“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all.” - Lynda Barr
If you love to dance, do it as much as you can, whenever you can. Dance in your head when you can’t do it for real and get up on the dance floor whenever you can. Maybe you’d like to dance to meet others or would prefer to learn some new moves with a private tutor.
So are you desperate to dance but don’t know where to turn? Worried that everyone in your dance class will be too young?
Remember that dancing is for anyone, regardless of their age. It’s also great for your mental and physical health. Here’s how and where to find dance lessons.
Dance Lessons with Superprof
You don’t need to go far. You’re already on the right site to find private dance tutors. There are thousands on our website! You can find tutors all over the country and around the world offering different styles:
- Contemporary dance
- Modern dance
- Latin dance: Cuban salsa, samba, paso doble, rumba, cha cha cha, etc.
- Urban dance: hip hop, ragga, dancehall, reggaeton, krump, etc.
- Oriental Dance
- African Dance
- Ballroom dancing/partner dances: Argentine tango, Viennese waltz, quickstep, foxtrot.
- Indian Dance
You’re bound to find a tutor who can teach you whatever style of dancing you want. The tutors work for themselves and are free to charge their own rates. These rates will vary according to their location, experience, levels taught, and where the lessons take place.
Many of our tutors offer the first lesson for free. This is a good opportunity to see whether or not the class is right for you. It’s also an opportunity to gauge their teaching style and see whether or not you get along well with them.
To get in touch with as many tutors as you’d like, you’ll need the Premium Pass, which you can cancel whenever you want.
When you get in touch with a tutor, it’s a good idea to let them know how old you are, what level you are, and any medical or physical conditions that they’ll need to take into consideration. Most tutors will offer one-on-one lessons but you can also look for couples or group lessons.
As dancing is great for your health, older adults, senior citizens, and the elderly will want to look for exercise or activities that they can safely do. Fortunately, dancing with a private tutor is a great way to ensure that the lessons have been adapted to your age, fitness, and ability.
Finding Dance Tutorials for Seniors
Would you like to learn how to dance from the comfort of your own home?
There might be a few reasons for this:
- Reduced mobility: Unable to drive to lessons or reach them by public transport.
- Shyness: Sometimes we don’t want others looking at us while we’re learning new skills like how to dance.
- Learning at your own pace.
As you’ve already seen, you can find private tutorials on the Superprof website and a lot of the tutors will happily travel to you.
Don’t hesitate to search around the web for them, too. After all, Superprof isn’t the only website where you can find private tutors in the UK.
There are also dance schools with private tutors who can come to your home. Ask if they have any teachers that offer private sessions.
Private tutorials can also take place online. However, for anyone with any medical conditions, we wouldn’t recommend this as there’s nobody there to help you if anything goes wrong.
Would you like to learn how to dance in a class with others?
Get in touch with local dance schools. Group lessons are a great way to meet people and get out of the house.
You can also learn plenty of different styles at a dance school:
- The Lindy Hop
- Ballroom dancing
- Modern Jazz
- West Coast Swing
- Street Jazz
The advantage is that you can also find classes with members of all ages. In a lot of cases, there are also social events organised outside of the classes.
To find dance schools, you can just search for them on Google. You’ll quickly find all the schools in your local area. If not, there’s always the Yellow Pages.
Generally, much like with other schools, the academic year starts in September. Don’t hesitate to try out different styles before settling on the one that you like the most.
Get in Touch with Seniors’ Clubs and Associations
Rather than going directly to dance schools, you can also look to seniors’ clubs and associations.
They often have the contact details for plenty of different activities that are suitable for older people. In some cases, these activities will be organised by the associations and either cheaper or included in the membership to the association. In this case, you’ll know that the lessons will be adapted for your age.
The cost is often the biggest difference between these sessions and classes in dance schools and academies. While these won't be accessible to older adults, such as those in their 50s, they're a great way for senior citizens and the elderly to stay active, improve their fitness, and enjoy the other benefits of living an active life.
The Local Government
If you can’t find any lessons by searching online, consider contacting the local government. A lot of local councils list adult learning and classes or have someone you can contact to find more information. In some cases, this might be in a nearby town, too.
Smaller towns will often work together to ensure residences are offered a wide range of activities. One may offer football, the other tennis, and another dance class.
Of course, in smaller towns, you mightn’t get as much choice in terms of styles. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, however, a private tutor could always come to you.
Word of Mouth
If you want to take up dancing, let people know. Networking is always a good idea. Let your friends and family know as they might know somebody.
The advantage is that they can probably vouch for the teacher as well. In local dance schools, you can always attend their end-of-year shows to see if they’re right for you. Word of mouth also works digitally so let people on your social networks know that you're looking for dance classes.
On Superprof, students can leave reviews of their tutors so you’ll also be able to see what others think of them. When it comes to learning how to dance, you’re spoilt for choice.
If you're interested in learning to dance or getting dance lessons, consider looking for a private dance tutor on the Superprof website. There are tutors for all ages, levels, and budgets, so start looking today and find the perfect dance teacher for you.
There are different types of lessons offered and since each comes with a series of pros and cons, you'll want to think carefully about which is right for you, your level, your physical fitness, and your budget.
Face-to-face tutoring can be very effective as you have a dedicated teacher focusing completely on you and what you want to learn. They can tailor every session to you and what you want to learn. However, the extra time they spend planning outside of the lessons results in their tutorials being more costly. However, these are arguably the most cost-effective types of lessons out there.
Group tutorials are an excellent option for those on a tight budget or looking to meet other people. By sharing the cost of the tutor's time and expertise with a group of other students, you'll end up paying less per student per hour than you would with a one-on-one tutor. While lessons won't be fully tailored to you, you do have the benefit that the lessons are perfect for learning couples dances or group dances.
If you can't find any suitable or available private tutors in your local area, you can also broaden your search to include online private tutors. As long as you have a decent internet connection and a webcam, you can learn to dance from tutors all over the world. While we wouldn't recommend this for those with certain health conditions or a risk of falling, you can be taught more about dancing from an online tutor quite safely as long as you're supervised when you do try out your new moves.
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