We know that learning how to dance is a new and unique experience for most people. For you to feel comfortable and to make progress quickly, it is important to instruct you using the most effective tools to ensure your dancing success. We teach with a combination of three different types of lessons as this is the fastest and most efficient method for learning how to dance. We recommend the following beginner package as a nice start:
4 group classes
4 practice parties
4 private lesson hours
The following descriptions illustrate how the lessons work together.
A private lesson is a one-on-one lesson with an instructor in which you will learn everything that you need to know to be comfortable with your dancing. Not only will you learn the patterns, but you will also learn about the leads and follows, the music, the techniques, and the style that will make your dancing look and feel great.
A group class is a class with one instructor and several students. In a group class you will learn three or four patterns in one or two dances over the course of an hour. The purpose of the group class is twofold: one, you will learn patterns that will save time on your private lessons. When you use class time this way, you can then spend the valuable time on your private lessons making the patterns better. Two, you will have an opportunity to dance with other people in the class which will help to develop your leading or following skills, especially if you have a regular partner.
A practice party is simply a fun evening of dancing. We put on the music and give you a chance to get out on the floor and try out what you have learned. A practice party is a very low-key environment to learn and practice in. Since everyone at the party is a dance student, you experience no performance pressure as you experiment with your dancing in a group setting.