Semi-Private lessons are scheduled at your convenience. You find people you want to dance with, bring along a few friends, maybe a bottle of wine and call me to set up a time! Pricing depends on the number of people involved, the larger the group, the cheaper the cost per person.
(If you know that you wish to participate in semi-private classes, but need a partner or a group to dance with, please email or call me as I can add you to a group at your level!)
Semi-Private classes are an inexpensive and relaxed way to begin your journey into dance. Typically used to supplement Private lessons, these classes will introduce steps, techniques, and style as well as frame and partnership. The dances we focus on are the eight major Ballroom and Latin dances:
Rumba, Tango, Salsa, Swing,
Cha Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot & Rock & Roll.
Some dancers will progress very well through Semi-Private Classes, finding time to practice and use what they learn. Many students however, find that they progress more smoothly and quickly with additional help through one on one (or two!) instruction. The nature of a group format is designed to work hand in hand with Private Lessons. You will use your private lessons to perfect moves, add style and technique to steps that have been introduced in Group Classes!
Beginner I: This course will introduce the basic patterns of the eight major dances. Whilst becoming comfortable with
moving around the floor with our partners, and with music, we will also begin to work on Frame and Partnership including Leading and Following.
Beginner II: This course will review the basic patterns of the eight major dances, whilst adding more intricate steps.
We will also focus more on connection through the frame, styling the individual dances and beginning technique.
Intermediate: This course will focus on one or two dances per month, reviewing and polishing previous steps whilst adding
more complex patterns. Latin technique will we will review the basic patterns of the eight major dances, whilst adding more intricate steps. We will also
focus more on connection through the frame, styling the individual dances and beginning technique.
***Special pricing for YBC reoccurring memberships. **
Attire: Dress code for classes is mostly just a suggestion, as above anything else I want you to be comfortable! That said,
I've learned the hard way that shorter skirts are not great, as the fans tend to re-create the 'Marilyn Monroe' photo! So for ladies, longer skirts, jeans
or pants of any kind of (as long as you can comfortably move in them) and low-medium heeled, NON-stiletto shoes that strap across the foot are best... for men: jeans, shorts, or pants of any kind and shoe wise for you, you want something relatively flexible, that DOES NOT have black
rubber bottoms! (these tend to make long streaks on the dance floor!)
After your first couple of lessons, if you decide that dancing is something you want to continue with, I would recommend purchasing dance shoes. My shop
of choice is Robert & Lonnie's Dance Galaxy, found online at www.lonniesdance.com and please make sure you try them on first!
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