Current Rules for Private Lessons

We offer private lessons for all grades, ages and standards. Whether you want to learn specific dances, something for a specific event, improve your dancing quality, work for medals, learn a wedding first dance or gain top class competitive coaching, we have the experience and knowledge to meet your needs.

Term-time Schedule

A replacement Covid-19 schedule in place at present replacing the schedule below. Contact us for details.

Our standard weekly schedule (currently suspended) operates academic term times. Special schedules run at all other times. Check directly with John & Linda for details.

Private Lesson slots operate within the following hours / locations.

Many of these slots have weekly lessons pre-booked in. For specific lesson availability contact us.


For available slots with John, please click the button in the header above.

12:30pm - 5:00pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
7:00pm - 7:45pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
9:45pm - 10:45pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
12:00pm - 5:00pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
6:45pm - 7:30pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
9:30pm - 10:30pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
5:00pm - 8:00pm - Riddell Memorial Hall
9:00am - 4:45pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
9:45pm - 10:45pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
6:30pm - 7:30pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
9:30pm - 10:30pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
9:45am - 5:45pm* - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
9:00am - 5:00pm* - North Holmwood Village Hall

Many private lesson slots have regulars booked in. Contact John & Linda for available slots.

* Extension of the hours may be available for these slots.

Private Lesson Prices

All Private lessons are 'pay on the day' preferably by Bank Transfer.


  • These prices relate only to lessons with John & Linda

  • Michael & Nika have a different pricing structure

  • Prices revised Summer 2020

  • All lessons are timed to allow cleaning time in between

    • Evening lessons will be shortened by 10 minutes to allow cleaning time​​ - this 10 minutes cleaning time

    • Where possible, daytime lessons will be retimed to allow 15 minutes between lessons for cleaning and full lesson time will be able to be given.

Solo Lessons, Social Dancers, Competitors, Professional Training for Associate examinations:

£40.00 per hour

Specials & Wedding 1st Dance:
3/4 hour - from £40.00*

* Price charged depends on the SHDC staff involved and dance complexity.

Professionals, Professional training for higher examinations:
£50.00 per hour

If you would like to purchase a voucher for lessons and / or classes for a special occasion, please e-mail us for more details.

We now prefer bank to bank transfers but are able to accept cheques - no cash at this time please. We are unable to accept cards.

Please note:

  • 48 hours notice of cancellation of private lessons is required, else full cost is payable. Thanks.

  • In a 'Private Lesson' you have a dedicated teacher for the period booked. There may, however, be more than one Private Lesson operating in the hall at the same time (applies to the Riddell Hall on Wednesday evenings only at present).

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