“What is the key to learning to dance well? The only formula I’ve seen work is a balance of three elements:
- Group Lessons
- Private Coaching Sessions to focus on the individual”
~ Francisco Martinez
$80 per hour
STAFF RATE or special Francisco or Stacey mid-day, midweek rate (normally $100 for our Directors!)
Private Lesson Packages
Packages include FREE group lessons. Series lesson passes are 4 weeks in length, for one class a week per month.
- Series of 6 Private Lessons………………………. $450
- Series of 10 Private Lessons……………………… $750 (includes 1 Unlimited Pass)
- Series of 20 Private Lessons……………………… $1450 (includes 2 Unlimited Passes)
- Series of 30 Private Lessons……………………… $2100 (includes 3 Unlimited Passes)
* Please note that the rates for lessons with Francisco are higher. Private lessons packages are non-transferable. All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.
Semi Private lessons are great for groups of friends that would like to coordinate their own Private Group lessons. The current rate of a party of 3 is $120. Each additional person is $20. For larger groups, the price is $11 per additional person. All private lessons are held in Pasadena and all sales are final.
What Our Students Are Saying
“Francisco, I meant what I said about my private lessons tonight. I’m loving what they’re doing for me, not just in terms of technique but also the boost to my confidence! And of course, I’m getting very spoiled dancing with you so much.” – Marianne
“We had a great lesson on Saturday.Kim, who had lived by herself for many years before we met, is very used to LEADING… and taking care of herself. Dancing is helping her to learn to let me lead. I am so excited to learn to dance with her, at times it is an overwhelmingly good feeling. It is really wonderful to have you teaching us, thanks.” – Ken
Francisco and Stacey, I just wanted to say THANK YOU again for the great lesson just now–you both made it clear, non-intimidating, and fun!” – Rosemary Tullett
I am interested in purchasing a series of private lessons. Is the full balance due at the contract signing or can the larger amounts ($750 and up) be paid in installments?
First, we do not have contracts, so you’re not committing to anything for longer than you choose to enjoy our Dance Family. Second, some of our students take one lesson before making a decision on a package (see details below).
Those wanting to take larger amounts of private lessons enjoy the benefits of the free group classes and a discount for paying in full in advance. Therefore, we do not offer installments. Of course, all students are welcome to pay as they go ($80 per lesson*), but this would not include the discount nor the free group lessons.
Students on a budget can keep in mind that all private lessons are the same price for a single or a couple. By attending with a partner the cost can be shared.
With the set of 10 lessons, what additional lessons, events etc. are included?
For the “10 pack” we offer either two 6-punchcards or 1 Unlimited Pass. The Pass option would include all practice dances. The value of either choice is over $139.
Of course, the package also comes with a discount making the lessons only $75 each. The $750* “10 pack” is our most popular private lesson package.
Is there a different set or amount of extras included in the series of 20 private lessons?
Yes, for the “20 pack” is discounted to $70* per lesson and we offer 2 Unlimited Passes. The Pass option would include all practice dances. This is a $278 value.
Do you offer a sampler with the instructor before we commit to a full series?
If a student purchased a “10 pack” and would like to use all 10 lessons to try 10 different instructors, that’s fine with us. It is the student’s choice. Some instructors have more limited schedules, so all instructors may not be available at the time slot a student requests. Private Lessons are based on the availability of each individual instructor. *
Do I need to decide what package I would like before I start my lessons?
We offer the opportunity for students to take one lesson, pay $80* and take the time to decide what package fits their needs and budget. Then, when coming in for the second lesson, we subtract the first $80 payment from whatever package is chosen.
TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE LESSON TODAY CALL (626)255-2451 or (626)568-3764