Private Lessons

Many of our instructors offer private dance lessons outside of our normal dance classes.  If you want to put more into your dance than just our weekly group lessons, then you may want to schedule a private lesson with one of our KSDA instructors.

If you’ve never taken a private before, they usually last an hour and are between one instructor (or an instructor pair) and one student (or a lead and a follow student).  Prices listed are per hour.

To schedule a private lesson, approach the teacher at a Wednesday dance, ask a weekly organizer, or send an email to  If you don’t know who would be best to take a private from, pick the dancer you want to dance like or talk to any of our teachers about what you’d like to work on and they’ll point you in the right direction.


  • Aliceann:  $50 (negotiable, $35 for students) – Aliceann is as passionate about her students as she is about her dancing, and is constantly working on new ways to help them learn. Above all, learning to dance should be fun.  There’s no set of moves that will make you good dancer; you just need to move to the music.
    Teaches:  Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues (solo or partnered), Charleston (20s & 30s, solo or partnered), vernacular jazz dances (one step, Peabody, Collegiate Shag, Animal dances, Breakaway, Black Bottom, Jig Walks/Kicks), routines (Shim Sham, Tranky Doo, Mama’s Stew, St. Louis Shim Sham, California Routine (partnered), Varsity Drag, Dreaming of You), group privates, groups lessons, wedding lessons
  • Jeremy:  $40 – Jeremy has been dancing for over a decade and is devoted to helping beginner dancers have a fun time.
    Teaches:  Charleston, Lindy Hop, Connection, Floorcraft
  • Kamaryn:  $40 – Teaching solid basic technique from the beginning is where Kamaryn likes to focus along with teaching people how to relax and have fun.
    Teaches:  Charleston, Lindy, connection (Lead or Follow)
  • Kemper:  $60 (negotiable) – Kemper focuses his teaching on expression and technique, but he loves dancing with beginners because he believes that above all, the purpose of dancing is to have fun.
    Teaches:  Balboa, lindy, jazz routines (shim sham, tranky doo, big apple, doin’ the jive, jitterbug stroll, mama’s stew, dean collins shim sham), group privates, groups lessons, wedding lessons
  • Scott: $70 (with negotiable discounts) – Scott has taught for almost 20 years, and has worked with raw beginners all the way up to some of the top tier dancers around the country. And now he is excited to work with our Knoxville’s dancers!
    Teaches:  Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston. You’ll will not only learn moves / styling / lead-follow, but how the building blocks apply to everything else in your dancing.