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Popular Online Dance Teachers

Michelle G.

North Hollywood, CA
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Kortnee L-Mc.

New Braunfels, TX
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Lourdes C.

Tucson, AZ
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Michelle G. North Hollywood, CA

About Me

Musician/Songwriter/Performer

Poised, energized, and armed with unforgettable performance ability, Michelle G. is a firework in the artistic arena. Her training began at the young age of 3 with the violin, and a few years later received classes for piano and voice. Excelling in all three, Michelle developed a very passionate and dramatic personality that eventually led her to more dramatic genres such as opera and stage acting. Her aptitude to understand human emotions and relationships gives her a wide spectrum to play in as an actress. There is an organic flow to her interpretations both as an actress and musician that leads the audience to feel her emotional current. Her honest characterizations introduce deeper perspectives on what seems like the ordinary roles and storylines. Amongst the many other leads that she has played, her participation in roles like “Susanna” in The Marriage of Figaro, or “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni embody much vibrancy and integrity.
Through the development of her voice as a singer and actress, she has crossed over into other media such as voice over commercial work and vocals for pop/main stream music productions. She has recently participated as a vocalist and violinist in the albums of artists such as international jazz pop artist David Longoria, Latin pop singer Erick Bolivar, Grammy-nominated percussionist Souhail Kaspar, and American Idol’s Seysha. Over the last few years she has unraveled her musical skills as a songwriter/composer/arranger and has even had some small victories acquiring music placements on TV shows (NCIS, short film “Sumtin’ Like Dat”, The Dictator) for herself and some of her colleagues. Her inner brilliance is lighting a unique path before her, and she is bravely embracing each step forward in a promising creative career.

Education
Michelle completed her Associates of Arts for Music/Music Education at the age of 18, and got later graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor's of Arts for Musical Theater and Music Business, as well as from Florida International University with a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance.

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I tailor my lessons to my student's needs, style, abilities, and goals. Learning is truly a fun and passionate adventure for me, and my enthusiasm has consistently been a contagious quality :) I love to challenge myself & my students to discover how immense their true potential is, and I create a safe and fun environment to explore such facets.

My curriculum is combination of solid tradition (Suzuki method for piano & violin, and Bel Canto technique for singing) interwoven with pop-culture, and modern influences. Within the first 3-6 months, my students will know the basic building blocks of music - which includes scales, arpeggios, triads, intervals, technique, and performance repertoire; and for my singers this will include proper breath technique, tone placement, support, very often increased vocal range (both high and low), and will feel significantly stronger vocally and more confident getting up to sing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Full size Keyboard, mics, pro tools, Violin (electric, acoustic, and Chinese Ehru)

*** Specialties ***
Specialties include:
- Audition technique and prep
- Vocal Technique
- Violin Pedagogy
- Acting Audition Technique

Kortnee L-Mc. New Braunfels, TX

About Me

Hi There!

Today is your day to start those piano lessons! Right?

Please contact me for additional availability. I have more options than are shown here.

Whether I am teaching a piano lesson, directing a play or training for a triathlon, you will find that I am always full of enthusiasm and positive life energy.

I look forward to helping you meet your performing arts goals. There is nothing more beneficial to your well-being and contentment than participating in the arts!

When I was a little girl, I begged my parents for piano lessons.... and then flute lessons... and then saxophone lessons, and then oboe lessons... and then voice lessons.... and the list goes on and on! They couldn't keep me away from music and theatre.

I studied music and theatre in college as well as having earned a Master's degree in Health and Wellness Education. Music, theatre and the performing arts have been my passion since I was a child. I am lucky enough to enjoy doing what I love for my career.

I am an award- winning educator. I spent ten years a public school teacher and was proud to be nominated several times for TEACHER OF THE YEAR and also was honored two times as a statewide regional finalist for the prestigious HEB Excellence in Education Award.

Your goals are just one click away!
Music and theatre? Poetry reading? Public speaking? Need help writing a story? Editing? Life direction and coaching? Parenting and discipline? Healthy weight loss?
I am here to help you find your path!

Come join me in the world of the arts. Your health and wellness depend on it! Today is the day to start fulfilling your dream! All ages welcome and encouraged. Little ones and "grown-ups" too... It's never too late!

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Most of all: Lessons will be fun and enjoyable.

I will encourage you, without pressure, to grow in music and to meet your personal goals.

Lessons are paced at YOUR speed to meet your needs in your own comfort zone.

However, don't be fooled....I will challenge you to push yourself beyond what you ever dreamed possible!

Let's get started :)

...I may have lesson availability beyond what is shown here on the website. Please don't hesitate to contact the Take Lessons office with your request. I will do my best to fit you in to my schedule.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, flute, piccolo, drum pad, xylophone, auto harp, trombone, trumpet, french horn, and various other instruments I have collected over the years! In addition, I have a huge library of plays, musicals, librettos, and sheet music. Collecting all things music and theatre is a bit of a hobby of mine...

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Flute players new & old... (Be confident for that upcoming chair test)
Flute audition prep: Get ready for the big day with advanced lessons.
First time piano players of all ages! (C'mon "grownups"- you've always wanted to try this!)
Musical theatre, acting coaching, audition prep, monologue selection, Voice Lessons & Singing, Music Theory, Song writing, essay writing, & creative writing

Lourdes C. Tucson, AZ

About Me

I have been tutoring and teaching for twenty years for private students as well as at academic institutions (University of Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Phoenix, Capella, and Pima and Gulf Coast Community Colleges. In sessions, I find out what the student really needs and help them achieve realistic goals through thorough evaluation, pacing and persistent challenge. No matter what level of achievement is desired, I customize a lesson plan and learning regimen and guide the student to cross transformational thresholds. I look for and draw out the potential in students and help them achieve the competency they need to be independent learners and succeed in their endeavors professionally and personally.

*** Lesson Details ***
First 90 minutes is evaluation and introduction to principles
Subsequent sessions are training in skills with assignments
After six weeks, there is a performance evaluation for performing arts (recital or scheduled performance)

*** Specialties ***
Gutar and voice (bel canto)
Linguistics
Field Research, Logic and Critical Thinking
Literary and Film Criticism
French and German
Anthropology
Film, Sound and Stage Production
Songwriting
Research writing, critical analysis

Christina C.

West Hollywood, CA
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Jaami W.

San Diego, CA
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Debset K.

South River, NJ
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Christina C. West Hollywood, CA

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

Jaami W. San Diego, CA

About Me

Jaami W.V., originally from Washington State, has been dancing for over 25 years, beginning with jazz and ballet. She began studying hip hop at the age of 14, and soon organized a school dance team at her high school. After she graduated, she joined AmeriCorps National Service and founded an after school hip hop dance program for teens, to help address the rising teen crime rate. She then moved to San Diego specifically to dance in the San Diego State University dance program. Wanting to dance more, she began teaching hip hop at local gyms and dance studios throughout San Diego. In 2002, she founded Kruciaal Element Hip Hop Dance Company where she directs, choreographs, and organizes numerous performances in San Diego and Los Angeles County including events like Monster Bash and Mardi Gras, sponsored by the Gaslamp Association. Kruciaal Element Dance Company is now parent company to the following businesses: Kruciaal Element Amateur and Foundation Teams, Groove Basics, Visual Stimulus Events, Dancers Who Donate, Jade Dance Competition, Bite Dance Company, KiK Cabaret Company, KE Casting, StyleMatix Crew, Nucleus Youth Hip Hop, The Dancehouse, and Catalyst Dance Ensemble. She has danced with Fusion Force Dance Company, Urban FX Dance Company, and Funkanometry San Diego. She has been represented by Dorothy Day Otis Dance Agency and Bloc Agency. Mrs. W. has a Bachelor degree in both Fine Arts and Dance from San Diego State University, and her Masters of Arts in Dance from California State University Long Beach. She is also certified in Level I Pilates Mat Training and will undergo Level II next. She has performed with vocal artists Anisha Nicole, La Rain, Jason Brown, Tawny Heath, Juice, whose hit song was featured on the soundtrack for the motion picture Stomp the Yard, and Abrina, who has a new song with recording artist Mims. Mrs. W's TV credits include Fox 5 News, Channel 6 News, KUSI News, NBC News, San Diego “Rock N' Roll Marathon,” “Salute to Teachers,” “San Diego Living,” and “LA Special.” Mrs. W. was also a featured dancer at “Kel and Friends Afterschool Summer Jam,” “Pandamonium Dance” for DreamWorks’ movie Kung Fu Panda, and has judged events such as the Poway High School Air Band Competition, FilAmFest, Armageddon Dance Battle, and Art Official Dance Competition.

Mrs. W. has been teaching for over 18 years; some of her teaching includes: Coronado School of the Arts, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego Tech Center, Mesa Community College, and Southwestern Community College, Los Willows Resort, The Neutral Zone and Scriber Lake High School in Washington State through AmeriCorps National Service, Culture Shock Dance Center, University of San Diego, San Diego Dance Center, Boogiezone at Focus Dance Center, Malashock Dance School, Pasadena Dance Festival, Jean Isaac’s San Diego Dance Center, Lakeside Farms Elementary, Being Fit Fitness Centers, 4 Women Only Fitness Center, K.Y.D.S Inc., Frog’s Club One, Mind Body & Soul Dance Studio, Pure Fitness, Montessori Shir Hashirim Preschool, A Time to Dance Dance Studio, Pacific Arts Dance Studio, Heartlight Aerobics, LA Fitness Center, 24 Hour Fitness Center, Escondido Recreation Department, UTC Ice Town, Lil’ Arts, Cheek 2 Cheek, Champion Ballroom, Ballet Center West, Rubio’s Dance Studio, Royal Dance Academy, Step by Step Dance Studio, Academy of Performing Arts, Dance Consultant for Actresses, Private Lessons, Weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, including Quinceńeras (Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz and Salsa), Versant Venture, Aztec Recreation Center at San Diego State University, San Pasqual Academy, All Star Gymnastics, and Camp Get Away. Her current classes at Southwestern College include Jazz and Hip Hop Dance every Tuesday and Thursday. She also runs her own dance studio in downtown San Diego, The Dancehouse.

Her choreography includes works for Kruciaal Element, San Diego Civic Dance Association, Candy Inc., X-Force Dance Company, Coronado School of the Arts, Los Willows Resort, Fall and Spring concerts for Mesa and Southwestern Community College, A Fundamental Change Musical, Generation F, and for vocal artists such as Abrina, who opened up for Bow Wow, Paul Wall, and Lil’ Rob, La Rain, Jacqueline Grace, Tawny Heath, who opened for Sean Kingston and Baby Bash, and Jason Brown, who performed with Stevie Wonder and John Legend. Aside from dancing, Mrs. W. has over 10 years experience in social services where she has worked with youths from 2-18, adults with both physical and developmental disabilities, and seniors. Mrs. W. is incredibly grateful for her wonderfully unique family and friends who have always loved and supported her; they have taught her optimism and laughter. Her belief and faith in God has allowed her to stay focused on her purpose in life: “inspire.” She hopes to spread her love for God, life, and dance to as many people as she can!

Debset K. South River, NJ

About Me

I've been dancing for 3-4 years now and have taught people in the age range of 10-18 years. Most of my training is in hip hop choreography, but I've been studying ballet and contemporary movement this year as well. I'm pursuing a career path in the professional dance industry, but I also recently received my TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate so that I can teach ESL students! I started teaching English a few summers back to children in China and Korea from grades 3-6, as well as tutoring Japanese and Korean young adults/adults here and there.

About Dance

Dancing is popular across the world. Ballroom dance, for example is defined as a social dance that follows a regular pattern of steps and encompasses many categories of dance. Form many it is a tradition to celebrate happy times and events through ballroom. In fact, this applies not only to ballroom dance but dance in general. Throughout the world there are a variety of dance forms that have made people move to the music. There is hip-hop dance, salsa, waltz, tango, merengue, fox-trot, mambo, bolero, rumba, cotillion, and more! If you are looking to become the best possible dancer you can be they you should consider taking dance lessons under the supervision of a professional dance teacher. When searching for a dance instructor ensure they can give you a background in all the types of ...

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