Private & Semi-Private Lessons:
All of our sessions receive group lessons, in one form or another, from Professional Coaches. A skater may wish to at some time receive private or semi-private coaching from one of the coaches on staff. Private & semi-private lessons are available on all sessions. When one decides to enlist the services of a coach is up to the skater and the parent.
Selecting a Private Coach:
To arrange private lessons contact the coach directly. This arrangement is independent of the Club and the Club will not recommend a specific coach. When you hire a coach, the agreement is made between the skater, parent and the coach. The Club assumes no responsibility for private lessons arranged between the coach and the skater or for fees incurred as a result of this arrangement. The rate charged for semi-private and private lessons is the prerogative of the Professional Coach in agreement with his/her clients. You should receive a Coaching Code of Ethics when you contract a private coach.
Issues to Consider when Selecting a Private Coach:
There are many issues that should be considered when contemplating private instruction. The following are points that should be discussed with the coach:
- Fee Structure (i.e. lesson rate, music, partnering, test days, competitions)
- Number of Lessons per Week
- Lesson Structure (i.e. Semi-Private or Private)
Before the start of the season (i.e. in the summer) you should contact your coach with your intentions concerning your private lessons for the coming season. If you wait too long, you may find that your coach may not be able to meet your needs.
Absence from a lesson:
It is the skater’s responsibility to inform their private coach of their absence for a lesson. You may find that you have been charged for a lesson that you did not attend if adequate notice was not given. If your coach is away, they will try to notify you and possibly send a replacement. In emergency situations, the coach will try to notify the Club of their absence and a notice will be posted on the Bulletin Boards. Each coach has their own policies regarding cancellations and missed lessons. Please consult your coach.
If at some point you wish to make a coaching change, you must first find out if the coach you wish to change to has time. You must then notify your current coach of your intentions. All outstanding fees must be paid to the previous coach before lessons with the new coach can begin.
Payment of Private Coaching Invoices:
- An arrangement for private coaching is an agreement that is made between the coach and skater/parent and is separate from the club. The club bears NO responsibility in this agreement.
- Payments for Coaches should NOT be given to or left for office volunteers, Board members or the Club Administrator to pass onto the coaches.
- Payments to Coaches must NOT be left in the mailbox or submitted to the club office.
- Payments to Coaches must be a) given to the coaches directly, b) left in the coaches’ room in their mail slots or c) mailed to the coach at their home address.
Club Dance Partners:
Please note that EYSC Dance Partners are contracted by the Club to provide the coaching staff with appropriate/suitable partners for their clients. All lessons with Club Partners are done through the Private Coach (not by individual skaters/parents).
The Club welcomes any questions regarding private lessons & the Coaching Staff. Any questions that cannot be appropriately answered by the Board should be directed to your coach. All of the Coaches at EYSC are fully certified by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). They are all highly qualified and experienced. On the following pages, is a brief outline of the coach’s certification & experience. Any other information must be obtained through direct conversation with the coach.