Contact Info

Best of State 2010-2015 and Best of City Weekly 2015. Read our reviews and join our dance family!

  • 2978 S State Salt Lake City Utah
  • (801) 466-0490
  • (801) 466-0490
  • info@dfdancestudio.com

new student beginner social dance lessons salt lake city

Welcome new dance students!

We are super excited to meet you! Our studio offers a large variety of group dance programs, dance teams and private classes. We don't require a partner and beginners are always welcome.

All new students are INVITED to come to a FREE ORIENTATION at 6:30-7pm on July 15th. We will take you around the studio, show where things are, answer questions on how to find your class, how to sign up, discuss studio policies & anything else that might help you to get started comfortably. All NEW students who haven't been to DF at all or for less than a month are invited to join in!

Choose what fits you best

    • Social Dance Crash Course

    • $60 / 3 wks

      Intro to dancing & DF studio

    • Perfect option if you have NEVER danced before & are a little nervous about starting :) This is a special introductory course that will give you a taste of different styles & help ease you into social dancing at our studio. Get a quick taste of: Salsa, Bachata, Country, West Coast Swing & Argentine Tango.

      • Start July 15th
      • Mondays 7-9pm
      • 3wk course
      • No partner required
    • Beginner Intro Offer

    • $99 / mo

      try all beginner classes & socials

    • New students attend any Introductory, Beginner group class & weekend socials for 1 month at a discount! Your only regret will be that you didn't start sooner! After the purchase of intro offer, one of our program coordinators will reach out to you to help you make a schedule. We can't wait to meet you!
      • Beginners welcome
      • No partner required
      • Start beginning of month
      • All Intro & Level 1 classes included
      • New students only
    • Personalized Training

    • $75 / class

      person or couple

    • Perfect option if you are not comfortable learning in a group, want to go at your own pace, progress fast, and arrange your own lesson schedule. Learn any style, at any time and become good at it fast. We will create an individualized training plan for you and get you to your goals guaranteed.
      • 1 on 1 instruction
      • Make your own schedule
      • The best way to learn
      • The fastest way to learn
      • Individualized plan & goal

Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to take a private lesson, begin immediately! If you'd rather do a group lesson, please join during the 1st or 2nd week of the month.

Drop in classes can joined anytime.

All of our packages have an expiration date and classes do not roll over to encourage consistency in classes. BUT fear not, we do have "Drop-in anytime" classes that you can use to "make up" for missed classes. Please note, you won't be able to make up the exact content, but will still get the value you paid for your lessons. Please come on Wed at 8pm to Intro to Salsa & Bachata or on Fridays at 8pm to Intro to West Coast Swing before the expiration of your pass.

We also encourage everyone to join one of Facebook Groups for the style you are attending to watch class review videos beforehand. This can be very helpful!

Of course! Beginners are our specialty. You can drop in to one of our Free New Student Orientations or simply register for a Beginner course online, by phone or text 8014660490, or at the studio.

Students are required to complete a 12 week course before taking an assessment and moving on to Level 2.

Assessments are done by request in class.

We recommend that students wear clothes that they can freely move in. Dance shoes with a leather sole are recommended. We advise against shoes with a rubber sole that will grip the floor. We do sell dance shoes at the studio. Stop by during front desk hours Mon-Thurs 12pm-9pm, Fri 12pm-8pm, or Sat 10am-4pm to try on shoes. Our address is 2978 S State Street in South Salt Lake.

All group lessons consist of 45min instruction and 15min dancing. All private lessons are 50min long.

Unfortunately it is hard to say how long it will take someone to learn how to dance. Everyone progresses at their own pace. On average it takes students a minimum of 3 months to become comfortable at the beginner level. You have to try it to find out! If you want to learn more quickly, we recommend private lessons.

We take dance education seriously, so we strongly recommend switching partners. This helps you become a great leader or follower by trying out what you're learning with everyone in the class. However, you do have the option of requesting to stay with your partner if that is your preference. Simply tell the instructor at the beginning of class.

99% of our classes don't require any partner at all! We try to make sure numbers stay as even as possible, and we rotate partners in class frequently so no one is left without a partner for long. Dance is naturally a social skill, we like to keep it that way!

Yes you can! A single class costs $15 and can be taken the first two weeks of a session.

We are a wide range of dance styles from Salsa, Bachata, Ballroom, West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango, to Country Western, Country Swing and Blues. Watch videos of each style here.

It really depends on your goal. If you are here to socialize, have fun, and learn a few steps, then group lessons are perfect for you. If you have goals to be a great social dancer, performer, or competitor, private lessons are the way to go. 

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