I was just thinking about this... I know some people who want to learn how to dance. I've suggested places/teachers that I know are good. They ask how much it costs. I respond that group lessons typically range from $12-15 each, and this information is received with frowns and comments about where to get a cheaper price. Let me make clear these are employed, professional people who don't hesitate to drop $20-30 weekly (or more often) on casual dinner and drinks, or a movie + popcorn. What gives here? I also know some folks who do take dance lessons but still, choose the place that charges a couple bucks less, regardless of the quality. And by "a couple bucks", I mean literally that...the cost of a cup of Starbucks. Personally, I'd rather cook my own dinner and make my own coffee at home, in order to have the money for dance lessons. It makes me sad that dance is so devalued. Yes, of course, the economy is bad, but again, I'm talking about people with some means, who are making these choices. And I saw this problem even when the economy was good, too. Thoughts?