Dance lessons come in two basic flavors: group and private. Each of these has its advantages and disadvantages, so a mixture of the two is the most effective way to become a proficient dancer. If finances and time allow, investing in both forms of lessons will ultimately get you the most for your money.
Group lessons by their design are good for introductions. If I'm in a group I can watch the instructor and get a sense of what a new patterns looks like, and I might even get it down to a degree. But it's going to be pretty rough. Groups are good for introducing patterns but bad learning their finer points. And, of course, it is often those finer points that prove barriers to real comfort with and enjoyment of one's dancing.
Private lessons are best for refinement. After I've got an idea of how a particular pattern ought to look and at least a rough feel for it, a private lesson with an experienced instructor will help me to smooth off the rough edges and give me insight into some of the nuances of this pattern that I could not have gotten in a group context. And private lessons are really the only way to refine and improve your technique, so that your dancing looks polished to onlookers, like you really know what you're doing.
If you're looking into taking dance lessons, then you'll need to consider what is the best balance of group and private lessons for you. If you're living on a tight budget, obviously private lessons will be out of the question. But if you have some money to invest, you'll want to choose a mixture of the two that suits both your budget and ambitions. A constant barrage of private lessons may be unnecessary, but all group lessons will virtually guarantee that you will never become or feel like more than a very average dancer.
We want you to enjoy and feel comfortable with your dancing, and we want you to look good when you do it. Please call us and let us help you determine what sort of plan may work best for you.