Private / Semi-Private Dance Lessons

We have some exciting news to share with you! We are now offering private lessons and semi private lessons beyond team duets and trios. During previous seasons we had narrowed these options for a plethora of reasons. We are now opening these private and semi private class slots to all PCPA dancers that are interested in getting 1on1 (or 1:2,3,4,5) time with our staff.

This page will explain the options you have for your dancer, should you be interested in a private or semi-private lesson each week.

Private Lessons through PCPA

Private lessons can be used for a variety of reasons. Some examples are outlined below:

  • Progress more rapidly in a specific style (team goals or level placement goals).
  • Improve technique
  • Group class support
  • Individual learning needs
  • Explore new styles
  • Interest in auditioning for a performance team
  • Moving through performance track and then competition track training in order to compete a solo, duet, or trio
  • Time & Billing

Prices & Billing

  • Each private lesson is 30 minutes and meets weekly.
  • Tuition for a private lesson is $160/mo.
  • Tuition for semi-private lessons are $100/mo per dancer
  • A 30 day notice is required to stop enrollment and billing.
  • Missed Private and semi private class time can be made up in a group setting.
  • We do not coordinate makeups for isolated student absences.

Additionally, if you are interested in auditioning and you are placed on one of our competitive teams; a private lesson will give you the option of learning and performing/competing a solo next season. Even if you are not yet on a competitive team, this will give you the chance to start increasing the intensity of your training now.

Semi-private lessons are also available. These would be for groups of 2-5 dancers. If you want to get extra work in with friends, this is a great option.

If you’re interested in starting, please email Jana, chapetonj@smallfrydanceclub.com. We can work with you to choose the right style and focus for your time, and line you up with the appropriate teacher. We currently have a limited number of spots remaining on Saturdays and Sundays.

Private Lessons through Teacher Josh or Teacher Annie
Separate from our PCPA private lessons, both Teachers Josh and Annie offer private lessons on weekends in our studio. You can book these classes directly through them. You can discuss your needs and goals for your dancer with them and they can guide you on what to focus on in class. These private lessons will be geared towards technique and progress. Check with them for rates, available times, and payment options. Team families, one hour of this type of training per week will be accepted as a team elective requirement starting August 2024 (2024/2025 season). (This private lesson elective must be at PCPA with a PCPA employee)

To book Teacher Josh: joshuaj@smallfrydanceclub.com
To book Teacher Annie: anniel@principalarts.com

We are very excited about this new additional lane! We feel this will help our dancers improve more quickly and it helps support our staff as well.

Tayler Kinner

Joshua Jung

Head Teacher – Ballet Department

“I am available to work with any dancer in a Level 2 class or above in Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, or Ballet. The focus of these privates are technique and training based, not performance based. I like to emphasize a goal-oriented session, where dancers are aware of what they want to improve upon within their certain style to better encourage being mindful in their classes and their artistry.”

Josh is available for various pockets on Sunday or Saturday afternoons/evenings. To book a lesson or on-going lessons with Josh, email joshuaj@smallfrydanceclub.com

Joshua Jung

Joshua began as a hip hop dancer when he was 10, competing in dance conventions for 3 years, during which he rounded off his dance training with jazz, ballet, contemporary, and tap. Discovering his passion for ballet, he attended Bay Pointe Ballet under the tutorship of Bruce Steivel, where, in addition to ballet, was versed in character dance and partnering. When he started his first year studying Dance and Environmental Science at San Francisco State University, Joshua also started his professional dance career at the age of 17, dancing with Foley Dance, performing neoclassical-Georgian ballets around the Bay Area. Joshua also danced with the New Ballet Studio Company in Cinderella, The San Jose Nutcracker, and Fast Forward (a contemporary ballet showcase).  Additionally, Joshua has also taught dance of many different styles to many different ages; his teaching ranges from Tap to Ballet, and from toddlers to grandparents. He can’t wait to share his experiences with his students!

Annie Lester - Dance Instructor

Annie Lester

Instructor Since 2023 – Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop

Annie is offering private classes in contemporary, jazz, lyrical, ballet, and general technique with 30 minute or 1 hour slots after 12 pm. Classes will focus on both learning choreography and perfecting technique, and will allow for a more complex, personalized understanding of the chosen dance style for students to bring into the classroom.

Annie is available for private or semi-private lessons on Saturday afternoons. To book a lesson or on-going lessons with Annie, email anniel@principalarts.com

Annie Lester

Miss Annie (she/her) was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, where she trained in classical ballet, jazz, modern, and other styles from the age of 5. She trained in both the classical ballet conservatory (Washington Ballet, summers at Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theater) and the competition dance (placing with her team at NYCDA, NUVO, Headliners, and more) spaces until moving to Pittsburgh for her senior year of high school to attend Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s High School Full Time Program. In 2020, she was accepted to the trainee program with Alonzo King LINES Ballet here in San Francisco, completing her first year in the pandemic via Zoom, and finally moving to the Bay in 2021 to complete her second and final year.

In 2021, her performing career ended prematurely due to a spinal injury. After a short break from dance, she took a job this January at San Francisco High School of the Arts teaching ballet, contemporary, and jazz to both the full-time middle and high schoolers, as well as the Young Artists Program.

She’s eager to shift more into the studio with us, and we expect to see her in more classes as the season continues.

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