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Popular Dance Teachers Near San Diego

Kirk L.

Spring Valley, CA
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Sarah W.

Carlsbad, CA
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Jaami W.

San Diego, CA
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Kirk L. Spring Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

Breakdancing, Dance

About Me

Hello Students/Parents:
I'm a 21 year old hip hop dancer residing in classy San Diego. Graduated from ITT Technical Institute. I've been dancing for 8 years, competing for 3 years, and teaching for 4 years.

I'm the coolest most laid back guy you will ever meet. I like to laugh a lot and make sure that everyone around me is laughing too. I'm patient and understanding when it comes to kids/adults with special needs. We all have two feet in common and the love for music so let's dance!

2007- I started dancing my freshmen year of high school.

2008- I got onto my first junior hip hop competing team, Syde FX and trained for 2 years.
2010- I got onto my first adult hip hop competing team, Urban FX
2012 to Present- I've danced for Sea World and international artists, I've danced on KUSI news, I've competed in all-style battles. I've danced for Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas. I am currently trying to push for movies, and back up dancing for artists music videos.

***Please click the *''Photos'' and the ''Videos'' section* to know more about me as well as staying up to date with my latest videos!***

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal:
Is to teach you to GROOVE before you MOVE.

*Assuming you take 1 lesson a week

Day 1: Figuring out what you want to work on and goals you want to achieve. Talking so we get to know each other. 30-minute routine that you can take home and practice anywhere.

Month 1: You will have basics down and feeling more confident.

Month 2: This month is where we play with YOUR creativity and YOUR character to build up your musicality. This is important so your dance style is not like anybody else's. You don't want to be a clone!

Month 3: Checking progress and giving constructive criticism.

Month 4: We'll pump up the tunes on a nice day at the park and just have a freestyle session not caring who see's to build up confidence and musicality.

Month 5+: Continuous checkups on how your dancing is going and advanced techniques and tips will be taught from here.

***Please click the *''Photos'' and ''Videos'' section* to know more about me as well as staying up to date with my latest videos!***

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have Studio Equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect speakers and water to be provided.. Mirrors if possible but if not it's still okay we can work around it.

*** Specialties ***
*Beginning Hiphop
All-Style freestyler
Popper
Waver
Botting or “Robot”
Animation
Tutting

Sarah W. Carlsbad, CA

Subjects Taught

Dance, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

With my high school diploma and currently going to college to study Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Dance Therapy, I have a good sense on how to teach. I've been teaching little kids beginner piano and people basic vocal fundamentals for a few years now. It is something I enjoy and will always love doing.

EDUCATION
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
3.5 GPA Graduation date 06/14/2013
Mira Costa Community College, San Diego, CA
2.5 GPA
Completed FALL 2012 3 credits Music Theory 1
Completed FALL 2013 4 units English 100
Completed FALL 2013 3 units Psychology 101 Honors
Completed FALL 2013 1.5 units Modern Dance
Completed SPRING 2014 3 units Astronomy / 1 unit Astronomy Lab
Completed SPRING 2014 0.5 units Education Planning/ Assess
An Honors Scholar Student at MiraCosta and will be attending long term to learn my general education.
Fall 2013-Current (I estimate 2-3 years).
Vocal Instruction
2000 - 2013 Private and choral music instruction with Anne Whattoff and Reneé Woodring. Emphasis on performance of classical, musical theater and choral music.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Technologically Savvy
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Networking
- *Willing to learn anything required.*

LANGUAGE SKILLS
I speak, read, and write English.
I can speak and read *basic* American Sign Language as well as finger spelling.
I speak, and read *basic* Spanish.
- English
- ASL
- Spanish

INTERESTS
- Community Service
- Making other people happy (smile, laugh, etc.)
- Singing
- Reading
- Writing
- Piano
- Hot Tea
- Movies
- Smiling/Laughing
- Horseback Riding
- Camping
- Climbing Trees
- Interacting with people, especially children.
- Animals of all sorts.
- Dancing
- Family
- Friends
- Music
- Learning

EMPLOYMET
2009 to CURRENT
Music Teacher
Privately
30-min: $35.00
45-min: $50.00
60-min: $65.00
90-min: $95.00
120-min: $125.00
-Beginner Piano
-Vocals
-Both piano and vocals at the same time
I have nine students, currently, and will have 8 students over the Summer, privately.

December 2013 to February 2014
Teacher Assistant $9/hour
Kidville
-Music
-Supervising
-Singing
-Helping
-Assisting

July 2013 to January 2014
Barista 8.30/hour
Starbucks Carlsbad, CA
Monday €“ Friday anywhere between 4:30am €“ 12pm (Will be adjusted every 6 months)
-Cleaning
-Cashier
-Making hot and cold beverages *Uses espresso machine and blender, etc.
-Organizing

VOLUNTEER Experience
Jun 2011 to Nov 2011
Assistant $10/hour
Spiritual Counseling and Astrology Encinitas, CA
Saturdays, and occasional various weekdays
9am-1pm, 9am-3pm, 9am-5pm, various amount of work time.
- Paper Filing
- Organization
- Electronic Filing
- Information Input

Jun 2010 to Aug 2010
Assistant/Receptionist
Live Scan Solutions Hillcrest, CA
From 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday
- Answered Phones
- Handled Money Transactions
- QuickBooks
- Filing

2009 to Present $10/hour
Occasional Babysitting
-Newborn
-3 month-years-old
-Ages 1-14

MUSIC Experience
(Soprano I and II and Alto Vocalist)

Vocal Music Conservatory, Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
2010-Present Over 1000 hours total, 6 hours/week
As a selected member of the Canyon Crest Academy Vocal Conservatory Program, I received private vocal instruction in a variety of musical genres including classical, musical theatre, contemporary, and jazz. I participated in ensemble work and collaborations with conservatories in other artistic disciplines.
Canyon Crest Academy Choir
2009-2013
I was a soprano in a 45-person choir that performs a very diverse array of music.

Masterworks
Chichester Psalms (Leonard Bernstein) Canyon Crest Academy Choir and Orchestra at St.
Paul€™s Cathedral San Diego. Soprano soloist. Spring 2010.
Fauré Requiem (Gabriel Fauré) Canyon Crest Academy Choir and Orchestra. Spring
2010.
A Ceremony of Carols (Benjamin Britten) Vocal Music Conservatory. Fall 2010.
5 Mystical Songs (Ralph Vaughan Williams) Canyon Crest Academy Choir and Orchestra. Fall
2010.
Messiah (George Frederic Handel) Canyon Crest Academy Choir and Orchestra.
Soprano soloist. Fall 2011.
Two Love Songs (Robert Young. Texts from the Songs of Solomon and William Shakespeare.)
Canyon Crest Academy. Spring 2013

Operas/ Operettas
Dido and Aeneas (Henry Purcell) Vocal Music Conservatory. Witch 2. Spring 2012.
A Gallery of Gilbert and Sullivan (W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, arranged by Kellie Evans
O€™Connor) Vocal Music Conservatory. Chorus member in €œPirates of Penzance€ and Gianetta in €œThe Gondoliers.€ Spring 2013.

Envision Collaborations
Chess (Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson) Spring 2010
PLAY (Canyon Crest Academy Students) Spring 2011
Serenada Schizophrana (Danny Elfman) Fall 2011
The Wall (Pink Floyd) Spring 2013
The Moby Dick Performance (Charles Dickenson) Spring 2013

Solo Performances
Vocal Conservatory Recital Level One Fall 2010
Vocal Conservatory Recital Level Two Fall 2011
Vocal Conservatory Senior Recital Fall 2012
Vocal Juries Fall 2010- 2013
I had adjudicated juries every term while in Conservatory to track my progress.

Repertoire
Italian:
Non posso disperar €“ Sergio De Luca
French/ Catalan:
Bonne Nuit €“ Jules Massenet
Après un rêve €“ Gabriel Fauré
German:
Sensucht €“ Franz Schubert
O Küler Wald €“ Johannes Brahus
English:
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again €“ €œPhantom of the Opera€
Before I Gaze at You Again €“ €œCamelot€
It€™s All I Have to Bring Today €“ Ernst Bacon
Orpheus with his Lute €“ Ralph Vaughan Williams
When Daisies Pied €“ Thomas Arne
Music for a While €“ Henry Purcell
Take Me To The World - Stephan Sondheim
My Johann €“ Edvard Grieg

RECORDING Experience:
I have experience with ProTools 11 as well as setting up and taking down sets to record.

WRITING Experience:
I have been writing for most of my life and am looking to get published soon.

*** Lesson Details ***
Vocals

Beginner Piano

Basic Music Theory

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bongo Drums
Cheap Ukulele
Bass Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Cheap Keyboard and pedal
Condenser Mic

*** Travel Equipment ***
Bongo Drums
ProTools on my laptop
Condenser Mic
the Pedal to plug into a keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Pop
Modern
*Classical*
Country
*Opera*
Basic Theory

**Passion for Music**

Jaami W. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Belly Dancing, Bollywood Dancing, Breakdancing, Burlesque, Choreography, Contemporary Art Theory, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Drawing, Flamenco, Folkloric Dancing, Graffiti, Hip Hop Dance, Irish Dance, Jazz Dancing, Latin Ballroom Dance, Modeling, Modern Dance, Oil Painting, Painting, Photography, Salsa Dancing, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Stand Up Comedy, Swing Dance, Tango, Tap Dance, Theatrical Dance

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 Neo-Burlesque Dance Company, KE Casting, StyleMatix Crew, Nucleus Youth Hip Hop, and Catalyst Dance Collective. 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 Quinceeras (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!

Trisha S.

San Diego, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Trisha S. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Child Acting, Choreography, Dance, Dance Choreography, Jazz Dancing, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Singing, Speaking Voice, Stage Performance, Tap Dance, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Vocal Training, Voice Acting

About Me

Trisha has been singing and dancing since the age of three, and performing professionally since the age of 12. That's over 30 years of experience!

I teach all ages and levels. I specialize in contemporary and musical theatre styles of singing and acting. In my lessons, I make sure my students become well-rounded and confident performers, and focus on what my students want to learn. I offer a relaxed, patient, and fun teaching environment so students will be able to learn as quickly as possible while enjoying themselves to the fullest!

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons with me are focused on you and what you want to learn. I provide a fun and relaxed, yet structured environment to help you become a well-rounded performer. I can help you learn any song or style you want, and lessons can move as quickly or as slow as you wish!

Voice Lesson Breakdown:
Breathing exercises
Vocal Warm ups
Work on placement and tone
Incorporate techniques into a song of students choice

Dance Lessons - Tap and Jazz
Stretch
Warmup
Solo/Group Dance

Acting Lesson Breakdown:
Stretch
Breathing Exercises
Vocal Warmup (non-singing)
Script/Monologue Analysis
Work on Monologue/Scene

***For Choreography classes, please contact me for details***

Angel W. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Business, Chess, Choreography, Contemporary Art Theory, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Flexibility Training, Gymnastics, Hip Hop Dance, Improv Acting, International Business, Jazz Dancing, Life Coaching, Modern Dance, Musical Theater, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Strength and Conditioning, Stretching, Theatrical Dance, Weight Loss

About Me

Angel Waali-V., originally from San Diego, California, has been dancing since the age of 5. He has 14+ years of extensive performing, choreographing, and teaching experience, including training on companies such as: SGBM, Jabbawockeez, Boxcuttuhz, and Body Poets. Angel also trained for many years with instructors such as: Shaun Evaristo, Kevin Brewer, Lando Wilkins, Miguel Zarate, Tessandra Chavez, KJ Gonzales, Jaffar Smith and more. He currently co-directs Kruciaal Element Dance Company, The Dancehouse dance studio, Groove Basics Master Class Series and is the owner of KE Talent Casting. KE Talent Casting is a California based talent casting agency, providing professional level entertainment (Dancers, Choreographers, Singers, DJs, MCs, Instrumentalist, Models and Actors) to locate and international clients.

Angel has performed all around Southern and Northern California, including locations such as the Lyceum Theater, House of Blues San Diego, On Broadway Night Club, Aqua Lounge Beverly Hills, Escondido Performing Arts Center, Civic Center, Balboa Park, and many other major dance competitions.

Angel also has over 11+ years experience in social services where he has worked with youths from 5-18 years old, adults with physical disabilities and seniors. His ultimate goal is to redefine the limits of dance while continuously striving to make a difference in others' lives by informing, empowering, sharing, nurturing, enlightening and learning as much as he can!

Hailey H. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Anatomy, Anatomy and Physiology, Ballet, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dancing, Modern Dance

About Me

Hi! I've trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop for about 23 years. I've been teaching all of these styles for about 10 years. I am highly trained in technique as well since I danced competitively my whole life. I graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in dance. My studies at UCSD have led me to an interest in physical therapy. I am now going to school to obtain a doctorate in physical therapy. I have a lot of knowledge in Anatomy and Physiology. I also work as an exercise specialist at a local physical therapy clinic. I would love to work with you for any of these lessons! :)

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