Private Lessons with Simon – in-person or online!
Simon is your coach, trainer or mentor - your partner in learning to Swing dance!
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 with an experienced teacher can make all the difference! Let me help you get the most out of your dancing and guide you to the next level. In my private classes I work with you to offer tailored advice and exercises in a supportive and fun way.
Offering all styles of Swing/Lindy Hop, Jive, Balboa, 20s Charleston, Authentic Jazz, Early Foxtrot and Blues.
Private lessons are a great way to learn, either on your own, with a partner or a small group of friends and are ideal 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!
The Practical Stuff
How many lessons will I need? That really depends on you!
In one lesson you’ll usually learn at least 3 basic moves 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.
- In-person at our studio in Ruislip - 266 Long Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0HY. Free parking, closest tubes South Ruislip (Central) or Eastcote (Metropolitan & Piccadilly).
- We can come to you if you want to rent your own studio or if you have space in your home. Please note, if we have to travel to you there may be a minimum booking of 2 hours plus travel.
- Online - from anywhere in the world online via Zoom between sunrise & sunset (UK time).
In-person lessons in Ruislip start from £60/hr (discount for multiple lessons)
For small groups up to 4 dancers from £60/hr (discount for multiple lessons)
Online Zoom lessons start at £45/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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07932 775 886.
Please copy & paste the below in the email:
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 dance level:
Preferred timings (UK time) Weekday (Mornings / Afternoons / Evenings) or Weekends
What people say…
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.
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.