Teaching Methods

How We Teach Our Students

Sonia & her instructors teach based on the student's current skill level and their desired skill level. 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

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.

Private Lessons

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.

Practice Parties

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.

Showcase

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.

Dance Sport/Competition

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.

Videotape Studies

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:

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Promise Yourself...

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To speak of health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something wonderful in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your dreams come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
  • To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
  • To always point your toes.