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Top 10 dance lessons in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York dance classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Timeless Elegant Dance

Timeless Elegant Dance

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Luis S. says, "I am really glad that I had the opportunity to take lessons in the dance studio Timeless Elegant Dance is based in. I would like to specifically point out Frank who is teaching me Salsa. In my case, I have a wedding coming up and wanted to learn as much Salsa as I can in a short notice. Frank is so accommodating and empathic to my plight as he was willing to work his schedule around mine. I am honestly considering coming back for more lessons simply because of my positive experience. " Read more
Musical Theatre Triple-Threat Training

Musical Theatre Triple-Threat Training

5.0(2)
Offers online services
13 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Amy L. says, "Nicole has been an amazing teacher! Her knowledge of musical theater and voice is exactly what my high schooler needed. Nicole is passionate about the craft and that comes though in her teaching." Read more
Dance With Lyoka

Dance With Lyoka

5.0(4)
10+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Evgeny K. says, "I recently had the pleasure of attending a series of dance classes led by Lyoka, and I must say, the experience was nothing short of phenomenal. From the get-go, Lyoka demonstrated an exceptional talent for both dance and instruction. Her energy and passion for dance are palpable, creating an inviting and vibrant atmosphere in every session. What sets Lyoka apart as an instructor is her extraordinary ability to connect with students of all levels. She has a keen eye for detail and offers personalized guidance that helps each student improve, no matter their starting point.Lyoka excels in breaking down complex dance movements into easy-to-understand steps, ensuring that everyone can keep up and feel accomplished. Her classes are not just about learning to dance; they are about experiencing the joy and freedom that come with it. She fosters a supportive and non-judgmental environment where everyone feels welcome to express themselves.Furthermore, Lyoka's choreography is always fresh and exciting, blending different styles seamlessly and pushing creative boundaries. Her dedication to dance and teaching is evident in the way she meticulously plans each class to maximize fun and learning.In conclusion, my experience with Dance with Lyoka has been incredibly rewarding. Lyoka is not just a dance instructor; she is a true dance enthusiast who shares her love and knowledge of dance with everyone who walks into her class. I highly recommend her classes to anyone looking to explore the world of dance, improve their skills, and have a great time doing it." Read more
Sublime Dance Company

Sublime Dance Company

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Tova M. says, "Love " Read more
Sublime Dance & Fitness

Sublime Dance & Fitness

New on Lessons
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Welcome! My teaching focuses on my student's strengths and reasons for learning. I ensure that students are taught from a personalized curriculum that brings them closer to their goals while emphasizing the music fundamentals that will prepare and enrich them for life. I am passionate about dance, choreography, and events planner. I believe I can engage any curious or dedicated student with this eclectic mix of perspectives and experience for over 20 years. Please contact me for more information 201-362-7800
Big Apple Ballroom

Big Apple Ballroom

5.0(1)
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Heidi R. says, "There are no words for how grateful I am for this studio. The owners are incredible people who provide a warm and welcoming environment. They, along with all of the instructors, are skilled dancers and even better teachers. They are extremely patient and have the ability to break things down for each student in a way that they’ll understand–it’s truly individualized instruction. The studio offers everything from choreographing wedding dances to dancing in pro-am competitions with students, who have had huge success. I have been learning from and competing with Michael for 10 years and have experienced tremendous growth and accomplishment. They also have a variety of group classes and workshops, including fascinating, historically significant dances like the shim sham. Big Apple Ballroom parties are a blast, with mini classes followed by general dancing, awesome showcases, and fun themes. The other students are friendly, welcoming and, above all, supportive of each other. It’s like a second home to me. I wholeheartedly recommend Big Apple Ballroom." Read more
Sandra Kluge | Tap Percussionist

Sandra Kluge | Tap Percussionist

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
JoAnne C. says, "Excellent teacher, even through zoom! Very interested in making sure you are learning and doing the steps correctly. Looking forward to more lessons with Sandra. " Read more
Dance With Dima

Dance With Dima

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Elena N. says, "Dima has a very personalized approach. With keen attention to detail and patient guidance, he tailored each lesson to my skill level and goals, ensuring steady progress while making every step enjoyable. Dima's passion for dance shines through his teaching, creating an atmosphere of inspiration and motivation. His ability to identify my strengths and areas for improvement has been a great help towards my growth and progress. lf you're seeking a private ballroom dance experience that's not only educational but also warm and personal, Dima is undoubtedly the one to choose!" Read more
Extra Pirouette

Extra Pirouette

5.0Exceptional(5)
12+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Jackie C. says, "Anastasia is the BEST ballet teacher I ever had! I met her in NYC almost 5 years ago and I knew very little about ballet at that time. Anastasia has a very unique yet effective and systematic approach to teach ballet. I really appreciate how hard she pushed the students and I felt I have grown and improved everyday in the past couple of years. The virtual class is just as good and help me quite frankly being about to do more ballet since I moved to Boston. I highly recommend Anastasia for ones who is looking for learn real technique. Her perseverance will keep you happy and motivated for each class! " Read more
Peter Locuratolo

Peter Locuratolo

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Elena I. says, "I am the owner of Dance Manhattan which was one of the largest and most progressive adult partner dance schools in NYC from 1992-2014. I have known Peter for over 25 years. He joined our staff of dance instructors in 1994. He’s a talented professional who brings years of experience and insights to the classroom! His congenial, easy-going, and generous nature made him a favorite among students, both young and old, and his colleagues. Peter is a joy to work with and an inspiration to all those who’ve had the pleasure and good fortune to attend his classes. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn or improve their partner dancing." 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 New York dance lessons

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
Anthony H.
I came in with my fiance unsure if we Evan wanted an organized wedding dance.But after one intro lesson with our teacher at Elegance In Dance,nothing more needed to be thought of or said.We signed up for there program on the spot and the process has been so much fun and easy.We highly recommend this school.We highly recommend there dance programs if you want your wedding dance done right sign up for one of there programs on the spot.It will be the best decision you could make about your wedding dance trust us.
Timeless Elegant Dance
Ariana A.
Nicole tailors her feedback based on your goals and current standing in your training. She is great at providing guide points for expanding your craft and helping you feel successful while moving forward.
Musical Theatre Triple-Threat Training
Elena N.
I took a private lesson with Lyoka and loved everything about it😍. It was fun, engaging and I learned a lot while having a good time💃🏽. Lyoka such a positive personality with sense of humor 🤩.Definitely will come back for more! Highly recommend👍!
Dance with Lyoka
Nadia P.
Anastasia's class is a serious ballet workout. She pays individual attention to each student and enables them to do their best. I highly recommend her class to anyone who is looking to make progress quickly in ballet strength, body allignment and ballet steps.
Extra pirouette
Leimomi K.
Mr. Locuratolo made the learning fun and enjoyable. I took classes with Peter on the fundamentals of partner dancing at a New York City studio. He covered everything you’ll need to know in posture, positioning, poise and etiquette which is a huge task to teach a beginner. His instruction opened the doors for me to try all types of dance styles. Peter Locuratolo is a fabulous instructor.
Peter Locuratolo
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