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Melissa Rose S.

6 Reviews
San Francisco, CA
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Anthropology from University of North Texas
  • Teaching since 2008
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Melissa Rose S.

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*REDUCED RATE until April 7*
Regular rate $95/hr, reduced to $60
Currently offering online lessons only

Learn to dance for your wedding, social dancing, or just for a fun way to stay active! I teach several styles of Latin and Ballroom dance.

My lessons focus on connecting with your partner and being in tune with his or her movements. A proper connection makes it easy to quickly learn new steps, and to move together as naturally as possible.

For online/video lessons: You might think a partner dance would be hard to learn online; to learn to lead or follow well, it's important to have tactile feedback in order to feel the relationship between your movement and the results from your partner, and vice versa.

However, with attention to body mechanics and a focus on alignment and movement technique, you can still learn a lot online. Especially if the thought of group classes is intimidating for you, starting with online lessons can help you learn some basics at your own ...

About Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose is an independent dance instructor in San Francisco, CA and the surrounding Bay Areas. She teaches wedding choreography and social dancing. Styles include: Argentine Tango Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, ChaCha, Swing Latin/Club: Salsa, Bachata West Coast Swing Country Western

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Becky
So far she is amazing and we look forward to our future lessons. She’s helpful, informative, and makes us very comfortable!
Jack
Great first session! Melissa made us feel at ease and was very nice to work with.
Lyle W.
I enjoyed it. Very nice. Very patient.

Olga C.

22 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $80
  • Speaks English, Russian, Italian
  • Awarded 3rd Place from Opera Index Competition
  • Masters Degree in Solo Singing and Voice Teaching from Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory
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Olga C.

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I specialize in Singing stage performance.
Being able to sing well is not enough to perform well.
Student needs to bring to stage at least 85% of what he is able to do in the classroom. Better - 150%.
In my class students meet in small groups, perorm in front of each other, and then we exchange notes. We do 2-3 rounds of performing and discussing to make sure it all works.
In my classroom student learns how get rid of stage fright, how to make stressful situation to work for his advantage, not to stand in a way of best performance.
I also use Stanislavsky acting method for singing performance.

About Olga

Latest news: 2/05/30 Congratulations to Avantika on Winning 1st place and to David on winning 3rd place in Voce competition. 1/19/20 Congratulations to Avantika on winning 1st place in Youth Classical division at Cal Western regional Auditions NATS! 1/10/18 I just have to share this: My 1

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antonio
Awesome first day!
Irene -.
She was really very good but Irene could not understand her. Irene is from Greece and Olga is from somewhere else. Just not the right fit.
Shannon
Did not have session

Andrew H.

9 Reviews
San Mateo, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks French, Cantonese, Tagalog
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Interior Design from San Jose State University
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Andrew H.

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Interest in learning salsa? Want to impress your friends? Or, is there a wedding coming up and you want to learn a partner-dancing? Maybe, you just want to improve on any basic skills or techniques?

My name is Andrew and I have been dancing for more than 7 years, starting with bboying in high school and then Latin dancing. I was a Ballroom Director for the student organization on campus during my college study, as well as joined the SJSU Ballroom Dancesport Team. Right now, I am offering private lesson to beginner and beginner-intermediate for salsa.

My lessons are catered in developing basic fundamental techniques and footwork. After the mastery of the basic fundamental technique and footwork, we will then work toward building patterns. My goal is to make sure my students are comfortable and confident enough in dancing to a full 3 mins songs. Throughout the courses, I will also introduce dance theory and music theory. By combining theories with body mechanic, I am striving to ...

About Andrew

Andrew Huang has been dancing for more than 7 years. The passion for dancing began in high school where he fell in love with breakdancing and hip hop. Eventually, he branched off toward a different genre of dance. In San Jose State University (SJSU), where he obtained the BFA in Interior Design, he

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Sarah
Andrew was a great instructor. He was excellent at communication as far as coordinating and scheduling the lessons. He was flexible and customized his teaching to fit our needs. He made Salsa fun and interesting and was very patient. I highly recommend working with him. It's an awesome experience!
Adi
Andrew was patient and is a talented teacher. Highly recommended!!
Verena
Such fun! This was my fifth lesson with Andrew. I have learned soooo much. I appreciate how he not only breaks down the physical movements but also breaks down the music and instruments so I better understand how it all comes together! These lessons are worth every penny!

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Chrystie S.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, SIGN LANGUAGE
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Awarded STUDENT SERVICES AWARD from PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
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Chrystie S.

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Come take a body positive, fun, and eclectic dance class. Every shape and size welcome. Classes are tailored specifically for each student's individual wants and needs. This is a beginning or intermediate level class. no experience needed in beginner class. Just come and dance it out. Do you have a specific style or technique you'd like to learn? Do you have a favorite song you'd like to learn a dance to? Lets Dance.

About Chrystie

WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I grew up in

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Qingyang Zhou
I have learned how to do a single Pirouette today with Chrystie. She is patient and kind, a good teacher to follow along!
Sarah B.
Chrystie was great! She was very enthusiastic, engaging, and nice mix of elementary information but also introducing my 6yo daughter to some more complicated steps and even a routine based on a fun Disney song!
Fahima
Nothing to say......................................... One stars speaks for itself.

Alyssa R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Theatre from Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 to 50
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Alyssa R.

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When I began directing I found that my favorite part was taking the time to coach the actors and finding what techniques worked best for them to get them to where they needed to be in their performances. Often my rehearsals are a series of exercises and coaching techniques to help the actors grow into their performances, which lead me to want to teach acting more regularly.

About Alyssa

Hello! My name is Alyssa and I have been been acting for nearly 15 years. I began by doing school and community shows when I was in elementary school and went on to study acting and directing at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Proffessionaly I have worked in theatre, film,improv, TV, & commer

Lynn S.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, French
  • Awarded Best Comedic Actress Nomination from 2016 Sunscreen Film Festival West
  • BFA Jazz Vocal Performance from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
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Lynn S.

3 Reviews
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I have worked professionally on stage, screen and television and would love to share with you some of the wisdom I have acquired from MY WONDERFUL teachers.

About Lynn

I have been studying voice and piano and performing on stage in various capacities since I was a small child, acting professionally on stage, in films and TV for most of my adult life. I've been blessed to study with countless music luminaries in varying genres, from jazz and classical to rock n'

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Philip
Lynn is a fantastic teacher! She effortlessly bridges genres and styles. She is personable, dedicated and inspiring. We are incredibly fortunate to have found her.
Chris
Lynn is stellar. Her background and training are substantial and impressive. She is prompt, courteous, calm and absolutely wonderful with our daughter (Age 9) who has challenges focusing and staying on task. Lynn is kind, but navigates the lessons confidently, fluidly and with a focused energy. She works with our daughter's playfulness, incorporates humor and positive, encouraging energy into every lesson. Our daughter has shown signs of great improvement with Lynn. Lynn assigns tasks and practicing points each week for our daughter to work on which are balanced and also bring in a component of improvisation, which is SO helpful for kids who have challenges with focusing. Lynn is awesome, highly recommend!
Jessica
Lynn is amazing!! Not only do my children love her as a person (they literally wait at the window on Wednesday nights) but she knows how to keep them engaged and interested in learning throughout their lessons. My son has learned to play actual songs in less than 10 lessons. Can't recommend her enough!

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Took Dance lessons from Michaela P.
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Took Ballet lessons from Jordan W.
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"Emma is a great and patient acting teacher. While my other teachers rarely dived into my characters' objectives, Emma never fails to work with me on character development, script analysis, projection, breathing, and stage presence. I learned so much from her, I recommend her for everyone."
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Took Acting lessons from Emma C.
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