excerpted from an article by Jean Krupa in a publication by USA Dance
Hot Tip: A Common Blend
By looking at private lessons and group classes as a perfect partnership, you can have the best of both worlds. Learn a step pattern in your group class and then take it to your private lesson instructor to help develop it. Use your private lessons for personal knowledge that is essential for progress and then use group classes as a way to fill in the gaps when a private lesson is not financially possible.
In the end, when you are learning to dance, the key to improvement is repetition of the correct techniques. Group lessons should represent what is being taught in private lessons and vice versa. Ultimately, dancers should enjoy their time on the dance floor.