Sorry if this has been repeated to death. I'm relatively new to this forum. I just renewed another semester at my dance school. I really like my school and the instructors and the students in it. Very professional and courteous and supportive environment to learn. The only downside is the cost, especially during times when I have to prep for upcoming performances so I need to schedule more private lessons with the instructors. But it's these prep times where I find I make the most progress. It's the urgency that motivates me and excites me. If I have any hesitation to continue spending the money, it's totally for internal reasons. I am prone to self-doubt and internal criticism. Sometimes I look at videos of myself and wonder what I'm doing. I'll never look as good as the instructors. Other times, I think I make progress only to find out I've been doing something wrong. That's the whole one step forward, two steps back kinda thing. Overall though, it's done wonders for me outside of the actual dancing. I no longer drink as much. I've lost a ton of weight and I'm healthier. I'm not an active gym-goer or athletic person as I'm not particularly into sports and I hate repetition so dancing gets me moving and gets me motivated to keep in shape. Also, as the only single guy in my social group, I don't have a ton of friends to spend evenings with anymore so being part of a dance community gets me out of the house and interacting with people. It sounds like I'm trying to convince myself haha. But yah, the dance school bills do pile up and it's now becoming similar to a 2nd mortgage. I make pretty good money in my career and I'm single so I can afford it but it is a significant amount of money. I own my own home and my own car but I think that if I had any kind of significant expenses coming up such as if my car broke down and I needed to buy a new one or whatever, I would have to stop taking lessons.