Frequently Asked Questions
All You Need to Know About Ohio Ballroom Studios
Can I learn to dance?
Of course! Dancing is as easy as walking when you have the right tools in your arsenal. Michael Scoggins has shared his gift of dance with thousands of people just like you who now consider themselves successful dancers. He will show you all the tricks to shine on the dance floor, all while having fun with your partner.
What should I wear to a lesson?
Dance is all about movement, so anything comfortable that allows free movement is fine. However, closed-toed tight fitting shoes are important. Come as you are and get ready for the fun!
How long will it take to be a true dancer?
You will be able to begin dancing after your first lesson. After about three months you will be able to impress all of your friends at your next wedding event, party, and even be able to go out to a real ballroom dance. Many of Mike’s students have been dancing with him for over a decade!
Will I learn the most popular dance steps?
You will learn the latest and most popular steps from Mambo, Salsa, Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba, Swing, Cha cha, Waltz, Country and Tango.
How much do lessons cost and where in Ohio are your locations?
We offer competitive pricing and always price per couple.
Group lessons: $132 per month (or every 4 lessons), per couple
Private lessons: $80 per lesson, single or couple
It is recommended that each couple enrolled in group lessons also register for a private lesson once every 3 months. That will take your dancing to the next level.
We offer services at studios in Oxford and Franklin. This allows us to serve those who live in the greater Cincinnati and Dayton areas.
What if I miss a dance lesson?
If you must miss a lesson, don’t worry; we know that things happen and have a plan to keep you on track for your dance training. You can come in twice in one week or come for your regular class and stay to take half of the next class so you don’t miss a beat.
Is your system of teaching difficult?
Not at all. Michael specializes in making learning fun and easy and operates his classes in a relaxed atmosphere. Each maneuver always builds upon the previous maneuver through a step-by-step process that allows for practice and supporting memory.
What are the benefits of dance instruction?
Dancing is a lifetime investment in fun, poise, confidence, enhanced social skills and new friends. Dancing is also a superb physical conditioner, providing a workout while having fun. For older adults, research has shown dance is one of the best ways to extend quality and quantity of life. Regardless of your age, physique or physical ability, learning to dance will open up a wonderful new world of togetherness and a thriving year-round social calendar.
How do I get started with dance lessons?
We are excited for you to join us! You can contact the Ohio Ballroom Studios any time to sign up for your $29 introductory lessons, or purchase a gift certificate to surprise your partner!