|How We Teach Our Students
Sonia's & her instructors teach on a scholastic basis, and degrees of dancing achieved are varied. Instruction progresses through: Student Introductory & Variety Programs, and Associate or Full Programs in Bronze, Silver & Gold. Courses are designed for people desiring instruction in either Social or Competition Styles. Our goal is to help you get out on the floor dancing as soon as possible.
Our instructors are carefully selected and trained to bring you the finest in dancing instruction. Working together they help you reach any dancing goal through individualized teaching utilizing the latest techniques and styles.
During your one-on-one private lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your goals in dancing. Your instructor will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general dance improvement. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction.
Group Classes are important to your private instruction. They give you the opportunity to dance with a variety of partners, develop good dance habits, and meet other students in the studio. In Group Classes we emphasize technique, style, and variation of patterns. You may be taught materials that your regular instructor hasn't introduced to you yet. Additionally, material that hasn't been introduced will be reviewed and practiced for improvement.
We hold scheduled dance parties for all our students. These practice parties are held on a weekly or monthly basis. You will have fun dancing with the instructors and students in a relaxed and comfortable environment. This gives you the opportunity to practice and try out all the new dance skills that you've learned in your Private, Semi-Private and Group Lessons.
A Showcase is a one-day event where students present dance routines with personalized choreography. These routines make an exciting addition to your Program because they allow you to develop showmanship and musical expression along with your social dance skills.
A Dance Sport Competition is an exciting two or three day event that brings students together, at their level, in dances of their choice. This requires specialized dance training to polish and perfect choreography, technique, and style. The weekend is full of activities such as dance competitions, cocktail parties, dinner dances, and exciting professional shows.
This method of instruction often reduces the time it takes to learn. "One picture is worth a thousand words". Video study is quite popular with many students. Please ask instructor for more information.
To Keep Motivated, we have our dancers follow these amazing words of wisdom: