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Mayila J. Washington, DC

Mayila has studied dance at Ballet Met Academy in Columbus, Ohio for seven years upon moving to Washington, D.C. She attend George Mason University acquiring a BFA in Music Performance with a minor in dance studies. In the metropolitan area, Mayila has studied ballet and modern dance at the Washington Ballet for four years and has continued those studies at George Mason University. Formally a contemporary dance teacher at the Metropolitan School of the Arts, Mayila is now looking for a more flexible teaching schedule.

About Mayila

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 ...

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daimarie D. March 2, 2015
Music Theory · In home
you sing really good,
Raycurt J. Washington, DC

Basis of centering the body for performance of various techniques

About Raycurt

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 family church choirs and ...

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Jesse C. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt has developed and implemented a constructive way for beginners to understand the violin, comprehend music theory, and figure out how to make this instrument sound good!

(It's not easy to do...)
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Mackenzie M. July 1, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt was extremely patient and a very skilled teacher. Would definitely recommend!!
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Evva A. February 20, 2014
Violin
Verified Student
Excellent

I am an adult learner new to music lessons, and so was very anxious during my first violin session with Raycurt. I can't say enough about his professionalism and easy teaching style. We spoke prior to the meeting, and he told me what I needed to get started. More impressive, he showed up during a snowstorm! I highly recommend him.
Shannan E. J. Washington, DC

Stepping is a kinetic dance form that uses the body as a percussive instrument to make music.
One-on-One time to perfect choreography and polish routines.
Learn the basics of stepping.
Learn to master choreography.
Learn to choreograph steps.

About Shannan E.

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

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Pernilla T. September 26, 2014
Stepping · In studio
The young ladies of Virtuous Star, Inc."VSTAR" had an awesome opportunity to experience a step class taught by Shannan. Our girls had a great time learning how to step through a fun and exciting classroom environment! Her level of energy and enthusiasm was displayed and felt during the entire class period. She continued to push our girls through motivation and positive feedback. Lastly, Shannan is a professional, booking her for our class was easy! I totally recommend Shannan for any of your dance, step or cheer needs.
Briana S. Washington, DC

I am a full-time professional dancer who has performed nationally and internationally including the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, DC's City Rhythms Festival, the VelocityDC Festival, as well as others. In my dance lessons, students will strengthen their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship through a warm-up, movement activities, and challenging movement combinations. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person. In the midst of learning students will also be required to have fun! I am able to teach ballet, modern, jazz, step and gumboot dancing.

About Briana

Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at her high school dance studio. Since then she has taught students within Washington DC Public Schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Morton Street Dance Center, District Dance Arts, as well as many other studios and non-profit organizations. Teaching allows her to express herself, pass on her knowledge and experiences and inspire students to develop their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship. There is never a dull moment in Briana’s classes! Her specific classes and lesson plans are catered to specific age groups from Pre-K to adults. They consist of engaging movement activities, warm-up, and complex movement combinations. She is an energetic and patient ...

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Jakari S. March 1, 2015
Dance · In studio
I have taught classes alongside Briana, observed her as an instructor, and taken class from her in a few different styles. Briana is a spark of energy that keeps students engaged and excited during the learning process. She is passionate about dance and this shines through in her teaching as much as it does in her performance.

Equaling her enthusiasm, her creativity is incredibly enriching to her class experience. She is both creative and thoughtful in the design of her class plan and structure, and also intelligent in making adaptations "on-the-fly" to ensure all students are getting the most benefit from their time in class. And these qualities are consistent whether the students are age 5 or 65...literally!
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Cristine D. January 20, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Briana was a substitute instructor a few times this past fall at District Dance Arts. Her energy, upbeat and motivational personality, style and flavor were a huge hit with both our students and parents. She is highly professional and highly organized and her choreography and music selections are tasteful and age appropriate.

In addition to hip hop, Briana has also stepped in to sub for a beg./int. ballet and jazz class and the students absolutely loved her. She is versatile, friendly, relates well with students, and is highly recommended by District Dance Arts!
Ollie L. J. Oxon Hill, MD

Over 20 years experience acting, writing, directing, and producing films and theatrical stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing/producing/directing/writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. Owner/Founder of the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company - Timeless Visual Works, LLC. Extensive knowledge and experience training aspiring and professional performers.

CJ S. Washington, DC

I can accommodate students learning for special events, competitions or just to have fun.

About CJ

I teach dance to all levels and recently won the DC Dancing with the Stars Competition held at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson's in October 2014. I am happy to teach individuals and couples. If you’re interested in taking your dancing to the next level or you have a big event coming up in the next few months, try a dance lesson from CJ. Sign up now for a 5, 10 or 20 pack of lessons. CJ teaches: rumba, cha-cha, salsa, bachata, mambo, hustle, swing, freestyle, samba, modern dance, jazz, contemporary, soca, hip hop, and soul.

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