Private Dance Coaching at DanceSport at Dupont Circle and other locations available any day by appointment for weddings, pro/am competition in Ballroom or Latin, social events and parties plus teaching for corporate and special social events and classes away from the studio can also be arranged with, 202-596-4860.


Private Dance Coaching...

Private coaching is a great way to supplement your classes by being able to fine-tune some of the ideas, foot patterns and technique learned in the group environment. Some students schedule private coaching on a weekly basis, especially when looking at future amateur or pro/am competition or who just feel they want to progress faster than class-work alone will allow. Others schedule private coaching at unplanned intervals, whenever questions or technique concerns come up which are more detailed than the class environmaent may cover.

Private coaching is also a great way to completely choreograph and fine-tune upcoming performances, such as the "Honor Dance" at your wedding or for planned exhibitions during future dance-related events. Either way, private coaching is a terrific means of speeding up the improvement of your dancing over time. Terry's fee for private coaching is $75.00 per hour or $55.00 per 45-minute session if a full hour isn't available due to scheduling conflicts Both of these quotes are highly competitive for one of the very few in this industry with dancing experience since 1969 and teaching experience since 1974 in literally every popular social dance available to mankind. The amount remains the same whether one or two people participate and for more than two people, the fee increases by $15.00 per person per session over two.


Instruction for private off-site parties and classes,
including teaching at anniversaries, weddings,
birthdays, corporate parties and other special events.

Special instruction is also available for teaching at wedding or Bar/Bat Mitzvah receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, quinceanera's, schools and other social & corporate special events as a great way to get all of your guests and those present who are normally hesitant about their dancing out onto the dance floor.
Though more costly per hour for the teacher's time due to travel away from the studio, as well as the fact that such events are often held during a teacher's "Prime Time" on the weekends or during private coaching hours at the studio, this can be a way to insure that your event is one of the most enjoyable evenings possible by everyone attending.
We will not only teach a mini-class in either one or several dances requested by the hosts, but our goal is always to get people up and dancing and switching partners and really enjoying this special event where many would normally just sit and watch. Our experience is extensive in this process and we assure you that it's a great way to ensure that the special evening will be long remembered by everyone who attends.
If there's time during the event, we also love to conduct
"So You Think You Can Dance DC", "Dancing with the DC Stars" and "Dancing With The AC/DC Stars" (competing couples must be of the same gender) mini-dance competitions, which are open to everyone. Winners are chosen by audience applause, so encourage everyone to invite their loudest and most obnoxious friends and family members to cheer for them! We will fit in as many contests as possible in as many different dances as we can within the time available.

Costs for such productions include $95.00 per teacher/assistant provided per hour plus the same for estimated travel time for each both to and from the event. Possible discounts are available for repeat or extra long events.
The higher rates and cost of travel time for events away from the studio are a result of the increased difficulty of pre-planning and moving all necessary items to and from the location, plus the cost of travel time during which teachers could normally be teaching back-to-back privates or classes at the studio.
Also significant is the fact that often such events are held during a teacher's weekend and evening "Prime Time" when they, themselves are highly sought after for teaching privates or at other such events or have opportunities to unwind socially after a long week of being in the studio.
We have had a lot of past experience and success with all of these types of events in the past and if Terry isn't available himself for such an occasion, we definitely have other highly qualified teachers who are. Though higher than the normal session rate at the studio, the cost per person is a fraction of the normal studio rate for one individual or couple and can be one of the best means available to guarantee the ultimate in your party or event's success at a very minimal cost per person.

We guarantee nothing but

results for your special event.


gift cert of dance

Give someone special a gift of
Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa & Tango dancing...
...and more ...for any occasion...

What better gift is there for fun, exercise, socializing and more
for all ages and all levels of experience than the gift of

Give a gift of dance...
Give a wedding gift of dance...learn to dance for your wedding

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Gift certificates for fexible, easy & fun classes, private coaching, dance-&-Learn Parties and learning opportunities
in literally all of the social dances from around the globe throughout the week and weekend that ANYONE can afford....

including any of the classes in Ballroom, Latin,
Salsa, Swing, Argentine Tango, Country/Western, Disco Hustle and more...


Clip Art - Santa and Frostie the Snowman
'Tango at Dupont Circle'
Christmas and New Years Day Milongas
(con Postres y Helado!)

Co-hosted by Hitomi Hayashi and Terry Chasteen
with DJ Mark Sakowski

The Church of the Pilgrims Fellowship Hall
2201 P St. NW (1520 22nd St on google maps),
Washington DC 20037

Click here for Dance-&-Learn Party details

(All are welcome, including singles, couples,
same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired



DanceSport at Dupont Circle
Every Wed and Sun 2 blocks West of Dupont Circle
at the Church of the Pilgrims (red line Metro)

Whether it's from watching
"America's Ballroom Challenge"
on PBS,

"So you Think You Can Dance"
on FOX,

"Dancing with the Stars"
on ABC,

Dancin with the Stars graphic

or just watching the recent
within our solar system,

Washington DC
is definitely becoming a city of

And it's time to "STOP WATCHING" all the fun....and "START HAVING IT"?!!

All events and classes at DanceSport at Dupont Circle are open to everyone of all races, religions, ages, genders, and orientations. It's time for all of us to leave the labels outside the door and make an effort to bring our dancing talents "Out on the Dance Floor!"

A gift certificate for private coaching is a great gift for anyone.


Join us for the monthly

on the last Saturdays of each month and get some great ideas for putting together an "Honor Dance" performance that will be remembered by you and your guests for years to come...

Terry and his team of talented associate teachers, are not only available on a daily basis for private coaching, but also for teaching at private social events, providing music and mini-classes for dance or corporate events and teaching for wedding couples or those preparing to attend weddings, Quinceaneras or bar mitzvah's and bat mitzvah's. Terry can be reached at 202-462-0870 or or you may visit his web site at

Contact: Terry Chasteen 202-462-0870

I promise your dancing will never be the same!!


Click here to print and send a free gift certificate to friends and relatives who are
first-time students to Terry's classes.

(Please note the cancellation policy on private coaching)

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to print a one-page private coaching flier to send to a friend,
or as part of a gift certificate, etc.

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for an ongoing calandar of
Terry's complete dance class schedule

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for a one-page flyer of
Terry's complete dance class schedule

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to print, send or give to a friend a dance class discount
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
good toward any of Terry Chasteen's dance classes
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
for a one-page flyer of Terry's complete list of
Ballroom & Swing classes

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for a one-page flyer of Terry's complete list of
Salsa classes

Following are some great practice opportunities in your dancing...

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to print or send a one-page flyer on the Friday or Saturday evening
Salsa, Ballroom, Hustle, C/W & Swing
"Dance-&-Learn Parties"

including mini-classes and dancing

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to download a Dance-&-Learn Party
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the Sunday afternoon
"Salsa on 1 classes & dancing"
with Terry & a second teacher

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer on the weekly early Sunday evening
"Sunday Salsa, Argentine Tango, Brazilian Samba and Rueda Social",
including classes & dancing.
with Terry & Friends

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to download a Sunday Salsa Social
"2-for-the-price-of-1 pass"
when one of those attending is for their first time...

Click here
to print or send a one-page flyer for the next
including professional & amateur performances, refreshments,
plenty of general dancing, plus a free beginner mini-lesson in Salsa & Swing.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend any of the classes and dance events, including both singles and couples, as well as same-gender couples and the seeing and hearing impaired. You need not come with a partner...But you NEED to COME!! Absolutely no previous dance experience necessary for most of the classes, unless indicated as a Beginner + or intermediate level class)

Please be aware that cancellations require a minimum of 24 and preferably 48 hours advance warning so that other students may be able to fill in the time slot. Please do not make an appointment if there is a likelihood that it will have to be canceled. Rather wait until your appointment time is firmly attainable. Some like to make appointments just for the sake of reserving the time and then cancel just before the deadline for very little reason. This is unfair to the teacher, as well as to any other students wanting to get in before their wedding or dance event takes place. Fees are payable for any cancellations made less than 24 hours from the time of the appointment or coaching will be discontinued, unless of course it's due to a legitimate unavoidable situation or dangerous weather or ice conditions, genuinely unavoidable circumstances, etc.
We regret having to be so strict in this regard, but without it, experience shows that too many seem to think that cancellations are acceptable without being made responsible; as long as they're not the ones losing the teaching time and resulting income. As much as we continue to love our jobs, to Terry and his team of talented associate teachers, this is still a business and not just something done for our own entertainment. Consequently we must expect responsibility on the part of everyone if we're going to continue being able to offer top level professional coaching to our students.


Terry Chasteen

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