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Ballroom Dance Academy

Fun, Personalized Lessons

Events and Classes

  • Waltz- Intermediate
    Waltz- Intermediate
    Sat, Apr 20
    Sioux Falls
    Apr 20, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
    Sioux Falls, 5035 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM
    Sioux Falls, 5035 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Add some variety to the waltz that you love! Intermediate- must know the left and right boxes and progressive change step. Attend with or without a partner. Please pre-register.
  • Stay tuned for Teen and Adult Dance Parties in the 2024
    Stay tuned for Teen and Adult Dance Parties in the 2024
    Time is TBD
    Balleraena Dance Studio
    Time is TBD
    Balleraena Dance Studio, 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Time is TBD
    Balleraena Dance Studio, 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    We can’t wait to resume our Teen and Adult parties in 2024! If you aren't already, get on our mailing list to be notified when new events are scheduled!
  • Gift Certificates
    Gift Certificates
    Time is TBD
    At one of our three Sioux Falls locations
    Time is TBD
    At one of our three Sioux Falls locations
    Time is TBD
    At one of our three Sioux Falls locations
    Give the gift of fun! Purchase a gift certificate of any amount to be used towards private lessons! Certificate can be picked up, mailed/emailed to you, or mailed to your recipient! Once recipients receive their gift, they can call to schedule when it works best for them!
  • Private lessons by appointment for 1-2 students
    Private lessons by appointment for 1-2 students
    Time is TBD
    Sioux Falls
    Time is TBD
    Sioux Falls, 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Time is TBD
    Sioux Falls, 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Can be purchased one at a time or in packages to save. Can be used for yourself or as Can be purchased one at a time or in packages to save. Can be used for yourself or as a gift. Gift Certificates can be mailed to you or the recipient. After purchase, contact us to schedule at your convenience.
  • Private Dance Lessons for more than 2 people
    Private Dance Lessons for more than 2 people
    Time is TBD
    Sioux Falls
    Time is TBD
    Sioux Falls, 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Time is TBD
    Sioux Falls, 6901 S Louise Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108, USA
    Couples night out, girls' night out, family nighCouples night out, girls' night out, family night, fun with friends! Gather 3-8 friends to take a lesson together for just $80. Choose a date and time that works well for your group and pick a dance to learn! See price options for more than 8 people.
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Dances Taught

Wedding and Social Dancing 

Youth Ballroom/Musical Theatre

Ballroom Bootcamp (fitness)

Waltz

Viennese Waltz
Tango
Foxtrot
Quick Step
Cha-cha
West Coast Swing
East Coast Swing

Jitterbug

Lindy Hop

Hustle
Salsa
Merengue
Rumba
Bachata

Country 2-Step

Country Swing

Couples Dances/ Partner Dances

Female Dancer in Studio

Services-Now offered online and in-studio by appointment

Customized private lessons for singles or couples

Customized Private lessons for 3 or more 

Group lessons

Wedding party, first dances, choreograpy
Dance fitness- Ballroom Bootcamp
Group practice sessions

Student enrichment classes

Corporate or private party classes/entertainment

Couple Salsa Dancing
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Meet the Instructor/Owner

Natalie Rea

I’ve been offering comprehensive and affordable private lessons in the midwest since 2000. Dance is a passion for me, and it brings me joy to be able to share this passion with my students. From day one, they learn important foundational techniques to help them boost their skills and self-esteem. Each individual has a unique learning style, and it’s my duty to find out what that is and adapt my lessons accordingly. I love teaching every level and age group. Contact me today to learn how I can help you achieve your goals.

Lessons

Lessons We Provide

Making Learning More Enjoyable

Fancy Dance Shoes

Beginner Fundamentals

I specialize in Beginner Fundamentals, and know how to reach my students with the right balance of personalized attention, patience, practical training, and positive encouragement. I make learning fun through a variety of engaging and outside-the-box activities. Get in touch today to schedule a lesson at your convenience.

Married Dancing Couple

Intermediate/Advanced Technique

I’ve provided the tools and guidance needed to help all of my students excel. Take advantage of the vast professional experience I bring. Get in touch today to find out more and to reserve your lesson today.

LESSON PRICES
 
Private lessons
 
Private Lessons for 1-2 people
 
One Lesson $75
 
Two Lessons $150
 
Three Lessons $225
 
Four Lessons or more $70 per lesson
 
Ten Lessons or more $65 per lesson
 
 
Private Lessons for 3-8 people
 
One Lesson for $80 (this is total price, not per person)
 
 
Private Lessons for more that 8 people 
 
Base price of $80, add $10 per person over 8.  
 
 

Special Events
 
Events, performances, extra large groups, classes in your home/venue= Please contact us directly for prices.
 
 
*Each private lesson is 40 minutes long,
customized to your needs,
and scheduled at your convenience.

 
 

Group Class and Dance Party
Monthly Group Lesson and Dance Party
- see events for dates- 
$20 per couple, includes group class and dance party. 

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Ballroom Dance Academy

Ballaraena Dance Studio, 6901 S Louise, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

(586) 201-4589

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


What to know about my first lesson?
1) Choose the type of lesson you would like to take.  We offer group lessons, private lessons, and dances.  See Upcoming Classes and Events for details! Need help deciding? Call us or contact us for a quick live chat!
2) Click the link next to the event/class you want.  You can register and pay right online!  For private lessons, there is one additional step- call or contact us to schedule a time that works well for you!
3) We have two locations, group classes and dance parties will have the address on their event page.  Private lesson location will depend on the time and date you schedule.  Your instructor will let you know which of our locations your lesson will be held at the time of scheduling.  
4) Scroll the FAQs below for suggestions on what to wear 
5) When you arrive for your lesson, come into the lobby of the studio and take a seat, your instructor will come out to greet you when they are finished teaching their current lesson.
6) If you haven't already paid online, your instructor will take payment (card, check, cash). Taxes are already included and you do not need to tip. You have the option of having a reciept sent to your email address.
7)Your instructor will chat with you about what you want to learn and bring you into the ballroom-lesson 
8) At the end of your lesson, you will have the opportunity to take a clip on your phone of what you learned!


Are private or group lessons best?
We recommend both for the quickest learning. Private lessons are helpful because can be customized to exactly what you want to learn, your level, and your availability. Group classes are great to work on muscle memory of the steps, connect socially, and stick to a pre-determined level and dance style . It is often helpful to start first with a private class or two before attending a group.  Private lessons can be taken alone or include up to 8 people that you invite to split the cost.  Group lessons will have 4-25 people and have a fixed fee per student and a set number of weeks.. If you want special choreography or song for a wedding or event, private lessons work best.  Group lessons are typically a session of 5-8 lessons once a week for 40 minutes long.  Private lessons can be purchased one at a time or in packages of any amount. Discounts for 4 or more lessons purchased at a time.

What do I wear to my lesson?
Most people like to wear comfortable business casual clothing or active wear to class.  If you don't own ballroom dance shoes, wearing shoes that don't grip or mark the floor are best. For women, its best to have a comfortable flat or heel that will stay on your feet (no stilettos please).  One of our locations does not allow shoes in the ballroom so socks or jazz/ballet shoes are best.

How do I pay for my lesson?
You can pay your instructor with cash, card, or check when you arrive for your first lesson.  You can pay for each lesson individually or all at once (discount for paying in full).  We also have an option for paying online to save time.

Do I need a partner?
Each class is different. Private lessons can be taken with or without a partner (your instructor will fill in if needed).  See class description.  Due to covid, many group classes are non-partnering classes where you will learn steps and styling alone that can later be used to dance with a partner.  At this time, due to covid, all adult dance night out parties require a partner.

Covid details?
-Stay home if you have a fever or feel unwell, wash/sanitize hands when you arrive, keep space between you and other students if they do not belong to your household, sign covid waiver before your first class.  
-Private lesson students, instructor will chat with you about what level of contact you are comfortable with and if you will wear masks.
-Class sizes will be limited.
-Covid details will be modified as the situation changes.


Do I need experience?
Unless the class description states otherwise, no experience is necessary. Students will be attending with different levels of experience.  Each class will have something for everyone.  Great tips for learning faster: bring your phone to take a clip of the skills taught so you can practice, if you are new pick one step to remember and practice it, combine group and private lessons for the fastest learning, don't compare-it keeps you from focusing on what you are learning and the fun of dance, have fun and don't take yourself too seriously!

Where is my class held? 
Ballroom Dance Academy is a separate company that rents space from three local studios in Sioux Falls. See class description for location (location chosen based on studio availability and class needs).  We can also bring lessons to your home or establishment.

What can I learn?
There are over 40+ partner dances to choose from.  Your instructor can help you decide what style is best for you based on the kind of music, your personal taste, and the event.  We also offer general social slow and fast dance for students who don't want to learn a specific ballroom dance. 

Good things to know...
Ballroom dance- includes formal looking dances (waltz, foxtrot), swing dances, and latin dances.
Many ballroom dances have two versions to choose from- American and International. Ask your instructor which one is right for you.
People learn very differently (visual, audio, kinetic...).  Your teacher will help adjust their teaching as they start to see your specific learning style.
Our learning environment is relaxed and fun.  We love teaching every level of dancer.  



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