Couple Dance Lessons
Couples who take dance lessons have more "date nights"!
They LOOK for opportunities & events that give them an excuse to enjoy the hobby they've developed!
And with the right teacher, LEARNING to dance together is FUN!
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Your First Lesson is offered at a reduced rate of only $79.00.
If you do not enjoy the first lesson, there's NO OBLIGATION to continue. However, if you enjoy the first lesson, we'll plan additional lessons, to see how much progress we can make!!
Lessons are taught Friday - Sunday.
Based on availability, you can attend as often as 4 times a month or as few as twice a month.
What YOU can Expect On Your First Visit :
Your teacher will introduce several different rhythms & dance styles to help you discover, which dances come more naturally to you, as a couple.
If you enjoy the first lesson, we can set up additional lessons.
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🎶 EXPERIENCE MATTERS 👫 Good Dancers are everywhere. Good Teachers, on the other hand, are hard to find. There is no substitution for experience, when it comes to teaching adults. Over the past 20+ years, we've had more than 1500 couples take lessons with us, most of whom, had NEVER attempted dancing, before walking through our doors. There's no "one size fits all" answer to adult learning. But, with more than 29 different partner dances to choose from and years of teaching experience, we can teach anyone willing to put in the effort to learn.
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What To Wear On Your Lesson
SHOES: Ladies should NOT wear heels during the first several months (we want you to have maximum balance). Both leaders & followers should wear leather soled shoes if possible (so you can slide around the floor). If you don't have leather soled shoe, a VERY worn sneaker (without tread) is better than a rubber soled shoe.
ATTIRE: It's true, dancing is considered an elegant activity, but we have a casual environment→ NOT barbecue-type casual. Couples often wear nice jeans & casual shirts. SHORTS &/or FLIP FLOPS are NEVER appropriate attire. Sleeveless Tops/Shirts (...ladies too) should always be avoided. (...ladies this will make a lot more sense after you've had lesson or two)
It MIGHT be important to note here, Best Of All Dance is NOT in the Ballroom Competition Business. If you start looking like a dancing mannequin or begin making forced facial expressions during Latin dances, you have strayed very far off of OUR path. In the long run, we want you to look like you know HOW TO DANCE (and not, as though you took dance lessons).
Have you been trolling various studio websites? If yes, we're sure you've noticed, dancers rarely post prices online (beyond the proverbial "special").
We're not "shifty". It's just plain fear.
We're a service area without a clearly defined consumer.
Sound like gobbledygook?
Phrased another way... If consumers looking for dance lessons, had also taken private lessons in golf, skiing or even skateboarding... dancers wouldn't worry about sticker shock.
Hopefully the following will give you reassurance:.
Q) Do all Newbies at B.O.A.D. pay the same price?
A) Yes. 1st Visit = $79.00 for one 40 minute session. The breakdown of the lesson amount vs floor fees is provided at check-out. As of Jan 1 2016. Missouri became the ONLY state in the US to specify that the "entertainment" aspect of all dance lessons, personal training sessions, weight management sessions etc outweigh either their medical and/or instructional value, whether provided to adults or children: Therefore, those services, as well as pretty much any service you can think of that are similar to those aforementioned, are now subject to Missouri's "entertainment" tax.
Q) Do some students at B.O.A.D. pay less than others?
A) Yes. Clients taking more than 4 lessons p/mo for 2 or more years pay a little less. We don't expect our best customers to pick up the tab for the newbies. Sorry folks. No Gwoupon here.
Q) What is the cost AFTER the first lesson?
A) B.O.A.D. is not a "club" & doesn't have "memberships".
You CAN'T pay-in-full for a batch of lessons up front. Frankly, that would just stress us out with worry about phantom "what if" scenario's and how to finance a last minute refund should the need arise!
We find it much more comfortable when all of our clients pay once a month. The amount of their monthly payment is based on the number of lessons they intend to take each month.
As mentioned above, "frequent flyers" pay a little less and average 4-6 lessons per month. Some do as few as 2 lessons per month.
We can customize as needed based on instructor availability but wont promise what we cant deliver.
Q) Some Studio websites boast "No Contracts" &/or "No Programs/Packages".
Is this "A Thing"?
A) It was "A Thing" in the Pre/Early-Internet days.
And, you'll still come across stories on FOX4 website of roofing contractors, fitness centers, ballet schools etc ...where patrons paid up-front & the business folded before services were provided. Maybe there is still a studio in KC doing the pay-in-full upfront thing, but, we're not aware of any that still do. It's our opinion that in 2016, studios who boast "no contracts/no programs" use it more as a gimmick and scare tactic than anything else. "Beware of the Evildoers!"
But, For the record... No, You don't have to sign anything.
Q) If I've never taken Private Lessons in anything, how do I know if I'm paying too much??
A) Unfortunately, there's no magic ball. But the following might help give you perspective: Learning to dance requires SPACE.
If the "space" where your lesson is held is in the teachers basement, you may pay 40% less but you may also be wondering, who's buried underneath the floor. It's a little Creepy.
Otherwise, if the lesson location is a commercial space, in a spiffy area, the overhead fee averages $1.00 per minute (or more). Overhead fees are AT LEAST 35-55% of EACH lesson regardless of location.
The real questions should be... do you feel good about the lesson? Are you comfortable with the teacher? Do they seem to know their stuff? When you have a question, do they have a solid answer?