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Private Ballroom Dance Lessons

Top 10 Reasons to Take Private Lessons

1. The fastest way to improve your dancing is through private lessons.
2. Private lessons progress at your own pace.
3. Privates are booked to meet your scheduling needs.
4. Privates allow you 100% individualized attention from your teacher.
5. In private lessons your teacher customizes your choreography to maximize your strengths & improve your individual weaknesses.
6. Private lessons provide a discreet environment where you can feel comfortable to questions you may not want to ask in front of a large group
7. Privates lessons allow you to focus on your own dancing while dancing with a professional, unlike group classes where you must take into account your amateur partner(s) weaknesses.
8. You select the dance(s) and details you want to work on in your private lesson.
9. Privates enable you to feel the highest quality technique while dancing with your instructor, instead of just listening and watching to your instructor in a group class setting.
10. Private lessons are essential for dancers who seek success in competition. Your most effective tool to taking your dancing to a performance/competition level of proficiency.

What is a private lesson?

A private lesson is one-on-one instruction between you and your teacher,or you, your partner, and your teacher. Private lessons are 50 minutes long and range from $70-$80, depending on your Instructor. Discounts are available for youth. $50 private lessons are also available with teaching assistants, if you are currently taking a group class in which they assist.

You do not have to have a partner to take a private lesson. If you bring a partner, you can split the cost of the lesson. Private lessons are the same price for up to 5 students.

Visit our Partner Search Page for help finding a partner.

Group Classes are a great way to learn patterns, but there is no substitute for working one-on-one in a private dance lesson with an accomplished instructor to learn the finer points of dancing. Private lessons will greatly improve your dancing skill.

A private lesson is your chance to clarify what you learned in a group class and further refine your technique. You can cover one dance or several during your lessons and cover specific questions such as how to execute a particular figure or how to more effectively lead. Your instructor will break down steps to their simplest forms and show you pattern variations to increase your versatility.

While a Group Lesson can teach you a pattern,you may not have completely mastered the technique and be unaware of problems that hold your dancing back. A group class instructor cannot give each student individual attention during the class without slowing the class down. If you are taking private lessons in addition to group lessons, you have the ability to take what you learn in group class and polish it further, maximizing the value of the group class.

Many people prefer to take private lessons with a partner so they have someone to practice with for free afterwards, and you may split the cost of your private lessons with your partner. For help finding a partner visit our href="partner_search.shtml">Partner Search Directory or fill out a partner search form available at our front desk.

You'll receive personalized feedback during your private lesson while you work at your own pace.

Private lesson students often choose to enter Dancesport Competition. Competition opportunities are available in our studio for dancers of all skill levels, including newcomers. Dancers without an amateur partner can also compete in Pro-Am Competition. It's a fabulous incentive to improve your dancing!

The Ballroom Dance Company
8900 SW Commercial Street
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 639 - 4861