At Brooklyn Dance Lessons we offer a few different types of lessons to meet everyone’s needs and desires. Our boutique is primarily focused on offering exceptional private dance lessons, but part of our mission is also to help people overcome stereotypes and embrace the joy of dancing. For this reason, together with private lessons, we offer one-time group Dance Experiences, Dance Cycles, and some special Intensive Classes.
The group Dance Experiences are the group version of our popular private Dance Experiences and they are intended for a more casual approach to dancing. Our Dance Cycles, instead, are perfect for those who want to give it a try and start learning a specific style. They are normally 4 lessons over 4 weeks and they get renewed every time we have a minimum number of students interested in continuing. Lastly, if you are looking to go a bit deeper in the learning process without making a long commitment, we have Intensive Classes available. All the upcoming group classes are available on our Social Dance page.
All the lessons need to be prepaid in order to be scheduled.
When you purchase one single private lesson, you have the option to select a tentative preferred day and time. If the spot is available we will send you a booking confirmation. Otherwise, we will reach out to you with more options.
When you purchase a multiple lessons package, you will be asked at the checkout to fill out a brief form with your general availability and we will get back to you with some options for your lessons.
If you prefer to understand the options before your purchase, please email [email protected] (or text +13473955505) with your general availability and we will provide you with some time options.
We typically get back to you within 1-2 business days.
Unless you have an appointment, our boutique does not accept walk-ins. We teach by appointment only, which means you must have purchased a lesson and received a booking confirmation for a specific day and time.
We receive by appointment only Monday to Sunday.
Mon to Fri 11 am – 9 pm
Sat to Sun 11 am – 7 pm
Our general hours for lessons on the weekday evenings are 5-9 pm.
Our latest lesson starts at 8 pm and we normally do not teach later than 9 pm with some rare exceptions for wedding cycle pro.
Our private lesson is 60min long. Said that, if you prefer, we can also do 90min or 120min long sessions (many students love doing that).
The cost of a private lesson is typically for 1-2 people.
If you are a group of 3 people or more you can either book a private group dance experience or contact us to receive the private group lessons rates.
Due to Covid, this option is currently unavailable.
Yes, we can travel to your private location or studio within 4mi from our Boutique. This option has some restrictions and different fees compared to the regular lesson packages. Please contact us if you need more details.
We recommend you bring a clean and comfortable pair of shoes for the lesson. You can also be barefoot or in socks if you prefer. Please no wet or dirty shoes during the class – we aim to keep the studio clean and spotless for you and for us!
Dance shoes are not required. However, we recommend considering dance shoes if you are going to take more than 3 lessons. We do sell dance shoes at our studio for professional, amatorial, and “just for fun” levels starting from $35.
Yes, we do.
You certainly can! You can purchase one single lesson if you would like to try out our boutique. We will be happy to upgrade you to a package if you liked the lesson with us.
Yes, they do!
Please be aware that each Brooklyn Dance Lessons package has a usage period (“Usage Period”). After that period the package is to be considered expired. Check our expiration policy here.
Yes, you can request a full refund of your purchased lessons or packages within 7 calendar days from the day of the payment (“Refund Period”). In the event that a purchased package is partially used before the end of the Refund Period, the whole purchase becomes automatically not refundable. Check out our refund policy here.
As much as we want to help everyone with last-minute changes, feeling unwell, and emergencies; the cancellation or rescheduling of a lesson must be made AT LEAST 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. Lessons that are less than 48 hours away are non-refundable.
Rescheduling lessons in less than 48 hours means not being able to provide Brooklyn Dance Lessons values to you and other people. 48 hours give us a bit of margin to try to adjust the schedule, find you a new spot, and try to get someone else coming instead. It is still difficult to do it in 48 hours (consider we normally book lessons at least 2/3 weeks in advance), but we take our chances 🙂
(Please read the previous question first)
We know that sometimes the logic of the process doesn’t come immediately and you might think “oh well, I’m not asking for a refund, I just want to come another day”. The reality unfortunately is a bit different.
Let us explain to you how it works. Let’s say we have 5 weekly spots for 5 students. 2 people in the first week cancel last minute and want to be rescheduled the following week. This gives us 7 students for 5 spots the second week. Now, let’s assume that 3 people cancel last minute in the second week and want to be rescheduled for the third week. This gives us 10 students for 5 spots for the following week. And so on. Without a policy in place, last-minute cancellation would reduce the availability of our boutique to new students and drastically increase the loss of revenue. And for a sustainable small business, this cannot happen.
We are very straightforward and honest with you here. We simply cannot afford last-minute cancellations. If we have only 15 high requested 6-9 pm slots on the weekdays, every single lesson counts! And if one or two lessons are canceled every day, and trust us, there are weeks like that, we literally need to reschedule half of the calendar, which we cannot do.
And we know that life is unpredictable and that being stuck in traffic, missing a train/plane, or getting stuck at work feels like an emergency. But most likely by the time it happens, your teacher is waiting for you in the studio or on the way there. We need to value their time as well as yours.
For this reason, we ask you to agree to our cancellation policy BEFORE you purchase your lessons and we remind you of it every time we send you a booking confirmation.
Glad you asked!
If you come with a partner and for some reason, one of you cannot make your appointment, we highly recommend the second person to come in by themselves! This way you get a full lesson just for you and can focus on many amazing things with your teacher. Not only you are not losing your lesson, but becoming a better dancer on your own! And if that for some reason doesn’t feel right to you, please know that we generally recommend solo lessons for everyone who comes in with the partner.
If you are late and can’t make it on time, we can always do an online lesson or we can send you a couple of videos recorded by your teacher in the studio with the new steps & you learn new moves before your next appointment.
IMPORTANT! If you feel sick, or you have a cold, or you tested positive for COVID, you CANNOT come to our boutique. Your lesson will be automatically converted to an online one.
Yes. There are two reasons why we ask to pay upfront and before booking. Primarily we don’t want to talk about money in our boutique. You are there to learn not to negotiate. Secondly, when you pay for a lesson in advance, you create a reliable commitment with us. That means a lesson is actually happening. We made an exception 3 times in our history to this rule and we got burned every single time. People just don’t show up or disappear.
In addition, we are proudly a well-requested dance boutique and we cannot hold spots until the last minute without the certainty that a lesson is happening. For this reason, lessons are first come first served and need to be paid to be booked.
Yes! If you are interested in packages of 10 lessons or more, you can choose to pay in installments. You can find the payment plan option both on the Social Dance and Wedding Dance pages.
Absolutely! Gifts cards are there to be used. You can check your card balance here and you can redeem the card here.
We are in the process of updating our system and you might encounter some issues in redeeming your card automatically. In case you having trouble, please contact us and we will be happy to take care of it for you.
Yes. You should redeem your gift card within 6 months of the purchase.