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Popular Jazz Dancing Teachers Near Long Beach

Ashley B.

Huntington Beach, CA
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Mary D.

San Pedro, CA
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Ashley B. Huntington Beach, CA

Jazz I:
The initial techniques and theoretical concepts of jazz dance are explored. Fundamental concepts of alignment, balance, and
coordination are studied.

Jazz II/III:
We will further develop the concepts developed in Jazz I. Lessons will consist of more complex across the floor exercises and combinations. All jazz classes will include dance terminology

Jazz IV:
We will further develop the concepts developed in Jazz II. Lessons will consist of more complex across the floor exercises and and combinations.

Curriculum:

Jazz I:
Isolations
1st and 2nd positions of the feet
Elements of the basic stance
Demi plie and releve in 1st and 2nd positions
Flat back and lunges
Lateral stretches
Positions of the arms
Abdominal work
Leg lifts and push ups
Stretches in butterfly, long sit, and straddle
Jazz split
Across the Floor:
Battements
Chasse
Pivot
Kick ball change
3 step turns
Chaine turns
Spotting
Leaps
Pas de bourree
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About Ashley

#iLiveForDance. It's a way to lose yourself and find yourself at the same time. Each and every one of us has what it takes to succeed. Dance inspires a connection with the dancers inner self to access their creativity and bring happiness and positive energy into their lives. Dance is deeply personal. I emphasize primarily on the importance of having a healthy body image and lifestyle, coupled with learning discipline, perseverance and self-awareness. DANCE IS A SOURCE OF CREATIVITY AND AN EMPOWERING FORM OF SELF EXPRESSION. By harmonizing body, mind, and spirit young women can affirm who they were created to be!

Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

20 years of experience

About Tanya

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

Reviews

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Toka M. June 13, 2014
Verified Student
I wish I could've kept going with you but I have money circumstances.
Mary D. San Pedro, CA

Teach what YOU want to learn. Focus on your weakness and improve it. Outline your strengths and highlight them. To teach at my home studio be alert I have a cat and a dog - so allergies are considered. Also must be able to walk up stairs to my apt. Very nice area and free curbside parking.

About Mary

I have been teaching since I was 15 years old! Started with peer to peer tutoring to summer lifeguard and swim lessons for all ages in pool and the ocean! Today, after years of singing back up and performing as a keyboardist or drummer for STOMP, Celtic Celebration, Olivia Newton John, Lou Reed, Rod Stewart and musical theater tour productions of GREASE, No No Nannette, XANADU; I continue teaching to keep me sharing my joy of music and learning!

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Lauran O. April 19, 2014
Piano
Great teacher of all things!

I'm taking piano/voice privately from Mary. I wanted to learn opera and then she showed me how important music theory is to work on your voice. I'm in my mid 40s and thought I never could learn all this complicated stuff- but Mary makes it so fun and easy and motivates me. I and my friend took ballroom dancing from her too. She has great prices and spends alot of overtime . Very generous and experienced!
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Kevin G. April 19, 2014
AP Exam Prep
Patience and Fun

My 15 yr old son has taken Algebra and now AP exam prep tutoring from Mary. Trey has some learning disabilities and Mary does so great with teaching him the math formulas and how they can be used in every day life so then he memorizes them alot better.

Hannalee H.

Long Beach, CA
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Jami S.

Los Angeles, CA
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Shaina S.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Hannalee H. Long Beach, CA

Strengthening, flexibility, choreography technique, general technique.

About Hannalee

I studied classical ballet from the age of 11 at the nationally renown, California Riverside Ballet, as well as the professional company, BalletMagnificat in Jackson, MS. I studied Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Tap, Modern, Contemporary and Lyrical both privately and at Riverside Community College. I currently travel around Orange County and the Inland Empire teaching at various studios, as well as performing.

Jami S. Los Angeles, CA

An upbeat and lively class similar to contemporary dance with a bigger emphasis on theatrical performance. Jazz combinations will be taught and can be used for performances for an additional fee.

About Jami

JAMI S. began her dance training on Long Island, NY. After completing an internship at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, she graduated from Long Island High School for the Arts in 2007. She continued her dance training at Point Park University, where she graduated in December 2010 Magna Cum Laude with a B.A in Dance with a concentration in Jazz, a B.A in Dance Pedagogy and a B.S in Sport, Arts and Entertainment Management with a Business Management Minor. Recently she has completed her M.B.A from University of Phoenix. ​ During her career as a student, she performed at Madison Square Garden with FLO Dance Company and took part in three NYC seasons with ASEID Contemporary Dance Company as an apprentice as well as a stage manager. Prior to graduation she was also seen as a soloist

Shaina S. Costa Mesa, CA

I have been on Jazz Ensemble under Professor Sheron Wray at the University California, Irvine, and have studied jazz for over 10 years. I work with students of all ages and levels, touching on ideas of sharpness, roundedness, rhythm, grooviness, technique, and alignment.

About Shaina

I am a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer who has a deep passion for what she does. I have been dancing for 18 years, teaching for 6 years, have a degree in dance from the University of California, Irvine, and am on a professional contemporary company, Entity Contemporary Dance. I have taught students of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels, in the styles of jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip-hop. I have also had experience teaching non-dancers for special events such as flashmob events, weddings, pep-assemblies, and more. I am dedicated to understanding what each individual's goals are, however simple or complex they may be, and creating an environment that will facilitate their growth in dance. If you are looking for someone who is an expert ...

Jazz Dancing With TakeLessons

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Whether you are a beginner Jazz dancing student, intermediate Jazz dancing student, or advanced Jazz dancing student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Jazz dancing skills. Your choices for a Long Beach Jazz dancing instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Jazz dancing instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful ...

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