Group classes run on a monthly schedule, with classes starting at the beginning of the month and finishing at the end of the month. Any of our non-partnered classes, such as the Fitness classes, Line Dancing, and beginning adult tap and ballet are drop-in classes, which means you can come and go any time (of course there is always a benefit to consistency in any program, but if you miss a day or week(s), you will still do fine in the class). The partnered Dance classes, however, are progressive; each class building one upon the other. Similar to a college course, students would not want to join in, in the middle of a session, nor miss many classes otherwise they would fall behind the rest of the class. This is true of our partnered dance classes. For this reason students are required to enroll for the month session. New students can join up to the 2nd class. After the 2nd class enrollment will close for the month. As with all group classes at our studio, you will only pay for classes you are committing to attend within a calendar month period (starting at the 1st of the month and ending on the last day of the month). Tuition is due at the beginning of the month (or whenever you begin classes).
At DioAmore we have a repertoire of almost 20 partnered dance styles we can teach. We're a democratic studio, so we let our students vote on the type of dance classes they'd like to see on the schedule. The students vote for the dances we put on the schedule from month to month from about the 10th-20th of the month. Once voting closes, the top 4 dances are put on the calendar for the next month (usually around the 21st or the 22nd of the month). The top 2 voted dances will go on the schedule twice a week. The 2nd (2) voted dances will go on the schedule once a week. If you enroll in a class that is twice a week, you will need to attend both classes to keep up with the rest of the group, or enroll in (a) private lesson(s) to make sure you keep up with the rest of the group.
No partner is required for dance classes. Couples and singles are welcome to attend. Everybody dances with everybody. If you prefer to dance with only 1 partner you will need to enroll in private lessons.
Expect to be a student; which means you will be learning, and not always feel comfortable or confident with the new information you are given. We want our students to have a great time, but also give them a solid foundation based on good technique and foundational patterns and movements. Expect corrections; as your instructors it is our duty to make you into the best dancer we possibly can, and this can only be accomplished with good instruction, communication and corrections, and also coachable students.
(To really get an idea of what to expect, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND you read our "Dance Class Etiquette" page, which will give you a COMPLETE look at what you can expect walking into our dance classes.)
If you would like to know more about a specific dance class, simply click on the class on the studio calendar and read the "Details" section, or click "more details" for more information. Here you will find more specific information.
To enroll in any of our group classes, simply show up 10-15 mins early for your class. You will complete an online liability waiver and student registration, and pay for all of the classes you intend on attending within that month (or you can choose to pay each time you come in as a drop-in if you prefer).
Wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in and appropriate foot attire (dance shoes, jazz sneakers, leather soled shoes, or even socks). If and when you are ready to become a little more serious you can purchase dance shoes at the studio. In the meantime you want to wear something that stays on your feet (flip-flops, slip-ins and mules not recommended)! Please no marking soles on our floor! (If you want more information about dance shoes, please take a look at our "Dance Shoes" section.)
Tel: 707.761.5214 Hours: Monday-Thursday 6-10pm and by appointment
|Number of Classes||Cost Per Class||Cost Per Month|
|1 class per week|
4-5 classes per month
|$9.50||$38.00 (4 classes)|
$48.00 (5 classes)
|2 classes per week|
8-9 classes per month
|$8.75||$70.00 (8 classes) |
$78.75 (9 classes)
|3 classes per week|
12-13 classes per month
|$93.00 (12 classes)|
$100.75 (13 classes)
4 classes per week
16-17 classes per month
$108.00 (16 classes)
$114.75 (17 classes)
|UNLIMITED||N/A||$115 Flat Rate|