One on One (or Two) private lessons are the most effective style of teaching for individualized instruction for a single or a couple.
Private lessons are all encompassing. Your instructor will work with you on patterns, rhythms, lead & follow skills, techniques, and more. You will also learn the finer points of partnership skills that make dancing together fun. This is the fastest way to develop your skills as a dancer as every lesson is custom to your personal dance goals and challenges.
Private Lessons are the best method of learning for the Social and Competitive dancer.
Mini Group Series
Mini Group Series are limited to a maximum of 5 couples or 10 students. Preregistration is required for Mini Group Series. Mini groups are not suited for beginners! They will challenge you! If you are a novice or experienced dancer and new to Big Sky Ballroom we require that you take a free dance evaluation before registering for a Mini Group. Call us to schedule yours today!
Due to the limited size the instructor is able to focus on the details of lead, follow, & technique with time to focus on each couple more than in a regular group class.
You will still learn patterns & rhythms, but you will have the time to reinforce them and learn how to properly lead & follow them. Dance is more than just moving your feet. We will also focus on the nuances of the dance diving deeper into what makes the particular dance unique (Character) & how it effects the different aspects of your connection, footwork, tempos, & techniques (Posture & Movement). These classes also make it possible to take on some of the more challenging dances in a group format. As with all group classes we still recommend using your private lessons for more in depth and individual focus as you develop as a dancer.
Beginner Group Classes are a good way to try out a new style of dance or get your “feet wet”… Every Thursday we offer a different style of dance in the Beginner Group Class. It is not progressive so you don’t have to worry about having missed last weeks class.
Progressive Group Class Series are great for reinforcing what you are learning or expanding patterns in your dance repertoire. They are also a good place to practice your existing lead and follow skills. All progressive group class series are six weeks long and follow a syllabi. Each progressive group class series first class begins with the basics of the chosen dance. Teaching is more generalized and limited due to this type of setting.
Practice Dances & Social Dances
Practice Dances come in two styles, Open & Closed…
Closed Dances are limited to fellow students and staff of Big Sky Ballroom where everyone is learning the same way and on the same syllabus. This is the preferred practice method for beginner dancers as they build their confidence.
Open Dances are open to the greater dance community. At these dances you will find more variety in the styles of leads, follows, & styles as there are many different patterns and expressions of dance in the Ballroom world. Social Dances are also generally “open” style dances.
Where to Begin…
New Dancers: Introductory special
At Big Sky Ballroom we offer an Introductory Special which allows you to try our the most popular dances over two private lessons at a discounted rate.
You will have the opportunity to check out the waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha cha, rumba, swing, two step, & night club two step.
This introductory allows you to see which dances you would like to focus on first to help us to plan a program with you that will meet your goals.
Experienced dancers: Dance Evaluation
At Big Sky Ballroom we offer a free Dance Evaluation private lesson for all dancers.
This evaluation allows us to evaluate your current level of dancing and plan a program with you that will meet your goals.
Following your Introductory Special or Dance Evaluation, you will begin your custom dance program.
We develop your program based off of your skill level and dance goals.
Don’t know what your goals are? No worries it is part of our job to help you discover them.
Your job is to have fun while learning a new skill that you will enjoy the rest of your life no matter where you go.
Call today to schedule your first lesson! We are excited you have chosen Big Sky Ballroom for your Dance Training!
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