Dance your way to happiness! 

​​​​​​ ​Dance With Liza

​​​​​Frequently Asked Questions

1How much are private lessons?

Packages and prices can be found on the dance lessons and wedding pages of our website.

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 20% 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, Jitterbug Swing, Country Swing, Country 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.

6.  What forms of payment do you accept? 

We accept cash, check PayPal, and Venmo.  

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, stiff 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.  See the link below for their website.

8.  Which location are dance lessons at?  

North Park and Kearny Mesa.  In North Park, I teach at Vernetta's Dance Studio and the North Park Lion's Club (they are two different rooms in the same building).  In Kearny Mesa, I teach at Dance For 2.  Please check our hours page for a breakdown of time and location of lessons.  We may be able to offer in-home lessons for special events or couples when feasible.  

9.  How much are group classes?
The group class before our monthly dances are $8 and include open dancing afterwards.  

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, check, PayPal, or Venmo. 

12.  Do you teach any group classes right now?

There is a group class on the first Friday of most months at 7pm right before our monthly dance party at the North Park Lion's Club.  The next class and party will be on September 6, 2019.  You may also create your own group class with friends or family; contact is for more info.    

13.  Can you suggest any good group classes? 

We suggest Starlight Dance Studio for country two-step, Dance For 2 for ballroom, Latin, & West Coast Swing, San Diego 'N' Line Dancers, Lori King, and Byran Roberson for line dancing, and Swing Dancing San Diego for Lindy Hop classes.  We suggest Dance For 2 or Decir Tango for Argentine Tango.  Check our referrals page for links.

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 criteria below.  The range is between $95-$960, but most couples pay between $250-$520.

  • How often you practice:  the more you practice, the cheaper it is, because you don't need as many lessons
  • Your inherent abilities:  do you have two left feet or are you coordinated, rhythmic, and athletic
  • How elaborate your dance routine(s) is; the simpler the routine, the fewer lessons you need
  • 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 dream dance in order to stay within their budget

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.