Wedding Private Lessons
Dance lessons will make a huge difference in your comfort and confidence on the dance floor – the key to looking graceful and relaxed for your big moment in your first dance as a newlywed couple!
Price & Packages
Invite parents and friends to join you for a lesson
Special Request Lessons with Senior Instructor
Julee Mertz (as seen in the instructional DVD, “Dancing Together“) developed the wedding dance curriculum and is available upon request.
With your family and friends…
What to Expect from your First Lesson
All private lessons are a full 55 minutes.
During your private lesson, you and your fiancee will work with a single instructor. The material will be based on your individual requests, and your teacher will move at a pace which is comfortable for you both.
If you have already picked a song, please bring it along on a CD or iPod for your instructor to use during the lesson. Depending on your first song, we’ll recommend one of the following styles: Wedding Dance (perfect for both classic and contemporary songs), Swing, Waltz, or Foxtrot.
If you haven’t yet picked your first song, that’s alright, too! Our instructors can provide guidance and suggestions, and will have plenty of practice music on hand.
Over the years, we have found that most couples average between 3 and 5 lessons to attain their desired comfort level and variety of moves. There are no contracts or mandatory packages. Consider every lesson a la carte, with a discount for pre-purchasing 5 lessons, which may be redeemed over a 12-month period.
How to Schedule Your First Lesson
Private lessons are available in the afternoon, evenings, and weekends.
Alternatively, call 312.243.0700 or email us the days and times that work for your schedule. We’ll respond with matching availability in our calendar.
All private lessons must be confirmed with a credit card number, pre-paid or covered by a private lesson package.
For lesson confirmations via credit cards, we require a MasterCard or Visa number, with expiration date and billing zip. We do not charge the card; we securely keep the information on file against our no-show and cancellation policies.
Payment : At the time of the lesson, you may choose to pay via Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa.
Parking: Our students may park in the loading zone in front of the studio. There is also free street parking along Randolph and several of the side streets. We recommend leaving a few extra minutes to secure one of these free spots.
Privacy: Big City Swing makes its home in a two-floor loft with a cozy atmosphere and fabulous aged wood floors. During peak times, we occasionally must split the studios to accommodate the volume of private lessons. This does not deter from your lesson experience. Dividers split the room in half and you still receive private and focused attention from your private instructor and dedicated music source. Two songs are never played at the same time. You will hear you own song numerous times throughout your lesson. If you prefer to guarantee sole use of one of our studios, your lesson will be charged at the flat rate of $75/hour. Just inform us of your preference and we will accommodate your request.