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Popular Dance Teachers Near San Diego

Kirk L.

San Diego, CA
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Melanie K.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah W.

Carlsbad, CA
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Kirk L. San Diego, 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

Melanie K. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Algebra, Arithmetic, Ballet, Calculus, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Jazz Dancing, Linear Algebra, Math, Modern Dance, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Swing Dance, Tap Dance, Theatrical Dance, Trigonometry

About Me

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.

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**

Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA
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Joel P.

San Diego, CA
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Ivy J.

Encinitas, CA
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Ferlyn F. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Ballet, Ballroom Dance, Breakdancing, Choreography, Composition, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Dance Fitness, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dancing, Latin Ballroom Dance, Modern Dance, Piano, Salsa Dancing, Songwriting, Swing Dance, Tango, Tap Dance, Theatrical Dance

About Me

Biography:
Ferlyn started at the budding age of 5 with moves that can entertain. While as a freestyle and street dancer, she emulated Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson as a few of her inspirations. In Los Angeles, she earned her Baccalaureate in Theatre Arts and Dance with a Dance emphasis at California State University, Los Angeles. With training in modern, breaking, popping, locking, tap, jazz and ballet alongside notable mentors and instructors, she traversed on and off campus trailing choreography for Weddings, Birthdays, and in multiple shows, including the Spring Forward Dance Concert in 2004 and Cal State LA's Moving Dance Images: Children's Show Tour, and becoming an advanced member of the Cal State LA Jazz Tap Corps and the campus' hip hop crew, Team Flight.

Her experience grew after college as the Dance Choreographer & Director for Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School's dance troupe, CATCH Kids, a troupe renowned for being featured on the Tyra Banks Show and catching the eyes of a few known performers such as Tommy The Clown, Debbie Allen, and Janet Jackson. She also worked as a Dance Instructor in various studios such as the American Vive Dance Foundation, King's Dance Center, Expressions Dance and Movement Center, and Kruciaal Element's Dancehouse. Recently, she has worked with Kruciaal Element Dance Company as the previous Assistant Director and part of their freestyle dance crew, Stylematix, and has done shows and performances across San Diego County and in Los Angeles, including Monster Bash San Diego, Mardi Gras in The Gaslamp District, Dancescape, The Hot Spot Alhambra and The Moxie Showcase.

As a current resident of San Diego and the CEO & Director of 3 Be3ts Dance Company, she is working on several upcoming pieces and providing a studio that integrates the dance community and industry, with a side of the 3 Heart-"Be3ts". Additionally, she has extensive knowledge and experience in Filipino traditional dance, ballroom, social and line dancing, as well as a background in stage management, set design, and vocal training. She continues to express her passions and talents, especially motivating others to find their true inner dancer and choreographer.

*** Lesson Details ***
DANCE LESSONS:
At 3 Be3ts Dance Studio, we have an amazing speaker system, nice new wood laminate floors, and mirrors!
All lessons are provided via movement.

I will provide a speaker system and the dance lessons for On-Site (Traveling) Lessons.
It is necessary to provide at least an 8 foot by 8 foot clearance of space and concrete, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring.
If space is away from an outlet, please provide an extension cord.

Dancer must have ready the following for class:
- Towel
- Water
- Comfortable Clothing
- Appropriate Shoes:
----For Tap Dance Classes: Hard-Soled Shoes are recommended for Concrete and Vinyl (outside) flooring.
----For Wood and Laminate flooring: Please make sure all screw-in taps (not bolted) are in the toe and heel of taps on Tap Shoes.

[Dance shoes and outfits are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.]

PIANO LESSONS:
At the studio and instructor's site, we have a Full 88-Key Digital Piano for all piano lessons!
I will provide the piano.

I WILL NOT have a digital piano provided for On-Site (Travel) Lessons. Please have an upright, grand or digital piano ready (76 keys or more is ok; a Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is recommended).

For Advanced Piano Lessons: A Full 88-key Keyboard or Piano is necessary.

[Piano books, notebooks and supplementary materials are not included in cost of lessons; however, I will recommend places to buy these items.]

*** Specialties ***
Dance:
Hip Hop, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Whacking, House, Bebop Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz and Ballet.
Over 15 years of experience and training.
Taught various dance genres since 2005.

Piano:
Classical Pianist for over 20+ years.
Taught Piano for over 10 years.

Joel P. San Diego, CA

Subjects Taught

Choreography, Dance, Jazz Dancing

About Me

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 to San Diego in 2002, started productions and taught all over the world with Alison Scola. Joel continues to travel the globe sharing his love of Swing dancing teaching with many amazing partners.

Joel has a high quality, energetic approach to the dance that makes every lesson with him and any partner a blast. As a regular teacher at major events all over the world, his down to earth, enthusiastic attitude is contagious. He has taught all over the US (32 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Caledonia, Scotland and Sweden. In 2011, Joel was inducted into the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame.

He has a full knowledge of various styles from years of study that he shares in his instruction of Balboa, Lindy, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Jazz Movement, and Pre-Swing dances (Texas Tommy, One Step, etc)

To 'preserve' a dance, you must understand the technique and characteristic fundamentals of that dance. For a dance to 'evolve', you must be open to everyone adding creative elements to that dance. Joel encourages students to study and be open to “differences” so that they can make the dance their own.

He embodies these qualities in his instruction and dancing while remembering the true reason we dance - for fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
Any level of dancer welcome - especially beginners!

We can focus on any of the individual Swing Era genres or work on a bit of each.

wedding dance? No problem, let's pick a great song and get you on the way to looking fantastic for your first dance

Impress that girl or guy? Again, no problem - Joel's down to earth teaching style will have you moving after just one lesson to get them out on the floor after that, it's up to you to Practice, Practice, Practice at any of our many dances in town.

*** Specialties ***
Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Balboa, Blues, Collegiate Shag, St Louis Shag, Aerials, Vernacular Jazz Movement, Choreography, Wedding Dances

Ivy J. Encinitas, CA

Subjects Taught

Ballet, Cheerleading, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance, Dance Choreography, Flexibility Training, Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Dancing, Modern Dance, Stage Performance, Stretching, Tap Dance

About Me

I have always loved to dance. Even before I started taking classes I would choreograph dances for myself and my dolls. I began dancing competitively in 2002. In summer 2007 I was selected to be a part of Team Rave, a professional children's dance team. In 2009, I won 1st overall as a soloist at Celebrity Dance Competition, Nationals at Sea.

I continued to dance in High School and led our dance team as a captain my senior year. During this time I also attended many workshops and conventions including CAHPERD, The Pulse on Tour, and The Radio City Rockettes Summer Intensive.

After graduating High School I danced for the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team in San Bernadino, CA. I started taking dance classes at MiraCosta in 2011. I had many incredible opportunities including performance, choreography, and the privilege of attending The American College Dance Festival in 2012. In spring 2014 I completed an AA Degree in Dance and received a Legacy Award as well as The Friends of Dance Scholarship and Award.

While attending MiraCosta I also had the opportunity to dance in 2 professional movement theatre shows. Both shows were choreographed and directed by Tsofia Gal, an Israeli Creative Arts Therapist and Certified Movement Analysts. Her work embodied the energy healing process experienced by the dancers. I danced a supporting role in FIVE at The Hollywood Fringe Festival in July 2012. In July 2013 I danced a lead role in Perah' at The White Box Theatre.

I am also a certified Zumba Instructor.

I love sharing my passion for dance with my students. I enjoy encouraging them to improve their skills in a fun and safe environment.

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