Testimonials about Private Lessons

I was fortunate enough to have a series of private lessons with Zoltán.  I am very grateful.  As well as being an excellent dancer, Zoltán is a naturally gifted teacher.  We covered all the Ballroom and Latin dances in the Simply Dancing syllabus.  We started by revising the basics of posture, frame, technique and steps, to make sure that I had mastered these, before progressing to both simple and more complex routines.  Throughout our lessons, Zoltán had endless patience with me.  He explained everything he taught in an exceptionally clear and distinctive way, which boosted my confidence considerably. I learnt a great deal in an engaging way and thoroughly enjoyed our lessons.
— Mary
I am just loving my private dance lessons with Zoltán.  He is super-technical so I am learning lots of detail about each individual dance we tackle.  He is unbelievably patient so I see my confidence during our sessions growing and growing.  Zoltán is also so supportive, I have come to dancing very late in life with no previous experience, but with his help and encouragement, I am actually beginning to believe I can become a competent dancer.  My dancing lessons with Zoltan are fun, hard work, rewarding and pure joy all rolled into one!
— Yvonne
If you are reading this wondering whether to give dance lessons a go then I say “what are you waiting for?”  At worst you will find out that it is not for you – or like me you might find an activity that simply nurtures your soul.   My lessons with Zoltán are one of those treasures in life that I look forward to, thoroughly enjoy at the time and feel so glad I went afterwards.  It is great exercise, good for brain and body health, gives me a sense of achievement and a lot of fun.  Zoltán is an excellent teacher.  He explains things clearly, is very patient, motivates me to do better and adjusts the lessons to my level.   We have a lot of laughs and amazingly I am improving!  Go on… What are you waiting for?
— Susi
Dancing is my favourite form of exercise - I find it sociable and love all sorts of music. My lessons with Zoltán are most enjoyable.  He is very professional and is great to dance with.  A nice chap too!   It’s a real pleasure to be able to dance with more confidence in a social situation.
— Helen
I would highly recommend SDP. It’s very efficiently organised by Jenni and the teachers are outstanding.  I have have been having weekly 1 hour lessons since January, with Jack, my 25 year old son with Down syndrome. Our teacher Zoltán is fabulous, and Jack was paired with Grace, a professional dancer. They are both excellent teachers, patient and very supportive. Our Monday dance lesson has become a highlight of the week. 
— Suzy
We are an elderly couple who had never had dance lessons. We wanted to start but were quite apprehensive. When we first were introduced to Zoltán Szalontay we were enthralled right away by his charming character and the way he started to teach us. He is very patient, understanding and caring with his approach to making sure we understood everything. By the fifth lesson we knew enough steps of the Quickstep, Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Waltz to be able to dance at a social gathering. We have since carried on with our lessons as apart from the learning he makes the lessons so much fun. We thoroughly recommend him to anyone of whatever age.
— Kathy and Charles
I contacted Simply Dancing following two family weddings: My wife and I were stuck in a late 60s groove and the music and style had moved on. I felt that, with a bit of advice, we could do better and enjoy ourselves more. We were taught by Elza Opelte who proved to be a marvelous teacher: capable, knowledgeable, client-focused and sympathetic. Excellent value for money. We can’t wait until the next wedding to astound our extended family.
— Martyn