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About Kay B.

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Cypress, CA
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I've been teaching ballet for over twenty years. My ballet teacher was a Bolshi alumnai. He and his dad both danced for the Bolshi before they came to America. I teach a combination of Vaganova and my own updated style to keep my students interested in the style. I use classical music and pop to help students gain a love and appreciation for the style.

About Kay
I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you spend a lot of time at the Piano. I became a member of MTAC in 2004 and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota in 1998. I have a great passion for Music and a bigger passion for the Piano and sharing the wonders of how beautiful the Piano really is.

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In my opinion, piano is the hardest instrument to learn, but the most rewarding. If you can play piano you can pretty much play any instrument. I believe that a piano lesson should be fun. I'm a strict teacher with a smile and a giggle. I push my students to greatness while helping t
hem love the piano through the good times and the bad. I'm a very encouraging but honest teacher. I compliment when warranted and I assess incorrect performances in an honest, but encouraging manner. I always let a student know that, though their performance was not their best, they can and will improve. It's always only a matter of time. I use the Schaum and Nevin series depending on the student's personality. I teach Classical and Pop Music. It's important for a student to learn the Classics and gain the ability to play things they like. I find the happy balance between the two. I teach Beginning to Intermediate levels. I also like to incorporate Music theory into the lessons because understanding the mechanics of Music helps make playing and creating Music much easier to accomplish. A typical lesson will start off with a hand drill warm up. We then will move on to the lesson book and repertoire. Theory will be assigned as homework. I look it over at the beginning of the lesson and discuss it and answer any questions in the last five minutes of class. Baby lessons go as followed: 15 mins. of play time and 15 mins of Music theory. I like to keep structure in my lessons but sprinkle a little joy and laughter to keep the atmosphere light. It makes for a much more attentive Piano student.

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I expect the student to have a Piano or Keyboard of some sort. I may provide music on occasion.

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Classical and Pop
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Kay B.

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About Briana S.

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Washington, DC
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My class focuses on the use and understanding of movement execution as well as ballet vocabulary. The class will start with a ballet barre, then move to center work, and across the floor. Younger students will be taught with the effective use of imagery for movement and older students will focus on the anatomy of the body. Students will be expected to bring a journal to each lesson to note vocabulary and movement combinations and review outside of lessons.

About Briana
Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, 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 teacher who seriously
takes into account the needs and skill level of the student in preparing her lesson plans and material.

Briana’s use of dance vocabulary and physical demonstrations allow her to teach the material accurately and effectively. Her positive attitude and constant words of encouragement keep students motivated and engaged in the lesson. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary of the movement style and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person.

She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan in May of 2013 and has had a wide range of professional experience. She has worked with and performed works by modern dance choreographers such as Lindsey Merchant, Melissa Beck, Germaul Barnes, Jessica Fogel, Christopher Huggins, Shen Wei and Dianne McIntyre. She was artistic director of a chapter of the international hip-hop dance company Dance2XS International.

Briana was a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC from 2013-2015 and currently, she is working with CityDance resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers. Briana has had the privilege of performing at DC's City Rhythms Festival, Catholic Universities Hartke Theater, the Hill Center, the VelocityDC Festival, the Guantanomo Bay Naval Base as well as others. Recently she was invited to perform a modern dance solo in Dance Place’s 2014 New Releases Choreographers Showcase and Joy of Motions 2014 Dance Project Concert. Most recently, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune. Most recently, she collaborated with Hard Soles Dance Company on a new piece titled “Re:set”, combining contemporary dance and body percussion, for the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in honor of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the NFL and was chosen as Dance Place's 2016 New Releases Commission Recipient in support her new work to be premiered the summer of 2017.

Briana encourages students to bring writing materials to each lesson to take notes for any learned vocabulary and each lesson will follow with a recorded video of the movement for the students to refer to until the next lesson.
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Jessica January 17, 2018
· Ballet · Online
I'm extremely new to ballet and dance in general (for reference I'm 16). Briana was very patient and an amazing teacher! Very friendly and welcoming while still being very professional. It's great to get the exact corrections I need without feeling bad about it and yet still work on it until proper. Very happy and pleased!
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Taylor C. October 15, 2017
· Jazz Dancing · Online
My daughter had a great first session. She identified my daughters areas of weakness and began immediately to help improve them. Looking forward to our next session.
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Ronna July 29, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
I am already worried that if I tell people how amazing Briana is that she will get too booked up for me :) She is a great instructor with a huge heart. Loved it.
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Briana S.

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About Sara P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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With an emphasis on strong foundations and musicality I would love to help anyone become a more well rounded dancer.

Whether you're just starting out or want to polish a few problem areas I'm here to help!

About Sara
Hello! I'm Sara!

I started dancing at the age of 3. I am well versed in Ballet, Modern and Jazz. I attended Joffrey San Antonio (2004) and Paul Taylor New York (2010) intensives.

While in high school I taught Ballet, Jazz, Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes to dancers age 3-14.

In 2011 I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy (which is the art or science of teaching).

Since moving to NYC 5 years ago I have been focused on performing with such dance companies as Exit 12 Dance Company (2011-2012) and Community Dance Project (2013-2014). While not dancing with specific companies I have choreographed and danced in two music videos.

I can't express my love for teaching enough! To know that I could help spark the passion of dance in a young person is extremely inspiring.

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I would prefer to teach students with professional or aerobic goals. Social dancing is not one of my subjects.
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Alessandra L. August 19, 2019
· Ballet · In home
Amazing instructor. We had 5 lessons so far and my 5 year old loves it. I sat in one class and Sara is patient but firm all at once. She’s great a structuring the class to keep her attention and it looks like fun!
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Monika June 27, 2019
· Flexibility Training · Online
She did a really good job and showed me some really good active stretches.
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Helena June 9, 2019
· Ballet · Online
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Sara P.

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About Carissa M.

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Sacramento, CA
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I've studied ballet (eventually getting to pointe) on and off for seven years with a number of teachers using different technique standards. If ballet is something you'd like to try, or perhaps you're an actor looking for more movement training, I'd love to teach you! While I could teach up to an intermediate level, I prefer working with beginners one-on-one. Private lessons allows me to take the time to show you the ropes and proper technique without the pressure of a fast-paced classroom environment. This can be especially helpful for those who may be unsure about dancing in front of others or are coming at it past the "typical" ballet age and are yet to find a class that makes them feel at home! I have this problem myself and I am only in my 20's (a lot of ballet classes near me have mainly young teens as students)! So whatever your goals are with ballet, or if it's just something you want to try out, let's talk and make a plan for some training! I also love working with kids on ...

About Carissa
Hi! I'm Carissa, a working actor and playwright, and would love to work with you on your craft! I grew up heavily immersed in the arts from a young age. For Middle School and High School I attended one of the top Performing Arts schools in the State of California, where I was able to take classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and playwriting daily. After that, I earned a spot in, and graduated from, the BFA Acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After taking a year to work professionally in theatre and television, I moved to Ireland to earn my MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy (an affiliate school of London's RADA). Teaching has been a big part of my life, from private study to running theatre camps for kids. I'm well versed in the drama school audition trail and would love to help you prepare fo
r this exciting time! I also offer playwriting lessons/critique, and beginner lessons in dance (ballet, jazz, tap). I look forward to hearing from you!
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Dmitry July 26, 2019
· Acting · Online
I'm really impressed!!! Carissa met all my expectations and even more. For a very short period of time, she has taught me how to improve my intonation by using positive phrases and believing in them. It really helps, I feel like I got her energy and positiveness. Thanks Carissa! Look forward to the next lesson!
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Tommaso July 18, 2019
· Acting · Online
Absolutely the best acting instructor I could get!!
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Neil K. July 8, 2019
· Acting · Online
She is the Best. Very good in communicating and sharing her experience.
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Carissa M.

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About Jennifer G.

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We will work on barre exercises and center combinations.

About Jennifer
I have been dancing in some form or fashion since the age of 3. I did ballet and tap recitals in preschool, took recreational gymnastics and cheerleading classes in elementary school, and did allstar dance and allstar cheerleading in middle school and high school. When I went away to college, I continued to take classes in many dance styles when I had time. I have never lost my love for dancing. My favorite styles are modern and ballet. I currently own a studio in the DFW metroplex and am excited to expand my teaching to online students!
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Nelle July 16, 2018
· Tap Dance · Online
Great to work with!
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Nelle May 28, 2018
· Tap Dance · Online
Great!
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Nelle May 14, 2018
· Tap Dance · Online
very good
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Jennifer G.

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About Lorina H.

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I love ballet and I love teaching it. I've danced for 10 years and taught ballet for 4 years. I pay special attention to technic, but most importantly I teach a love of dance. I've only taught in person, so this is new to me, but I'm confident that I can help you learn to dance ballet!

About Lorina
I LOVE love love love love love teaching and I LOVE love love love love love ballet. I've taught any one and everyone ballet, from football players to toddlers to elderly ladies. I've been teaching ballet for four years! Come join Lorina's Ballerinas today, and learn a passion like no other!!
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Lorina H.

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About Julia C.

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Charlotte, NC
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Options are for both classical and contemporary ballet.

About Julia
My love for dance grows far beyond my 20 years in the field, it has become apart of who I am and look forward to sharing that with you in a unique and exciting way! I am able to offer individualized and custom lessons that will tailor your experience to be one of a kind, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. Feel free to ask me about my exciting experiences including traveling all over the world for dance, as well as some of my experience teaching right here in my home state of North Carolina! Whether you’re 3 or 73, I’d love to teach you what the art of dance is all about.
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Julia C.

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$17 / 30-min

About Allison S.

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Huntington, NY
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I love teaching

About Allison
I am a professional Dancer and Dance Teacher. I started teaching and assisting at my home Dance Studio in Virginia, and just never stopped. I’ve truly enjoyed teaching as a means to Supplement my Career, and as a Student of Life I’ve enjoyed continuing to grow and learn with my Students. It brings me much joy to share my love of dance and movement, I’m grateful to connect with others through this art form.

I love teaching Ballet to any level of Explorer. I can also help properly train those ambitious and training seriously. I am quite equipped to teach Jazz, Contemporary, and Modern. I’ve loved learning as much as I can about every diaspora or Dance and Movement Language.

Teaching Bio
• Started teaching Recreational Classes around the Tristate
• Competition Director for Studio in New Jersey
• Ballet Director for Competitive Studio in
New Jersey
• Director of Jazz Program at Conservatory in Connecticut
• Award Winning Choreography
• Students With Scholarships to the JKO school, Scholarships for Dance and Dance Teams in Universities, Students Win Convention Scholarships and Overall Titles
• Civic Performances
• Nutcracker Choreography

Professional Bio
• Started Dancing in Alexandria, VA.
• Ballet Boarding School at The Kirov Academy of Ballet, in Washington, D.C.
• BFA in Dance Performance with Honors and Excellence Awards from The University of Arts.
• American Ballet Theatre’s National Teacher Training Curriculum Pre-Ballet - Level III.
• Allison is starting her 7th Season performing with The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, NYC
- In Productions: Prince Igor, Don Giovanni, Die Meistersinger, Aida, Turandot, Lucia di Lammermoor, Cendrillon, Manon, Queen of Spades
• Performed the works of Twyla Tharp, Paul Selwyn-Norton, Christopher Huggins, Koresh Dance Company, River North Dance Co, BalletX
• Traveled Internationally
- with Wayne St David to Santiago, Chile
- with Earl Mosley’s Life Dance to Cali, Colombia
- with Itzik Galili @ DansGroep Amsterdam
- with Zoe|Juniper to Vancouver, B.C.
• She has performed nationally with Companies: Loni Landon Dance Projects, Zoe|Juniper, Dance Iquail, Bennyroyce Dance, Alexis Convento & Artists and Life Dance with Earl Mosley. She has also performed at Summer Stage NYC for Earl Mosley and Dance Iquail!; Debbie Allen’s productions at The Kennedy Center, and MOMIX Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
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Allison S.

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About Serena S.

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Miami Beach, FL
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Ballet has been my passion for almost 18 years. I started when I was 3 (now I'm 22), and I only love ballet more and more each day. I was trained in the Vaganova style of ballet (Russian) until I was 14 in Minnesota. When I moved to Ohio for high school, the dance school in my area taught in the Balanchine style of American ballet. When I returned to Minnesota for college in 2015, I started dancing at the Minnesota Dance Theater. I recently moved to Florida and run my own home dance studio. No matter which style you want to learn, I can offer you the best tips and exercises! Ready to put on your slipper and dance across the floor? Take the course now!

About Serena
Hi! This is Serena. I have two bachelor degrees in filmmaking and media studies and history from the University of Minnesota. I have been working in digital filmmaking and live studio recording professionally for over 4 years. As of my second history major, my focused area of study is in Europe and I've done multiple research studies in the Middle East. I scored 5 on AP World History, AP European History, and 4 in AP American History. I will make history such an interesting subject for you to learn!

I have been learning Dutch at the University of Minnesota for 4 years and have a Dutch minor degree. I'm also certified in Dutch proficiency through the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. I've lived in Amsterdam from 2017-2018. I know how to efficiently and systematically teach the Dutch la
nguage based on my own experience.

Ballet has been my passion for almost 18 years. I started when I was 3 (now I'm 22), and I only love ballet more and more each day. I was trained in the Vaganova style of ballet (Russian) until I was 14 in Minnesota. When I moved to Ohio for high school, the dance school in my area taught in the Balanchine style of American ballet. When I returned to Minnesota for college in 2015, I started dancing at the Minnesota Dance Theater. I recently moved to Florida and run my own home dance studio.

Hope to see you guys in class!
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David September 20, 2019
· History · Online
Serena was a wonderful instructor/tutor to my 12yr old son. He was able to absorb the material easily and retain the lessons learned in order to improve his performance at school. I would definitely recommend Serena if you are serious about learning a specific subject you or your children may be lacking in.
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jeancy August 28, 2019
· Film Production · Online
I took a film production history with Serena and to my big surprise the course was quite interesting. I needed help with Film production history so I wont have to retake the class and I'm glad Serena was able to help me. she made the class that was actually dreadful to me to something less challenging. Give her a shot guys you won't regret it. Thanks Serena
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Lily August 27, 2019
· Ballet · In studio
Amazing instructor, learned to dance properly with beautiful grace. Definitely worth the time and money, I’m very happy with my instructor, Serena made it a great experience
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About Dayana A.

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Altamonte Springs, FL
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Want to start your journey as a dancer? Want to pass exams to enter the ballet school? Want your body to feel good and fit? I wiil help you to strengthen the muscles of the back and the whole body, to increase your flexibility. I will teach you the main points in classical dance, considering your interests and tasks. I am experienced teacher of 4 years, speciallizing in the begginner/intermidiate dance student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!

About Dayana
I am a professional dancer, ballet teacher and choreographer. I graduated from Moscow State University of Arts with Bachelor's degree ballet teacher, choreographer and I'm currently teaching my Russian students ranging in ability from begginer to professional. I work with students of any age starting from 4 years old.
Before I moved to US, I taught at professiional ballet schools and studios in Moscow, Russia: Children's School of Arts of M.A. Balakirev, Ballet School “Muse”, Ballet School “The world of Dance”, Dance studio "Inspiration". I taught classical ballet classes, parterre gymnastics to children and adults of various levels, choreographed dance numbers for recital as well as regional dance competitions. For adults in addition to the classical dance I taught disciplines such as back and stretching. As a dancer and choreographer
I performed ballet "The snow Queen" in Moscow cultural center in Riga, Latvia and ballet "The Nutcracker" in Wedding Palace for Roman ball in Rome, Italy. Also I did workshops in classical and folk dances in Embassy of the Russian Federation in New Delhi, India. I participate in International dance competition(Moscow International Festival of Slavic Music, nternational competition "Theatrical Assemblies", Moscow International Festival competition of modern dance “Review 1.0”), I did Broadway Dreams in Moscow, Russia.
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Dayana A.

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$25 / 30-min

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