Learn How To Dance!
Take The Lead is a fun, welcoming studio with a proven
system of getting everyone comfortable
and confident on the dance floor.
The Studio has been voted Favorite Ballroom Dance Studio
by Reader's Choice every year since 2014.
Our instructors are trained to work with students with a wide variety of objectives - from feeling self-assured at a social event like a wedding or night club to those who may want to perform in showcases or dance competitions
In addition to feeling confident moving around the floor, there is a
wide variety of unexpected benefits to learning to dance.
Share time with your significant other
Business and social networking
Physical and mental exercise
Stand out from the crowd
Meet new people
Guidelines approved by State of Delaware
for Take the Lead
Take the Lead Dance Studio in Hockessin, DE has been approved for reopening our studio by following the guidelines set in place for exercise facilities. For the safety of students and staff, these guidelines must be followed. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support.
With a fire code capacity of 132, we will follow the 30% allowed by law at below 40 people including instructors, students and staff
No spectators will be allowed in the studio. Only students with confirmed appointments will be allowed
All common areas will be cleaned and disinfected at least once during the day and at night after the last student has left the building
All surfaces that are touched by staff and students will be kept cleaned and disinfected regularly
Restrooms will be cleaned thoroughly with an approved disinfectant no less than every two hours.
All instructors, staff, and students will be required to wear face coverings in accordance with the state of emergency orders
Signs issued by the State departments of DSHH and DPH in English and Spanish will be posted on the entry door and in the studio citing those orders
Our website will cite any, and all guidelines listed for the public to follow
Any walk-ins will be required to follow the cited guidelines
Anyone not following the guidelines will not be allowed to remain in the studio
Questions about the health and wellness will be asked of each individual as they enter the studio
Instructors will perform a daily health check as suggested by the DE Division of Public Health. Additionally, our instructors will be asked to wash/sanitize their hands regularly throughout the day and will adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.
Hand sanitizers will be placed in several locations in the studio allowing for ease of use for staff and students
Use of credit cards will be encouraged with the POS merchant servant machine cleaned after each use
All musical equipment including computers and stereos will be properly cleaned after each use
All group classes will be done within the guidelines of social distancing in compliance of the current guidelines
All students will practice social distancing of at least 6 feet from any other student/teacher with no touching
All private lessons will be done on a separate area of the studio away from group classes with no intermingling
The studio will be cordoned off with separate areas for private and group classes
Students and instructors will bring their own water bottles
We will cover our water cooler and coffee maker in order to prevent unseen usage
We are committed to having a safe, healthy environment where we can all pursue
the gift of dance, renew and reinforce friendships and enjoy the benefits
the studio has been able to offer so many of us.
System of Learning
To get the most out of the time and money you invest in your lessons at
Take the Lead, we encourage students to use as many
of the tools of learning we offer.
Group classes allow you to practice steps repeatedly with a variety of partners.
Private lessons work on specific techniques and styling
personal to you and your goals.
Dance socials give you the opportunity to practice in ‘real world’ situations
what you’ve been working on in your private and group classes.
Group Classes give you the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, build confidence, develop good dance habits and meet other students. Men will learn to strengthen their lead as well as learn to maneuver around the floor with more confidence. Women will learn to follow more easily and with greater poise.
Group lessons are held for different dances and levels. 4 weeks classes are $50, 6 week for $75, or 8 weeks for $95. $15 a class per person if paying week to week. New classes are starting every few weeks — No partner or experience necessary to join a group class.
View our schedule and register
for classes online. You may also call the studio at (302) 234-0909.
Need a flexible schedule? Want to concentrate only on a certain dance or prepare for a special event? Then Private Lessons at our Hockessin, DE dance studio will work perfectly for you. During your Private Lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your specific goals in dancing. Your instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction. Take them alone or in combination with Group Classes.
New to the studio?
Call for an Introductory Private Lesson!
(on hiatus until further notice)
Each Saturday, the studio opens to a group class at 7:30 with general dancing starting at 8. We welcome everyone from studios far and wide whether you are a brand new or experienced dancer. Dance socials allow you to practice what you’re learning in your group and private lessons in an environment where everyone is here to help. You will gain confidence in maneuvering around the floor and develop skills to help you in other social settings. You will also meet, network, and socialize with other people in the area who share common personal and/or business interests. Light snacks are served and a cash bar is available for $15 for the evening.
EMPOWERING PEOPLE TO DO MORE
AT A TIME
Why Take the Lead?
Parties Every Week
Gift Certificates Available
Our Clients Say it Best