National Dance Clubs of Belle Meade

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  • 5133 Harding Pike Ste A12

    Nashville, TN 37205

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It was really simple for me, when I see people having more fun than me I want in on the action. As a musician I basically stumbled in on one of NDC Belle Meade dance parties and fell in love with the whole event. People were laughing,

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It was really simple for me, when I see people having more fun than me I want in on the action. As a musician I basically stumbled in on one of NDC Belle Meade dance parties and fell in love with the whole event. People were laughing,

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My Wife and I have been going to NDC for about 2 months now and it is just amazing how much fun we are having and how much we have learned in the short time we have been going. Our instructor and the entire staff have shown great patience

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My Wife and I have been going to NDC for about 2 months now and it is just amazing how much fun we are having and how much we have learned in the short time we have been going. Our instructor and the entire staff have shown great patience

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A friend invited me on a guest pass to this dance club. After her first class, she bought an introductory package and loved it, so I decided to purchase also. It was fun, right up until the sales tactics. After my first lesson, I was sat down and told what a natural I am, how much faster than most people I was learning, how much better about myself I

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A friend invited me on a guest pass to this dance club. After her first class, she bought an introductory package and loved it, so I decided to purchase also. It was fun, right up until the sales tactics. After my first lesson, I was sat down and told what a natural I am, how much faster than most people I was learning, how much better about myself I

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A friend invited me on a guest pass to this dance club. After her first class, she bought an introductory package and loved it, so I decided to purchase also. It was fun, right up until the sales tactics. After my first lesson, I was sat down and told what a natural I am, how much faster than most people I was learning, how much better about myself I?ll feel, how much more attractive I will be to other people. Too bad my self esteem isn?t based on what other people think of me. I still decided to buy the introductory package because I in fact did enjoy myself. My teacher was great. He was friendly, entertaining and patient. He didn?t have a dance background, but for what I was paying for this package, about $37.16 per class, I didn?t expect him to. I just expected him to have a good knowledge about the dances. My friends teacher did have a strong dance background and she loved learning with him(although he did try the same lines with her about how much more attractive to others she would be if she continued. It?s seriously dirty pool trying to play on ?every woman?s insecurity? that her happiness depends on how others see her. We saw this multiple times. We even saw one girl break down crying while a manager and her instructor kept at her). She finished her introductory package first and decided that she wanted to continue dancing, despite the sales tactics.......until the price for ""30 lessons"" was given to her. It was more than the down payment for my house. And only 10 of those lessons were even private. 10 were good for group classes. The rest were from bringing in guests and from her introductory package. Basically you?re looking at 20 classes for $1800 (That?s with a ?Discount if you paid within 2 weeks. Otherwise it?s $2000). That's $90 per class. After taxes, that?s a full days pay for me. Honestly, for $90 per class, I expect my teacher to have several years of experience in dance, not just be?..oh how does the ad for new teachers put it????Applicants must be well groomed, well mannered, 18 years of age, and in good physical condition. This is definitely an industry for the ""people person!"" Teachers need to be warm, friendly, and not afraid of new, exciting challenges. We are looking for 3 males and 8 females immediately! Because of our comprehensive training program, prior ballroom dance experience is not required. However, previous dance training in any dance style is a definite plus! Accepted applicants will be placed in our free training program for approximately 4 weeks in length.? Guess I should have applied for a job. Sounds like I could have learned for free in 4 weeks what was going to be taught to me over months and pretty much cost me my right kidney to pay for. And I?d like to think I would at least act interested in the person I am dancing with. I wouldn?t constantly be looking around with a bored look on my face while dancing with them at the ?parties.? After we turned down more lessons (after repeatedly telling the manager and our dance instructors that there was no way possible we could afford to do this and them trying to come up with ways for us to pay for it??right down to telling us things that we could cut out of or budgets so that we could pay and constantly being told that we would regret it if we didn?t do this, that they can?t change the prices but they can make the payments smaller for a longer amount of time) we were kinda treated like second class citizens. \r\nLong story short, I do get why people like it here. If you have the money, it?s a great way to constantly get your ego stroked about how wonderful you are while sloooooowly learning to dance. If you don?t have the money, it?s a great way to feel good about yourself for, oh say about a week. Would I ever take dance classes again? Yes. I loved them. Would I ever take dance classes from my instructor again? In a heartbeat. Would I ever step foot into NDC again? Not in this lifetime. \r\n

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A friend invited me on a guest pass to this dance club. After her first class, she bought an introductory package and loved it, so I decided to purchase also. It was fun, right up until the sales tactics. After my first lesson, I was sat down and told what a natural I am, how much faster than most people I was learning, how much better about myself I?ll feel, how much more attractive I will be to other people. Too bad my self esteem isn?t based on what other people think of me. I still decided to buy the introductory package because I in fact did enjoy myself. My teacher was great. He was friendly, entertaining and patient. He didn?t have a dance background, but for what I was paying for this package, about $37.16 per class, I didn?t expect him to. I just expected him to have a good knowledge about the dances. My friends teacher did have a strong dance background and she loved learning with him(although he did try the same lines with her about how much more attractive to others she would be if she continued. It?s seriously dirty pool trying to play on ?every woman?s insecurity? that her happiness depends on how others see her. We saw this multiple times. We even saw one girl break down crying while a manager and her instructor kept at her). She finished her introductory package first and decided that she wanted to continue dancing, despite the sales tactics.......until the price for ""30 lessons"" was given to her. It was more than the down payment for my house. And only 10 of those lessons were even private. 10 were good for group classes. The rest were from bringing in guests and from her introductory package. Basically you?re looking at 20 classes for $1800 (That?s with a ?Discount if you paid within 2 weeks. Otherwise it?s $2000). That's $90 per class. After taxes, that?s a full days pay for me. Honestly, for $90 per class, I expect my teacher to have several years of experience in dance, not just be?..oh how does the ad for new teachers put it????Applicants must be well groomed, well mannered, 18 years of age, and in good physical condition. This is definitely an industry for the ""people person!"" Teachers need to be warm, friendly, and not afraid of new, exciting challenges. We are looking for 3 males and 8 females immediately! Because of our comprehensive training program, prior ballroom dance experience is not required. However, previous dance training in any dance style is a definite plus! Accepted applicants will be placed in our free training program for approximately 4 weeks in length.? Guess I should have applied for a job. Sounds like I could have learned for free in 4 weeks what was going to be taught to me over months and pretty much cost me my right kidney to pay for. And I?d like to think I would at least act interested in the person I am dancing with. I wouldn?t constantly be looking around with a bored look on my face while dancing with them at the ?parties.? After we turned down more lessons (after repeatedly telling the manager and our dance instructors that there was no way possible we could afford to do this and them trying to come up with ways for us to pay for it??right down to telling us things that we could cut out of or budgets so that we could pay and constantly being told that we would regret it if we didn?t do this, that they can?t change the prices but they can make the payments smaller for a longer amount of time) we were kinda treated like second class citizens. \r\nLong story short, I do get why people like it here. If you have the money, it?s a great way to constantly get your ego stroked about how wonderful you are while sloooooowly learning to dance. If you don?t have the money, it?s a great way to feel good about yourself for, oh say about a week. Would I ever take dance classes again? Yes. I loved them. Would I ever take dance classes from my instructor again? In a heartbeat. Would I ever step foot into NDC again? Not in this lifetime. \r\n

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I have been at NDC Belle Meade since January 2010 and love every minute of it. I have always wanted to learn to dance, and NDC is helping me realize my dream. I have danced at a couple of non-NDC studios in town, and they have their merits, but for me, NDC Belle Meade is the best fit. \r\n\r\nAt NDC, during the warm-up before each lesson, students dance with several of the instructors, an opportunity which has increased my comfort level in dancing with different partners, not to mention changing partners mid-song. There is a ?family? atmosphere at NDC that I did not find at the other studios. I broke my foot in July and had to be out for eight weeks. My instructor touched base with me several times during that period. In addition, I got two personalized ?thinking of you? cards signed by all the instructors, and welcome-back hugs all around when I was able to return. At NDC, you are a studio client, and everyone is there to help you learn as much as you can. [At one studio where I previously took private lessons, there was a distinct air of competition between the (independent contractor) instructors for private-lesson students, which resulted in an uncomfortable hands-off atmosphere toward those students]. There is a great deal of flexibility in scheduling lessons, private and group, and if private lessons aren?t your thing, there are group lessons most nights of the week. and parties on Friday and Saturday. I appreciate the attitude of ?if you can learn it, we?ll teach it to you.? I also appreciate the opportunity to work with visiting world class experts. I like having a plan for what we are going to work on and the ability to track my progress. Being able to see how far I?ve come is the pick-me-up I need on days I feel born with not two, but three, left feet. With my previous, non-NDC, private-lesson instructor, we just worked on whatever he felt like doing that day, with little continuity or reinforcement of previous ?lessons?.\r\n\r\nI have read some of the posted negative reviews, but neither validate nor dispute the described experiences. I can say that my experience has been completely different. I have neither seen nor heard of any of the instructors drinking during any of the parties and no drug use by anyone. It is true that students are made aware of frequent opportunities to compete, participate in showcases and/or travel with the group, and, like all sales people, those responsible for presenting such opportunities are persistent. However, I have to say ?no? far more often than I can say ?yes?, and I?ve yet to be shown the door for invoking my right to do so. Dancing is an expensive hobby, no doubt. But I have learned that in dancing, as in life, you get what you pay for. I am investing in me, and I?m worth it. Come down and try it out ? it?s a great day to dance!\r\n

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I have been at NDC Belle Meade since January 2010 and love every minute of it. I have always wanted to learn to dance, and NDC is helping me realize my dream. I have danced at a couple of non-NDC studios in town, and they have their merits, but for me, NDC Belle Meade is the best fit. \r\n\r\nAt NDC, during the warm-up before each lesson, students dance with several of the instructors, an opportunity which has increased my comfort level in dancing with different partners, not to mention changing partners mid-song. There is a ?family? atmosphere at NDC that I did not find at the other studios. I broke my foot in July and had to be out for eight weeks. My instructor touched base with me several times during that period. In addition, I got two personalized ?thinking of you? cards signed by all the instructors, and welcome-back hugs all around when I was able to return. At NDC, you are a studio client, and everyone is there to help you learn as much as you can. [At one studio where I previously took private lessons, there was a distinct air of competition between the (independent contractor) instructors for private-lesson students, which resulted in an uncomfortable hands-off atmosphere toward those students]. There is a great deal of flexibility in scheduling lessons, private and group, and if private lessons aren?t your thing, there are group lessons most nights of the week. and parties on Friday and Saturday. I appreciate the attitude of ?if you can learn it, we?ll teach it to you.? I also appreciate the opportunity to work with visiting world class experts. I like having a plan for what we are going to work on and the ability to track my progress. Being able to see how far I?ve come is the pick-me-up I need on days I feel born with not two, but three, left feet. With my previous, non-NDC, private-lesson instructor, we just worked on whatever he felt like doing that day, with little continuity or reinforcement of previous ?lessons?.\r\n\r\nI have read some of the posted negative reviews, but neither validate nor dispute the described experiences. I can say that my experience has been completely different. I have neither seen nor heard of any of the instructors drinking during any of the parties and no drug use by anyone. It is true that students are made aware of frequent opportunities to compete, participate in showcases and/or travel with the group, and, like all sales people, those responsible for presenting such opportunities are persistent. However, I have to say ?no? far more often than I can say ?yes?, and I?ve yet to be shown the door for invoking my right to do so. Dancing is an expensive hobby, no doubt. But I have learned that in dancing, as in life, you get what you pay for. I am investing in me, and I?m worth it. Come down and try it out ? it?s a great day to dance!\r\n

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There's a reason we've been at NDC Belle Meade for a number of years...it has been a great experience. And it is an experience we intend to continue. It is an investment, but an investment we are so thankful to have made. I have friends who dance at other dance clubs, and they tell me they enjoy those, but for our money NDC Belle Meade is the place.\n\nI can only speak for NDC Belle Meade, but lessons, parties, everything are handled quite professionally. While there are those who are more involved, everyone seems to be treated equally. I have taken lessons from many of the instructors, and they all have taken my time and investment seriously.\n\nWhen I read the reviews about teachers drinking and such, I knew the reviewer was NOT talking about NDC Belle Meade. In our years at Belle Meade we've never observed questionable behavior in the instructors. I am confident that an instructor who might attempt that type of behavior wouldn't be allowed to stay.\n\nThe path that led us to NDC Belle Meade, and the path we have experienced thus far, has been a wonderful one. I would wish this wonderful experience for everyone.\nDance while you can !

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There's a reason we've been at NDC Belle Meade for a number of years...it has been a great experience. And it is an experience we intend to continue. It is an investment, but an investment we are so thankful to have made. I have friends who dance at other dance clubs, and they tell me they enjoy those, but for our money NDC Belle Meade is the place.\n\nI can only speak for NDC Belle Meade, but lessons, parties, everything are handled quite professionally. While there are those who are more involved, everyone seems to be treated equally. I have taken lessons from many of the instructors, and they all have taken my time and investment seriously.\n\nWhen I read the reviews about teachers drinking and such, I knew the reviewer was NOT talking about NDC Belle Meade. In our years at Belle Meade we've never observed questionable behavior in the instructors. I am confident that an instructor who might attempt that type of behavior wouldn't be allowed to stay.\n\nThe path that led us to NDC Belle Meade, and the path we have experienced thus far, has been a wonderful one. I would wish this wonderful experience for everyone.\nDance while you can !

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Just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that there are 3 National Dance Clubs Locations in the Middle Tennessee area. Please make sure if you are writing a review, that you write a review for the appropriate location. \n\nWhile all 3 clubs are affiliated and teach on the same principals, all of the clubs are owned individually, and are different from each other in their own right. \n\nThere are several posts on this page that are not referring to the Belle Meade/West Nashville location.\n\nWe would love for everyone to come on in and try us out for themselves. You are never charged for a lesson you are unhappy with, and your only regret will be that you didn't come in sooner! \n\nWe look forward to seeing you. :-)

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Just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that there are 3 National Dance Clubs Locations in the Middle Tennessee area. Please make sure if you are writing a review, that you write a review for the appropriate location. \n\nWhile all 3 clubs are affiliated and teach on the same principals, all of the clubs are owned individually, and are different from each other in their own right. \n\nThere are several posts on this page that are not referring to the Belle Meade/West Nashville location.\n\nWe would love for everyone to come on in and try us out for themselves. You are never charged for a lesson you are unhappy with, and your only regret will be that you didn't come in sooner! \n\nWe look forward to seeing you. :-)

Pros: The Happiest Friendliest Spot in Town!!

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I was invited to NDC as a guest over a year ago. At first everything was wonderful then, as soon as I slowed down on the number of lessons I took a week and didn't do the shows any longer because of the expense (once you get past your first set of lessons which is only a couple of hundred they run over $10,000 for a book of about 100 lessons!!), everything changed!! They no longer danced with me on Friday nights unless it was a slow night, I was the last one called to book in lessons then was frequently bumped for other students who were doing more than I was and was told I would lose what I had learned (muscle memory) if I did not continue at the same pace I had been previously. All in all it ended up making me feel horrible and that I had simply thrown my money away! I also agree with the other comments here about the alcohol and drug abuse. I saw it as well especially at the Friday parties. My instructor would drink before the parties and you could smell it on him!! I'm glad I learned to dance but am happy I left before they got my life savings!!\r\n\r\n

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I was invited to NDC as a guest over a year ago. At first everything was wonderful then, as soon as I slowed down on the number of lessons I took a week and didn't do the shows any longer because of the expense (once you get past your first set of lessons which is only a couple of hundred they run over $10,000 for a book of about 100 lessons!!), everything changed!! They no longer danced with me on Friday nights unless it was a slow night, I was the last one called to book in lessons then was frequently bumped for other students who were doing more than I was and was told I would lose what I had learned (muscle memory) if I did not continue at the same pace I had been previously. All in all it ended up making me feel horrible and that I had simply thrown my money away! I also agree with the other comments here about the alcohol and drug abuse. I saw it as well especially at the Friday parties. My instructor would drink before the parties and you could smell it on him!! I'm glad I learned to dance but am happy I left before they got my life savings!!\r\n\r\n

Pros: live bands on fridays

Cons: not worth the money

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So grateful that someone invited me to National Dance Club. I had taken a few lessons before coming to NDC and frankly never thought I could be a good dancer. After my first guest night I was convinced I could. Everyone is so encouraging and positive. All my life I had wanted to do this, and now my dream is becoming a reality. \r\nWhen people talk about the cost they never discuss the value. Frankly what they have given me is priceless. Many people have dreams that are never fulfilled. My friends can see what a difference dancing has made in my life.l I started in Aug. 2009 and danced my way through the most stressful 6 months of my life. My health has improved and my weight has decreased. And the smile I have is real...I look forward to every trip to the club. You are greated with a smile and a hug and then get to dance on top of it..I think every day is a great day for dancing.\r\nThere are people of all ages here and we all encourage one another. They are experts in their field and this is just the place for me and my friends.

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★★★★★

So grateful that someone invited me to National Dance Club. I had taken a few lessons before coming to NDC and frankly never thought I could be a good dancer. After my first guest night I was convinced I could. Everyone is so encouraging and positive. All my life I had wanted to do this, and now my dream is becoming a reality. \r\nWhen people talk about the cost they never discuss the value. Frankly what they have given me is priceless. Many people have dreams that are never fulfilled. My friends can see what a difference dancing has made in my life.l I started in Aug. 2009 and danced my way through the most stressful 6 months of my life. My health has improved and my weight has decreased. And the smile I have is real...I look forward to every trip to the club. You are greated with a smile and a hug and then get to dance on top of it..I think every day is a great day for dancing.\r\nThere are people of all ages here and we all encourage one another. They are experts in their field and this is just the place for me and my friends.

Pros: Best Instructors and staff

Cons: That I have to do other things and can't dance 24/7

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Six months ago I signed up for my first lesson in Belle Meade and showed up with a 'deer in the headlight' look. I think back and chuckle, wondering how could I have been so nervous?! The team at NDC makes learning to dance fun, so much that I consider classes/lessons my guaranteed 'happy time' every week. I look forward to those days or evenings and find myself anticipating what new step or dance I'll be introduced to next. The camaraderie between students and instructors is comfortable and easy going and the new friendships I'm making, well, they're priceless! They offer a variety of events and the Friday night parties are a ball! Please give NDC a try; don't hesitate. My experience is helping me become a healthier person (both inside and out), and it continues to bring joy to my life. I'm learning, I'm dancing and I am happy!

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★★★★★

Six months ago I signed up for my first lesson in Belle Meade and showed up with a 'deer in the headlight' look. I think back and chuckle, wondering how could I have been so nervous?! The team at NDC makes learning to dance fun, so much that I consider classes/lessons my guaranteed 'happy time' every week. I look forward to those days or evenings and find myself anticipating what new step or dance I'll be introduced to next. The camaraderie between students and instructors is comfortable and easy going and the new friendships I'm making, well, they're priceless! They offer a variety of events and the Friday night parties are a ball! Please give NDC a try; don't hesitate. My experience is helping me become a healthier person (both inside and out), and it continues to bring joy to my life. I'm learning, I'm dancing and I am happy!

Pros: A totally fun, comfortable & friendly atmosphere

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I first went to NDC filled fear and anxiety, but the minute I walked in, the receptionists and everyone I came in contact with made me feel at home and welcome. My instructor was professional and patient with me every step of the way. I have now been here for a little over 6 months and LOVE IT!!!! I am so comfortable now and am way more outgoing than I have ever been! This place has changed my life for the better!

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I first went to NDC filled fear and anxiety, but the minute I walked in, the receptionists and everyone I came in contact with made me feel at home and welcome. My instructor was professional and patient with me every step of the way. I have now been here for a little over 6 months and LOVE IT!!!! I am so comfortable now and am way more outgoing than I have ever been! This place has changed my life for the better!

Pros: Great instruction, beautiful place, friendly employees

Cons: Parties are sometimes overcrowded

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I had gone to some other dance studios in another state before I moved to Nashville. I found the service severely lacking in those schools, so I was reserved when coming to National Dance Clubs. I had also heard about the high pressure-sales and the expense, but I really wanted to learn at a good school and was ready to pay for it if it was to be had. I am a teacher myself, and so I know a thing or two about teaching.\r\n\r\nNational Dance Clubs was the most friendly school I had been to...(I had tried 2 other schools). When I came to a party, everyone knew me...and if they didn't, I was introduced by the teachers. I always felt very welcome, which I definitely did not at other schools.\r\n\r\nI never had a problem with the so-called high pressure. The first time I went, I left my purse in the car--but I went out and got it because I was so impressed with the quality of the service and the knowldgeability of my teacher. Yes, they did tell me about some things I could not do or did not really want to do because I could not afford it, and yes, they did ask more than once, but I am a big girl, and if I do not or cannot do it, I smile and say no thank you...once, twice, three times. Frankly, I would be a little insulted if they decided for me what they thought I could or could not afford and did not make me aware of opportunities they were offering to other people. They were never cold or mean...ever.\r\n\r\nI have worked it out and the private lessons do run about $100/private hour. By today's standards, that is NOT expensive for private instruction. In fact my daughter's gymnastic coachings are just about as much, and this is for both me and my husband...who, by the way, has paid more for private golf lessons. I certainly think there is a LOT of value in the price, because not only do we get superlative instruction, but we feel part of the studio through their many events and parties.\r\n\r\nBe wary of places that say they only charge $50 or $60 dollars per lesson. They do not tell you about the floor rental you have to pay to use the floor. Also, I have heard that because these are floor rental studios and do not employ their teachers, you are actually subcontracting help and may technically be responsible for the taxes. That was something I just did not want to even worry about!\r\n\r\nAlso, at pay-by-the-lesson studios, there is usually not an over-arching goal planned or lesson plan, which, as a teacher I value very much. I know exactly what I can expect to learn with a block of lessons. I know people who have had to stop lessons because of circumstance and were afraid that they had lost their money because of what they had heard from people who had never been at NDC, but the supervisors were very understanding and offered a payment plan, to put their lessons on hold, or a refund.\r\n\r\nI just wanted to put my 2 cents in because I saw those harsh reviews--some from people who had never been there.\r\n\r\nYou get what you pay for. If you want to be treated like a valued customer with a lot of potential as a dancer, given lots of opportunity to really enjoy what you have learned, and get to meet a lot of really wonderful, positive, and supportive people, both teachers, supervision and staff, and certianly not least, the students, try out the National Dance Clubs. I go to the Brentwood location.\r\n\r\n

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I had gone to some other dance studios in another state before I moved to Nashville. I found the service severely lacking in those schools, so I was reserved when coming to National Dance Clubs. I had also heard about the high pressure-sales and the expense, but I really wanted to learn at a good school and was ready to pay for it if it was to be had. I am a teacher myself, and so I know a thing or two about teaching.\r\n\r\nNational Dance Clubs was the most friendly school I had been to...(I had tried 2 other schools). When I came to a party, everyone knew me...and if they didn't, I was introduced by the teachers. I always felt very welcome, which I definitely did not at other schools.\r\n\r\nI never had a problem with the so-called high pressure. The first time I went, I left my purse in the car--but I went out and got it because I was so impressed with the quality of the service and the knowldgeability of my teacher. Yes, they did tell me about some things I could not do or did not really want to do because I could not afford it, and yes, they did ask more than once, but I am a big girl, and if I do not or cannot do it, I smile and say no thank you...once, twice, three times. Frankly, I would be a little insulted if they decided for me what they thought I could or could not afford and did not make me aware of opportunities they were offering to other people. They were never cold or mean...ever.\r\n\r\nI have worked it out and the private lessons do run about $100/private hour. By today's standards, that is NOT expensive for private instruction. In fact my daughter's gymnastic coachings are just about as much, and this is for both me and my husband...who, by the way, has paid more for private golf lessons. I certainly think there is a LOT of value in the price, because not only do we get superlative instruction, but we feel part of the studio through their many events and parties.\r\n\r\nBe wary of places that say they only charge $50 or $60 dollars per lesson. They do not tell you about the floor rental you have to pay to use the floor. Also, I have heard that because these are floor rental studios and do not employ their teachers, you are actually subcontracting help and may technically be responsible for the taxes. That was something I just did not want to even worry about!\r\n\r\nAlso, at pay-by-the-lesson studios, there is usually not an over-arching goal planned or lesson plan, which, as a teacher I value very much. I know exactly what I can expect to learn with a block of lessons. I know people who have had to stop lessons because of circumstance and were afraid that they had lost their money because of what they had heard from people who had never been at NDC, but the supervisors were very understanding and offered a payment plan, to put their lessons on hold, or a refund.\r\n\r\nI just wanted to put my 2 cents in because I saw those harsh reviews--some from people who had never been there.\r\n\r\nYou get what you pay for. If you want to be treated like a valued customer with a lot of potential as a dancer, given lots of opportunity to really enjoy what you have learned, and get to meet a lot of really wonderful, positive, and supportive people, both teachers, supervision and staff, and certianly not least, the students, try out the National Dance Clubs. I go to the Brentwood location.\r\n\r\n

Pros: Terrific service and a variety of different opportunities

Cons: Leaves you wanting more

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My 3 friends and I have all had bad experience at this place. When it comes to selling lessons here it can get pretty interesting. the manager watches you dance for about 10 seconds then calls you in there office and says your progressing really fast and should buy another lesson package. When they told me how much it cost ($6400) I said no i just wanted to learn the basic steps and that was it. They turned from fake and cheerful to mean really fast.. After getting hounded for about and hour to by more lessons i left there about 8pm. later that night about 10:30 PM the dance instructor calls me trying to sweet talk me into buying more lessons!!! A couple days later i go in for my last lesson and they changed my instructor hoping she would do a better job at selling me lessons, My last lesson i didnt even learn anything, the instructor sayed i had no communication skills and was unable to fuction in the real world unless i purchase the 6400$ pakage. So i got pulled in the other managers office i told them straight up no within the first minute then i was excused. PLEASE DON'T TAKE LESSONS HERE.

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★☆☆☆☆

My 3 friends and I have all had bad experience at this place. When it comes to selling lessons here it can get pretty interesting. the manager watches you dance for about 10 seconds then calls you in there office and says your progressing really fast and should buy another lesson package. When they told me how much it cost ($6400) I said no i just wanted to learn the basic steps and that was it. They turned from fake and cheerful to mean really fast.. After getting hounded for about and hour to by more lessons i left there about 8pm. later that night about 10:30 PM the dance instructor calls me trying to sweet talk me into buying more lessons!!! A couple days later i go in for my last lesson and they changed my instructor hoping she would do a better job at selling me lessons, My last lesson i didnt even learn anything, the instructor sayed i had no communication skills and was unable to fuction in the real world unless i purchase the 6400$ pakage. So i got pulled in the other managers office i told them straight up no within the first minute then i was excused. PLEASE DON'T TAKE LESSONS HERE.

Pros: Friday night parties are fun (open bar)

Cons: very fake people,not serious with you. Its all about selling

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All we wanted was to learn a dance to do at our wedding. That is what we were told we would get, and it is certainly not what we got. These people care more about SELLING LESSONS than TEACHING DANCE. The instruction is a sales pitch in itself. The teacher is nice, but way over the top with high fives and fake smiles. They even have you stand in a circle and hold hands on guest night. I was starting to think I just stepped into a cult. Seriously, if you want to learn a dance, go to a dance school or hire a private dance instructor. NDC teaches you enough to get you interested, then they slow it down so you have to buy more lessons to learn more. We didn't even get to finish all the lessons we bought because they did the pressure sales meeting before our last group lesson. It was so uncomfortable that we never want to go back. We learned more from YouTube instructional videos than from NDC. If you want to learn a dance for your wedding, your money would go to better use by hiring a private dance teacher to teach you a dance. The introductory package at NDC was like $250, and they never even told us this was just an ""introductory"" package. The instructor had us believing the entire time that we were actually going to learn our wedding dance... at the next lesson. Avoid this place. Your wallet and patience will thank you for it.

0
★☆☆☆☆

All we wanted was to learn a dance to do at our wedding. That is what we were told we would get, and it is certainly not what we got. These people care more about SELLING LESSONS than TEACHING DANCE. The instruction is a sales pitch in itself. The teacher is nice, but way over the top with high fives and fake smiles. They even have you stand in a circle and hold hands on guest night. I was starting to think I just stepped into a cult. Seriously, if you want to learn a dance, go to a dance school or hire a private dance instructor. NDC teaches you enough to get you interested, then they slow it down so you have to buy more lessons to learn more. We didn't even get to finish all the lessons we bought because they did the pressure sales meeting before our last group lesson. It was so uncomfortable that we never want to go back. We learned more from YouTube instructional videos than from NDC. If you want to learn a dance for your wedding, your money would go to better use by hiring a private dance teacher to teach you a dance. The introductory package at NDC was like $250, and they never even told us this was just an ""introductory"" package. The instructor had us believing the entire time that we were actually going to learn our wedding dance... at the next lesson. Avoid this place. Your wallet and patience will thank you for it.

Pros: nice instructor, but made you feel bad for not buying more lessons

Cons: everything else about it

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We love the parties and all the activities once you have learned how to dance. If you want to use what you have learned this is the place.

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★★★★★

We love the parties and all the activities once you have learned how to dance. If you want to use what you have learned this is the place.

Pros: Friendliest place I have ever been

Cons: parking

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Was just browsing through and happened to see National Dance Clubs where I learned to dance...and where I still go regularly for lessons, great fun and entertainment. The instruction is top-notch...much of it world-class as are some of the instructors. There is Kellie Williams, beautiful, vivacious, and a top professional competitor and teacher. if she doesn't fit, try Kiah Pierce who could be performing on Broadway today if she so wished. There is regular coaching by Gary Pierce, a world-class ballroom choregrapher and coach who has coached national and world champions. And they regularly bring in world-class performers and national and world champions for special coaching sessions. If you really want to dance, this is the place to learn and to have a great time week in and week out. I often drive home from the Friday night parties and find myself exclaiming, ""Damn, that was fun""! Expensive? It can be, but so is eating. I must admit that I saw the review by Dancer62 who said something like ""NDC is 'aweful'. "" Well, if you can't spell ""awful"", that's awful. I can only offer my experience. I simply love the place.

2
★★★★★

Was just browsing through and happened to see National Dance Clubs where I learned to dance...and where I still go regularly for lessons, great fun and entertainment. The instruction is top-notch...much of it world-class as are some of the instructors. There is Kellie Williams, beautiful, vivacious, and a top professional competitor and teacher. if she doesn't fit, try Kiah Pierce who could be performing on Broadway today if she so wished. There is regular coaching by Gary Pierce, a world-class ballroom choregrapher and coach who has coached national and world champions. And they regularly bring in world-class performers and national and world champions for special coaching sessions. If you really want to dance, this is the place to learn and to have a great time week in and week out. I often drive home from the Friday night parties and find myself exclaiming, ""Damn, that was fun""! Expensive? It can be, but so is eating. I must admit that I saw the review by Dancer62 who said something like ""NDC is 'aweful'. "" Well, if you can't spell ""awful"", that's awful. I can only offer my experience. I simply love the place.

Pros: It is so much fun there

Cons: Like everything of high quality, it can be expensive

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My husband and I took lessons @ NDC for almost a year. The lessons were boring. The ""instructors"" were young and right off the street. They had NEVER been trained in ballroom until they were hired by NDC. Nice? yes. Friendly? yes. But then they whisk you into the ""office"" acting like they have ""no idea"" what's about to happen in there, and that's when you get the sales pitch.( that the ""innocent"" instructor knew was coming, but he/she is not allowed to forewarn you or tell you about it beforehand) The manager will stroke your ego, tell you you're ""the best dancers we've had in here in years"" and that "" no one has picked up these steps like you do. You're really fast"". Then they stroke your ego some more and tell you about the next level and at the very end, only when you ask , they tell you the amount. It will be in the thousands of dollars. SO BEWARE. We left NDC b/c of the shady practices there. We weren't being taught HOW to ballroom dance and they DO HOLD YOU BACK to get you to sign up for more lessons and spend more money. After being @ Danceworld for the past 1 1/2 yrs, we KNOW that we weren't taught anything more than patterns with our feet. They do not teach technique b/c they don't know it. They say they do, but after Danceworld , they have no technique experience at all. Don't waste your money @ NDC. The parties might be fun ,but the dance instruction is aweful. Start with the real dancers @ Danceworld and LEARN HOW to dance. My husband and I did. We are so much better than we ever would be @ NDC.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I took lessons @ NDC for almost a year. The lessons were boring. The ""instructors"" were young and right off the street. They had NEVER been trained in ballroom until they were hired by NDC. Nice? yes. Friendly? yes. But then they whisk you into the ""office"" acting like they have ""no idea"" what's about to happen in there, and that's when you get the sales pitch.( that the ""innocent"" instructor knew was coming, but he/she is not allowed to forewarn you or tell you about it beforehand) The manager will stroke your ego, tell you you're ""the best dancers we've had in here in years"" and that "" no one has picked up these steps like you do. You're really fast"". Then they stroke your ego some more and tell you about the next level and at the very end, only when you ask , they tell you the amount. It will be in the thousands of dollars. SO BEWARE. We left NDC b/c of the shady practices there. We weren't being taught HOW to ballroom dance and they DO HOLD YOU BACK to get you to sign up for more lessons and spend more money. After being @ Danceworld for the past 1 1/2 yrs, we KNOW that we weren't taught anything more than patterns with our feet. They do not teach technique b/c they don't know it. They say they do, but after Danceworld , they have no technique experience at all. Don't waste your money @ NDC. The parties might be fun ,but the dance instruction is aweful. Start with the real dancers @ Danceworld and LEARN HOW to dance. My husband and I did. We are so much better than we ever would be @ NDC.

Pros: Friday night party with band

Cons: too expensive, deceptive selling, young inexperienced instructors with no training in dance

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For those who have some experience with ballroom, you know that many studios go in and out of business. My experience with NDC is that they have persevered when many other studios have fallen to the wayside. Are their lessons bargain basement? No. But they get the job done. They guarantee you will learn how to dance, and they deliver. I'll pay a little more for that any day. \r\n\r\nThe staff are all full time and have an enthusiasm for their jobs that I rarely see. Coming to a lesson, class or party is to know that for an hour or two, I won't have to worry about anything but having fun. As for the pushiness - they are persistent, yes, but I don't mind because their pushiness is what caused me to finally realize my dream. I can now legitimately say I'm a dancer. I can't recommend them enough.

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★★★★★

For those who have some experience with ballroom, you know that many studios go in and out of business. My experience with NDC is that they have persevered when many other studios have fallen to the wayside. Are their lessons bargain basement? No. But they get the job done. They guarantee you will learn how to dance, and they deliver. I'll pay a little more for that any day. \r\n\r\nThe staff are all full time and have an enthusiasm for their jobs that I rarely see. Coming to a lesson, class or party is to know that for an hour or two, I won't have to worry about anything but having fun. As for the pushiness - they are persistent, yes, but I don't mind because their pushiness is what caused me to finally realize my dream. I can now legitimately say I'm a dancer. I can't recommend them enough.

Pros: Cheerful staff, guaranteed lesson plans, plenty of activities and practice opportunities, lots of partners

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I agree completely with the negative reviews here. Instructors are friendly and make the lesson fun all round, although they are clearly under orders from the management to push more lessons on clients. Initially, my fiancee and I did the basic package which consists of waltz, rumba, swing, foxtrot and tango - without any of complicated elements. This package was three private lessons and three Friday night dance parties and cost about $250 with a coupon. \r\n\r\nAs we neared the end of our initial bunch of lessons, they started pressuring us to move to the next level which is termed ""social ease"". They make you fill out questionnaires - the idea that they are going to tailor the next lessons to your needs. The reality is that they require everyone to purchase 20 more lessons at this point in the process- for $1800. There's no middle ground - they said pay us this much or leave and don't come back. We chose the second option. The whole object of the place is to squeeze as much money out of people. As soon as we turned down the offer the manager's tone became quite different. He was astounded that we were unable to afford the lessons and told us that we were no better off than when we first came in to take dance lessons! \r\n\r\nIf you decide to go here for lessons beware of the pushy sales tactics - if you just want to learn basics and have a bit of fun, this place is not for you.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree completely with the negative reviews here. Instructors are friendly and make the lesson fun all round, although they are clearly under orders from the management to push more lessons on clients. Initially, my fiancee and I did the basic package which consists of waltz, rumba, swing, foxtrot and tango - without any of complicated elements. This package was three private lessons and three Friday night dance parties and cost about $250 with a coupon. \r\n\r\nAs we neared the end of our initial bunch of lessons, they started pressuring us to move to the next level which is termed ""social ease"". They make you fill out questionnaires - the idea that they are going to tailor the next lessons to your needs. The reality is that they require everyone to purchase 20 more lessons at this point in the process- for $1800. There's no middle ground - they said pay us this much or leave and don't come back. We chose the second option. The whole object of the place is to squeeze as much money out of people. As soon as we turned down the offer the manager's tone became quite different. He was astounded that we were unable to afford the lessons and told us that we were no better off than when we first came in to take dance lessons! \r\n\r\nIf you decide to go here for lessons beware of the pushy sales tactics - if you just want to learn basics and have a bit of fun, this place is not for you.

Pros: Nice instructors

Cons: Slimy, pushy sales managers

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Watch out!!!! I took some lessons here with a friend of mine not too long ago, but the bad taste from this place is still in my mouth! I was greeted by a very friendly instructor that looked about 16, who then proceeded to talk to me throughout the entire lesson as if I were a kindergartener. Not to mention, the facility looked like a 1st grade classroom with all the posters and stars and stickers everywhere. I finally accepted that my instructor was probably told how to teach and act, due to the obvious way his words were ""rehearsed."" I wasn't crazy on the sales tactics, but I reluctantly purchased a ""starter package"" and was promised the basics to a few dances. I enjoyed the friday parties they had with a band and an open bar. There were some other, more experienced, teachers that helped when you messed up. I tried the group classes, but didn't really dig them all in all. My distaste came when I had to deal with the ""supervisors"" or the closers. They were cold, unpersonable, and it really seemed they were only there for the $$$. I enjoyed my lessons with my teacher, but I just couldn't deal with the crappy team of salesmen (and woman) they had. After the second set of lessons I purchased, I had become, what I thought, was a competent dancer. I was brought in, once again to buy more lessons. When I wouldn't purchase another HUGE set of lessons, I was immediately disregarded. I was ignored at the parties, and when I came in for my last lesson, they had put me with another teacher. As if he was going to do a better job selling me ""Style, Grace, and blah blah blah"" My advice, Travel a bit further and go to their sister school in Brentwood. They really know how to treat their clients. I've had some lessons there and I feel more apart of their family than I do my own. I gave them a shot and you know what?? that whole ""Style, Grace, and blah blah blah"" package is really turning me into a great dancer. Brentwood=5, Belle Meade=1.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Watch out!!!! I took some lessons here with a friend of mine not too long ago, but the bad taste from this place is still in my mouth! I was greeted by a very friendly instructor that looked about 16, who then proceeded to talk to me throughout the entire lesson as if I were a kindergartener. Not to mention, the facility looked like a 1st grade classroom with all the posters and stars and stickers everywhere. I finally accepted that my instructor was probably told how to teach and act, due to the obvious way his words were ""rehearsed."" I wasn't crazy on the sales tactics, but I reluctantly purchased a ""starter package"" and was promised the basics to a few dances. I enjoyed the friday parties they had with a band and an open bar. There were some other, more experienced, teachers that helped when you messed up. I tried the group classes, but didn't really dig them all in all. My distaste came when I had to deal with the ""supervisors"" or the closers. They were cold, unpersonable, and it really seemed they were only there for the $$$. I enjoyed my lessons with my teacher, but I just couldn't deal with the crappy team of salesmen (and woman) they had. After the second set of lessons I purchased, I had become, what I thought, was a competent dancer. I was brought in, once again to buy more lessons. When I wouldn't purchase another HUGE set of lessons, I was immediately disregarded. I was ignored at the parties, and when I came in for my last lesson, they had put me with another teacher. As if he was going to do a better job selling me ""Style, Grace, and blah blah blah"" My advice, Travel a bit further and go to their sister school in Brentwood. They really know how to treat their clients. I've had some lessons there and I feel more apart of their family than I do my own. I gave them a shot and you know what?? that whole ""Style, Grace, and blah blah blah"" package is really turning me into a great dancer. Brentwood=5, Belle Meade=1.

Pros: Great parties, Friendly Staff, Open Bar, Young vibe.

Cons: Bad Sales Tactics, Expensive, Poor Management, Amateur Customer Service.

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I want to preface my review of NDC by saying that our dance instructor was really great and super enthusiastic. She really cared to make sure that we were getting what we wanted out of the dance lessons. My finance and I decided to take these classes because we are getting married soon and did not want to look like complete fools on our wedding day. Although the lessons were a little pricey, we had a great time and learned a lot. At the end of our last lesson, rather than being asked if we were interested in taking more lessons, we were herded into the manager's office and told that we needed to pay $1800 to continue with our dance instruction. It felt like they were trying to sell us a car rather than possibly pick up a new enjoyable hobby. After adamantly telling them that we were not in the financial position to commit a month's worth of income to taking more dance lessons, they kept pushing us to pay this money, by offering to set up a payment plan or trying to ""move the numbers around."" It was an extremely high pressured and stressful situation. Never in my life have I felt so guilty just wanting to learn something new. I was afraid that if we did not sign up for these dance lessons that our dance instructor would get in trouble for not doing her job, even though she did exactly what we wanted. Once he finally figured out that we were not going to be signing up for a new contract, we were excused. I totally understand that it is hard to keep people coming back and they have to use ""sales tactics"" to increase membership but it was absolutely ridiculous. The place had a very corporate feeling about it and it was uncomfortable and awkward. If we ever decide to continue with dance lessons, I guarantee you that it will not be at National Dance Clubs. After meeting with the manager guy in his office it because very clear that the only thing they really cared about was your wallet.

1
★★☆☆☆

I want to preface my review of NDC by saying that our dance instructor was really great and super enthusiastic. She really cared to make sure that we were getting what we wanted out of the dance lessons. My finance and I decided to take these classes because we are getting married soon and did not want to look like complete fools on our wedding day. Although the lessons were a little pricey, we had a great time and learned a lot. At the end of our last lesson, rather than being asked if we were interested in taking more lessons, we were herded into the manager's office and told that we needed to pay $1800 to continue with our dance instruction. It felt like they were trying to sell us a car rather than possibly pick up a new enjoyable hobby. After adamantly telling them that we were not in the financial position to commit a month's worth of income to taking more dance lessons, they kept pushing us to pay this money, by offering to set up a payment plan or trying to ""move the numbers around."" It was an extremely high pressured and stressful situation. Never in my life have I felt so guilty just wanting to learn something new. I was afraid that if we did not sign up for these dance lessons that our dance instructor would get in trouble for not doing her job, even though she did exactly what we wanted. Once he finally figured out that we were not going to be signing up for a new contract, we were excused. I totally understand that it is hard to keep people coming back and they have to use ""sales tactics"" to increase membership but it was absolutely ridiculous. The place had a very corporate feeling about it and it was uncomfortable and awkward. If we ever decide to continue with dance lessons, I guarantee you that it will not be at National Dance Clubs. After meeting with the manager guy in his office it because very clear that the only thing they really cared about was your wallet.

Pros: great dance instructor with flexable scheduling

Cons: super expensive, corporate feeling, high pressure environment

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If you want to learn how do dance then NDC is the place to go. The environment is so welcoming that you can't wait to go back. I've been going there for about 2 years (I started going there when I was 17), and I still love going there as much as I did when I first started. It's like Cheers, everyone knows your name! I've been told that if you compaire NDC to a place called Dance World, NDC is the place to be. NDC is more like you are learning to dance from a friend, and Dance World is like learning to dance from a random person you might have met one day.\r\nEven though there are two studios, one in Brentwood and one in Belle Mead, the two studios get together twice a month for a thing called Destination Unknown and it is at different locations around Nashville.\r\nIt is a great place to go and just unwind, and it's a place for people of all ages.

2
★★★★★

If you want to learn how do dance then NDC is the place to go. The environment is so welcoming that you can't wait to go back. I've been going there for about 2 years (I started going there when I was 17), and I still love going there as much as I did when I first started. It's like Cheers, everyone knows your name! I've been told that if you compaire NDC to a place called Dance World, NDC is the place to be. NDC is more like you are learning to dance from a friend, and Dance World is like learning to dance from a random person you might have met one day.\r\nEven though there are two studios, one in Brentwood and one in Belle Mead, the two studios get together twice a month for a thing called Destination Unknown and it is at different locations around Nashville.\r\nIt is a great place to go and just unwind, and it's a place for people of all ages.

Pros: Everyone is really nice, and you make friends very quickly

Cons: The staff changes pretty constantly, there are a lot of instructors that stay around.

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I was a cold call winner to NDC for answering correctly a question about ballroom dancing. Upon my arrival at the Brentwood location, I was greeted by the owner at the time who chatted with me about dancing and my past history. I was then assigned to Jordan Shear, who was a great teacher. I learned so many new dances. What I liked the most was that everyone was a teacher. They really wanted you to learn how to dance. My ""J "" team (Jordan Shear, Jason Curtis & Justin Vero) made the experience one that I will truly remember. They deemed me the TangoDiva and it stuck. My only complaint was the costs were outrageous. One of my friends easily dropped over $60,000 in the 3 years that she was there - but she did learn to dance and very well. I never felt pressured into purchasing more lessons, routines, or trips.\r\nNDC is a great place to truly learn how to dance, get your confidence boosted, and meet some really great people. They offer the most one on one attention and truly care about their students. I have danced at other studios/academies and I believe that the NDC crew is trained the best to teach. I would highly recommend NDC for anyone who wants to dance, be rewarded through positive feedback, and get to rub elbows with some of Nashville's finest if you do not mind dropping the dough!

2
★★★★☆

I was a cold call winner to NDC for answering correctly a question about ballroom dancing. Upon my arrival at the Brentwood location, I was greeted by the owner at the time who chatted with me about dancing and my past history. I was then assigned to Jordan Shear, who was a great teacher. I learned so many new dances. What I liked the most was that everyone was a teacher. They really wanted you to learn how to dance. My ""J "" team (Jordan Shear, Jason Curtis & Justin Vero) made the experience one that I will truly remember. They deemed me the TangoDiva and it stuck. My only complaint was the costs were outrageous. One of my friends easily dropped over $60,000 in the 3 years that she was there - but she did learn to dance and very well. I never felt pressured into purchasing more lessons, routines, or trips.\r\nNDC is a great place to truly learn how to dance, get your confidence boosted, and meet some really great people. They offer the most one on one attention and truly care about their students. I have danced at other studios/academies and I believe that the NDC crew is trained the best to teach. I would highly recommend NDC for anyone who wants to dance, be rewarded through positive feedback, and get to rub elbows with some of Nashville's finest if you do not mind dropping the dough!

Pros: You will learn how to dance. You get what you pay for.

Cons: It can be very expensive...use the refer a friend rule and dance for free.

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NDC was a very bizarre experience, especially for a dance club meant for adults. The dancing was okay but their business practices weren't. New to town, I wanted to try them out so I bought an introductory package for $250 which gave me 3 personal lessons and 3 group lessons. On a few occasions, I'd be waiting for my lesson to start and I would overhear another instructor doing the hard sell on individuals or couples, trying very hard to get those people to agree to more lessons. That struck me as bizarre.\r\n\r\n\r\nSo the time came where I had nearly reached my last lesson. Rather than ask me if I would like to continue lessons they jumped straight into the hard sell. They started by having my instructor sit me down and fill out, together, this ridiculous yes/no survey. They called it a ""Personality Test"". They asked such questions as ""Do you have fun dancing? Yes/No"" and ""Do you like to dance socially? Yes/No"". It was clear that these silly questions were stacked up so that once you answered YES to the majority of the questions. I told them I did NOT want to join. When we are done with him I ask her bluntly if anyone ever decides not to continue lessons like I did and she tells me ""No, not really.""\r\n\r\nYesterday I had lunch with another former student who actually went to the ""sales guy session"" which I never made it to and said that they did the hard sell on her until she started crying as she couldn't afford it. The amount of her contract renewal was set at $1,800.00 which was supposedly on the cheap side. I'm also told that the contract they have you sign forbids you from talking lessons at any other place or even dancing socially at any other events.\r\n\r\nSo all in all the dancing was fun but their business practices struck me as slimy and awkward which the rely on in order to pressure contract renewals from their clients for large amount of money 1K-3K.\r\n\r\n\r\nMy two cents,\r\n\r\n\r\n

0
★☆☆☆☆

NDC was a very bizarre experience, especially for a dance club meant for adults. The dancing was okay but their business practices weren't. New to town, I wanted to try them out so I bought an introductory package for $250 which gave me 3 personal lessons and 3 group lessons. On a few occasions, I'd be waiting for my lesson to start and I would overhear another instructor doing the hard sell on individuals or couples, trying very hard to get those people to agree to more lessons. That struck me as bizarre.\r\n\r\n\r\nSo the time came where I had nearly reached my last lesson. Rather than ask me if I would like to continue lessons they jumped straight into the hard sell. They started by having my instructor sit me down and fill out, together, this ridiculous yes/no survey. They called it a ""Personality Test"". They asked such questions as ""Do you have fun dancing? Yes/No"" and ""Do you like to dance socially? Yes/No"". It was clear that these silly questions were stacked up so that once you answered YES to the majority of the questions. I told them I did NOT want to join. When we are done with him I ask her bluntly if anyone ever decides not to continue lessons like I did and she tells me ""No, not really.""\r\n\r\nYesterday I had lunch with another former student who actually went to the ""sales guy session"" which I never made it to and said that they did the hard sell on her until she started crying as she couldn't afford it. The amount of her contract renewal was set at $1,800.00 which was supposedly on the cheap side. I'm also told that the contract they have you sign forbids you from talking lessons at any other place or even dancing socially at any other events.\r\n\r\nSo all in all the dancing was fun but their business practices struck me as slimy and awkward which the rely on in order to pressure contract renewals from their clients for large amount of money 1K-3K.\r\n\r\n\r\nMy two cents,\r\n\r\n\r\n

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I just wanted to email a quick thank you for the kindness that I and my\nfamily have received at the Belle Meade studio. I recently won a contest\ndrawing that was held at one of our local TV stations (Tennessee\nMornings). Upon arrival at the studio, I was greeted and was given\nan explanation of what your company does. I was then introduced to Aaron\nFulton; who has been my instructor. He is extremely knowledgable and is\na great asset to the company. I would recommend him as well as\nany of the wonderful instructors. They have made me feel that I was\npart of their family. I would recommend this studio to anyone who asked, \nwhere is the best place to go for dancing lessons. I just\nwanted to say thanks again and hopefully, I will be one of the up and\ncoming dancing stars\n\nCharlotte Jones

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★★★★★

I just wanted to email a quick thank you for the kindness that I and my\nfamily have received at the Belle Meade studio. I recently won a contest\ndrawing that was held at one of our local TV stations (Tennessee\nMornings). Upon arrival at the studio, I was greeted and was given\nan explanation of what your company does. I was then introduced to Aaron\nFulton; who has been my instructor. He is extremely knowledgable and is\na great asset to the company. I would recommend him as well as\nany of the wonderful instructors. They have made me feel that I was\npart of their family. I would recommend this studio to anyone who asked, \nwhere is the best place to go for dancing lessons. I just\nwanted to say thanks again and hopefully, I will be one of the up and\ncoming dancing stars\n\nCharlotte Jones

 

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