers an accessible, supportive community where you can achieve personal goals and set new ones. We are a comunity of professional instructors that love to see our ...

Your Dance Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 Chicago dance lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Molly
Great instructors and personal approach!
Juniper Ballet
Antonette J.
I love his class on Wednesday's. Only thing I would say is that I wish it wasn't just for an hour. I had fun whoohoo.
Silent Successors (KrisBellvie Dance Lessons)
Camila
Excellent class with Rashel. I love it. 🇪🇨
Healing movement
Destiny T.
Working with NKJ Productions has been amazing! My daughter absolutely loves the class and looks forward to going back. They are friendly and outgoing and makes my daughter feel welcome! 5 stars all around!
NKJ Dance Productions
Rolando C.
He’s all about movement, style and his very knowledgeable. He made it a lot of fun, Both my girlfriend and decided to take lessons from him.
West Coast Swing Instruction
Gwendolyn G.
I liked working with the Burnett School of Dance because of the attention given to each and every child. They all seemed to thrive under the leadership of the school.
Burnett School of Performing Arts
Kathi S.
Jasmin is patient, knowledgable, imaginative and encouraging. I have been studying with her for over 10 years. I learn something new at every session. I love learning from one of the best middle eastern dancers in the world.
Pure Raks belly dance with Jasmin Jahal
Stephanie W.
Miss Mickey is so wonderful with small children. Highly recommend!
Miss Mickey's Dancers
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