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About Jenny J.

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Culver City, CA

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Latin genres such as Salsa, Bachta, Cha-cha, Merengue. Also provide wedding choreography for Father-Daughter dance, or first couple's dances.

About Jenny
Music
Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. She has performed in two solo recitals and has performed biannually with the Beverly Hills Chamber Orchestra. Jenny has participated in the Frederic Chopin Felix Mendelssohn Minifest 2005 and has regularly performed at the Colburn School of Performing Arts from 2003 - 2008. Jenny was also a part of the Goldcoast Chamber Music Festival and was awarded the second prize at the Chamber Music Walker Competition. She has excellent communication skills and has worked as an assistant to the Program Coordinator at Montecito Summer Music Festival while al
so participating as a performer. In addition to her musical abilities, Jenny has received many academic honors as well. She is a member of the Agoura High Chapter of the California Scholarship and is also on the Dean’s List at the University of Southern California. She graduated from USC with a BA in Music and emphasis on Piano.

Jenny started teaching neighborhood kids while she was in high school and has continued to inspire her students throughout her academic studies. She strives to make every lesson different, tailored to individual student’s needs, whether he or she is a beginning toddler or in need of advanced technique.

Dance
Jenny has always had a passion for the performing arts. During her years at USC, she discovered Latin dancing. She has performed, choreographed, and taught for USC's Latin dance team Break On 2 and is still involved. She has participated and performed at numerous salsa and bachata festivals/congresses.

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Music
As a teacher, I try to make music learning as fun and well-rounded as possible. Every student is unique, and I try my best to accommodate every individual's needs. I encourage students to always ask questions, no matter how silly it might sound, and to trust me to help you achieve your goals. I encourage students to tell me their favorite songs and genre of music and use the knowledge to help keep them motivated, to remind them that learning is fun.

For all ages and levels, I prefer to incorporate music theory as part of the learning process. It allows the student to see the how and why, to not only feel music but also understand it. If your goal is primarily playing oriented, I will, of course, adjust my teaching style to fit your needs.

I learn something new from every student, love seeing my students improve and gain confidence in themselves. I ask that students come with an open mind and be prepared to make mistakes because no piece is perfect and neither are lessons. Lessons give you the opportunity to make mistakes without judgement. You can trust me to always have a positive attitude, it is OK to make mistakes, but practice to play better, and enjoy the feedback to see yourself improve! Learning piano does not happen in a few lessons and is a lifelong rewarding process. I hope to see you treat music with respect, so let's make beautiful music together!

Dance
I also provide choreography for wedding dances (couples, father/daughter). My main focus is on the social aspect of Latin dancing, such as salsa, bachata, merengue, and cha cha. Thus, I will only take students who are able to go out dancing to studios, restaurants, and clubs, meaning 18+ individuals or groups. Every week, I will provide new, cool, and stimulating choreography that supplements technique while developing your own unique style. I love to see my students out on the dance floor, implementing moves learned and having fun! Dancing is a healthy, joyful activity. Get ready for a confidence boost and let's get your heart pumping!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music - Upright piano and teaching/practice materials.
Dance - Music playing device, carpet.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music - Student should have a keyboard or piano and practice related materials. Dance - Ladies should have secure, comfortable heels. Gentlemen should wear non-rubber soled shoes. Preferably wood or laminate floor. Carpet is ok but will have a harder time developing technique. Also should have some sort of stereo or speaker system, a computer is OK if it is loud.

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Piano: All Ages and All Levels. Classically trained. Encourage students to incorporate favorite songs/genres of music be it rock, pop, jazz, etc.

Dance: Wedding dances and Latin styles for social dancing, such as salsa, bachata, merengue, & cha-cha. Personal choreography based on routine moves augmented by current trends.

Tutoring: elementary to middle school subjects. study skills, hw help.
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Matthew August 12, 2015
· Music Theory · In home
Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities.
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Melvin H. April 17, 2015
· Piano · In home
Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone.
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David H. July 17, 2014
· Piano · In home
Excellent piano teacher for our 6 year old son. Jenny is patient and great overall with kids. I appreciate the incorporation of both theory and practice into the lessons Seven months in, we have seen significant progress and best of all, our son is showing initiative to play on his own.
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Jenny J.

Culver City, CA 90230
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About Tanya A.

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Los Angeles, CA
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9 styles - hip hop, jazz, African, Afro-Carribean, tap, salsa, modern, burlesque, pole

About Tanya
I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.
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Maria May 24, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
I've never had a dance lesson before and was pretty nervous about this but Tanya made me feel comfortable and I eventually relaxed and enjoyed myself!

Thanks again!!
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Michelle B. May 1, 2017
· Dance · In home
Excellent teacher! Great motivator, patient and kind!
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Olivia, S. March 5, 2017
· Dance · In home
Tanya was terrific
She arrived on time with no glitches and was able to get music playing and class started promptly.
She worked with my 16 year old daughter Olivia who had a great time, and they made plans for what they will be focusing on in the future. Tanya is a gifted dancer, but even better, she is a great teacher too. !
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Tanya A.

Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA 90036
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About Nadia M.

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Walnut, CA
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I've been dancing for 30+ years, and teaching for 18+ years. The following is just a list of where I received some of my training.

Ballet (22 yrs) Joan Golden, Clifford Breland, Maura Townsend, Denise Donnovan and California State Summer School for the Arts.
Hip Hop (24 yrs) Bennett Reid, Madonna Grimes, Cyran Reed, The Athletic Garage, Sonia Dempsym and California State Summer School for the Arts.
Jazz (26 yrs) Clifford Breland, Joan Golden, Maura Townsend and Denise Donnovan.
Modern (10 yrs) Maura Townsend, Clifford Breland and California State Summer School for the Arts.
Tap (24 yrs) Joan Golden, Denise Donnovan, Cyran Reed, and Denise Ji-Ahnte.
African (9 yrs) Maura Townsend and Clifford Breland.
Salsa/ Meringue (6 yrs) University Dance Company.

Here's a list of my performances:

CALIFORNIA STATE SUMMER
SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS. Summer Workshop/Dances Hon. George E. Brown
D'D's DANCE STUDIO Principal Roles (94-98) Denise Donovan, dir.
Townsend, dir.
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About Nadia
Dance has played a strong role in my life for 30+ years. I am a professional dancer/choreographer. I love teaching both children and adults who have no rhythm at all but with a heart to dance, to dancers who are professionally trained. I enjoy bringing out of them laughter at themselves when they make a mistake, but instal in them when to take it seriously.

I bring very strong, professional and confident choreography to both all ages and levels of a dancer from beginners to advance. I have been working and teaching youth from ages 4 to adult for over 17 years. I additionally have training in tap, jazz, ballet, modern, african, lyrical, cheer tumbling, and competitive Hip Hop/Break choreography. I am as well a self motivator and a self discipline woman. It doesn’t stop there. I am a good candidate for a long term teacher and dancer with
so much loyalty and patience for students.

If you need choreography with formal events, such as weddings, bday parties, quinceaneras etc I'm your girl! I have a blast working those events.
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Annette T. March 30, 2017
· Dance · In home
Amazing!!! I absolutely love my teacher Nadia!!! So gentle in her structions and pointers. Very attentive and focused. I feel comfortable to be learning and knowing it's ok when I lose counts or off beat. Recommend her to any beginners one on one lessons.
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Caren April 9, 2016
· Dance · In home
Nadia is by far the best dance instructor my daughter has ever had. Nadia has a great deal of knowledge and she cares about helping her students improve as dancers. She teaches them to have confidence and regardless of their current skills, she gives her students the tools they need to excel in dancing. I highly recommend her.
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Bransby W. March 8, 2016
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
Miss Nadia did an awesome job leading a group hip hop lesson! The girls loved it and learned a lot. Def will hire Miss Nadia again.
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Nadia M.

Walnut, CA 91789
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About Darren W.

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Glendale, CA
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If you are looking for lessons in the style of Breakin' or more commercially known as Breakdancing, then look no further! I will provide you with easy to follow step by step lessons that allow ANYONE to learn how to dance whether you are just a beginner or an experienced dancer.

I have been teaching Breakin' for 10 years in both private lesson settings as well as classroom settings. I spent 4 years in University of California, Irvine dance department teaching a course on the foundation movements of the style Breakin'. I am also a member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 8 KINJAZ.

About Darren
If you are looking for lessons in the style of Breakin' or more commercially known as Breakdancing, then look no further! Darren will provide you with easy to follow, step by step lessons that allow ANYONE to learn how to dance whether you are just a beginner or an experienced dancer.

Darren R. Wong is a member of The Kinjaz from NBC's World of Dance and has been teaching, performing and choreographing in the Hip Hop community for 13 years. He has also been a part of world renowned Hip Hop organizations such as Culture Shock LA and Kaba Modern and spent 4 years on the faculty of the Claire Trevor School School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine as an adjunct lecturer of Breakin'. He has been sharing his experience and knowledge by teaching and training dancers of all skill levels, from college performing arts programs
, dance studios and online students from around the world, how to break with the knowledge that he has been fortunate enough to gain.

Darren's goal is to share what dance has given him in his life by providing in person or online dance courses for up and coming dancers who may be intimidated or self-conscious to start dancing or do not have access to experienced teachers or a dance studio with classes that interest them around them. His courses allow both new and experienced dancers from all over the world to have access to an experienced teacher who understands the ins and outs of how to break down movements to its simplest form, so a student can confidently learn a movement with correct technique, execute them to music and piece them together to create their own combinations whenever and wherever without having to step foot into a studio.

He aspires not only to help those in his local dance community, but also dance communities worldwide who may not have direct access to the techniques and knowledge that was shared with him.
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Githa S. April 12, 2017
· Dance Fitness · Online
Totally awesome would hire him again!
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Michael November 29, 2015
· Dance · Online
My experience with Darren was nothting short of outstanding! He has a neverending wheelhouse of moves that he can teach you. More importantly, he can help any bboy or regular dancer with the most important aspect of dance: staying on beat 100% of the time while doing these moves! He was kind, patient, punctual, and very talented. Anyone who wants to learn dance the right way can accelerate their learning by working with Darren!
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Darrell T. November 17, 2015
· Breakdancing · Online
Darren was very patient and nonjudgmental. I think he is a very good instructor. I was a little unsure as to how well a dance lesson would go over the internet but he put those fears to rest. I give him five stars for his knowledge and because he made me feel comfortable.
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Darren W.

Darren W.

Glendale, CA 91207
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$40 / 30-min

About Grace M.

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El Segundo, CA
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I have been teaching ballet, jazz, tap, Salsa and Ballroom for over 15 years.

About Grace
Grace has been teaching private lessons since 1996 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio, online and in your home. Grace has helped students learn dance in a nurturing and effective way. She enjoys teaching students of all ages. Her clientele have included dancers who are visually impaired, have autism and other special needs.

Grace holds a B. A. in Dance from UC Irvine and M. A. in Dance from Ohio State University where she was a Dean's fellow. She has choreographed competitive programs and taught off – ice ballet for figure skaters including 2002 Olympic bronze medalist Timothy Goebel and US champion Ryan Bradley. She's the owner of Athletic Grace Dance Studio in El Segundo, where she teaches ballet, tap, salsa, and ballroom. She is a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Bo
oty Barre and Zumba instructor.

Grace looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. .
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Vanessa May 18, 2016
· Ballet · In studio
I always look forward to my next lesson with her, she makes class fun and engaging!
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Erica T. May 12, 2016
· Ballet · In studio
Grace is phenomenal! She's not only a nice person but she's serious about ballet. She encouraged me to push beyond my limitations and I'm excited about my next lesson!
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Grace M.

El Segundo, CA 90245
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$52.50 / 45-min
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About Alvieth S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Feel and look your best when you bust a move!! I am the Ms. Frizzle of Dance, Let's learn new ways to move our bodies! :D I teach various styles to fit your taste...Choreography, MJ, Hip-Hop, Jazz Funk, African, Lyrical, Dancehall, Freestyle, Contemporary, Waving, Popping, Krump, New Jack Swing, Isolations, Stretching, Jazz, Interpretive, Workout, Progressions, Experimental...

About Alvieth
"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just Get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion" Martha Graham

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Hello! Call me Sazo A.K.A. "Sauce". I am a creative and energetic Dancer/Choreographer based in the greater LA area. I teach and create fun and out-of-the-box pieces of choreography sure to help you feel confident in your moves and bring joy and light to your spirit.

I teach open level:

Choreography
Hip-Hop
Jazz Funk
Feminine Essence
Dancehall
Freestyle
Waving
Popping
Krump
Isolations
Stretching
Lyrical
Contemporary
Jazz
Interpretive
Workout
Progressions
Experimental
Individulal/Personal Style Development
Worship
Spiritual Elevating ("Alternative Medicine" Dance)

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lso teach dance basics for those of you who are just beginning their dancing journey :) *
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Kenneth Jordan M. March 3, 2016
· Dance Choreography · In studio
You will have the BEST experience with this Amazing lady! She's very crystal clear, easy to learn from. GUARANTEED YOU'LL BE MESMERIZED by her Beautiful Creative Dances!!! >_<* lol

I was learning without even noticing because I was having too much fun. Her class is very energetic will help you find the rhythm of life & give you the spirit and joy of Dancing. Because of that, I will forever be her student. And inspires me to even teach ony own one day!! ^_^

P.S. For any other students out there, SHE'S MY TEACHER !!! ONLY MINE !!! MINE I tell ya!!! :)
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Alvieth S.

Alvieth S.

Los Angeles, CA 90019
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About Marie-France L.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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About Marie-France
Hi, there! My name is Marie-France and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students accomplish their goals. I danced with the American Ballet Theatre for 11 years among my 16 years professional dance career. Please view additional info at www.TheLADC.com
I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

I also teach classical piano and I specialize in beginners. I also have intermediate level students.

I have also been teaching French privately for 20 years and as a volunteer at Woodland Hills Elementary School.
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Marie-France L.

Marie-France L.

Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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$68 / 30-min

About Regina W.

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Studio City, CA

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As a dance teacher with 20 years of experience, I've had the wonderful opportunity to own my own dance studio, teach at the university level and choreograph for Awards Shows, Stage Shows, and Television Shows. I have a sincere passion for teaching and give all of my students lessons that will stay with them for years to come.

About Regina
I'm an experienced dance teacher with a great personality. I am very passionate about the performing arts and I enjoy teaching. I have a degree in Fine Arts and have been teaching for 20 years. My students are very important to me, my goal is to give each student an experience that will enhance their dance skills and give them a feeling of fulfillment after each class. I am encouraging and believe everyone has a gift to be shared in the arts or otherwise. I teach privately as well as group classes.
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Regina W.

Regina W.

Studio City, CA 91604
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$70 / 45-min

About Sergey K.

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Laguna Hills, CA

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Would love to help you learn and experience ballroom dancing. Experience of 15 years of teaching and being leading specialist and current professional will help me deliver the best result you are looking for, whether it's learn choreography, learn basics, make a wedding dance, compete, or cardio exercise. All of it with elegance and in style! Let's get it started!

About Sergey
I am a professional ballroom dancer, instructor, choreographer, world and national United States champion winner of many international competitions, master of sport. Would love to introduce, help and develop your dancing skills which so tightly overlap with music and such a wonderful form of art. Ballroom dancing is incredible world in so many different ways. It helps the health, offers wide world socially, definitely develops coordination and combines music and movement on a special level. With my guidance it will be great to learn and see so much more that it offers, experience it and just enjoy as well. We will set great custom goals and will be reaching them one by one, no limits. Let's get started, I can't wait to be part of your lifetime experience
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Sergey K.

Sergey K.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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$84 / 30-min

About Marilyn B.

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Long Beach, CA
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What makes dance lessons with me unique is that I am very easy going and very supportive of my students! I myself, have been there before as a beginner, shy, scared to let loose and even try to dance in front of people, let alone one person! I never judge my students and I try my absolute best to make my student feel comfortable and motivated to learn how to dance! I never rush my students when learning any specific dance techniques because dance can be a personal thing as it all depends on the dancer themself. I teach dance with a passion because I want to try to show every student I have how beautiful and fun dance can really be! Dance is truly an art and with every class I have taught my goal at the end of every class is to make sure my student leaves being more confident, happy, openminded and determined about the true art of dance!

About Marilyn
I am a current freshman student at CSULB who absolutely loves to dance! Ever since i was a little girl i was always dancing to songs on the radio in the car, dancing at home, dancing to the music i would hear on tv and even to those catchy songs in my head. However, as much as i loved to dance, i was also a shy girl. But that changed when i got to high school!

I went to Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach and enrolled in the dance department! I was apart of Wilson's Dance Department all 4 years! Ever since then my passion and love for dance grew stronger everyday!

I was also apart of Wilson's Spirit Drill Team, also known as The Bruinettes. Being apart of my high school's drill team really made performing and entertaining at football and basketball games become an absolute thrilling experience and really helped me grow as a d
ancer amd performer!

This past summer i have been teaching my former teammates who still attend high school at Wilson about the basic yet important techniques needed for dance and i absolutely love teaching them!

My goal after every class is for each and every one of them to be a better dancer than they were before and to hopefully grow a passion for dance!
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Long Beach, CA 90815
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