(619) 861-6260

info@dancewithliza.com 

North Park & Kearny mesa

​​ Dance With Liza



Dance your way to happiness!

Frequently Asked Questions


1.  How much are lessons?

Group classes are $12 per person per class when you buy a pack of 4 (4 for $48) or $15 per person per class.  


The rate of private lessons varies based on which package you get, if you want 45 minute lessons or 1 hour lessons, and if you qualify for a 10% discount.  Rates range from $62-80 for 45 minute lessons ($56-72 with the discount if applicable).  Rates range from $72-90 for 1 hour lessons ($65-81 with the discount if applicable).  Basically, the larger the package, the cheaper the rate.  Packages and prices can be found on the dance lessons and wedding pages. 



2.  What forms of payment do you accept? 

We accept cash, PayPal, or check.  



3.  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.  Ideally your foot can bend up and down a little in the shoes.  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.


4.  How many lessons does it take to learn how to dance?

It varies based on the rate at which you learn, the difficulty of the dance, and how much you practice.  Some students get it in as little as 3 lessons.  Other students have two left feet and require the repetition and muscle memory that comes with taking 8-12 lessons.  The average engaged couple takes between 5-10 lessons for a wedding. The average student learning to dance for fun takes lessons at least once a week for a few months to really get the hang of it.


5.  What is your specialty? 

Our specialties are primarily wedding dances, country, swing, and basic social dance skills.  We teach over fifteen different dance genres at the beginning to intermediate level:  Bronze level American Style Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, American Tango), Country Western (Two-Step, Country Waltz, Cowboy Cha-Cha, We Danced, line dancing, Country Swing, Nightclub Two-Step, Zydeco), Swing (East Coast Swing, Jitterbug, basic Lindy, West Coast Swing, 4-count swing, Country Swing), and Latin (Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Merengue).  We also teach basic social dance skills for folks who want to turn their two left feet around.  


6.  Which location are the lessons at?  

Our group classes are in North Park.  Private dance lessons are taught in Kearny Mesa and North Park; it depends on the day and time.  If you have a preference, let us know and we will try to accommodate your request.


7.  Which instructor will I get?  

We currently have two instructors:  Liza Marians and Caree Smail.  Both are competent, very talented, and provide exceptional customer service.  If you have a preference, let us know, otherwise we will assign you either instructor based on availability and location.