Proven 3 Way 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 means of learning as possible.  Group classes allow you to practice steps repeatedly with a variety of partners.  Private lessons work on specific techniques and styling that is 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

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 for $10 a class per person; for example, a 6 week class is only $60.  New classes are starting every few weeks — No partner or experience necessary.

Our latest schedule is below.  To register for a class, simply email the studio at or call … (302) 234-0909.

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Private Lessons

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.
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Dance Socials

Every Saturday from 8-11pm, the studio opens for an evening of general dancing. It is open to anyone who wants to attend no matter where you are in your dancing.  Since most people are looking to gain confidence in their social dancing, weekly parties allow you to practice what you’ve been working on in your group and private lessons.

You do not need to be a student at Take the Lead to attend out dance socials, they are open to anyone who loves to dance and is looking to spend a evening with great music and quality people.  A group class is always taught at 7:30 with a different dance being taught every week.  Light snacks are served and a cash bar is available for $15 for the evening.

Dance socials allow you to practice what you’re learning in an environment where everyone is here to help. You will see dances that you may want to learn in an upcoming group or private lesson. You will also meet, network and socialize with other people in the area who share common personal and/or business interests.   

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Team Building

For those companies or organizations that are looking for a unique event to build team unity and learn something at the same time.  Many lessons learned on the dance floor are applicable to the business world … leading, mastering fundamentals, building confidence and many other concepts.

Take the Lead’s owner, Peter Ennis has spent the last 35 years in the dance business as well as building other businesses around the world.  In an interactive way, he takes dancers and non-dancers alike and develops skills that have practical and profitable returns not just for the business world, but in other areas that people are looking to improve and expand.




Classes are every Saturday morning at 9am.  Cost is $5 per session; pay at the door.   Contact Kelly Coffey at for more information.