Private lessons are available to any student to improve their ability and confidence in themselves. Private lessons allow our staff member quality time to devote to your child and help improve any area of weaknesses. Lessons can not be started until payment is turned in to the DDA office and payments are due to the individual teachers at each lesson or prior to lessons.
Types of Private Lessons Available: There are two different choices when it comes to private lessons. One type of lessons are available for technique only – to work on any type of dance technique, cleaning, instruction for dance tryouts, etc. The second type is for competitive students that are wanting to learn a routine (solo, duet or trio) for competitions, recital, etc.
Choice #1: Individual technique private lessons are $30 per half hour paid to the instructor and $15.00 per half hour for studio rental. These can be scheduled with your choice of teacher for one session or more. There is no choreography – these are technique only.
Choice #2: Private Lessons for individual dances (solos, duets or trios) are priced by the session. Payments need to be made to DDA for $175 for your studio rental time and to your individual teacher for $425 for solos and $450 for duets and trios (split between the dancers).This covers 10 lessons of 30 minutes each, all choreography, teaching time, use of studio, and teachers presence at required comps. It does NOT include your entry fees for comps, or costume fees. Teachers are not required to attend optional competitions. You will not be allowed to start your lesson without the full payment to both the instructor and the studio.
Teacher Preference: You may request your teacher of choice and we will do our best to place you. Many of our teachers do offer private lessons and we have limited space available for lessons. It is your responsibility to arrange with your teacher if you have to miss a class. We require that you let your teacher know in advance if you will not attend. Cell phone numbers and e-mails for correspondence will be provided.
Music Choice: The style of dance and music is your choice, but the teacher and studio owner will have the final decision. Many popular songs are overused at competition and they may be able to offer an alternate suggestion for you. All solo, duet, and trio dancers are required to provide their choice of song to your teacher via email or on a cd.
Costume Choice: Once you have chosen you song and style of dance, we have many catalogs for you to choose your solo/duet costumes from. All teams have first choice of costumes, so you will have to wait until all teams are decided. If you want to put together your own costume, it is REQUIRED that you get your teachers’ approval as well as approval from Miss Denise.
Studio Rental for Rehearsal: For those dancers who would like to rent the studio for extra practice – it is available on a limited basis. Please email Denise for details and pricing.
We look forward to helping your child attain better work ethics while achieving personal goals and building self-confidence.