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About Ferlyn F.

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San Diego, CA

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My History of Salsa Dance:
I have been teaching ballroom for over 12 years. I have experience in varied street and self-taught techniques in Waltz (Traditional & Viennese), Tango (American & Argentine), Cha Cha, Foxtrot, and Latin Ballroom (Salsa, Rumba, Samba, Bachata), just to name a few. My training is mostly through self-taught methods and passed down generational methods taught through mentors and cultural organizations. A few video credits can be looked at on my profile!

My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.

With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's ...

About Ferlyn
My Teaching Philosophy:
"Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of my company's methodology that will bring these abilities to light." - Ferlyn

I believe each and every person has a unique brand of movement, understanding of music, and learning style for any dance form or instrument. Whether it is hip hop, breaking, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, dancing for a wedding, birthday, or flash mob, playing the piano, singing or even learning the theory of music or dance, I make sure to bring out the best quality within your learning, expand that knowledge and encourage you to become your fullest potential as my student. I bring a different light to each lesson of dance, piano a
nd/or music and bring your abilities to a level that is more knowledgeable, adequately refined, near to perfection and professional over time, and definitely enjoyable.

My Biography:
I started at the age of 5 with the desire to perform and entertain. With the drive of a freestyle & street dancer, I emulated Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson as a few of my dance inspirations. I also grew up driven into the background of piano, having trained in various methods such as Alfred, Bastien, Faber, Carr-Glover & Glover, Thompson and Schuam, expanding my knowledge and range as a pianist of 25 years.

In Los Angeles, I was determined to make dance my professional career and earned my Baccalaureate in Dance at California State University, Los Angeles. I learned alongside notable and popular mentors and instructors, training in modern, hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, house, tap, jazz and ballet. I choreographed for weddings, birthdays, within multiple shows, as well as became an advanced member of Cal State LA Jazz Tap Corps and the campus' hip hop crew, Team Flight.

Under much dedication for my professional career, my experiences exponentially 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. I was 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 The Dancehouse. I worked with Kruciaal Element Dance Company as the previous Assistant Director and part of their freestyle dance crew, Stylematix, and performed in shows and events across San Diego County and Los Angeles County, including Monster Bash San Diego, Mardi Gras in The Gaslamp District, Dancescape, The Hot Spot Alhambra and The Moxie Showcase.

My current disciplines are focused and centered around Southern California as the CEO & Director of a Dance Company. I aim at providing a unique family of dancers and training musicians to be at their best. I am working on several upcoming pieces and providing a dance company that integrates dance community and dance industry knowledge, with a side of the 3 Heart-"Be3ts". Additionally, I have 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. My personal goals are to continue to express my passions, develop my talents, and especially motivate others to find their own true inner self, dancer, choreographer, musician, performer, entertainer and/or artist.

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For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

*** Lesson Details ***
DANCE LESSONS:
At the instructor's HQ site, we have an amazing speaker system, wood laminate floors, and surrounding 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 open space and a floor of concrete, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring.
If open 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.]

PLEASE NOTE:
For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

PIANO LESSONS:
At the instructor's In-Studio site, we have a Full 88-Key Digital Piano, Upright Piano and Baby Grand 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 required.

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

PLEASE NOTE:
For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

*** 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 officially since 2005.

Piano:
Classical Pianist for over 30 years.
Taught Piano for over 15 years.

PLEASE NOTE:
For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile. Also, any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.
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Cece April 22, 2018
· Dance Choreography · In studio
Ferlyn has excellent skills in teaching dance. My daughter has improved her dance techniques in 3 classes. We highly recommend her to everyone that needs dance instructor.
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Dominique N. April 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
Given all of the positive reviews, I am refraining from giving Ferlyn only one star. I am sure she is relatively competent as a teacher. The unfortunate aspect for which she is receiving such a poor review is a significant lack of professionalism.
I arranged piano lessons with Ferlyn for my mother.
Her first lesson (for which I was present) was fine.
I then found out that at their second lesson, Ferlyn showed up very sick. This was quite concerning, especially given my mother’s age. Ferlyn definitely should have canceled that second lesson and not showed up so sick.
Then, only two hours (!) before my mother’s scheduled third lesson, I receive a text message from Ferlyn stating the following:
“Hi Dominique, wanted to let you and your mom that piano lessons will be cancelled today because it is my Birthday! I will see her next week. :)”
This was incredible. This was a cancellation only two hours prior, not due to some emergency or even due to her illness which should have caused a cancelation the week before! This was because it was her birthday. Something that would have been understandable, were she to have let us know well in advance. I am sure she knew in advance when her birthday is.
This does not reflect on TakeLessons, as I have had great experiences with other teachers.
But this degree of inconsiderateness, first with regard to the illness and then with regard to the manner of cancellation, is appalling.
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Mark April 11, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
Meets you at your dance level and you move forward from there. Excellent attitude and knowledgeable instructor. Professional and thorough.
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San Diego, CA 92124
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About Jaami W.

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San Diego, CA

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Teaching experience: 15 years
Teaching goals: Depends on student goals
Teaching style: Depends on student's needs

About Jaami
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 E
lement 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 Cabaret Company, KE Casting, StyleMatix Crew, Nucleus Youth Hip Hop, The Dancehouse, and Catalyst Dance Ensemble. 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 Quinceñeras (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!
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Shawna July 13, 2015
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
What can I say about Jaami... well... she is just AMAZING!!! I love her free spirit, her love toward dance, her smile, enthusiasm, her values as a person, and her love for animals. This was only the first time I took a dance class, so I did not have much experience. However, I love hip hop dance. I read a couple reviews about Jaami's dance companies so I was both excited and nervous to try. BUT, the style in which Jaami teaches makes hip hop very easy to learn. Step by step. I felt that she really wanted me to learn and was really focused on helping me. Thank you Jaami for sharing your love for hip hop with me! Look forward to dancing with you again.
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Jaami W.

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San Diego, CA 92107
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About Brittni T.

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I teach ballroom dance lessons, and salsa lessons to all ages and all levels of dance. I teach wedding couples choreography for their first dance.

I like to see progress in the people I teach. I enjoy teaching and enjoy dancing to music.

My services stand out with the knowledge I have built from being a ballroom dancer and gymnast. I understand the body and the muscles very well and I know and understand how to use the body and develop efficiency.

About Brittni
My name is Brittni T. I gave a passion for teaching people how to dance. I work with your schedule, and I relate to you and your learning style. I teach quality lessons for a low rate. I love to see progress in my students.
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Brittni T.

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About Rosaria V.

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Salsa dancing means so much more than the dance or the music itself. It’s the camaraderie and friendships made, the confidence building, the personal challenge conquered, the meeting new people and the occasional finding love.
Surely, perspectives can change when you become part of the Salsa community.

About Rosaria
My name is Rosaria, I'm from Italy and I'm a Professional ballroom dance teacher. I beginning ballroom dance since I was 7 years old! I competed all over Europe and for the last 5 years I compete a lot in USA!i I teach single person, couple, groups from beginners lever to very advanced level! The best part of my job is when people prove them self that they can dance and day by day they became more excited to were them dance shoes and start to enjoy the music and to feel them body! As a dance teacher all what I want to see is people happy when they dance! Are you ready to risk being happy dancing? yes? Let's do it!!!

The dances that I teach are: Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, V. Waltz, Quick Step, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Swing, Bachata.
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Ady September 20, 2018
· Ballroom Dance · In home
I am a competitive ballroom pro/am student and I’ve been dancing and competing for years. I had the privilege of studying ballroom dance with Rosaria. She is one of the most talented and beautiful dancers I have ever seen. What makes her an outstanding teacher, however, is her ability to teach. She knows what needs to be done step by step. Whether it’s basic technique, or styling, or even choreography, Rosaria was able to help me improve each time. She works tirelessly at finding different ways to explain the techniques she is teaching. I learned and enjoyed my dancing more with her than with any other ballroom teacher. Ever. Her professionalism, her dedication, and her artistry are one of a kind.
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Rosaria V.

Rosaria V.

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About Melissa D.

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Have fun while learning something new, or improving on a skill you've been working on! I have never met a person that was unteachable. I specialize in Ballroom and Latin Style dancing and love to bring passion and fun to every lesson.

I grew up dancing Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Baton, and later added Hip Hop, Modern, and Ballroom to my repertoire. I spent four years as an instructor and manager at Arthur Murray and really fell in love with teaching. I miss being at the studio on a daily basis and am hoping to bring dance and joy to more people via takelessons.com.

I also specialize in wedding dance instruction - whether you are looking for a choreographed first dance or just to feel comfortable moving together on your big day. I am your girl!

About Melissa
I've always loved to dance. I took every lesson available as a kid, choreographed dances in the back of my first job during downtime (Subway Sandwiches in Leola!), studied Theatre, Film, and Dance in College, and quickly moved through the ranks at Arthur Murray Dance Studios as a Silver Certified Instructor and Manager.

Not only do I have a passion for dance, but I also have a passion for people. I loved teaching at Arthur Murray and watching how dance positively impacted both my students and myself. I was also named Top Instructor and Top Executive during the 2015 Arthur Murray International Dance Festival.
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Edward October 26, 2018
· Dance · In studio
5 Stars is the highest ranking and is not easily obtained. I have know Mellissa for over 5 years relative to dance. She was my 3rd dance instructor but my best, extremely knowledgeable, professional and patient. There is not an aspect of dance that she is not familiar with. She can Move you past and beyond your trouble spots and onto the next level. You cannot find a better instructor! I actually think it is her calling!
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Melissa D.

Melissa D.

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About Premier Dance E.

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Premier Dance Experience offers tailored private lessons in the comfort of your home. We are specialized in teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced students the art of dance! After every lesson you will feel good about your accomplishment of learning something new. Dance is Passion, try us out !!!

About Premier Dance
Originally from Germany, Mr. Tibor Fober began his dance training in a youth center in his hometown where his sister was teaching. He continued his studies in different dance studios in Germany and at international dance camps. After several achievements in national and international competitions his unique desire and passion for dance and art led him to the decision to continue pursuing his dance career in Los Angeles. He received his Dance-teaching and Choreographic-studies certificate from Glendale Community College in Spring 2014. He’s been seen in several music videos for Stars like Enrique Iglesias, Pharrell Williams and Foxes, just to name a few. He has also been successfully taking part in different Street-Dance Battles all around the globe. Always looking for new challenges Mr. Fober enjoys expressing and sharing his passion with
others through the art of movement.
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Stacey November 24, 2018
· Ballroom Dance · In studio
Tibor is a fantastic dance instructor. Very attentive and he listened carefully to what my needs are and adjusted the lessons accordingly!

If you need Ballroom dance lessons Tibor from Premier Dance Experience is the gentleman for you!
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Laura November 24, 2018
· Salsa Dancing · In home
Started taking Salsa lessons with Tibor for a couple months now, just have to say he is so pleasant to work with, very patient, kind and knowledgeable with what he does. He truly cares about his clients and take the time to explain to get to the next level. He gave me that boost of confidence that I need to go out in the the social dance scene. Don’t look elsewhere, if you are in need of dance classes! Did I mention he’s a versatile dancer?! Very talented he is! Will start my first bachata lesson this week! :D
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Premier Dance E.

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About Bryan R.

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My dance classes, whether taken in groups or privately, are safe environments to grow and learn from. With over 15 years experience as a dance instructor in Southern California and Europe (I taught dance in Italy and Austria), I make sure my students reach their highest potential whether pursuing a career in dance or pursuing a desire to incorporate movement into their lives.

About Bryan
My name is Bryan and I’m a dance teacher and choreographer in L.A. I teach from beginners to semi-pro dancers in schools and studios in the area and usually work out of dance studios in North Hollywood where I reside. I can also travel to you.

I can teach you the basics of hip-hop dance, jazz dance as well as some basic grooves you can take anywhere to practice before advancing into choreography. Over the course of weeks, I can make you more comfortable into different styles of dance and progress into more challenging forms of choreography.

As a teacher, I've taught all age groups and levels all over Europe as well locally here back home in Southern California. As a professional, I’ve choreographed and danced for Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin, Nike, Mercedes Benz, Ludacris and Bobby Valentino. My training and education comes from UCLA, the
London School of Contemporary Dance, and Millennium Dance Complex.

There are many samples of my work as well as on my website.

I have many references too from private students in LA as well as studio owners and schools.
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Bryan R.

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About Lucho G.

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Why did I choose to be a dance teacher?
Simple: Have you ever seen a person who is sad while dancing? ... Me neither!
DANCING MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY!
I enjoy dancing, but what I really enjoy doing most in my life is teaching!
I have 16 years of experience specializing in salsa and Latin rhythms.
Something I have learned over the years is that a good dance instructor is one who can understand the learning and emotional processes of each student and adapt effectively and quickly, since the way of learning of each student is unique and special depending on the background of experience they have.
That's why I like the one-to-one approach where I can adapt in each lesson to the unique needs of my apprentice and take him as a mentor to really enjoy the process without being competing or comparing with anyone but yourself.
If you are looking for an online course with proper structure and progression, with real menthoring and an easy to remember sistem that you can apply right away in the dance

About Lucho
I am a teacher and a professional salsa dancer with 15 years experience background. I was born in Argentina, so I know the Latin culture from the inside, not only because of my roots, but also because I have dedicated a great part of my life traveling to countries like Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Cuba and Puerto Rico (I love to travel as you can see ) getting to know very thoroughly the culture of Latin dance and its unique and charming grace.

I am a graduate of Escuela Superior de Danzas Soria Arch with honors as a teacher of traditional Afro-Antillean dances (Latin Rhythms). With regard to the artistic, I have extensive experience giving shows in scenarios of all kinds. Private parties, salsa congresses, music videos, concerts, mass events, movies, TV shows, advertisements, etc. I'm not currently giving shows but helping others t
o do it, and mainly to those who want to navigate the exciting world of improvised dance (social dance).

I am passionate about teaching dance lessons to people of all ages and levels. I have taught hundreds of satisfied customers from different parts of the world. When it comes to beginners, I like to take them step by step at their own pace, with easy-to-understand explanations and methods that help to remember, in order to make the learning process enjoyable and be able to apply early on the dance floor all the learned material. The goal is to fall in love with dancing!

When it comes to students who have previous experience (intermediate and advanced), my mission is to become a guide and mentor for them. Since in these stages is where they need a push to get out of the level where they are stuck and do not know why, or maybe they get to the point where they can learn all the material from their teachers but fail to improve their own style.

No matter what level you are in, if you are my student, it represents for me a unique and different challenge that leads me to commit myself until you reach your goals. Most of the classes I teach are online, but if you live near my area, I can visit you personally at home for a private session with great pleasure. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a great salsa dancer!
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Lucho G.

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About Tom L.

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I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.
Why take a class from me?
*I will care for the result more than your money.
*I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's my passion.
*I've had over 1000 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops).

What do you get when you take a class with me?
*Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good.
*Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for that style of dance.
*Creating a training program according to your goals and needs.
*No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.

About Tom
I've been dancing professionally for 3 years, specializing in Locking and Zouk.
I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.

I've had over 400 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops) in Zouk, mostly in Rio, and I perform and teach regularly with SMDC (Shani Mayer Dance Company) in L.A and out of it.
I've had over 100 hours of training in Locking, including a certification program with Shabba-Doo, of the original Lockers.
Lastly, Over 500 hours of training in Urban styles (hip hop, house, dancehall, popping etc.) in private settings and in groups.

Why take a class from me?
I will care for the result more than your money.
I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's m
y passion.

What do you get when you take a class with me?
Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good.
Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for Zouk and Locking.
Creating a training program according to your goals and needs.
No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
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S. February 12, 2019
· Dance · In home
I had a zouk lesson at my home by Tom. He was quick to point out the fundamental stuff that would make the biggest shift to my entire dance. Also, whenever he said "you're doing THIS" he was really great at imitating my mistakes! I have a long way to go, and in that sense it was challenging and discouraging to face that, but he gave me encouragements and clear instructions on what I could practice to get there.
I would take his lesson again!
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Tari February 12, 2019
· Dance · In home
I have a lot of experience taking private lessons, and specifically private lessons in other forms of dance. Whenever we do things over and over, we start to realize little nuances that make a big difference when it comes to teaching. To me there are three things that make a phenomenal dance teacher:

One, what you might call their bedside manner, or how they actually treat you, stay calm, their patience level, and their sweetness. I never felt threatened by Tom or or like I was doing something wrong, even if it took me a moment to get a particular move.


Number two of course is their own skill and their ability to translate what they do into words or demonstration so that your body can get it. Tom really has this part down, he such a phenomenal dancer and adds the kind of funk and flavor that I am really a fan of.

Number three, is the experience level of someone who really understands their craft. Someone who sees things with their eyes that no one else can see and who can call you out on them immediately and make changes. They have eagle eyes or in this case Israeli eyes! ;)

I am amazed at what he can see and point out just by watching. Plus he speaks fluent English, and when you were learning a foreign dance this helps immensely.

So I strongly recommend working with him any chance you get, unless it’s on a day that I’m doing a private, and then sorry, you can’t have him! Hah!
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Tina February 12, 2019
· Dance · In home
I had a private class for Zouk with Tom. He focused on the basics with me. I didn’t realize I was doing stuff that I was not even aware I was doing until he pointed it out and practiced alongside me. Although he was teaching, he made the class fun, his freaky (in a good way) personality is still there.
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Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Lemon Grove, CA?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

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