Private Lessons

Swingdance UK

Private lessons are a great way to learn, either on your own or with a partner

Private classes with Simon for all levels from absolute beginners to professional dancers.

Benefits of private lessons include:
During your private lesson, you’ll have the undivided attention of your teacher and be able to work on the dance moves that you want to learn, at your own pace, in a relaxed & friendly environment.
Develop a solid foundation to get more out of group classes.

Private lessons are normally 60, 90 or 120 minutes long.

All styles of Swing/Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, 20s Charleston, Swing-style Foxtrot and Blues.

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Cakewalk & Ragtime Dancers

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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!

How many lessons will I need?
That really depends on you!
In one lesson you’ll usually learn at least 3 basic movess and a flashy ending.
In at least 3/4 lessons (which we recommend for most people) you’ll get to look more comfortable on the dance floor plus you will have learnt a skill for life.
In 6/12 or more lessons you can learn a polished choreography.

The Practical Stuff

22 Bessingby Road, Ruislip Manor HA4 9BX.
There is plenty of free street parking and it is a 10 minute walk from either Ruislip Gardens or Ruislip Manor tube stations.

If you want to do the lessons at other locations, rent your own studio or if you have space in your home, we can come to you.
Please note, if we have to travel to you there may be a minimum booking of 2 hours plus travel.
Email us for a list of recommended studios in central London.

Prices start at £60 per hour including VAT (Discount for multiple lessons).
Please enquire for prices, availability & bookings at or call 01895 613 703.

Please note: We do ask that you give us a minimum of 48 hours notice  if you need to cancel in order to avoid paying for the lesson

What people say…

"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."
Christine Simpson

"Thank you so much Simon for such a great lesson!! I appreciate your help in making me a better social swing dancer and I wish there was more time for me to take some of your classes and more lessons but I will remember how helpful and welcoming you are and what you taught me."
Sabrina Ash, Visiting Swing Dancer from America

"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."
Nina Kremser

"Neither of us have had a one to one lesson before and it was really incredibly insightful and helpful. Simons teaching style is one of encouragement bringing out our strengths and individuality whilst working on our weaknesses to improve our overall dance style and technique."
Anastasia Ward