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Popular Jazz Dancing Teachers Near Long Beach

LeAnna S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jennae L.

Canyon Country, CA
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Christina C.

West Hollywood, CA
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LeAnna S. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Dance, Film Acting, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Spanish, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Trombone

About Me

Hi! My name is LeAnna and I am a performing artist and teacher in Los Angeles. I am 29 years old, live in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from San Francisco State University where I received my BA in Classical Music, my BA in Dance, with a focus in choreography, and a minor in Multi-Cultural Theatre. I work as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, Zumba instructor and teacher. I love the work that I do and teaching the performing arts is a great joy in my life.
So, just a little bit about me- My father was a saxophone jazz-playing musician who made music an important part of my life. I began piano when I was 7 years old and basically self-taught until I reached the university where I had some formal training. I fell into singing via theatre in high school and picked up trombone my junior where I played marching band and jazz band. Studying music at SFSU was very satisfying and now, I enjoy working as an independent and local performing artist.
For me, the performing arts is one of the greatest expressions of art on the planet. I cherish it in all of its forms, which is why I have such a strong, well-rounded background in many styles. For music, I trained for 9 years in classical voice while at SFSU and La Universidad de Catolica in Santiago, Chile, but always explored other styles. I sang for two years with the SFSU Gospel Choir and smaller jazz vocal groups, and over three years with the SFSU Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, which is a mix of Latin folkloric music, Salsa and jazz. After I graduated, I had my own jazz quartet, the Happy Ensemble and now focusing on a great passion of mine- musical theatre!

As a teacher, I have been teaching private and group piano and voice music lessons for the past six years. I have taught from my home studio, at Sunset Music Academy, SF, with the Latimerlo Vocal Studio, (throughout east bay) and with Barbizon, SF and Saint Ignatius Preparatory, SF during the summer. I have worked with children as young as 5 years to adults in their 60s. I have also worked in after school programs for many years and assisted in designing music, dance and musical theatre programs for children K-8th. Teaching performing arts in very important to me. :)

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Considering taking lessons with me? Let me give you a sense of how I am as person, what I focus on and then how I structure lessons.

I am very insightful, sensitive, flexible, patient and focused. I like to have fun with lessons and I laugh a lot. I enjoy seeing my students learn and improve. With my training as a musician, I always make sure that there is good technique and good practice habits. I wouldn't consider myself totally laid back because I do expect students to practice, (otherwise, how do you expect to get better?) yet my expectations depend on the personal goals of the students. I am here to teach you what YOU want to learn and tailor my lessons to that. This includes teaching whatever style you want to learn, be it pop, classical, musical theatre or R&B. It's all good to me.

As for the lessons, I start with fundamental techniques that are then later applied to songs. My intention is to assist students in reaching their personal music goals, which could range from wanting to feel good about their voice to preparing for a talent show or audition. I always encourage students to share themselves and perform.
Depending on your level and interests, I later introduce how to read music, basic theory, ear training and more advanced performance techniques.

How I structure lessons:
Here is an example of what I typically would cover in an hour lesson for voice and piano.

Voice
1) body awareness and warm-ups
2) breathing exercises
3) vocalises
4) focus on one vocal technique for the lesson
5) ear training with solfegio
6) song and performance

Piano
1) body awareness and warm-ups (especially hands)
2) finger coordination exercises
3) scales and arpeggios
4) ear training with solfegio
5) song and performance

Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. I hope that we get to work together soon and I look forward to hearing from you!

LeAnna

*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach from my home where I have my trombone and electric keyboard.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not have a car at this time, but I am willing to travel to students' home if they have a piano.

*** Specialties ***
Piano: beginning to intermediate
Trombone: beginning to intermediate
Vocals:all levels

I also teach acting and dance.

I trained as a classical vocalist, and have been training since I was 16. Even though this is not my professional aspiration, I do use classical as the foundation of vocal technique. I perform as a jazz vocalist and in musical theatre, so I teach these styles as well.

Jennae L. Canyon Country, CA

Subjects Taught

African Dance, Ballet, Burlesque, Choreography, Clowning, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Modeling, Modern Dance, Pageantry, Theatrical Dance

About Me

My name is Jennae, I am trained in Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and African dance. I travel coast to coast to attend conventions such as Pulse, Monsters of Hip Hop, Tremaine, and many others.I teach all ages from youth to adult, whether you are looking for a cardio dance class, to a personalized choreographed solo/duet/trio for performance purposes.

*** Lesson Details ***
A private lesson with me will consist of 10 minutes of warm up/stretching and the remainder of the time will be spent on your desired lesson for the day.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dance floor with mirrors, speakers, and a sound system.

*** Specialties ***
Choreographing for events such as: weddings, quince's, and audition pieces.

Christina C. West Hollywood, CA

Subjects Taught

Ballet, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Modern Dance, Stand Up Comedy, Theatrical Dance

About Me

New York native. Bachelor's Degree in Theater from Towson University. Upright Citizens Brigade NYC graduate. 20 years dance training, 5 years professional teaching experience. Danced with various choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance such as Mia Michaels, Courtney Galiano, Shane Sparks, Brian Friedman, and Laurieann Gibson just to name a few! Has been a featured dancer/choreographer in a number of live stage projects, music videos and films.

Lessons will be full of laughter, high energy and motivation. Being positive is extremely important and the word "can't" is not allowed! It does not matter if you have never taken a dance class before, or are working to be a professional. I treat each student's individual goals with respect, and encouragement. I take the diverse and extensive training/experience I have, and apply it to my student's needs:)

I am able to bring out the best in my students with laughter, motivation and positive re-enforcement. My students accomplish the goals they set! You miss 100% of the chances you don't take.

*** Lesson Details ***
Levels: Beginner- Advanced

Ages: 3-Adult

*** Studio Equipment ***
Varies

*** Travel Equipment ***
TBD

*** Specialties ***
Dance: Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Street Jazz.

Acting: Voice, Movement, Warm-up

Comedy: Stand-up, Improv, Sketch

Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Jenni W.

North Hollywood, CA
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Kara A.

North Hollywood, CA
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Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, African Dance, Burlesque, Cheerleading, Child Acting, Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Djembe, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Fitness, Flexibility Training, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, Jazz Dancing, Meditation, Modeling, Modern Dance, Salsa Dancing, Shakespearean Acting, Speaking Voice, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Voice Acting

About Me

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.

Jenni W. North Hollywood, CA

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About Me

My name is Jenni, I'm 23 years old, and I just moved to California from Texas. I graduated with a BA in History from Texas A&M University in May 2013. I have been dancing since I was 9 years old. I began teaching dance in high school, and in college I taught for a company and competition team in College Station, Texas. I specialize in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, jazz funk, and beginner tap. I've worked with large groups of over 40 dancers, to ensembles of 5 dancers, to solos, duets, and all in between. I choreograph for drill teams and cheerleaders, 3 year olds to college students. Teaching is my passion!

Kara A. North Hollywood, CA

Subjects Taught

African Dance, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Chachacha, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Elementary Math, Jazz Dancing, Modern Dance, Salsa Dancing

About Me

My name is Kara A and I am a professionally trained dancer and elementary school educator.
I studied at The Ailey School, in NYC, in ballet, modern, horton, west african, hip hop, and jazz. I also competed in Latin Hustle and Salsa, and I have knowledge of the ChaChaCha.
I have a Master's of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and have worked teaching elementary school children for 3 years in New York, NY and Berkeley, CA.

I specialize in teaching and nurturing children in dance and academics from ages 6-10.

I love teaching beginner couples and adults all dance forms from my extensive background so they feel comfortable and confident moving and coordinating their bodies. This includes everything from choreographing a "first dance" for weddings to teaching Salsa to couples for exercise and recreation.

I look forward to learning with you!

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