A private lesson consists of a single student or dance couple and an instructor. It is a great way to go about learning to dance. First of all, you will progress much faster because you are working one on one with a professional instructor. Personalized instruction means that the teaching will be adapted to suit your particular style of learning. Everyone learns differently, and working one-on-one with an instructor can really boost your learning style.
Before you make a commitment to taking private lessons, your instructor should assess your needs and interests and design a lesson plan that is personalized for YOU. This is normally done on an introductory or “get acquainted” lesson. An introductory lesson gives the student a chance to try out a lesson and get a feel for the instructor. It is important that you feel comfortable with the instructor’s personality, as well as his/her approach to teaching. Everyone learns differently. The key benefit of private instruction is to have the instructor adapt to your learning style, rather than you adjust to his/her teaching style.