Group lessons are a great way to get started with figure skating. After progressing through several levels of group lessons you will discover if you or your child is serious enough about the sport to move passed recreational skating. At that point you may want to consider private lessons. We found it was great at an early stage to have our skater in both group and private lessons.
Private instruction even at an early stage can be important for serious skaters. It is possible in group lessons that bad technique is overlooked. When an instructor has five to eight skaters to watch your skater may not get enough attention.
If you do decisde to persue private instruction check out our selecting a coach section for some guidelines.