Master private class?

#2
Is it normal that the hour price for 1 teacher is the same for 1 couple teachers? And no discount for package?
Are you talking about a class for two students, or one student with two teachers?
In general, some teachers charge more for an hour with two students than with one. I recommend to avoid such; one hour of work is one hour...
 

Huiyu

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#3
Are you talking about a class for two students, or one student with two teachers?
In general, some teachers charge more for an hour with two students than with one. I recommend to avoid such; one hour of work is one hour...
Sorry I didn't say it clearly. I mean 1 teacher or 2 teachers and 1 student for the same price.
 

Huiyu

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#5
I a capitalistic world, teachers have their freedoms to decide on how to conduct their business. In our community we have a husband/wife team who teaches and performs. They charge the same whether it's one of them or both.
I agree. This is their freedom. I just feel weird. Because it is actually not good for the teachers. They both need to invest 1 hour but get less paid. And for students it is also not attractive.
 
#6
You do not take into consideration other factors. For example, with two instructors present each one of them may work less, depending on how they organize the lesson. Or, one of the instructors may be in fact a private student of another instructor who works for free or even pays him/her to participate in the lesson as a trainee, etc etc.

And why is it "not attractive" for the student? He or she gets more attention, from the instructors of both roles, a possibility to try and be seen from the outside in a coupe, and many other advantages.
 
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Huiyu

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#7
You do not take into consideration other factors. For example, with two instructors present each one of them may work less, depending on how they organize the lesson. Or, one of the instructors may be in fact a private student of another instructor who works for free or even pays him/her to participate in the lesson as a trainee, etc etc.

And why is it "not attractive" for the student? He or she gets more attention, from the instructors of both roles, a possibility to try and be seen from the outside in a coupe, and many other advantages.
Well I agree and disagree. Because I said it is master private class. Both teachers are already famous and in the level even higher than Noelia y Carlitos. Of course each of them has less work, but they both need to be there for the whole time. For masters like that time is more important, right?

"Not attractive" maybe is not a right word. For example I just wanna focus on basic follower technique like walking, pivot etc. It is not like I pay 1 teacher and get 2. It is actually I have to pay 2 teachers even I just want to get 1. And no discount for package. I would probably just take 1 class to see if it really works way better than with only 1 teacher. Otherwise I prefer to go to other master class because for the same money I can learn longer.
 
#8
Methinks if one wishes to take lessons from someone he or she should put some trust in the instructor(s) regarding their ways of working with students and organizing lessons.
Also, if it is a visiting couple often they invested into the trip, got there, are being there, and have to make money. Why would they cut down on their work and lose money? It is not always possible to book another private lesson with a different student for one of them at the same time another part of the couple is working with you. Giving a discount in such situation does not make sense for them financially.
 

newbie

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#9
Is it normal that the hour price for 1 teacher is the same for 1 couple teachers? And no discount for package?
There is no rule really. The price can also be the same for one pupil and two (leader and follower) pupils. Even if you hire only one teacher, it's unlikely that during the same hour his partner will be giving another private to another pupil in a different room. If one teacher is hired, the time of the un-hired teacher is also wasted, lost.
 

opendoor

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#11
Hi Huiyu, which couple do you plan to take privates of, Ariadna and Fernando?
..each of them has less work..
Some years ago when I used to take privates I have experienced much the same. It was nearly impossible to rent one part alone. Perhaps there is kind of a business philosophy that nothing should come between them. In the end a traveling couple is a brand, and either of them always watches suspiciously the other´s activities.
 

ArbeeNYC

Active Member
#14
Well I agree and disagree. Because I said it is master private class. Both teachers are already famous and in the level even higher than Noelia y Carlitos. Of course each of them has less work, but they both need to be there for the whole time. For masters like that time is more important, right?

"Not attractive" maybe is not a right word. For example I just wanna focus on basic follower technique like walking, pivot etc. It is not like I pay 1 teacher and get 2. It is actually I have to pay 2 teachers even I just want to get 1. And no discount for package. I would probably just take 1 class to see if it really works way better than with only 1 teacher. Otherwise I prefer to go to other master class because for the same money I can learn longer.
If you want basic technique, why do you need them at all? Why not take a workshop with someone you respect?
 

ArbeeNYC

Active Member
#16
It seems to me you are projecting your own likes and dislikes onto others. I have absolutely no problem with this practice.
Not projecting anything. I have absolutely no practice with it either, simply stating an alternative if what you want is basic technique. If the person only wants private lessons, that's their prerogative.
 
#18
I guess it all boils down to this. People like themselves a discount, and some try to get it for any imaginable reason... But dance lessons are not exactly like a garage sale or a flea market. :)
 
#19
I really do not like to get tought by someone who does not like to chat with me. So what I expect of a private class package is some kind of a "mentoring upgrade".
We arrive the evening before and attend the teachers milonga so that he can take a look on how we dance. Next morning do we like to savor a coffee before the lesson, have a break after the first hour and some finalizing talk after the second hour.
At the baseline are three hours gone, the two hours on the dance floor get payed - and we all enjoy these sessions.
 
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Bailamosdance

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#20
I really do not like to get tought by someone who does not like to chat with me. So what I expect of a private class package is some kind of a "mentoring upgrade".
We arrive the evening before and attend the teachers milonga so that he can take a look on how we dance. Next morning do we like to savor a coffee before the lesson, have a break after the first hour and some finalizing talk after the second hour.
At the baseline are three hours gone, the two hours on the dance floor get payed - and we all enjoy these sessions.
Do any teachers ever do this? Sounds like you are looking for a friend, not a teacher..."For xxx I appraise you at an event one day, spend time on coffee and conversation next day, spend time on a break, and then a finalizing talk? I know of no teachers who see lessons this way. Every teacher i have known who is in demand schedules lessons to start and end. I would teach you like this but the 'clock' would be running. "Coffee and conversation" is fun for you, but for me it is work.
 

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