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.

Current Schedule
Please Contact Us directly to book private lessons.

We can offer lessons via Zoom if desired.

In general private lessons operate according the following schedule. 

12:30pm - 5:00pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
7:00pm - 7:55pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
8:00pm - 10:30pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking
12:00pm - 4:30pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
7:00pm - 7:55pm - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking

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

12:00pm - 4:30pm - North Holmwood Village Hall
7:00pm - 10:30pm - North Holmwood Village Hall

9:00am - 6:00pm* - Oddfellows Hall, Dorking, or North Holmwood Village Hall
9:00am - 5:00pm* - North Holmwood Village Hall

Many private lesson slots have regulars booked in.

Contact John & Linda or Michael & Nika directly 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 applicable from Summer 2021

  • All lesson times include 5 minutes changeover time - e.g. a 1 hour lesson is 55 minutes teaching time + 5 minutes changeover

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

From £40.00 for 55 minutes* (a higher rate is usually charged for singles dancing with a teacher)


Specials & Wedding 1st Dance:
From £40.00 for 55 minutes*

Professionals, Professional training for higher examinations:

From £50.00 for 55 minutes*

* Please note that the price charged varies according to:

  • the member(s) of SHDC giving the lesson

  • whether it is a lesson for a single or a couple

  • day / time / location

  • lesson regularity

  • dance complexity (for wedding first dances)

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.

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