I have been taking group classes for about 5 months. I have also been using the Dance Vision DVD's as an aide. I find the DVD's very helpful. I go to an independent studio. I have never taken private lessons. Naturally they keep telling us to take private lessons. I assume that is because that is where the money is for the studio and the instructors. I am a male, and I am only interested in becoming a good social dancer. I have absolutely no interest in competitive dancing. The prices for the private lessons in the area I live in is $80 per lesson on up. I find the group classes and the Dance Vision DVD's a good combination. Would the private lessons in my situation really be worth it? I don't have unlimited funds, and there are a lot of other things I could spend that money on. Also, from what I have heard from other students, they continually want you to take more and more private lessons. Any and all responses would be appreciated.