Group Class Lessons: These
lessons are designed to instruct students the basics and
variations of the different Dances. They have no dance levels and are
independent of each other. Both the beginner and advanced student
benefit by changing partners. The student learns Social Dancing in a
real life learning environment. The Group begins with the basics of the
different Dances (one Dance per group class), and then proceed with a
variation. This method allows the student to learn the basics of the
Dances while at the same time commences to learn all the different
variations available and how it relates to the basic of that Dance. Our
"inter-related system" of teaching is constantly taught so that what the
student learns in one Dance gets applied in another Dance to speed up
the learning process. We encourage our students to take as many group
lessons as possible in order to receive the full benefit of our method. Partners are not required.
Technique Class Lessons: This is a special group lesson which emphasizes
technique in lead-follow, floor craft, music, styling, foot work,
balance and adaptation. Although partners are not
required, management reserves the right to approve
Workshop Class Lessons: This is a closed class requiring a
non-refundable full registration for an entire session. These classes
focus on one dance at a time, and it requires consecutive attendance in
order to gain the full benefit of the training. Staff reserves the right
to require partners and to dismiss students.
Private Lessons: These lessons are designed for the more serious
student. It is one-on-one with a
teacher with focus on technique. Technique encompasses;
lead-follow, floor craft, music, styling, foot work,
balance and adaptation. Each one of these areas receives
personalized training. It is a truly tailor made lesson
since each student requires different training. It
is extremely important that the student continues with
the group lessons to compliment this training.
Semi-Private Lessons: These lessons are designed
to teach the student technique for Lead and Follow. The focus of these
lessons is to encompass what has been learned in the group classes and/or private
lessons with emphasis on floor craft. It entails two
students and a teacher that personalizes training with
technique. Touch Dancing does not provide partners but
highly encourages students who are serious about their
dancing to compliment their training with this type of
lesson. Different dance levels are permissible for those
students that wish to enhance their social dancing. For
Competition or Showcase Management reserves the right to
approve different dance levels.
Choreography: With these lessons, the student has
the opportunity to focus on a particular dance of their
choice by doing a showcase or dance competition. Students learns the
style and character of the dance chosen. At this
point, it is extremely important that the student
continue the group lessons to
compliment this specialized training.
Video Lessons: These
lessons are designed for the lazy student who doesn't
practice at home. Students can take home a video taped
segment of their lesson which they can watch at home on
their sofas as mental practice.
Party Dance Class Lessons: This class can focus on either
Smooth, Latin or Disco list of dances and is taught as a
group class lesson.
Dance Socials: These are offered for
student's benefits and should be utilized regularly.
Different dances are always played. Since Touch Dance
emphasizes the learning of "Social Dancing"
these parties become extremely important when different
partners dance the different Dances with one another as
well as with a regular partner. Staff members are not
required to dance with students. It is more valuable to
practice with another student than with a teacher. Staff
members are always available to assist.