NDTA Professional member and Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor. I communicate promptly, unless I am in a teaching session. See member directory for my status as professional ballroom dance instructor:
My rates "include" my cost of $15.00 per hour to rent the floor in the studio. The studio provides a safe place, air conditioning, restroom facilities, free parking and access to music and drinking water. This exppense is an industry standard. Note: Using an organized studio eliminates issues that can otherwise negatively affect the best use of time and the learning experience.
Helping people do what they love!
Teaching Ballroom, Latin and social dance!
Musicality! Movement! Exercise to release endorphins!
Making learning as easy as possible!
Private hosting! Social hosting!
Having fun. This isn't work! Make it stress free and fun!!!!!
Very professional, great instructor and very personable. He’s highly recommended
James is a great instructor I like him because of his hi professionalism and great level of patience. I love his energy and his love for ballroom dancing
James is a pleasure to dance with. Very smooth and holds a beautiful frame. He's also a genuinely nice person. The ladies wait in line to dance with James.
Excellent instructor: clear patient and strategic. Optimized learning in a short period of time. Teaches all ballroom and Latin dances. We performed a showcase together and I was very pleased with how confident I became after only 4 lessons. He remains my teacher after 3 years. Always more to learn. Fun hobby!
Weekly one-on-one or couples lessons for one or two hour sessions per week. Student practice between lessons and optional but recomended attendance at social dances weekly with the instructor to host.
I am a certified Ballroom Dance Instructor through the National Dance Teacher Association (NDTA).
my services are posted on Facebook. Go to FB and search @Ballroomdancingwithjames for pricing.
I accept credit card payments via 'Clovergo" portable card reader system. I also accept cash. I accept personal checks on the third session.
Friends that I danced with said I had a skill for teaching and they were able to advance their dancing with my guidance.
All ages. Singles, couples, large and small groups. My home base is Star Ballroom in Pompano Beach Florida.
My group classes on Sat night at Star Ballroom. I teach the group for Star and USA Dance before the social dance. I teach three Saturdays a month for a 45 minute lesson that is free with admission to the dance. I also do private dance hosting for new and experienced dancers. We go to dance venues from Miami to Delray and beyond.
Try different teachers who teach lesson- to- lesson or will do two or three paid lessons at a time.
Pick three pros and take one lesson from each. You will know who you learn from best.
Don't do a contract arrangement unless you know you are happy and learning and it fits your budget. It can be a big investment in the beginning but if you stick with it you will see how steps and patterns build and blend between the dances.
Is the pro certified by an official Dance Association? i.e. NDTA
Does the dance pro have an efficient lesson booking system?
Access to a private dance studio
Social dance opportunities
Small bundles of lessons (3 to 5) that ensure efficient scheduing for you and the pro and that can give you a discounted rate.