Dance FAQ

shadowShould I take group classes or private lessons?  It is recommended that students take combination of both private and group lessons.   KBA’s group class curriculum is designed to take students through a clear logical progression of the dances, but private lessons are very helpful to fine tune any individual dance needs.

Do I need a partner to dance?  Ballroom Dance is a hobby done with a partner yes, but you don’t need a partner to start learning.  Many students find practice partners through their lessons.

How long are private lessons?45 minutes of instruction

Why are lessons 45 minutes? It is recommended that students practice for a minimum of 15 minute after lessons.   This allows students a chance to solidify what they have learned.  In private lessons students get immense information.  If students stop immediately following the lesson it is common for much of the information introduced to be forgotten.

What is the cost to practice at the studio?  The cost to practice at the studio is $5 per day of practice per person.  Students enrolled in two or more classes at once can practice for free for that semester.   There is also no practice fee for students one hour before or after their group or private lessons.

Are lesson prices per person or per couple?  The cost of private lessons is per couple and the cost of group lessons is per person.

What is the cost of group classes?  Cost of Group classes $104 per credit hour

How much is a private lesson?  $85 per lessons

How much do the dances cost and can anyone come?  The dances are $10 per person and they are open the general public.

Is there a cost for the group practice sessions and can anyone attend?   The group practice sessions are only open to current enrolled students and are free.

How much is it to rent a dance instructional video from the student library?  Student can rent any video from the student library for $5 for a three day rental.  Students can also check them during practice in the studio of $2.50 if returned the same day.

Can anyone do competitive dancing?  Yes, dance competitions are set up so students only compete at their dance and age level.  So you could be anywhere from a beginner 88 year old to an advanced 12year old.  Also students can compete in AM-AM that is students dancing with students or Pro-AM students dancing with teachers or both.

What are some student incentives? Some student incentives are;  Students taking two or more classes per week can attend the dances for free.   Married Couples get 10% off their group class enrollment if enrolled together.  Students taking two or more private lessons per week attend all studio classes, events and individual practice for free.

Do I need special shoes?  Although there are special shoes made for Ballroom Dancing you do not need them on your first few lessons.  Students are expected to have dance shoes for any classes after bronze one.  Your teacher will help you with where and how to get them.

Are there any Scholarships available?   The studio does offer a limited number of Scholarships based on students income and drive. If a student is in financial need for a scholarship they must complete a one page essay on themselves and why they desire to take lessons.  With the essay they must submit their yearly household income. Scholarships are based on need and range from 10% off lessons to full tuition.

 

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