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Popular Dance Teachers Near San Diego

Whitney L.

San Diego, CA
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Melanie K.

San Diego, CA
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Joel P.

San Diego, CA
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Whitney L. San Diego, CA

NYC based professional dancer, instructor and choreographer now living in San Diego!!
I have been performing and teaching dance for 14 years.
In my class I like to create a positive environment where my students have the confidence to succeed and achieve their goals in dance.
In your first class we will assess you current technique level and your goals and create the proper curriculum from there. My students should expect to be challenged and have fun at the same time.

About Whitney

Hello I am a NYC based professional dancer, instructor and choreographer that has recently relocated to San Diego. I have my BFA in dance from Rutgers University and am able to teach children and adults, beginner to advanced levels in Ballet, contemporary jazz, modern and African dance . I have been dancing professionally and teaching dance for 14 years. With my love and passion for dance and expertise I can help anyone reach their specific dance goals.

Melanie K. San Diego, CA

Tap: All levels all Ages: Emphasis on Broadway type of tap dancing.

Modern: Ages 12 and up. Some ballet experience recommended or to be take in conjunction with ballet. I have experience with Graham, Cunningham, Release and Horton Techniques. I also have extensive knowledge of Contact Improvisation and partnering.

About Melanie

I have been dancing for over 14 years, with an emphasis in ballet and modern dance, but I also know tap, jazz and swing. I enjoy math tutoring because math has so much more beauty to it than people think.


jerry H. May 3, 2014
Excellent teacher for a beginner

As a beginner adult in ballet, Melanie did an excellent job of teaching me the basics of ballet. I would definitely recommend her for any adult wishing to learn ballet.
Roberta P. April 24, 2014
Jazz Dancing
Verified Student
Great teacher!

Melanie is a great teacher with a very sweet personality
Joel P. San Diego, CA

We teach all levels of dancers

About Joel

For local San Diegans - there is no one more traveled than Joel. His experience with so many different dance communities is what sets his classes & dances apart. Know that the material you learn can be utilized anywhere you go dancing in the world. He is 100% committed to Swing Era dancing and shares the rich history of the dances in every class he teaches specially the Hang Ten Hopper program. Joel P. began his swing dance career in the summer of 1998 on a date in Chicago. He learned very quickly from countless workshops and non-stop dancing and brought his skills to Cleveland, OH. Joel taught swing full-time out in Cleveland, OH for 4 years (1999-2002) and started Get Hep Swing, LTD. He co-created the very first All Balboa Weekend with Valerie Salstrom (June 2001). He moved ...

Jaami W.

San Diego, CA
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Julio C.

La Mesa, CA
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Chris B.

San Diego, CA
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Jaami W. San Diego, CA

Teaching experience: 20 years
Teaching goals: Depends on student goals
Teaching style: Depends on student's needs

About Jaami

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 ...

Julio C. La Mesa, CA

I teach a variety of dance styles and techniques. See descriptions on Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Contemporary Dance and Choreography

About Julio

Julio graduated from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. He received his BFA in Dance Performance from the Ailey School/Fordham University Program. He has performed in the San Diego community with the San Diego Opera, City Ballet of San Diego, California Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Unity Dance Ensemble, San Diego Dance Theater and LaDiego Dance Theater. Julio has commercial work experience with the Mercedes-Benz LA Fashion Week and Harris-Goldman Productions. In New York he performed works by Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey, Thang Dao, Elisa Monte among others. Julio was a part of Ballet Hispanico's BHDos where he performed works by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Geoffrey Holder, Eduardo Vilaro, Nicholas Villeneuve among others. Recently Julio was The Grimm Reaper/Ancestor in the ...

Chris B. San Diego, CA

I noticed a lot of teachers use songs that are very Hood, Buck, and Ratchet. Very few teachers bridge the gap to introduce the sexier side of Hip Hop and R&B. I hope to teach you moves that are more fluid and flow with the song. I intend to help you recognize the different instruments/lyrics of a song, and not rely entirely on an 8 count.

About Chris

a.k.a. StyListiK SmurF I have been in the dance community for the past year. We are a very positive community and are about uplifting and encouraging, instead of pointing out flaws. As long as you are trying your best and giving your all, that's all I ask in a student. Dance is not about who is the best, but interpreting a song based on how you feel it. Dance is suppose to be fun and inspiring! I specialize in the R&B side of Hip Hop. You should expect to dance to songs by artists such as Usher, Marques Houston, Trey Songz, Chris Brown, etc.

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