Wedding Dance Choreography
Private Dance Lessons
North Park, Kearny Mesa
Dance With Liza
Dance your way to happiness!
2. Do you offer any discounts?
Yes. We believe everyone deserves the chance to dance, so we like to work with people. You can save 10% by taking lessons during non-peak hours such as weekday mornings. We also offer a 10% discount for students, seniors, or military for lessons anytime. Additionally, you can do a payment plan if you need; just ask. Finally, on a case by case basis, we may be able to offer a sliding scale. Talk to us about your situation.
3. What is your specialty?
Our specialties are Wedding dance lessons and choreography, Country Western Two-Step, East Coast and Jitterbug Swing, Waltz, Zydeco, Nightclub Two-Step, line dancing, and basic social dancing.
4. What else do you teach?
We are trained in and can teach the following dance genres at the bronze level: American Style Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango), Country Western (Two-Step, Country Waltz, Cowboy Cha-Cha, We Danced, line dancing, Nightclub Two-Step, Zydeco), Swing (East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, West Coast Swing, Country Swing), and Latin (Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Merengue).
5. How many lessons does it take to learn how to dance?
It varies based on how fast you learn, the difficulty of the dance, and how much you practice. We can answer this question more accurately at the end of our first lesson.
We accept cash, PayPal, Venmo, or check.
7. What kind of shoes should I wear?
Wear supportive shoes with a smooth sole. Leather soles are best, but not required. Any smooth sole, including worn out rubber, work well. New tennis shoes, shoes with new rubber soles that grip, inflexible stilettos, and flip flops are hard to dance in. Ideally your feet should be able to slide and spin around easily on a smooth floor. For a great selection, visit Carmen's Dance Shoes near SDSU. They are located in the Aragon Plaza Shopping Center, 6506 El Cajon Blvd D, San Diego, CA 92115 They can be reached at (800) 854-4318.
8. Which location are dance lessons at?
All evening lessons are held in North Park. We love the completely private space there. We also teach in Kearny Mesa when it is not crowded, which is usually on weekday mornings and Sundays. Upon request, we can teach in-home lessons or classes at your facility when feasible.
Although we are closed Friday evenings and Saturdays, we will gladly teach at or DJ your special event on a Saturday. Contact us for specific availability.
9. How much are group classes?
When we have them, group classes are $10 if you pay for the entire session or $15 for one class. Get 50% off your first group class.
10. How long are lessons?
Lessons are 45 minutes in length unless you upgrade to 1 hour lessons for an additional $10 per lesson.
11. What should I bring with me to the lessons and classes?
Other than comfortable shoes with a smooth sole, you might want to bring a water bottle. Make sure your phone or video recorder has battery power and space to take video if you want to record the dance moves. Be prepared to pay with cash, PayPal, Venmo, or a check.
12. Do you teach any group classes right now?
We teach group classes on an occasional basis when there is demand for a particular style and a group of students who we know will attend regularly. You may create your own group class with friends or family; contact is for help.
13. Can you suggest any good group classes? Currently, we are referring people to Trish and David's Monday night classes at Starlight for country two-step We are referring people to Dance For 2's classes for ballroom and Latin classes, In Cahoots and Moonshine Flatts/Beach for line dancing and 2 Ply Swing (aka: swingdancingsd) for swing classes. We have a list of specific referrals for different group classes; call us if you need assistance.
14. How much should we expect to pay for wedding dance lessons?
The costs associated with wedding dance lessons can really vary depending on the following criteria:
1. How often you practice: the more you practice, the cheaper it is, because you don't need as many lessons
2. Your inherent abilities: do you have two left feet or are you coordinated, rhythmic, and athletic
3. How elaborate your dance routine(s) is; the simpler the routine, the less lessons you need
4. Your expectations: many students show me YouTube videos and say: "we want to look like this" and they don't realize how much harder it is to look like the pros than they think, so I often have to use the videos as inspiration, but choreograph simplified versions of their ideal dance
I recommend at least 6 forty-five minute dance lessons for your first dance, which is $410. The criteria listed above may necessitate more or less lessons....
15. What is the difference between 45 minute and one hour dance lessons?
The industry standard these days is 45 minutes, however many students prefer a full hour especially if they live far, don't take lessons very frequently, are pressed for time due to an event deadline, or simply need more time. The choice is yours. You can always start with 45 minutes and upgrade to an hour for an additional $10 fee if time permits.