There will be a separate post about signing up to privates this week!

Private lessons with Kevin (Ballroom) and Kerry (Latin) will be starting on the Tuesday the 12th of October. Kevin will be teaching privates every week whereas Kerry will only be doing privates on the Tuesdays that she will be teaching evening lessons (ie. every other week). The process of getting a private this year will be different from previous years so please read this carefully:

You will now need to fill out a Google Form to giving us your name, email address and availability for privates. I will post these forms every week on the Facebook group and the website on Wednesday morning/afternoon. The submission period will be from Wednesday at 7pm to Thursday at 5pm. Any forms submitted before or after this time will not be counted.

If these times aren't ideal for anyone, please let me know and we can work something out.

Privates are allocated on a first come first served basis, so fill out this form as early as possible, especially for the slots in higher demand (after 4pm). We will try and make sure that the allocation process is as fair as possible. If you aren't able to get a private this week, you will be given priority for future weeks.

Once private allocations have been made for the week, we will send out an email confirming whether or not you have a private as well as the time and location. We will aim to send all confirmation emails out by Saturday at 5pm.

For any new members who would like some more information about privates- here are some of our FAQS:

Private Lessons

What are privates?

Privates, or private lessons, are an opportunity for you to receive 1 to 1 tuition with one of our Ballroom and Latin coaches. They usually take place on a Tuesday during the day at the Guild of Students, as this is when our coaches are around due to the group classes in the evening.

In your private you and/or your partner can work on various things such as adding new choreography to your routine, technique and performance. It is best to come prepared with an idea of what you would like to work on to make the most out of your private.

Do I have to get a private?

No - getting a private lesson is a personal choice (your own or you and your partner's).  Plenty of couples get excellent results without ever taking a private lesson. However, they can be an excellent way to improve your technique and work on specific things with a professional.

How much are privates?

Private lessons cost £25 for 45 minutes. If you attend with your partner, you can split the cost - £12.50 each. Please bring some cash to your private and pay it to our coaches directly.

How do I get a private?

Each week, our secretary will make a post the google sign up forms on our Facebook group and the website. There will be one form for Ballroom and one for Latin. Fill in the form with your name, email and your availability. There will be a deadline for submitting this form so make sure you sign-up early.

Once private allocations have been made for the week, we will send out an email confirming whether or not you have a private as well as the time and location of your private.

Remember that privates are highly competitive and slots can go very quickly! If you aren't able to get a private one week, you will be given priority for future weeks. If you are unable to attend during the day e.g. you are working full time, we recommend that you get in touch with us and we will see what arrangements we can make.

Can I have a private alone?

Yes! Privates without a partner are a great way to work on your own technique.

You can read our other FAQS here: https://uobbalads.co.uk/frequently-asked-questions/