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Kristen J.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Tap Dance from Cherry Creek Dance
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Kristen J.

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I’m available to teach private lessons for teens and adults interested in learning ballet for the first time, or who want to improve their skills. My strengths are patience, enthusiasm, and an unusual way of approaching dance. I’m not famous or particularly interested in becoming famous, so if that’s your goal, I’m not the right teacher for you. I strongly believe everyone can dance, and should. All bodies can learn to dance and enjoy themselves. Dance should be joyful, about self-expression, and a way of learning about your body and your spirit. Finally, I believe it’s never too late to start learning something new, and your bucket list should not wait until you retire.

About Kristen

I started dance later in life -- tap at 19 and ballet at 31 -- because I was so tall and awkward as a child. It never occurred to me that people my size could be dancers. I fell in love with dance as an escape from a stressful job teaching high school history. I saw such changes in myself the more

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More than incredible first experience, no question I will return and invest more time with her. She is extremely warm, personable and really knows her stuff. So happy to have found her!
Miranda
Kristen is a human that makes her students feel immediately at ease. She is kind, quirky, and hilarious, but more importantly, she is patient and meets students where they are to ultimately fulfill their potential and their goals. I first started taking tap classes from Kristen a few years ago as a nervous adult (25 yo) seeking a bare bones beginner tap class. Since then, having incorporated exercises, games, and routines to awesome music, I have come leaps and bounds, built up my courage and confidence, and am proud to officially feel part of the tap community. If you’re looking for an excellent teacher, regardless of experience level, look no further!
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Ellen S.

21 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Hebrew
  • Awarded Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Award from Washington Post
  • Teaching since 2010
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Ellen S.

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International touring dance artist with 10 years teaching experience. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, take ballet from the comfort of your home as we go through the basic steps of the technique. We will work on our alignment, our knowledge of ballet terms, and our shape as we lengthen and strengthen.

About Ellen

Hi! My name is Ellen and I am a professional dance artist based in NYC and currently living in Israel. Since gaining my BFA in Dance Performance from East Carolina University in 2013, I have toured with companies around the world (U.S., Germany, Israel) to perform and teach as a professional contem

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Rebecca
Ellen has taught Jazz for my 11-year-old daughter, who says, "She pushed me hard and I've become a better dancer."
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Ellen was wonderful to work with! She really made the attendees for our virtual conference comfortable enough to be on camera. Our attendees had a blast and the class was a wonderful way to unwind and have fun after a long day of zoom meetings. I would highly recommend working with Ellen.
Weare Z.
When I purchased a series of lessons for my partner and me, I really didn't know what to expect, beyond the forced focus on steps and postures drilled into me as a boy in cotillion. What we experienced was an accomplished professional, who helped us understand what dancing and moving together really means. Ellen is a giving, forgiving, funny, and intuitive teacher. We opened each lesson with exercises to simply bring ourselves into our bodies. Ellen taught us about beat and provided us choreography to practice, but more she helped us to realize that dancing together and responding to each other's movements and energy allows us to enjoy and even look good on the dance floor. Ellen gave us an awareness as much as a structure. We looked forward to every lesson and will return to her as we evolve. She is a master of what she does and knows and is generous and joyous in sharing.
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Gina B.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1975
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Gina B.

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Careful private work on shape and function of the body in mechanics, musicality and image. Breaking down the language of the movement so you know what you are doing when and how to carefully develop the aspects of your dancing that are weakest or most confusing. Musicality from the moment you stand in first position. Relationship to music in the form itself and toward the music you are hearing. Turns, jumps, adagio, petite allegro, alignment, balance. Barre. Center.....

About Gina

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and c

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Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
Tina R.
Gina is a fantastic teacher. She has an eclectic taste in music which I love. She breaks down steps easily and is very encouraging. She also has many creative and expressive ideas like dancing to lines of poetry to get the body moving. Thank you Gina for the great lessons I will certainly be continuing!

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Sasha C.

31 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Russian, English, French
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Sasha C.

31 Reviews
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I have been teaching dance for over 10 years. In that time I have found that, regardless of what style you are learning, everything is made of a few fundamental principals and components specific to that style. There are only so many ways you can move your feet and body. By understanding these principals & components, you can then put them together in any order with different style to create different dances. By laying the proper foundation, students have an easier time following choreography, learning to apply their own style, and even keeping up with a class. Once a dancer has a foundation to work up on, I introduce new concepts in layers to help dances feel better and develop a nicer aesthetic.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 10 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Carla B.
Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!
Star P.
Sasha was wonderful to work with!
Darlene W.
Sasha was very easy to work with and picked a just right starting point for me! I look forward to good things to come!

Tahirah C.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $18
  • B.F.A in Dance from Valdosta State University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tahirah C.

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-BEGINNER BALLET:Introduction to the beautiful art of ballet! A basic class that introduces the student to the elementary positions of classical ballet. Classes are slow and thorough to ensure proper alignment and understanding.This class will enhance you or your child's coordination, balance and flexibility with the teaching of basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology through standing barre work and simple center floor exercises. Your child will also enjoy simple and fun exercises in creative dance and music exploration.

-INTERMEDIATE BALLET: Prior ballet experience is required. We will focus on classical ballet technique through a professional class progression. Barre work, center and across the floor exercises are designed to better your technique, as well as performance quality and confidence. With quality and knowledgeable teaching, and an encouraging environment, these classes will be a perfect fit for those who aspire to improve their dancing!

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About Tahirah

Hi! I'm Tahirah and I have been dancing for 20 years and have been teaching for 9 years. I am an energetic fun loving dance instrustor and I nknow you will be surpirsed how much joy you or your child will get from taking classes with me. I am currently now a physical education teacher at a private

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Sarah
We loved taking class with Ms Tahirah it was a blast.
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Dwan M.

39 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaching since 2000
  • College Prep Magnet School from Charleston County School of The ARts
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Dwan M.

39 Reviews
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Ballet is one style I would recommend to every single athlete. Ballet teaches body awareness and control. It elongates the body, builds flexibility and stamina. I love basic/beginner level ballet because it consciously helps you focus on every muscle and part body. With ballet technique under your belt other forms of dance can be picked up easier and athletes will have better grace and quicker transitions on the playing field.

About Dwan

Hiii... I'm Dwan and I'm so excited to meet with you and have a blast learning with each other. I've been teaching since 2000 and I love the growth I've seen in my clients; gained skills in multiple dance styles, them grasping the understanding of musicality & coordination, and their comfortability

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Francesca M.
We absolutely Loved D ! She helped tremendously with getting the wiggles out of my pre-teen during the pandemic! My 11 year old was ecstatic after her dance lessons .
Vanessa
she is such a good instructor. she has taught my daughter so well. she is one of the best choreographers i have seen.
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Average Cost of Ballet Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ballet lessons in Oakland is $89. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $120 per hour.
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$57 average
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"Great classes! Sarah is a fantastic teacher - patient and gives good timely feedback. She gives very helpful tips."
Frances Chen
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Lindsay put together mommy and me ballet lessons for my 2 year old and I. We looked forward to our lessons and she kept my daughter engaged and having fun the entire time. Over the course of a year, not only did we have a lot of fun doing ballet together, she actually learned a few basic steps and is comfortable with the rhythm of warming up, dancing, then cooling down. Having Lindsay live online was much better than a video because she interacted with Skye and could adjust the lesson to keep her involved. I enjoyed dancing with my daughter and getting a little stretch and workout in each time as well."
Caroline
Took Ballet lessons from Lindsay B.
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"Great class! Very engaging and fun! Learned lots of moves!"
Carla
Took Ballet lessons from Sasha C.
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"She is absolutely fab."
Rianshi
Took Ballet lessons from Chrystie S.
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"We loved taking class with Ms Tahirah it was a blast."
Sarah
Took Ballet lessons from Tahirah C.
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"Sofia says, "Miss Sara, I love your classes! They're really fun!""
Karen
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Simply amazing! Good energy and knows what she’s doing :)"
Mareli
Took Ballet lessons from Jordan W.
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"Sara is a great teacher and my daughter learned a lot since she started with Sara. Thank you, Sara."
Natalie
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"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!"
Erica
Took Ballet lessons from Grace M.
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"I have learned how to do a single Pirouette today with Chrystie. She is patient and kind, a good teacher to follow along!"
Qingyang Zhou
Took Ballet lessons from Chrystie S.
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