Standard Deviation Dance Instruction

Standard Deviation Dance Instruction

5.0
2 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

Almost 30 years experience in the dance business (Europe and USA)

Trained in multiple styles and certified with honors by the strictest dance councils in Europe and the United States

Achieved multiple regional and national titles

We are constantly educating ourselves working with world reknown coaches, judges, and champions.

To us, dancing is more than a business -  it's a lifestyle! Our goal is to share our passion with others, and to show them that everybody can do this. Whether it's a wedding dance or a big national competition, we are determined to get our students where they want to be!

Sharing the magic of movement and music with others :)

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Houston, TX 77031
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

In order to personalize our lessons as much as possible, we like to find out about our students' goals, availability, time frame, budget, and learning style. We understand concerns about commitment, cost, and ability. Despite wanting to learn only one style or dance, it is simply necessary to master some general principles first. This will very helpful in the long run.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

25 years experience as a dancer and competitor

3 years teachers training with the German Dance Council

20 years of teaching couples, individuals , and professionals

Multiple years of training in the United States ( USISTD, DVIDA, Fred Astaire...)


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

PRIVATE LESSONS for 1-2 people are one hour; $100 per lesson (not per person).

We offer new student specials and discounts up to 20% on larger lesson packages.

GROUP classes are $25 per person (5-person minimum).

CHAIR DANCE classes vary by style. Private lessons for 1-2 people are one hour for $100. Group sessions are one hour, $30 per person, and require a minimum of 6 people. Workshops are two hours, $45 per person, and require a minimum of 6 people. Workshops teach you specialized choreography to a specific song, and may utilize costume accessories and props. Chair dance sessions are ladies only.

Contact us via phone, email, or Facebook Messenger for more details!

(979)-332-4426 / [email protected] 


How did you get started teaching?

Spending almost 24/7 at the dance studio practicing, I was watching how much the instructors enjoyed their job. So I approached the owner about a career in the dance business. He just laughed at me and recommended to become a successful national competitor first... then he would talk to me again about a possible 3-year training program! 

After placing 2nd in the German Championship, I was accepted. Another 3 years later, I gratuated with honors before the German Dancde Teacher Assiciation.

Ever since, and despite a degree in math, I never wanred to do anything other than teaching dance! --Andy


What types of students have you worked with?

We work with all kinds of students: beginners, professionals, couples and individuals, hobby dancers, and serious competitors.

The list is long, but there is NOTHING we haven't seen or taught!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Being a "Danceaholic", Andy's favorite events are national competitions like Ohio Star Ball.

However, having started our own business in late 2017, we were very proud of our students who performed in DanceSport's Holiday Showcase in Houston! We had the most performances, and received the best feedback. We can't wait for the next one!


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Since dance lessons are a big investment in yourself, be sure of your instructor's qualifications. Franchises tend to hire random people off the street, but charge the full price! 

Even hairdressers have to display their certificate on their table, and the prices vary according to their level of experience and training. Think about it.

Since dancing is an intimate activity, you also want to be comfortable with your instructor.

Finally, if you decide to join a franchised studio, make sure the franchise is really there for the customers--not just to collect the money.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I REALLY want to get out of my lessons? Do I have specific goals or dreams?

How much COMMITMENT do I have? What amount of time (weekly) am I willing to invest in myself?

What is my BUDGET? Am I better off purchasing individual lessons, or saving money in the long run with a lesson package?

What is my TIMEFRAME? What days and times work best for me?

HOW FAR am I willing to drive? A higher-skilled professional is always worth the distance.

Am I AWARE that dancing is a skill that takes time to accomplish? Dancing engages your mind, body, and emotions together. A polished work of art (your dancing!) requires patience and commitment.


Lessons offered

Ballroom Dance Lessons Brazilian Samba Lessons Burlesque Lessons Chachacha Lessons Dance Classes Dance Fitness Classes Swing Dance Lessons Salsa Dance Lessons Latin Dance Classes Tango Lessons Contemporary Dance Classes Dance Choreography Classes Choreography Classes Theatrical Dance Classes Stage Performance Training