There is no substitute for working one on one with an instructor.
You can work at your own pace, tailor your lesson to your specific
needs. Privates are the best way to become an accomplished dancer
in a shorter period of time. You’ll have fun while working on
exciting new techniques, styling and moves.
You will gain confidence in your dance.
Why Take Privates ?
Learn at your
own pace. In a group class you may feel “left behind“ or you may
feel that you can learn faster. Either way a private can move at a
pace comfortable for you.
You will learn at a faster pace, because you are dancing with a pro.
You will learn how to “feel” the movement as it should be done.
review and practice the class material so that you can easily lead
or follow a move.
Couples, no more discussions on what or how to do a move. No
blaming each other if it isn’t working out. The instructor will be
there to walk each of you through your part, step by step, and help
you step by step.
will show you exercise that you can practice on your own to help
improve your dance skills; such as footwork, smoothness, hearing the
music, turns and spins, etc.
6. Be in demand
on the dance floor as you improve your dancing skills; others will
enjoy dancing with you than ever. They will seek you out for a
Learn to lead and follow with confidence.
8. Have fun while learning.
How Long Does It Take ?
Realize, if you
practice and spend time on the social dance floor, you will learn
faster. If not, then you will learn at a slower pace. Remember, it
is different for everyone. It isn’t a race; just have fun and keep
doing it. Set goals and you will soon reach them.
“ But I’m Nervous about Dancing, Everyone Else Is So Much Better”
It is perfectly normal to feel this way. Any new situation can make
us uneasy, but you will soon learn how much fun you are having and
will forget the nerves. We will concentrate on helping you get
better. Remember, it’s not that your dancing is bad or wrong - what
you’re doing is upgrading to a more skilled level of dancing. It
does mean re-learning what you know to a higher level. You will
learn to improve such things as: how to be smoother, how to spin
better, how to lead or follow better. These are the things that you
can’t learn in a group class. The great thing about dancing is that
you can always get better, this is a changing art form and no-one is
perfect. Even your top dancers get help and take privates.
How Much Does It Cost ?
for one person or a couple is $72.00 for 55 minutes. You can buy
block of 4 for $65.00 each (Total $260.00)
ALL PRIVATES ARE
PREPAID. You can use MasterCard, Visa or American Express, or credit
card hold then pay cash when you arrive for your appointment.
Semi-Private is $85.00 for 2 couples for 55 minutes, and $20.00 for
each additional couple, 4 couples maximum.
is a 48 hour notice required for any changes or cancellations.
Refunds will not be given for last minute cancellations or a no
show. Please realize your instructor cannot fill a last minute
Share a private and save. You can share a private session with
someone else and split the cost. Take one private
per week or one per month, set up any schedule you can afford.
Everyone can afford a private lesson once in a while.
Who Should Take Private Lessons ?
Everyone can benefit from a private lesson. Beginners,
intermediate, advanced dancers and wedding couples.
Ladies can learn how to respond to some of the more advanced types
of moves that the guys are trying to lead. Ladies can learn some
styling that fits their personalities and skill level. Ladies can
also learn to respond easily to both light and stronger leads.
Gentlemen can benefit in learning how to start feeling what the
moves should feel like when done with proper connection, timing and
What Subjects Can I Concentrate
On In A Private Lesson ?
It helps if
you have some ideas of what you want to work on. This way we can
focus on your immediate concerns first.
As a beginner,
you must focus on the basics first. Each dance has a set of
beginning moves that must be mastered before moving on.
IF YOU ARE BEYOND
THE BASICS, HERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE:
Connection and frame. Hands, arms, shoulders and general body tone.
Turns and spins ... hand connection and arm tone in turns, spotting,
smooth out the lead and follow in turns. Learn to keep your feet
under you, keep your body posture vertical and more.
Leverage and compression. Learn contra body motion and contra body
placement. Work on lunges, dips, mirroring your partner etc.
Foot placement as it relates to balance and smoothness. Learn how
to stay grounded in your foot placement.
Work on center of balance, center of energy, and partner centering.
Music ... Interpretation (Hitting the breaks etc.) pulsing to the
beat, styling to the music.
Lead and follow techniques for all levels of partners, so you can
dance with anyone no matter what level they are.
AS YOU CAN SEE, THE LIST OFFERS MANY EXCITING THINGS TO WORK ON.
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW AND CHALLENGING TO WORK ON IN DANCE.
PRIVATE LESSONS ARE THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN LEARN THE PROPER “FEEL” OF
ALL THESE TECHNIQUES.
We have several
instructors who are all wonderful. All with over 20 years of
Stephanie Krul and Shirley Teason.
There are other instructors contracted to teach some of our group
classes. The above information does not apply to them. You can
arrange private lessons with them but their access to the studio is