Wedding Private Lessons
One of the most intimidating moments of your wedding reception can be your first dance. Even one lesson will make a huge difference in your comfort level and being comfortable is the key to looking graceful, confident and relaxed on the dance floor.
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.
All private lessons are a full 55 minutes.
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.
Depending on your first song, we’ll recommend one of the following styles:
• Wedding Dance (perfect for both classic & contemporary songs)
General Price and Packages
Private Lesson – $60
5 Private Lesson Package – $275
You may invite parents and friends to join you for a lesson
Private Lesson – 2 Couples – $80
Private Lesson – 3 Couples – $100
Special Request Lessons with Senior Instructors
Julee Mertz and Dave Rentauskas (as seen in the instructional DVD, “Dancing Together“) developed the wedding dance curriculum and are available upon request.
Private Lesson w/Senior Instructor- $75
5-Lesson Package w/Senior Instructor – $350
With your family and friends…
Private Lesson w/ Senior Instructor – 2 Couples – $95
Private Lesson w/ Senior Instructor – 3 Couples – $115
Bring Your Music
For private lessons, be sure to bring your song on a CD or iPod, so that we may start using it on the first lesson. Should you forget, no worries. We’ll use a similar song (in feel and tempo) from our collection.
Private lessons are available days, evenings and weekends and are scheduled around our group classes.
To expedite scheduling, you may request a lesson through on our online booking system. If you prefer to speak with our office managers directly, please call 312.243.0700 or email us the days and times which 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 MC 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.
At the time of the lesson, you may choose to pay via Cash, Check, MasterCard or Visa.
Free street parking is most readily available after 2 pm. If your lesson is before 2pm, please allow an extra 5-10 minutes to find a free parking spot.
We are currently a two-floor Chicago loft with a cozy atmosphere and fabulous aged wood floors. During peak seasons, 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 our office manager, Laura, of your preference and we will accommodate your request.