SCHOOL of DANCE
Private Dance Lessons
We offer two options for private lessons throughout the year. Either by a package of hours or ongoing weekly lessons.
- 8 hour packages
Students that want to have a competitive solo, duo, or trio will purchase lessons in 8 hour packages that can be used at any time in the schedule as long as there is studio space free and the teacher is available. These hours can be used to plan choreography for the competitions. Depending on the teacher’s availability and the studio space availability, these 8 hours can be used in varying lengths of classes. For example, when choreography is just being started, the teacher and student may choose to do a 90 minute block of time in order to get a strong start on the choreography. After the choreography is complete, the teacher may decide that 30 minute lessons will be long enough to work on the technique involved. When the 8 hours of instruction has been used to completion, students will discuss with their teacher whether more time is needed or not. Should the teacher or student feel that more instruction is necessary, either person can request that the family purchase more lesson hours in increments of a minimum of 2 hours (up to 8). If the choreography is complete and both student(s) and teacher feel comfortable with taking a break from regular lessons, they are at liberty to do so. This could be done after all 8 hours of classes have been taught or before it reaches that point and the remaining hours could be kept for closer to the competition dates.
This structure allows for a little bit more freedom in planning for private lessons. A teacher may decide to try to arrange all of his or her private lessons on one day or tack them on to the end of an evening of teaching. It also gives the student’s family more flexibility with their busy schedules because if you are not available for one week, you do not forfeit the class as the schedule is not set in stone.
Students who are competing will be responsible to rehearse their dance routines without their teacher’s presence. Studio space will be available throughout the week and if students want to rehearse they need to arrange to book the studio accordingly. If they are out of instruction hours but want to have the teacher present for rehearsal, they are welcome to request more private lessons as above, they can put the request in with the teacher and add hours to their package with a minimum of 2 hours.
- Full Year, weekly lessons
If you’re more interested in having a private lesson that runs for the entire school year, you can discuss with your teachers whether or not he or she has time available to add to their regular group class schedule. If there is an agreeable time in the schedule, you can plan for and pay for the entire year along with your group classes. This would be beneficial for added technical training, or if you feel that the dancer would gain more confidence from a full year of lessons.
Please contact Miss Kara for our private lesson rates.