Find a dance class in Des Plaines, IL

Find dance classes in Des Plaines, IL

Find dance classes in Des Plaines, IL

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Find dance classes in Des Plaines, IL

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Top 10 dance lessons in Des Plaines, IL

Students agree: these Des Plaines 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
18+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, 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...
Rose, Middle Eastern Belly Dancer

Rose, Middle Eastern Belly Dancer

New on Lessons
Serves Des Plaines, IL
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Chicago Dance Factory

Chicago Dance Factory

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Mary M. says, "Greatest instructor!!!! " Read more
ArtReach Educational Theatre

ArtReach Educational Theatre

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Stacey M. says, "The instructors are wonderful and really invested in the students. " Read more
Releve Performing Arts

Releve Performing Arts

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Kathy K. says, "Great atmosphere and space for my 1st grader to learn dance." Read more

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 Des Plaines dance lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Des Plaines 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
Eileen R.
The instructors are very personable and very patient. They explain in detail the dance movements and flow along with the musicality that is so important to understanding dance. And work with you until you understand and are able to perform the dance. I love going to the studio; to me they are family.
Chicago Dance Factory
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