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!
CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT
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?
Best Of All Dance has an outstanding reputation for bringing entertainment to weddings!
♦ 1/3 of our Wedding Programs are Bride & Groom Routines!
♦ 1/3 are Father & Daughter Dances or Mother & Son Dances!
(...a wonderful gift & precious one-on-one time between a parent & bride/groom).
♦ Parent Dances & Wedding Party Dances, make up the rest. We've even choreographed a Wedding Party Flashmob!
Best Of All Dance is so strong in this area, that wedding programs, make up almost 40% of our schedule each week! And no two Wedding Dances are the SAME!
Best Of All Dance Wedding Programs include choreography, practice time and music editing*. The length of a wedding program can be whatever you wish; but most people give us at least 10 visits. Your wedding is a special day and we take great pride in helping you look as good as you can!
The length of a wedding plan depends on many things:
♥ Style / Type of song,
♥ Type of Dance,
♥ How much time you are willing/able to try this,
♥ Your Individual Retention and
♥ How elaborate you wish to get.
When someone wants to do more than sway back-and-forth...there is NEVER a "standard" wedding program. Each wedding plan is customized according to your TIME, ABILITY and BUDGET. The greatest obstacle, to helping you look as good as you can, is usually TIME. Waiting to start 60 days before your event, is not the best idea if it can be avoided.
Before we start a wedding program, we need to meet for a consult & mini-lesson. Through this session, the teacher will be able to give you a realistic idea of what can & cannot be accomplished in the time frame you're able to give us. As long as you are comfortable with what the instructor discusses with you, we'd be happy to schedule additional lessons.
If possible, please try to bring the following with you:
♦ If you have your song picked out...PLEASE bring it with you on CD or IPOD
♦ If you can bring the dance floor dimensions of the reception hall, that would also be helpful.
♦ Please bring your calendars/schedule for the coming weeks.
CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A WEDDING CONSULT/MINI-LESSON
*Please scroll to bottom of page for music editing info
Wedding Dance Entertainment?
Here's a challenge for you: set a timer during a "Dancing With The Stars" routine.
Most people are very surprised to realize, the routines are only ONE minute (... 1½ minutes at most)! Why? It's the reality of audience attention spans: Even with elaborate costumes, fancy moves, alternating camera angles, back-up dancers, stage sets, music dubbed into your living room (overriding audience chatter) and a 5 minute build-up describing the practice "drama", the performance cant hold your attention for longer!
From the perspective of your wedding guests, a couple that wobbles back-n-forth (doin' the "prom sway"), for 3-5 minutes, is not going to be the "movie scene" from your imagination. It can be a snooze-fest but, it doesn't have to be! Instead, you can let our instructors help you create a Bride & Groom Dance, a Father/Daughter Dance & a Parent Dance, that everyone has fun learning, is proud to dance and your guests enjoy watching! Learning a dance for your wedding, feeling the movement, seeing it improve and come together . . . the reward is in the journey, and not just the wedding day (though that's great too)!
When you look for help with your wedding, you consult an expert. Best Of All Dance instructors ARE experts! Our staff have been choreographing dance routines for Beginner Adults and Non-Dancers for more than 20 years! We can help you capture whatever mood you wish to create! And our wedding programs include music editing! Most routines are 2-2½ minutes but, we can keep the original song length too... if you prefer!
The Wedding Dances should be a 'bridge' from the ceremony to the 'party'. When planned, they provide momentum into the celebration phase of your reception!
You Cant Escape The Wedding Dance
You can't escape the Wedding dance. It's a long held tradition. There will be a crowd and there will be cameras. So... take the lessons! .
The lessons are FUN and make the VIDEO, fun to watch, for the rest of your life (as you know, people with cell phones will shoot video, whether you like it or not).
We can teach you a combination of steps or a short routine, whichever you prefer. Either way, the steps you learn, can get you through your wedding—and every other wedding, dinner dance, cruise, holiday celebration and covert spy operation you attend for the rest of your life. .
Amazing Emotional Father & Daughter Dance
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Fun Bride & Groom Dance!
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Excellent Father and Daughter Dance! Very Classy!
Romantic Bride and Groom Dance
Whimsical Mother & Son Wedding Reception Dance
Very Nice Wedding Dance Partial
Jay and Barbara First Dance
Wedding photography on this site was provided by Kansas City Photographers "Photos Edge". Check out their website http://photosedge.com/
Best Of All Dance has a professional music editor on staff with more than 30 years experience mixing music for dance routines, night clubs etc. Nearly all wedding songs can be edited in less than 2 hours time. Wedding song editing is considered included in nearly all wedding plans. The only situation when music editing in NOT included, is when the time spent editing, exceeds the number of lessons attended. Our music editor charges $10 per hour. For pricing info on lessons, please see our "couple dance" page.
Best Of All Dance is known for its exciting & innovative Dance Fitness classes! Best Of All Dance was the FIRST studio in KC to offer Bootie Blast™ and U-Jam Fitness®. And, our staff was teaching Latin Dancing before Zumba® was born! Our motto:
Best Of All Dance is an Excuse To Cut Loose!
Funky Dance Fitness
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Let us Energize your spirit, Improve your coordination, Motivate you to better health, Increase your stamina & help you shed unwanted pounds! With dance fitness, you never need a partner and you DON'T need dance experience! ALL levels of fitness, ALL shapes, sizes and genders are encouraged to attend!
Best Of All Dance Fitness Classes are offered at a variety of locations in the KC Northland (see "Locations" page above) on Tuesday & Thursday @ 7:45 PM and Saturday mornings. Class rates are as low as $5.95 per class (depending on package).
A "Drop-In" is a great way to sample our class before you enroll on a package. Drop-In One Class= $10.00. If you enjoy the class and want to enroll on a package on the same night, we'll apply your $10 Drop-In towards your first package!
CLICK HERE to "Drop In" & Reserve Your Spot In Class!
Whether you like a Funky Fitness Class like U-Jam Fitness®,
A Latin Fitness Class like Zumba® or
A Jazzy Fitness Class like Bootie Blast®,
Best of ALL Dance offers it ALL!.
Check out some of our video's and class descriptions below!
U-Jam Fitness ® A Funky, High NRG, EZ-to-follow fusion of Urban Dance Fitness & World Beats designed for Men & Women of ALL ages! This is NOT a class you'll have to "drag" yourself into! U-Jam, is our MOST popular dance fitness class & probably, the most fun you'll have working out!
Reservations recommended (not always required). Grab your kicks and come Jam with us! To view MORE Videos, Special Events &/or learn more about U-Jam Fitness® in general, visit UJamKC.com or, click here.
LOSE yourself in the music, FIND yourself IN SHAPE
Exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness! Latin Dances such as Salsa, Merengue,Cha Cha & Reggaeton are the base ingredients of this world renown fitness program! No Dance Experience Required!
We use fun dance combinations, isolation's and simple turns to raise your heart rate & improve your flexibility. Bootie Blast is more intricate than Zumba but not as technical as a Jazz class. .