Individual Tuition

Individual tuition for a single person or a couple learning with either a single instructor or a teaching couple can give you a personalised route to improve your dancing. Book yourself a private jive, lindy hop or swing dance lesson today!

Lessons are available face-to-face in person or live online.

A face to face lesson is possible with members of our team, who are located in Hampshire, Surrey and Dorset, UK. It may be possible to visit a teacher in their location, or they could come to you. If neither of these options is possible then we can even arrange venue hire.

Lessons are available live online via Zoom to couples in any location in the world. You just need an internet connection and enough space to dance!

"Dear Debbie and The Swing Dance Company,

Thanks for the lessons we received prior to our wedding in August. We had a lot of fun and learned some great moves to piece together the first dance and then help us dance the night away! It really surpassed our expectations and we had so much fun!! We would have been so hopeless without the guidance and expertise of Debbie! Thanks for contributing to a really important part of our day!" Stratton & Hannah

Whatever your situation we are ready to help. Individual tuition (also known as private tuition) is booked for a variety of reasons. We've helped so many people, whether preparing for a special event, a wedding dance, starting a new hobby, or even extra help for a lapsed dancer getting back in the swing. We've even been asked to provide a fun hour for friends before dinner.

Individual tuition

Elena is a very good teacher and a lovely person and I am progressing well and above all enjoying the experience of private lessons with her. I attended a large family wedding on Saturday and jived 'til after midnight. I am having a great time and enjoy it immensely. Looking forward to next Tuesday evening.” John W, Fareham

Individual Tuition

Individual tuition is available in your own location or you can visit an instructor in their home. The session will be tailored to your needs. Our friendly and experienced teachers give constructive tuition and advice, helping to take your dancing to the next level.

Teachers are prepared with music and a portable sound system, wearing their Swing Dance Company t-shirts. For their security, our staff log in to the head office before and after each booking.

Locations, Teachers, General Availability

Listed below are teachers who regularly take individual tuition sessions. There are many more teachers on our team and most are happy to offer their services. If you have a favourite teacher please feel free to make a request!

Learn from anywhere with a private live online via Zoom with Debbie (solo) or Debbie & Brooke (partnered)!


Debbie - online and at her location in Romsey or at your location in the surrounding area. Generally available weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings

Brooke - online and at his location in Romsey or at your location in the surrounding area. Generally available weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings

Ruth – at her home in Southsea or at your location in the surrounding Southsea/Portsmouth area. Generally available Friday-Saturday daytimes and weekday evenings

Sue – at her home in Farlington or at your location in the surrounding area. Generally available weekends and weekday evenings

Rachel – at your location in the Portsmouth area. Generally available Monday daytimes and other slots on request

Jo - at your location across Southampton & east New Forest. Generally available weekday evenings & weekends

Keith – at his home in Fareham or at your location in the surrounding area. Generally available weekdays, weekends, daytime and evenings

Elena – at her home in Stubbington. Generally available weekdays, daytime.

Imogen - at your location (preferred) in the Gosport area or from her home. Generally available Mon-Weds daytime.


Nicki - at your location in the Dorchester area. Generally available weekends and evenings.

How Many People?

We can accommodate individuals or couples. The fee is for the teacher's time so it's the same fee whether you're participating on your own or with a partner but the instructor's attention will be more thinly spread.

You can book a single instructor or a teaching couple (two instructors), the fee is per instructor.

How long for a session?

There is a minimum booking of 1 hour, but no maximum length of booking. Most people find 1 hour optimal for learning. Those looking for intensive improvements can book for several hours in a session.

How Much?

Tuition fees start from £55 per hour per instructor for sessions at the instructor's own home. Each of the following charges is in addition and cumulative, simply add;

  • £15 per instructor per booking when the instructor travels to your location within their specified area (quotes for travelling out of area on request)
  • £10 per hour for weekend evenings (Fri, Sat or Sun starting 5pm or later)
  • £100 for us to arrange and hire a neutral venue (if neither instructor nor student can host)

Terms and Conditions

We need to be sure that you are as committed to the sessions as we are so we do request payment for private tuition in advance. Please visit this link for our terms and conditions in case of delays or cancellations

During the era of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are also following COVID-safe measures for private tuition, which are detailed on this link.

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