Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by caityrosey, Dec 13, 2005.
I agree with you there, because I avoid those like the plague.
That's true, location can be a factor. But in this market, there are plenty of options. I've been around long enough to know who is out there, what their credentials are, and what I could expect to pay for lessons or group classes. I also know what I can expect to pay to bring in a visiting coach, whether it be a fancy name-brand specialist, another local teacher with good credentials, or someone in-between.
Gee, I feel old and jaded.
just fyi my cost issues are roughly 68 bucks a 50 min private lesson which also incudes about 80% of the studio's groups...groups that do cost are always 10 bucks whether it is a studio instructor a world class dancer or anywhere in btwn...and anyone who comes to do coaching is $120 for 50 min
And I'll bet she got what she paid for.
Economics being as they are, the cost of services depends as much on supply as it does demand. QUALITY is an intangible.... and also subjective. That's why there is McDonald's as well as restaurants. Your friend might want to gather names of the men who give the 'free lessons' on the dance floor and use them... after all, it fits the budget.
Sorry for the ironic humor...
Seriously, tho, for some folks anything more than 'look at this, grab a partner' is a waste of time and money. So, the 'budget' approach has merit, especially if you really see your quality as not a high priority.
also as SD notes...given my location...I am inclined to give any coach who comes in the door at least one chance...if I like them I will generally book more hours on the spot...and others I inform that if they come back I will be happy to do 3 or 4 hours with them...
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