Cinema Ballroom facilities are available for rent to professional dance instructors anytime during our normal business hours* to teach private dance lessons. Instruction of group classes are permitted as described below.
*Effective November 1, 2012. Floor rent for independent instructors is available Monday-Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm. Cinema Ballroom will no longer be available for floor rent after 5pm Monday-Friday or on weekends.
Independent Private Lessons
A private lesson is any lesson or rehearsal between you and one to two students. Instructors must pay floor rent for every private lesson you teach in the ballroom regardless of who the student is. There are no exceptions to this. Some examples are:
- Cinema Ballroom employees.
- Teaching a lesson with another floor renter (2 floor renters teaching one student).
- Teaching a lesson to a floor renter.
- Any lessons taught in trade for other services.
Independent Floor Rent Prices
- $15 per lesson (60 minutes max.)
- $35 per lesson with students obtained from Cinema Ballroom
Private lessons are taught in space that is not reserved. You may reserve space for private lessons at the private group class rate (See Private Group Classes below).
Independent Group Classes
Group Classes are a lesson or rehearsal between you and three or more students.
- Advertised Group Classes
Due to conflicts of interests, you may not organize and teach your own group classes at Cinema Ballroom without prior approval from the owners.
- Private Group Classes
Private group classes are non-advertised classes for a group of people taking a lesson together. Permission must be obtained from the office manager before teaching private group classes.
Independent Floor Rent for Group Classes or Full Room Reservation for Private Lessons
|Studio B (Lower South Ballroom)||
|Studio C (Upper South Ballroom)||
Independent Floor Rent Benefits
Professionals who rent the floor space more than (10) hours per week you may practice for free, otherwise, regular rates apply. Your practice partner must pay for his/her practice at all times. There is no professional practice during workshops, group classes, or events.
Please always call ahead if you plan to teach on weekend evenings to avoid potential calendar change or conflict.
A copy of our agreement for independent dance instructors is available for download.