The cost of taking dance classes most of the time is an important element to consider when deciding where to study. Therefore, I would like to offer an overview of price ranges in Toronto, so even if you don’t live here, you can have a reference to guide your search for a dance school.

To make it simple and more efficient, we have two models of attendance, private and group lessons.

Private lessons.

The price range of private dance lessons at our school starts at $80 per hour for one or two people but can go up depending on the specifics of each case. So here are a couple of things to think about private lessons, and the same criteria work well for Salsa or Bachata.

Private lessons are a great option if you have a complicated schedule and can’t commit to something weekly. Also, private lessons will benefit you if you’re in group classes or your social dancing and you want to refine what you learned. So think of it as you work out on your own, but also have a personal trainer to make a minor adjustment and catch all those little things that do not allow you to have a better experience when dancing so you can feel free and flow on the dance floor.

Of course, another reason to do private lessons is to take part in choreographies, competitions, and performances. However, those require advanced personal coaching, and the cost per lesson usually is more expensive.

Group classes.

At our school, the most popular attendance mode is group classes. The pricing for group classes is the same regardless of the level, which is $135 for nine hours. The amount is highly accessible, especially if you compare it to the cost of $80 for one hour in a private lesson.

That’s a steal!!. Why aren’t you signing up? Stop reading this blog sign up. Go go!

In general, I always encourage students to pick group classes, not just because of the pricing but also because of the community, the family you gain, and the fun you get to have.

During private lessons, the instructor’s attention is all on you. The focus of private lessons is to grow, not necessarily having fun because you want to squeeze as much knowledge out of the instructor or the expert.

In our group classes, you get some knowledge, we turn on music, you get to practice, you get to vibe, and you get to have fun. Group classes are so relaxing and fun that you can consider them a staycation, a vacation without traveling. Well, you’d have to travel to the studio, but the point is that being part of a group class is the most cost-effective use of your money and time, and on average, the cost of a class is 15 dollars per hour at our school.

Drop-in lessons.

There are a lot of schools that do drop-in lessons with packages where you can take a bunch of classes or membership style where you pay a monthly membership, and you can come in on different days.

We don’t focus on that style because the culture of our schools creates community, and we work hard to have a sense of camaraderie and connection. After nine weeks of holding hands, smiling and talking to the same group of people, our students develop their tribe.  They usually create WhatApp groups or use another platform to keep in contact; they go together to socials and support each other whenever one misses a class.  This level of trust and familiarity would be challenging if new people and strangers are always coming; it’s tough to have a rotating door and a meaningful sense of community.

For those schools that favour drop-in classes, they’ll range in pricing anywhere from 20 dollars for a single class to 150 dollars for different packages.

You’ll want to pick a school that fits your schedule and your price point as in many things.  But even more relevant is what you’re looking to get out of it. I genuinely believe that the most important thing is to pick a school where you get to have fun, where you get to connect and celebrate, and you feel special. Honestly, when I find schools like that, I pay any amount.

I can’t wait to welcome you to our big family, have you come in week to week, have fun, connect with new friends and let loose to amazing Latin songs. Click here to check our current schedule.

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