Thank you for visiting No Frills Dance. We're going to assume that since you're looking at this website, you or someone you know is interested in learning how to dance -- social dance, couples dance, partnership. We're also going to guess that there's a good chance that you've already looked at other dance teachers and dance studios besides us.
And if you're like most of our customers, you're probably feeling hesitant and a little wary about taking dance lessons because it's a brand new thing for you and all studios appear to be the same, with every one of them saying their dance instruction is the best. Plus, many of them want you to sign up on some kind of package of lessons that you're not even sure you're going to like. In fact, you may not be convinced that the "ballroom" scene is even your thing, forget signing a contract to take a bunch of lessons.
So we understand that you might be skeptical of dance studios in general - especially one that claims to offer good instruction at your level and pace without the expense and hassle of long-term lessons.
It Doesn't Have to Be That Difficult
You see, at No Frills Dance, we do something that is very unique to our industry. It's different from anything you've ever seen or experienced before. So let's speak candidly. Whether or not you ultimately do business with us is completely up to you. We just want to make sure you understand how the dance business works so you can feel confident that you make the best decision possible...whoever you end up buying from.
Not All Dance Studios Are Created Equal
Most folks who come to us are just wanting to learn a couple of fun dances, learn them well enough to go out and use them without feeling like a robot, and learn in a relaxed, low-key atmosphere -- without spending hundreds of dollars a month to do it. In fact, we constantly survey and question our customers, and that's exactly what they've told us - they just don't always know how to "size up" the dance studios they're considering. Often, it only takes one or two questionable merchants to give all the others in their industry a bad name, so please do a little homework - there are some very reputable local dance studios that deserve your serious consideration.
As you do so, here are a couple things to be aware of. For one thing, if you're a beginning student, there's a possibility you'll be assigned to a beginning teacher, for the first few lessons at least. It's true that they will know more than you -- you're a beginner and they work at least part time in a dance studio, after all. But although a beginning teacher may know more steps than you, he may not know the fastest, easiest, least painful way to teach them to you.
So, did you catch the part about "your first few lessons?" That's another thing to look out for -- some studios are hoping to make you a lifetime customer. Not that there's anything wrong with that - we teachers enjoy students who share our passion for our art. But you need to make sure your teacher isn't holding out on your training just because you haven't bought the next package of lessons yet.
And you probably don't want to be pushed into learning dances you're not even interested in, just to keep you buying more lessons.
So What Makes Us Different?
At No Frills Dance we make sure you have an experienced teacher right from the beginning, even on your very first lesson. In fact, our least experienced teacher has been dancing for 20 years and actually instructing for 14+. In that time we've taught over 200 singles and couples how to dance for specific upcoming events as well as just for fun.
In addition to that, we keep an open enrollment policy, which means you come and go as you see fit. You can learn any dances you want as often as you want and we'll teach you as much as you can absorb as fast as you can absorb it, no matter how many lessons you've had. And we make it affordable. You can get a private tutorial for $75.
So What's Missing?
1. The Long-Term Commitments. You don't have to join a long-term package to learn to dance. You can take as many as you want -- even if it's just one lesson.
2. The Contracts. You don't sign anything except your checks. This keeps you free to come and go without losing anything you pre-paid for. And there's none of the stress and hassle of being tied to a binding contract.
3. The Big Advance Payments. We don't collect your money 15 to 50 lessons in advance -- 3 lessons is the most you can buy up front, and most people just pay as they go, a lesson at a time.
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