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Popular Dance Teachers Near Lorton

Mayila J.

Washington, DC
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Raycurt J.

Washington, DC
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Sarah F.

Washington, DC
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Mayila J. Washington, DC

About Me

Mayila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and has studied classical voice with premiere vocal instructors including Dr. Mary Jane Ayers of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Dr. Kathryn Hearden of George Mason University. She is currently studying music obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts of Classical Music Performance at George Mason University. Mayila has taught at Metropolitan School of the Arts, Joy of Dance, and has taught many students through takelessons. She is currently voluntarily teaching students at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and is performing locally in the metropolitan area. Mayila has had the opportunity to perform with legends such as Patti LaBelle and Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Kennedy Center and has also performed with Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles at the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree of 2011. She has starred in productions such as George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" as Serena and Sir William Schwenck Gilbert"s "Pirates of Penzance" as Mabel performed at H Street Playhouse. She has won awards for the Omega Psi Phi National Voices Competition in Performance and Musicianship and has been inducted into the Mason Vocalists Society which performs around the Fairfax area. She is a passionate performer as well as teacher and her experience in many artistic fields will prove beneficial to your journey of growth and discovery.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching style is one of great work ethic and dedication. I am greatly passionate about music and the power it has to infect others with positivity. This passion spills over into the way I conduct lessons with my students. My approach is very direct and supportive. I believe that the human mind is more capable than the voice itself; and once I can get a student past their own mental blocks, I am able to unleash the vocal capabilities he/she possesses. I also believe that most students I have and will work with have a range of ability that differs from the next student. I cannot promise to you that you will leave me being able to sing so ferociously you'll break glass; but I can promise you that I will stretch you until you become the best vocalist you possibly can. I will give you the opportunity to improve your technique and be the singer you've always wanted to be!

***Although it is stated that the preferred ages are 13-25 years, I am willing to teach 5 years younger or older than this range. I am most familiar with voices 13-25 but have some experience with voices slightly outside this range.***

*** Studio Equipment ***
Included in studio: piano & music stand
*No equipment necessary for student to bring

*** Travel Equipment ***

*** Specialties ***
Voice: Specializing in Classical, R&B, Pop, Jazz
Dance: Specializing in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-Hop

Raycurt J. Washington, DC

About Me

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance and Event Productions.

Music is the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator.
We naturally expose our children to music and ignite their awareness to stimulate learning practices within. As a hobby or passion we discover the connections to all the similar disciplines, such as, science and mathematics.

How to keep time, the ruler of motion in music.
Learn the basics of the music language and idioms of Jazz.
How to create melody, the syntax of song.
inspiration of effective practice.
Basics of Improvisation or Composition.

Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in church choirs and the D.C. Youth Chorale.
Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C. Youth Orchestra program.
Attended the Duke Ellington Performing Arts High School in it's inaugural year.

"Live", performance and producer of classical music concerts , recitals and celebratory events.

Recordings with artists throughout the U.S. and Europe. Presentations of jazz and classical ensembles with rotating artists for hire. With a variety of genres of music a formidable Violinist and Singer/Entertainer.

He has performed with notables such as Stevie Wonder,
Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Carmen Mac Cray.
Akademisches Festival Orchestra, Leipzig, Kammerorchester de St. Laurentius, in Dessau, Germany.
National Gallery of Art Orchestra, and the
American University Symphony.
Howard University Community Orchestra
La Fete Musique.
MTA-Music Under New York

*** Specialties ***
Ear training a must! Natural call and response rhythm and melody. Movement through music and the physique.

Sarah F. Washington, DC

About Me

Welcome! My name is Sarah, and I would love to be your dance instructor.

I have years of experience teaching all types of dance, and I continue to do it because it's the best job in the world. I currently teach all types of ballroom dance styles, including:

General social dancing, both Latin and American
Competitive-style dancing, both Latin and American
Special occasion dances (First dances, Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances, reunions and cruise prepations, etc.)

My lessons last either 45 minutes or 60 minutes, and each is tailored to your individual needs and situation. I always teach with both a short-term and long-term plan in mind to maximize the learning you get out of each lesson. I teach both couples and singles (men and women), and promise to allay any lingering fears or nervousness that you might have about finally tackling dance. Dancing is easy and fun, and EVERYONE should know how!

I am willing to travel to your home or chosen space, and I bring everything I need with me to provide a professional, fun learning experience.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about how I can help you meet your dance goals.

Thank you,


*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons last either 45 or 60 minutes, and the content will vary according to your individual dance goals.

My goal is to give you the best lesson possible through clear communication, adaptable teaching methods, and an emphasis on muscle memory and retention.

I want you to be able to see and feel your progress, and get something new out of every single lesson.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring everything I need with me, including a small portable sound system and appropriate music selections.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching beginners and those with "two left feet," but all levels of dance experience and training are welcome.

Layla M. H.

Reston, VA
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Shannan E. J.

Washington, DC
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Kiah J.

Clinton, MD
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Layla M. H. Reston, VA

About Me

With a Masters in International Relations from NYU and over five years experience at the college and university levels, I am extremely passionate about education and am willing to help any student willing to accept the assistance. I am excited to begin learning with you!

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College professor available to tutor students in a variety of social science disciplines as well as basic math. Also available for music and dance lessons both online and in person.

Shannan E. J. Washington, DC

About Me

Coaching Tumbling since 1996
Coaching Cheerleading since 2000
Coaching Stepping since 2000
Teaching Screenwriting since 2007

MFA Film, 2008
BA English and Journalism, 2004

Former Junior Creative Executive at the Syfy Channel in Development and Current Production

Performed and Taught Stepping in Step Afrika!

Ensemble member in the First National Tour of the Broadway show Ghost the Musical

Kiah J. Clinton, MD

About Me

Hello. My name is Kiah and I am super excited to get started. At the moment I am a second degree student majoring in nursing, but I have many talents and hobbies that I like to do in my down time.

I have taught dance as well as modeling and makeup applications.

On the more academic side, I have always been a lover of math.

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