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Popular Dance Teachers Near Forest Park

Daniel K.

Chicago, IL
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Hanna M.

Chicago, IL
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Leah M.

Chicago, IL
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Daniel K. Chicago, IL

About Daniel

Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college. Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a

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Kathleen R. July 31, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dan has been a great teacher thus far. He is patient and finds material that I find interesting while keeping me engaged during the lesson. He has helped me with some vocal tips as well! I really am getting my money's worth taking lessons with him. I would recommend Dan to any aspiring musician in need of lessons!
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Valerie L. February 12, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
Consistent quality

Daniel continues to devise new ways to make learning music theory fascinating, and the mechanics of playing the piano fun. His encouraging nature minimizes the frustration of being a beginning student.
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Anant S. November 21, 2013
Saxophone
Verified Student
excellent instructor and a wonderful person

I have been taking music lessons with Daniel since April of 2013 and it has been a great learning experience.

I had no musical background and I started learning Saxophone with Daniel and 7 months later, I am able to play popular songs that he chooses to fit best for enhancing learning curve. He does a great job with reinforcing correct habits from the very beginning and has been very encouraging and has highlighted improvement as we go from class to class. As music learning can be frustratingly slow, the feedback and reassurance he provides definitely helps in keep going back for more.

I wanted to learn guitar and piano with him as well, he encouraged to learn only Piano (for enhancing learning curve for musical theory concepts) and hold guitar for later. Which speaks about how he is genuinely concerned about your learning of music with sound reasoning. So now I take guitar and Piano lessons with him. He is very patient, polite and professional. He is great with students of all ages and easily modifies teaching style as per student needs.

Besides all that he is a great person to talk to. Numerous times we have had great discussions about things outside music.

I would highly recommend Daniel for music lessons to everyone.
Hanna M. Chicago, IL

18 years dance experience in many disciplines, can teach all levels and many styles.

About Hanna

Hanna M is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Dance and Arts Management. Hanna has been a dancer since the young age of three and continues to train and perform throughout the Chicago dance community. Hanna took her first yoga class with her aunt when she was in high school and felt it was a great complement to her dance training. It wasn't until she took her first class at CorePower Yoga that she fell in love with Vinyasa yoga and discovered a moving meditation that awakened her to the journey of this practice. Hanna knew that she had to share this realization with others. Hanna received her 200-hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Certification from CorePower Yoga in the summer of 2014 and completed their Extensions program shortly ...

Leah M. Chicago, IL

Want a workout that feels more like a dance party? I specialize in high-energy, fun, & fabulous dance workouts for all dance & fitness levels & age groups. I currently teach Zumba & dance workouts at well-respected gyms & dance studios across Chicago including Lakeshore Sport & Fitness & Lou Conte Dance Studio. While I take song requests, my current playlist includes Pitbull, Sean Paul, Flo Rida, Beyonce, Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, & more. Private classes, semi-privates, or group classes welcome.

About Leah

I'm my happiest when I'm dancing, working out, & most of all- inspiring others! All of my dance choreography is my own, & all of my Zumba songs are hand-picked to inspire & energize my students, with their goals & preferences in mind. I have a Master's degree in Education from Northwestern University & currently teach Zumba & dance workouts at well-respected gyms & dance studios across Chicago including Lakeshore Sport & Fitness & Lou Conte Dance Studio. My style is playful & high-energy. While I take song requests, my current playlist includes Pitbull, Sean Paul, Flo Rida, Thalia, Beyonce, Don Omar, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Rihanna, & more. I'm experienced teaching age groups ranging from teenagers to seniors, and can work with any fitness or dance level. Private classes, ...

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Sarah B. November 12, 2014
Zumba · In studio
Working with Leah is the best. We hired her to do a staff training and the team raved about it. She gives all kinds of verbal and nonverbal cues throughout the class, as well as both easy and advanced move modifications so that students can tailor the workout to their level. She believes workouts should only be done if they're fun and she brings the fun! Her class is guaranteed to give you an amazing, high-energy workout. She even dressed according to our 80s theme and did an excellent job at picking music that we loved. She also did a great job at adjusting her teaching for a group of about 20. I could not more highly recommend Leah!
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Eloise B. October 24, 2014
Zumba · In studio
Leah is a tremendous instructor! Her class was my first introduction to Zumba and I could not have asked for a better instructor. She is high energy, motivational and patient. Leah is particularly adept at teaching to all skill levels simultaneously. Her classes are so fun that you hardly realize how much actual work you're doing. I would absolutely recommend her without reservation.
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Kathryn T. October 23, 2014
Zumba · In studio
So I took my first ever Zumba class with the lovely Leah and it was everything I hoped for and more. Leah has a very fun and energetic personality and I think that is what really got me through my first Zumba class. **Also, should be noted that the songs Leah picked out were all very upbeat (because duh it's Zumba) but in particular her selection of songs were "so choice" it really made the class go by fast! If you want an awesome workout or just need a little dose of sunshine Leah is your instructor!

Lynzi S.

Tinley Park, IL
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Bailey S.

Highland Park, IL
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Darcy C.

Chicago, IL
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Lynzi S. Tinley Park, IL

I'm trained and certified in over 16 styles of social dance.

About Lynzi

I started dancing at the age of 3, after seeing my first Gene Kelly Movie and was hooked. Starting out I focused mainly on Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern. In 202 I found the world of Ballroom Dancing which re-affirmed my love of dance. Having worked for several well known chain studios I found my way to a smaller independent studio located in the South Suburbs of Chicago 6 years ago. During my time at Heart & Sole Dance I've had the privilege of working with children in our youth program (starting at age 3), adults wanting to learn how to social dance, adults and children who prefer the excitement of competition (mainly in the Swing and Country world), and wedding couples and their parties prepare for their special day. I also teach multiple group classes at the studio we offer 4 ...

Bailey S. Highland Park, IL

Hi, there! My name is Bailey Rain S and I can't wait to meet you! I believe I was truly born to perform. Acting, dancing, singing... I love it all! I was born into a family of performers, and it's all second nature to me. I would love nothing more than to share my knowledge through the training I've gotten with anyone and everyone! I have taken classes at multiple high caliber facilities in my area including Second City! Ever watch SNL? Chances are, your favorite cast members dabbled at Second City too. But first, let me teach you the basics of acting. I currently am enrolled in college nearby my home, and train at the schools own performing arts center. I'm known to be outgoing and friendly, and comfortable to be around. I find it important when learning to act that you feel comfortable. There will be no judging coming from me, just positive encouragement and fun! I work hard to incorporate an education that keeps you wanting to come back. I do not yell at students, or anything ...

About Bailey

Hi, there! My name is Bailey Rain S and I can't wait to meet you! I believe I was truly born to perform. Acting, dancing, singing... I love it all! I was born into a family of performers, and it's all second nature to me. I would love nothing more than to share my knowledge through the training I've gotten with anyone and everyone! I have taken classes at multiple high caliber facilities in my area including Second City! Ever watch SNL? Chances are, your favorite cast members dabbled at Second City too. But first, let me teach you the basics of acting. I currently am enrolled in college nearby my home, and train at the schools own performing arts center. I'm known to be outgoing and friendly, and comfortable to be around. I find it important when learning to act that you feel comfortable.

Darcy C. Chicago, IL

I have been teaching dance for five years. I love to teach beginners--whether age 2, 6, or 46. I also teach and choreograph for intermediate-level dancers. I currently teach ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap to kids at Kaleidoscope Dance Center in Evanston, and ballet and tap to adults Glenwood Dance Studio in Rogers Park. I previously created the curricula and taught ballet at the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, and before that I taught at the Batavia Academy of Dance. My training was in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical primarily at the School of Performing Arts in Naperville, where I danced with their performing and competing ensemble for seven years, and Ballet Legere in River Forest, where I performed in the Nutcracker for five years.

About Darcy

Hi, there! My name is Darcy and I am a teaching artist in Chicago. I've been teaching and tutoring for eight years and I'm a recent graduate of Northwestern University. I love teaching because I love to get to know people and it is extremely rewarding to see others succeed at their goals. Originally I started teaching private clarinet lessons and was very proud to see my students' numerous achievements. Now I teach drama and dance as well as tutoring in English and reading. I pride myself in being personable and adaptable to different learning styles, and an upbeat, positive person. I'm lucky to get to do what I love for a living, and I hope I can be of help to you in one of the subjects listed here!

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Whether you are a beginner Dance student, intermediate Dance student, or advanced Dance student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Dance skills. Your choices for a Forest Park Dance instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Dance instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details like teaching style, background, photos, student ...

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