the classes were small enough that all the students would be able to get personal attention? I'm thinking classes of no more than 4-8 couples. In addition to that, the curriculum covered would, in addition to new step patterns, include advanced theory of ballroom technique. Think about all the subjects in school that are taught in a classroom setting, subjects that are at least equal in complexity to advanced ballroom technique (physics, calculus, chemistry). Now certainly students often need an extra amount of one on one attention but that's what tutors are for. How is ballroom curriculum so much different from these other school subjects such that it requires the bulk of learning to be done in a one on one setting? Mind you, I understand that ballroom lessons are about having fun also. I'd like to just focus on the educational aspect in this thread as opposed to the entertainment factor.