How to start
We recommend that you a schedule sample lessons, which is $30.00 (for an introductory 20 minute private lessons) And experience what our studio has to offer. During the lesson you will get a chance to meet our instructors and get acquainted with our studio and our method of teaching.
On the lesson we will go over some of the basics and your instructor will be able to evaluate your dancing, evaluate your strong points and weak points, and determine which dances you like best! At the end of the 20 minute session your instructor will have a review with you to go over your dance goals and will recommend a dance program to meet your needs if you decide we can make you the kind of dancer you want to become.
Just to give you an idea, average private lesson tuition in Houston is $75 for a long-term dance course to $98 for a starter dance course and it also depends on your customized course, per session.
Courses that your teacher will recommend for you
Basic Introductory Program
The Basic Program develops the most important dances you plan to use immediately at a basic level. Prominence is placed on three important fundamentals of dancing; (1) foot position (2) rhythm and timing (3) leading or following with a sufficient amount range to keep you interested.
The associate Bronze Program will help you acquire freer movement around the floor while expanding your variety, technique and footwork. Associate Bronze dancers also begin to develop portrayal of a dance’s characteristics in the form of styling. This dance program is very popular with those wanting to get on the dance floor quickly.
Full Bronze Program
Full Bronze is the complete social dance program taught here at Sonia’s. It’s designed to develop timing and techniques in all Social Dances selected by the student. The styling will make you look and feel comfortable on the dance floor and strengthen your lead and following regardless of your partner, the music being played or the type of dance floor. Bronze dancers have all the confidence anyone would need on the floor because they have reached the “fun point” in dancing. Dancing techniques at this level will be yours to keep as you’ll never forget the elements of each dance.
Silver is the dance standard with a high degree of styling. More elaborate movements ensure the Silver dancer will stand out on any dance floor. Continuity of movements makes a couple glide across the dance floor with many natural directional changes. Styling, technique, balance and control take on an entirely new meaning. This is the beginning of the more professional standard used mainly on the ballroom floor.
Our Gold standard is strictly for the hobby dancer interested in performances, exhibitions or competitions. Its intricate patterns are only to be used when both partners are proficient. Choreography, styling, technique and showmanship are necessities in this standard. This material is generally not used on a crowded floor. There is a lot of work involved in this program, but you will truly be regarded as an outstanding dancer, able to excel in any dance.
**Youth Dance Program** Contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information about our youth programs.