FAQ

What types of dances can I learn at Dance Sport Academy?

Our Main Line dance studio teaches all different dance styles of Ballroom and Latin. You can learn rhythms of Salsa dance, Rumba, Merengue, Mambo, Bolero, Samba, Cha-Cha, Jive, East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing; Club dances like Hustle and Argentine Tango and many others! If you prefer smooth styles, we offer those as well including Foxtrot, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, and Tango.

Do I need a background in dance to start?

No previous dance experience is necessary. Over time, students develop skill and grace. They also improve their posture, coordination and understanding of the elements of dance.

Do I Need A Dance Partner?

No, you do not need a partner. Our highly trained professional dance teachers partner students who come in to take lessons on their own. In a group class setting everyone is encouraged to switch partners.

How Long Are Your Lessons?

Private lessons and group lessons are 45 minutes in duration. Many of our clients find that taking two lessons in a row helps them learn even faster.

When Can I Schedule my lesson/class?

Private lessons: We teach all of our private lessons by appointment only. Please call us at 610-642-2525 or email us at info@dancesportpa.com. Although our office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 1pm to 9pm and Fridays from 1pm to 5pm, private lessons can be scheduled outside our office hours. We also schedule private lessons on Saturdays in advance. We are closed on Sundays.

Group Classes: Our group classes are offered throughout the week. Please refer to our Group Schedule through our website’s group class page. You can book your lessons right through our online scheduler, or by contacting us by email.

What Should I Wear To My Lessons?

We suggest wearing comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Our only rule is that you don’t wear black, rubber-soled shoes, as they tend to scuff-up the dance floor. If you are taking lessons for a particular event, you may want to practice in the shoes you will wear to it. Our more serious students invest in dance shoes and practice clothing. We are happy to point you in the right direction for these items.

What’s the cancelation policy?

DSA maintains a 24-hour cancellation policy for private lessons and a 5-hour cancellation policy for group classes. Failure to give notice will result in you being charged for the lesson. For private lessons we do make exceptions in certain emergency situations or if you reschedule (depending on the instructor availability) within the same week.

What Are The Benefits Of Dancing?

Dancing is a great way to meet new friends, maintain fitness and develop body awareness. Improved weight control, flexibility, heart health, and stress reduction are also benefits of ballroom dancing.

Where Do People Go To Dance?

You can practice your fancy footwork at weddings, parties, fund-raisers, black-tie events, corporate functions, Latin night clubs and cruise lines. Of course, we would love to have you dancing at our quarterly social dance parties!

We offer 4 major parties throughout the year and the most amazing Holiday Party in Decemer you don’t want to miss! Please check our Facebook events page for our next party.

Can I Buy A Gift Certificate For Dance Lessons?

Be creative with your gift giving! Surprise a loved one with the present that lasts a lifetime. A gift certificate for ballroom dance lessons at DSA is the perfect way to show someone you care about them and their future. Our flexible packages can include private and group dance lessons, wedding dance choreography preparation, and social dance parties. You can purchase this online or, if you need assistance, feel free to call us to complete your gift purchase.

When do my lesson/class package expires?

Expiration policies are stated on your contract depending on the package you signed up for. Expiration for group classes is stated on your receipt and your on-line reservation.
No extensions, no freezes. No exceptions.

What’s your refund policy?

Private Lessons: Private lessons are transferable but NOT refundable but may be rescheduled for a later date.
Group Lessons: Class packages and memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable & cannot be extended.
A credit maybe added for future purchases.