Find a dance class in Rochester, NY

Find dance classes in Rochester, NY

Find dance classes in Rochester, NY

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Top 10 dance lessons in Rochester, NY

Students agree: these Rochester dance classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Gems Dance Co

The Gems Dance Co

New on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Certified as a bellydance instructor in the Keti Sharif method. Students learn how to engage their core, isolation techniques and choreogrophy.
MT Ed With Tina

MT Ed With Tina

1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Nick N. says, "Tina makes everything very understandable, and we work well together." Read more
Let's Dance Rochester

Let's Dance Rochester

New on Lessons
Serves Rochester, NY
We are teaching singles and couples, all levels, from beginner to advanced competitor, competing professional including, all age groups, any abilities. We are offering wheelchair dance lessons.
Hold My Hand Dance Management

Hold My Hand Dance Management

3 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Rochester, NY
Leah D. says, "Tiffany and Johan are extremely talented and passionate about sharing their gifts. My fiancé and I were looking for a choreographed dance for our wedding and had a difficult time finding the right fit, until we met them! Their dance background is so diverse and they put together a one of a kind dance specifically for us and our style. We highly recommend them!! " Read more
Rochester Academy Of Irish Dance

Rochester Academy Of Irish Dance

New on Lessons
Serves Rochester, NY
The Rochester Academy of Irish Dance, founded in 2016, offers both competitive and performance classes in Irish dance. RAID is dedicated to training dancers of all ages from beginner to open champion. Kathleen O'Keefe ADCRG, Paula Burke TCRG, Amy Coppola TCRG, and Rachel Burke are devoted to sharing their love of Irish dance with all of their students.

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 Rochester dance lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Rochester area.
Dalton L.
I like working with Tina because she encourages me to look at each roll from several different demensions. Our one on one classes gives me the freedom to express myself and learn. I have Asperger's syndrome and her patience and willingness to expand my thinking helps me to become a better performer!
MT Ed with Tina
Leslie R.
They are fantastic! So kind and patient. They choreographed a beautiful routine that will make our first dance look amazing! We are so glad we found them! We look forward to dancing every week now with their help!
Hold My Hand Dance Management
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