Frequently Asked Questions


Why Choose Rhythm & Smooth?




Where are you located?

We are located at 5050 West Esplanade Ave,

Metairie 70006

What time do you offer lessons?

We offer private lessons 7 days a week by appointment. We can do it after work in the evenings, on the weekends or on your day off.

How much are lessons?

The price structure matches every option available in town, which makes it a complex answer. Come in and try your free lesson, there will be an option for you that is affordable and convenient.

Whats the best way to get started?

Try a free lesson, purchase a few private lessons to get started before you come to groups and parties so you can gain some fundamentals before you go public. Then choose a learning course with your personal instructor for privates, attend groups, and go out dancing with us. You will be a confident social dancer in just a few months, if you participate and engage in lessons and activities.

Because an atmosphere of kindness, warmth and inspiration awaits you at our studio!
It’s what our clients tell us they notice from the first time they step inside – a friendly energy, and a sense of “one community” that is welcoming, 100% non-judgmental, and truly joyful! Our passion is helping to enrich lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially – through the positive, transforming power of dance.

Because partner dance lessons should always be FUN!
The teaching philosophy at our studio is simple and straightforward: learning how to ballroom dance is always fun! We work with students of all ages and abilities, and our friendly and inspirational atmosphere will help make your ballroom dance journey a reality. There are thousands of reasons why people start dance lessons – and once we show you how much fun ballroom dancing can be, we know you’ll want to keep coming back!

Because dance has so many benefits!
Ballroom dancing is a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction and mental stimulation – and it can bring so much to your life. It’s a great workout; has documented physical and mental health benefits; can enhance your social life and self-confidence; reduces stress and depression; promotes relaxation; is a wonderful outlet for self-expression and creativity; and it’s FUN!! With all these reasons to start dancing – we challenge you to find a good reason NOT to.

Because our partner dance curriculum helps you learn faster, and achieve more!
Alex Thomas’ proven program of Private Lessons, Group Lessons and Practice Parties ensures that you learn as much as possible, in the shortest amount of time, with the most retention, and the most FUN. In fact, you’ll be on your way to confident dancing by the end of your very first lesson! Our repertoire covers the full range of ballroom dances – American, Latin, International Style, Ballroom Style, even Exhibition and Theater Arts dances, for both social and competitive dancers.

Because of our talented, professional Dance Instructors!
Rhythm n Smooth Partner Dance Academy Instructors are gifted dance educators who hail from all over the world, and truly love what they do. Many have Fine Arts degrees and are actively-competing, award-winning professional dancers. Our Dance Instructors all complete the rigorous work required to become certified in the DVIDA Curriculum – which presents the building blocks of partner dance in the way that people naturally learn. Our dance curriculum, coupled with our Instructors’ compassion, energy and kindness will help ensure you get the most from your dance lessons.

Because of our exciting dance events & competitions!
Rhythm n Smooth offer a variety of fun local events to make your dance experience exciting and rewarding. Guest Parties, Showcases, Spotlights, Community Outreach Events, special Coaching Sessions and off-site Group Outings encourage social interaction and help you apply what you’re learning. And our branded Regional, National and International Pro-Am and Professional Dance Competitions give you inspiring opportunities to compete, travel and hone your dancing skills in supportive and exciting environments.

Because of our money-saving Intro Offer!
Take advantage of our special introductory offer just for you, and take the first step towards realizing your ballroom dance goals. Simply submit the Info Form at the bottom of this page, and we’ll be in touch with exciting details about our program options and a special discount just for new students (which is sure to get you dancing!). Stop in & share your dance goals with us, and we’ll help you get there!

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor soon. 



2021 S Dupre St
New Orleans, LA


2pm – 10pm Weekdays
4pm – 9pm Sunday