Private Lessons
ONJ Roster 2019

O'Neill-James School of Irish Dance - Private Lessons

Welcome to the private lessons sign-up page for the O'Neill-James School of Irish Dance!

Who is eligible to take private lessons with ONJ? Private lessons are open to all current students of the O'Neill-James School of Irish Dance.

Where are lessons offered? All private lessons are in the O'Neill-James Studio (6406 16th St N, Arlington, VA). The ONJ Studio has its own entrance at the back of the building - follow the wooden walkway around the house.

How long do lessons last? Private lessons are 50 minutes in duration. Parents or guardians may not wait inside the studio while lessons are in progress.

Can dancers "share" a lesson? Shared lessons may be organized for groups of dancers working on figures (team) dances. Starting this summer, private lessons may be shared by two dancers working on the same materials at the same level if approved ahead of time. Please contact Mrs. James for approval.

What can I expect from a private lesson? A private lesson is an opportunity to strengthen skills learned in class through supplementary instruction tailored to the individual dancer's abilities. At the beginning of each lesson, the dancer works with the instructor to identify his/her main priorities, such as polishing specific steps prior to a competition or performance- this can even begin prior to the lesson using the "Private Comments for Instructors" box in the sign-up form. The dancer works at his/her own pace with personalized feedback from the instructor, and finishes by setting goals for practice at home. (Parents or guardians may arrange with the instructor for a demonstration of the student's skills and practice assignments in the last few minutes of the lesson period.)

How do I pay for lessons? To reduce administrative burden, we request cash payment for all private lessons. Private lessons are $85 per 50-minute lesson. At the time of the lesson, please place the fee in an envelope, label it with the student's name and the date, seal it, and place it in the payment box inside the ONJ Studio.

How do I sign up for private lessons? All private lessons are scheduled via this SignUp Genius page. You are not required to register for a SignUp Genius account to enroll for private lessons.

Lessons are allocated on a first-come basis. Students may sign up for multiple lessons, but in fairness to others, they will be asked to release lesson slots if demand outstrips availability. If you are requesting a private figures dance lesson, please indicate the number and the first names of all dancers when prompted. The student who requests the figures lesson is responsible for notifying and organizing the other figures dancers.

The final sign-up page includes required fields for a contact phone number and the first name of the dancer, and provides a space for comments to the instructor. This information is only visible to ONJ private lesson instructors and administrators. There is also a "Public Comments" box -- information that you record in this box can be seen by others when they sign up, so please do not use this box for information that you do not want to share.

What if I have to change or cancel a lesson? You can manage your own private lesson schedule through this SignUp Genius page, and may cancel or change any private lesson without penalty up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled lesson.

We understand that emergencies arise. If you must cancel a lesson with less than 48 hours' notice, please notify Mrs. James as soon as possible by sending an email to [email protected] and leaving a message at 703-241-1978. No-shows must be paid in full.

Please note: SignUp Genius displays the lesson calendar as a list by default on mobile devices. To view lessons by in calendar format on a phone or tablet, select "Full Site" from Settings and choose "Calendar View."

Created by:   Laureen O'Neill-James
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