Oxford Lindy Hoppers is a not-for-profit dance society and all our teachers are volunteers, not professional dance instructors. Therefore we cannot guarantee private lessons at any given time because it will depend on availability of the teachers. We will of course try to accommodate your request as best as we can. All our teachers are very willing and enthusiastic and would love to give you tuition and feedback in a friendly encouraging atmosphere.
Private lessons are a great way to get focused attention from a teacher and work towards one or several specific goals (e.g. mastering a certain move/technique or rehearsing a wedding dance etc).
Based on experience, we think private lessons are most useful for people who already have some dance practice and want to improve their skillls. They are not a substitute for attending a regular dance class and socials, because that’s where you really learn to dance.
Regular swing dance classes are run by Oxford Lindy Hoppers on Tuesdays (Swing Fix) and Thursdays (Cowley Cotton Club) as well as by Oxford Swing Dance Society on Wednesdays. Please check the “Socials” tab for upcoming social dance events.
If you would like private lessons, you can have 1 or 2 teachers, and have a lesson all to yourself, or be in a group of up to 4 people. You can specify what you’d like to cover in your private lesson, or ask the teacher to suggest what they think would be best.
The teacher fees for private lessons taught in Oxford are as follows:
30 minutes with 1 teacher (max 2 pupils) = £15
60 minutes with 1 teacher (max 2 pupils) = £30
30 minutes with 2 teachers (max 4 pupils) = £25
60 minutes with 2 teachers (max 4 pupils) = £50
NOTE: These costs do not include the costs of hiring a hall if this is needed. Also, if you’re living outside of Oxford, the fee may increase based on travel cost and time required to travel to/from.
The location of the lesson can be flexible to suit you; if you’re living in Oxford and you have a decently large, uncarpeted area at home, this is a possibility. Otherwise we will try and use the space before Swing Fix on Tuesdays or Cowley Cotton Club on Thursdays (both before 7:30pm) to avoid hall hire fees.
If you would like to find out more or arrange a private lesson just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating what you would like, preferred teacher (if any) and when you would like the lesson, or if you have any questions.