Not your average dance studio.

Ballroom Dance Schools is a Tucson based dance company that is unlike any other. Certainly, from putting on dance camps, formal galas, national training and stage show tours… It is no surprise that our students find way more to experience than just really good dance lessons

First of all, meet your company directors. Lucas T. Aldrich and his partner, in all things, Stacey Ellen Newman. They have collectively been teaching and dancing professionally for over 23 years.

As a result they’ve successfully built a dance company that works like no other. Rather than owning and operating a traditional brick and mortar location, where you stop in and sign up for group classes. Their staff and themselves offer the highest level of private education services within several existing locations around town, around the state and around the country.

Having built strong relationships within the community has granted Ballroom Dance Schools. Therefore, their staff and students, have access to membership at all dance studios within Tucson rather than just one.

Although we have set up home base in a few primary locations, for logistic purposes, we believe in supporting all whom represent dance well. Above all, we truly want to be available for our students.

No matter if you desire to dance for fun, physical therapy or even for sport… We work our lives so we can be present and provide top of the line education.

-Stacey Ellen Newman

President, Ballroom Dance Schools

Undeniable Education

We are first and foremost a team of professional dancers. We practice as hard as pro athletes, stay as humble as beginner students, continue our education as aggressive as you would for a doctorate and laugh a TON along the way.

Competitive Pricing

Are we the cheapest? Most certainly not, nor would we want to be. Are we the best value? Absolutely. Even if we are not the least expensive company, you can be sure you will feel the value in more than just your lessons.

Flexible Locations

From the South East to the North West. From Tucson to Phoenix and beyond. We will work our lives around the best location for the success of your dancing.

Plans and Pricing

At Ballroom Dance Schools you will never have to buy more than one at a time. However your lesson rate changes for the better when you buy in bulk. For a complete list of pricing please call/text at 520-261-5237.

5 Money Saving Tips

  1. Make your lesson appointments a standing appointment or schedule at least 3 lessons ahead.
  2. Review our bulk discounts to prepare a budget and save on cost. Pay ahead to save lesson time.
  3. Arrive 15 minutes before your lesson to warm yourself up and stay after as well, to practice what you just learned.
  4. Take written and video notes of what you learn every lesson.
  5. Do lessons close together. Regardless of how many lessons you take, frequency is a key in helping. You will feel more progress, and save money if you do not keep forgetting what we have already taught you.

Lessons Taught in 2018

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“Stacey is amazing! She helped my husband and I prepare for the first dance for our wedding. I couldn’t believe how quickly my husband I both improved. So many people came up to us at the wedding saying how much they loved our first dance. The lessons are so much fun, I can’t recommend enough!”
Sammy Utter

Software Engineer at IBM

“We have a great time every time we go. They has an awesome way of teaching. Lucas and Stacey dancing together was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Thank you for your gift of teaching dance.”
Marcus and Lynsey Richter

“They taught me how to get back to my roots, thanks for taking me seriously. Salsa, Merengue and Bachatta all make sense now. I’ve been doing it wrong for 15+ yrs and within a few weeks Stacey corrected my bad habits and got me holding a woman properly. Thanks a million.
Ernan Rodriguez

Logistics Office, United States Army

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do dance lessons cost?

Private dance lessons range from $50 – $90 depending on your teacher and what you enroll for. Why the difference? Well, we have discount programs available for new students and those whom buy in bulk. Also, throughout the year we may run specials. Furthermore, specific dance teachers and coaches may be higher rates as a result of their certifications and competitive accolades.

Please Call/Text 520-261-5237 for specific information for your interests.

Is the price per person or per couple?

The appointment of a dance lesson can be shared with anyone up to 2 people at a time at no additional cost. As a result, for 3 or more students, which are completely welcome, there will be a $15 per person additional charge.

You can take the lesson by yourself, share it with a friend, family, loved one and even gift them. Share your passion; certainly a student may want a friend or family member to try dancing so have them join in on your lesson for free. Great way to inspire others!

How long are dance lessons?

Dance lessons are sold in 60 min increments. Furthermore that breaks down to about 45 – 50 minutes of instruction, 5 minutes of warm up and 5 – 10 minutes to wrap up, take notes, video recaps, payments and planning your next appointment.

Because planning for your dancing and asking questions are done during your lesson appointment we recommend you write down questions as they pop up in your mind during your personal time. Therefore you can work through them promptly during your lesson time.

Do I need a dance partner?

Most noteworthy is that learning how to dance is very individual. While having a dance lesson partner to share in the experience and the cost is very enjoyable indeed, learning to dance is a lot like having a personal trainer. As a result, when you do take instruction alone, you will learn 3x – 5x faster than when you have a partner.

Come alone, come with a loved one, come for we certainly welcome all who truly want to learn how to dance!

What are the benefits of learning as a couple?

Learning to dance with friends, family and loved ones is an activity you can share without electronics. As a result, dancing together builds on your relationship in ways you never thought possible. Finally, you will learn a lot about your cherished ones as you share, grow and challenge each other in exciting new ways. All types of couples are encouraged and welcome.

What time do you have classes and dance lessons?

Dance lessons are offered by appointment 7 days a week from 11 am – 10 pm. Therefore, you pick the time you would like to do your personal lesson based off of the open availability of your instructor..We certainly recommend picking a standard set time for all your lessons or scheduling out ahead at least 3 lessons ahead.

  • So where are you located? We have two primary locations we use to teach out of. East: Speedway and Wilmot and North West: River and La Cholla. Call/Text 520-261-5237 for even more specific locations and address that should meet your needs.
What is your refund policy?

Above all, we offer no-questions-asked refunds to all customers within 14 days of your purchase. Consequently, If you are not satisfied with our training, we usually suggest a new teacher for you. While we all have our own type of personality, learning to dance can sometimes feel very uncomfortable because we are simply paired up with the wrong kind of personality to receive instruction from.

However, if trying another teacher certainly doesn’t sound like the solution for you and you would rather hang up your dance shoes or try another company. For that reason, please let us know in writing (email, text, paper) and we will certainly refund your purchase less the cost of any used services, right away.

Furthermore, our goal has always been to create a happy, thriving dance community. If you are not thrilled with your education or are not enjoying the experience, we will never force you to stay and similarly will even recommend others in the community for you to try.

*Please note earned free lessons have no dollar value to refund.

What should I expect?

First of all, expect it to take time and repetition to learn how to dance. Although we will have you moving after your first lesson, in order to achieve confidence in any skill, it takes time. Also, expect to practice in order to remember and apply what we teach you.  Furthermore, expect to buy dance shoes and some athletic wear. Finally and above all, expect to have a great time!

What is the easiest dance to learn?

Certainly, there are a few dances that we do not recommend right away because of the athleticism required. However, above all, please hear that all dances can be done at a beginner level. Think about the one you have always wanted to try… Likewise, think about the music you enjoy the most… You will always learn what you enjoy the most faster rather than what you think is easy.

What if I have no co-ordination? No balance? What if… I can’t learn to dance???

All you need to do is decide if you want to learn how to ballroom dance or not. The rest is up to your teacher!

What kind of dances do you offer?

We teach 25 different dance styles which as a result, triple, while you consider the American, International and Country versions. Consequently, For a full list, call/text 520-261-5237

Will there be other’s there when I take my lesson?

Certainly, other lessons may be going on at the same time yours is. Above all, your teacher will be there to guide you through your lesson and similarly any awkward feelings that may arise as you learn.

Who will be my teacher?

Your teacher will be paired with you depending on your location and availability. While all of our instructors are fun and easy going we rather try and pair you with the one that fits the best. Furthermore, you can read about them on the page About Us

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