3 Benefits of taking private dance lessons

Private dance lessonsI absolutely believe that private dance instruction is the best way to learn how to dance properly. While they are more expensive, they are well worth it. Here are 3 reasons why.

1. Customized To You
Private dance lessons are great because the focus is solely on you. Once your teacher has identified what your goals are, he/she will teach you the material that will be most appropriate for your needs. A competitive dancer has very different goals than a social dancer. For example, if you are preparing for a competition, your teacher will focus on things like proper technique and execution of choreography. But let’s say your goal is to master social Ballroom dancing at your studio’s parties, your teacher will be making sure you know how to lead/follow your partner from move to move – while having fun! Your lessons will change and adapt to what your needs are. Everyone has different goals, body types and learning styles. Private lessons will take those things into account and customize the lessons for you.

2. Faster Progress
Because private lessons are typically taught one-to-one or two-to-one, your teacher will have a lot more time to work with you individually which will lead to faster progress. Your teacher will have sufficient time to find out your “problem areas” and give you specific techniques to improve them. Let’s say you having problems doing a spot turn to the right in Cha Cha or Rumba, you can bring it up to your teacher and spend the entire lesson on it if you wanted to. During your lesson you will have the time to analyze every foot position, hip action, amount of pivot and a lot more. The amount of detail and technique your teacher can dive into in a private lesson is much greater than that of a group class. That’s because in a group class there may be up to 20 other students that need help and so the teacher’s time is split amongst them. If you want to improve quickly and have the right technique, you will enjoy private lessons.

3. Convenience
Lastly, taking private lessons is very convenient. While group classes are normally scheduled on set days and times, private lessons can be scheduled at a time that is convenient to you. Let’s say a Beginner Ballroom group class is scheduled on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8pm, but you cannot make it because of a work conflict, are you supposed to NOT dance now? Private lessons solve this problem and allow you to make an appointment with your instructor at a time that will work for you. Normally, dance studios’ hours tend to be 1pm-10pm daily so there’s lots of room for scheduling.
As you can see, private dance lesson are awesome if you want to get customized lessons, progress faster and have the convenience of scheduling.

Written By Leon Turetsky

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