Time To Dance - Houston Dance City WCS

Group and private lessons



I remember talking to several dance instructors here in Houston and Clear Lake over the past few years about the best way to learn dance. Shoot, I guess that I have actually talked to dance instructors from all over the country. All agree on the following principle:

 

The best way to learn to dance well is to take group classes, private lessons, and practice, practice, practice.

Of the three, practice (times three) is the most important (period – end of story). Group classes and private lessons have to be considered based on an individual’s priorities. Check out my private lessons.

 

Group classes are a wonderful inexpensive way to be introduced to a dance. These classes offer you an opportunity to learn the basic moves/patterns and concepts with several other students. Group dance classes also present people with several leads and follows. Group classes should rotate often affording you with a wealth of friends to practice with (and on). The more practice you get with more people, the better you’ll be at leading or following. Finally, group classes offer you an opportunity to meet and to make more friends.

 

In fact, I believe that one of the reasons that our classes do so well is specifically because of the friendliness of the individuals in the classes. It’s almost like walking into a group of friends. Well, it’s exactly like that. You get to be with lots of other people having fun.

 

So, come on out. Learn to dance; make friends; have fun.

 

 

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Tuesday Two-Step & Polka

Michael competing in the Advanced Jack & Jill Final ACC 2009Where: Reno's

When: The First Four Tuesday of Each Month
(We Take a Break on the Fifth Tuesday of the Month)

Time: 6:45 - 7:00 - Sign-up, Warm-up, and Practice

7:00 - 7:20 - Basic Two-Step / Polka
(Check our Calendar for which rotation). Free with Regular Class Sign-up

7:20 - 7:30 - Sign-up, More Practice, and More Warm-up

7:30 - 8:30 - Two – Step / Polka
(Check our Calendar for which rotation)
Beginner Class: Chuck Anders
Intermediate Class: Michael Stephens

8:30 - 9:15 - Practice, Dance, FUN!!!

Cost: $40

 

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Wednesday West Coast Swing

Michael competing in the Advanced Jack & Jill Final ACC 2009Where: Melody Club

When: The First Four Wednesdays of Each Month
(We Take a Break on the Fifth Wednesday of the Month)

Time: 7:00 - 7:30 - Sign-up, Warm-up, and Practice

7:30 - 8:30 - West Coast Swing
Beginner Class: Cher Longoria
Intermediate Class: Bob Bowlby
Advanded Class: Michael Stephens

8:30 - 10:00 - Practice, Dance, FUN!!!

Cost: Three Month Package: $40 per month
One Month Package: $50 per month

 

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Sunday west coast swing & waltz

Sunday ClassesIt's WALTZ (not NightClub) and West Coast Swing (of course)

Where: Reno's

When: June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Time: 4:45 - 5:00 - Sign-up, Warm-up, and Practice

5:00 - 6:00 - Waltz
Beginner Class: Chuck Anders; Intermediate Class: Michael Stephens

6:00 - 6:15 - Sign-up, More Practice, and More Warm-up

6:15 - 7:15 - West Coast Swing
Beginner Class: Chuck Anders; Intermediate Class: Michael Stephens

7:15 - 8:30 - Practice, Dance, FUN!!!

Cost: $40 (one 4-week course / $60 for both)

 

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Workshops Workshops

Where: Smooth Dancer Ballroom Studio

When: Check calendar for upcoming workshops

Cost: Typically $20 per person for two hours

 

 

 

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PRIVATE LESSONS

I remember talking to several dance instructors here in Houston and Clear Lake over the past few years about the best way to learn dance. Shoot, I guess that I have actually talked to dance instructors from all over the country. All agree on the following principle:


The best to learn to dance well is to take group classes, private lessons, and practice, practice, practice.

   

Of the three, practice (times three) is the most important (period – end of story). Group classes and private lessons have to be considered based on an individual’s priorities. Check out my group lessons.

Private lessons are a wonderful way to get ready for group classes when you’re one of the nervous type individuals. It doesn’t matter what you’re nervous about. It just matters that you are (nervous). So, take some lessons to get comfortable with the concepts and basic patterns.


Michael's Private Lessons

There are other reasons for taking private lessons:

• You want to get a better of the basic lead/follow.

• You want to get a handle on the moves that were taught in class.

• You want to move a little faster than the class.

• You are ready to start learning the nuances that differentiate similar moves.

• You are taking a class in one dance and just want to get familiar with another dance. For example, you’re taking a class in two-step and want to transfer the patterns to polka.

• You have decided to compete.

You are getting married.

Like I said – lots of reasons.

 


Private lessons typically cost $65.00 per hour (55 minutes – I too get thirsty, need to return phone calls, etc.). You should contact me for information on the times that you are available. I offer private lessons out of several studios – typically Smooth Dancer Ballroom Studio, The Dance Place, and Renos. But I do offer private dance lessons at other locations.