Sometimes, you just need a little bit of extra help to master something taught in a group class. Private lessons are there to give the student focused attention on their specific needs and are adjusted to meet the abilities and interests of the individual or couple.
Everyone is taught in a unique manner because no students needs are the same. Some private lessons can be easy going with suggestions being made along the way for good social dancing and others can be more intense for a dancer getting ready for a showcase or competition.
The good thing about a private lesson is it is 100% focused on the person or the couple taking it. The teacher will focus on ways to improve the students dance standard, technique, style etc. Depending on the interests of the students, some private lessons can be easy going with suggestions being made along the way or can be intense for a dancer getting ready for a showcase or competition. Every lesson is different because each students needs are different.
Private lessons are more expensive than group classes simply because they are one teacher with one or two students. For those who want to be social dancers, private lessons don't give you as good an opportunity to practice your leading and following skills as well as group classes do.
We encourage students to take group classes in conjunction with the private lessons. Practicing in a group what is learned in a private lesson will accelerate the learning process and saves students time and money. Also taking group classes in between each private lesson accelerates the learning process, making the private even more valuable.
This is why we suggest people take group classes in conjunction with your private lessons. By practicing what you've learned in your private lesson in the group, it accelerates your learning process saving you time and money. Some beginner students prefer having a few private lessons before taking group classes while other students may take private lessons in hand in hand with their groups. Privates are scheduled around the student and teachers’ availability.