Help our students step into their futures with an annual membership!
Invest in yourself and our youth to receive dance classes, discounts, and more.

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You can sign up for a membership or package online or over the phone (504-535-5791) or
make a one-time donation through our SUPPORTERS page.



How long does my membership last and when can I sign up?
All memberships last for 12 months. You can sign up at any time throughout the course of the year through the Zen Planner portal on our website, over the phone (504-535-5791), or in-person at the studio.  

Do I need to sign a physical contract? 
No. By purchasing a membership and providing your credit card information you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in the FAQs. 

Will my membership automatically renew at the end of the 12-month period?
It’s up to you! We can set up your membership to automatically renew or terminate at the end of the 12-month period.

Is there a penalty if I miss a payment or want to cancel my membership?
For FRIEND ($11/mo) and ALLY ($22/mo) memberships, there is a no penalty.
For PARTNER memberships ($33/mo) and FAMILY memberships ($44/mo):

  • $5 fee is applied if your card is declined more than once.
  • A $200 cancellation fee is applied if you terminate your contract early.

What are the requirements of purchasing a membership?
Members must provide Dancing Grounds with:

  • Full name, cell phone number, and email address
  • A valid credit card or debit card on file

How will I be billed for my membership?
Payments will be automatically withdrawn on a monthly basis with a valid debit or credit card on file. Please notify us if your card is lost or stolen and update your information with us.  

Can I choose the date on which payments will be withdrawn?
YES! Simply call us at 504-535-5791 if you want to change the billing date on your membership.

What is Zen Planner?
Zen Planner is the software system we use to manage membership contracts, run payments, and track member benefits.

When will I receive my membership gifts?

  • Adult Classes, Guest Passes, and Special Discounts: applied immediately to your account once you make your first monthly payment.
  •  Water Bottle, Tote Bag, Playlist Access: no later than one month after your first payment.
  • Youth Newsletters: Biannually in June and December
  •  Online instructional videos & live feeds: TBA
  • Members-only party: annual event in December

What kinds of classes are included in the unlimited class perk for PARTNER and FAMILY memberships? How many are offered per week? 
We guarantee a minimum of 14 evening classes, 3 weekend classes, and 2 weekday morning classes. Class genres may vary through the course of the year. We currently offer African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Modern, Ballet, Bounce Fitness, Contemporary, Dancehall, Hip Hop, Modern, Pilates, Salsa, and Yoga. 

What is a Performance Intensive? Do I have to pay a separate fee for it?
Performance Intensives are a series of classes that build on learning over a course of 4-6 weeks and culminate in a final student performance. Students are expected to attend 75% of classes offered during the intensive period to perform. Drop-ins are not allowed after the first two classes of the series. Performance venues will include Dancing Grounds, the Ace Hotel’s Three Keys, and other locations. All performance intensives are included with the FAMILY membership. 1 performance intensive per year is included with the PARTNER membership.  For non-members, Intensives are $15 for one-class or $12.50 per class if you buy an intensive series package. 

Does a FAMILY membership mean that members of my family can enjoy unlimited classes with me? 
The term "FAMILY" refers to the member level, being part of the "DG Family," it does not refer to your biological family. However, your family and friends can receive 20% off classes and memberships if you have a FAMILY membership, so you do get extra benefits for those you love!

Can I receive a charitable tax deduction on my membership fees?
FRIEND ($11/mo) and ALLY ($22/mo) memberships may be taken as a tax deduction because the payments are not being made in exchange for services. Dancing Grounds will email you a tax donation receipt for your tax filing documentation.

PARTNER memberships ($33/mo) and FAMILY memberships ($44/mo) may NOT be used for a tax deduction because payments are being made in exchange for a large volume of services (i.e. unlimited adult classes).

How much of the cost per student does my membership cover?
Your membership fees cover 50% of the total cost per student participating in the program.

Where can I learn more about the programs I am supporting?
Visit for detailed information on our youth programs. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our e-newsletter for regular program updates, photos, and videos.