Singles are rotated with singles and sometimes with the couples. We do our best to have equal leaders to follows for a smooth running class. If there were for instance 10 follows and 7 leaders then that ratio would be manageable since the instructor could be the 8th leader and Natalie (my personal dance partner) could be the 9th partner to help round out the class. This way there are fewer students waiting to partner. Sometimes the opposite is true when there are more leaders than followers.
Couples are usually not rotated either amongst themselves or their partners. I say “usually” because sometimes I do rotate all singles and couples for the experience of becoming well rounded social dancers. The common belief among dance schools is that everyone should be rotated so partners (couples) don’t fall into the trap of a choreographed routine. Rotating everyone strengthens lead and follow skills and it is true BUT on the other hand couples come to learn together and I can understand that.
Singles be aware that we welcome all individuals who want to learn to dance. We do the best we can to provide a partner who wants to learn no matter their age, height, weight, looks or learning ability. You are rotated so you are not dancing with the same person for the whole hour. If you have any complaints about an individual you can come and speak to me first. Please appreciate that Brian’s Dance Class will do everything in its power to respect everyone and provide them with the finest dance instruction in the Okanagan Valley.
Option: Please consider learning to be a leader and you will likely have the satisfaction of dancing more often. Everyone is welcome in Brian’s Dance Class.
I do hope this letter helps clarify the often asked question “Do I require a dance partner”.
Thank you for your attention. Get Ready, Get Set, Get Dancing!
Take a private lesson for 1/2 price. A 1/2 price lesson is permitted once a season as long as you are a registered social group class student. Private lessons are a huge benefit to your progress whether beginner of advanced.
Yes we do. A couple is $70 per hour whether single or a couple. For each extra person you wish to have in the class add an extra $10 per person. For instance you have four people in the class, now it is $90 per class. Be aware that if you request me to travel outside of Summerland to teach you at a place of your designation then it is an extra $20 for my travel, gas, wear and tear on my vehicle, otherwise all private classes are at my home studio. For more info contact me please.