Private Lessons with Simon – in-person or online!
Simon is your coach, trainer or mentor - your partner in learning to Swing dance! He will have you or you and your partner dancing in minutes. You will have loads of fun learning some basic moves that will get you started on your Swing dance journey!
Practicing on your own is an important part of your dancing journey, but if you don't have external input it's easy to get stuck in a rut or develop bad habits that are hard to change. A 1-on-1 session will make all the difference!
Let me help you get the most out of your dancing and guide you to the next level. I work with you to offer tailored advice and exercises in a supportive and fun way.
Styles: Swing/Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, 20s Charleston, Authentic Jazz, Shag, Early Foxtrot and Blues.
Come on your own, with a partner or a small group of friends. Perfect for social dancers, competitors or your wedding first dance!
Suitable for all levels from absolute beginners to professional dancers.
Benefits of private lessons include:
- The fastest way to learn to dance
- You have the undivided attention of your teacher
- Work on what you want to learn or be guided by us
- Develop a solid foundation & get more out of social dancing or group classes
- Get more technique & tips than in a group class
- Go at your own pace
- Relaxed & friendly environment.
- Great exercise
Nervous about your “first dance”? Surprise your guests with a magical and memorable dance routine.
Our experience can help you from learning the basics to choreographing a simple (or not so simple!) routine for your first dance!
You can take 1 lesson or book a block of 10!
Buy someone the gift of dance for a birthday, wedding or other special occasion with our private lesson gift vouchers!
You can gift in-person or online privates from 30 minutes to 10 hours!
The Practical Stuff
How many lessons will I need?
That really depends on you! Read More
In 3 lessons you’ll get to look more comfortable on the dance floor plus you will have learnt a skill for life.
In 10 or more lessons you can learn a polished choreography.
What style of dance do we learn?
You can choose from 20s Charleston, 40s Lindy Hop or 50s RnR. If you would like to learn a routine to a specific song, send Simon a clip of the music and let him help you decide on a suitable style!
Is a private lesson good for our Wedding First Dance?
Yes!! This will absolutely help you WOW the crowd with your first dance so you don't end up swaying back & forth on the dance floor for 3 minutes!
What if I/We have two left feet?
It doesn't matter, we can help! Read More
- In-person at our studio in Ruislip, HA4 0HY
- We can come to you - if you have space in your home or you can rent studio or we can recommend a Central London studio. Please note, depending on time and location, there may be a minimum booking of 2 hours plus travel.
- Online - from anywhere in the world via Zoom between sunrise & sunset (UK time).
Costs (ask about a discount for multiple lessons): Read More
In-person in Ruislip £60/hr
Small groups up to 4 dancers £60/hr
We come to you, starting from £75/hr plus studio hire & travel where appropriate
Online Zoom lessons start at £60/hr
Video review/advice £20 - send a few minutes of video of your dancing and get personalised feedback on your social dancing or competition routine!
Please note: minimum of 48 hours notice required if you need to cancel in order to avoid paying for the lesson
Please Email Simon for prices, availability & bookings at [email protected] or call 07932 775 886.
Let us know the following: Read More
Style you want to learn: e.g. Swing (Lindy Hop) / Blues / Balboa / Charleston / Solo Jazz / Other
In one or two words, how would you describe your current dance level:
Your goals for the class:
Preferred timings (UK time) Weekday (Mornings / Afternoons / Evenings) or Weekends
What people say…
I took a private lesson with Simon in order to improve my connection as a follower in Lindy. During the 1-hour lesson we went through the most relevant connection points and techniques and thanks to some really connection-tailored exercises I felt that I made immediate progress.
I wanted to improve my Balboa following for social dancing so I booked a private lesson with Simon. I had taken some group classes before the lesson, but I wanted to focus on technique and make sure I wasn’t developing any bad habits. Simon did a fantastic job of running through all of the basics and he gave me lots of really good advice on frame, weight and positioning. He was excellent at quickly spotting where I was making mistakes and explaining how I could improve. The things he taught me were really helpful and I would highly recommend Simon’s lessons to any dancer looking to improve.