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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA 92124

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Learn to dance with Ferlyn!

My History of Dance:
I have many dance genres within my history of dance. For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my entire 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
Any advanced, duet, group, weddings, birthdays, or any special occasion will differ than the usual lesson rate.

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.

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.

*** 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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April 22, 2018
Cece
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.
April 12, 2018
Dominique N.
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.
April 11, 2018
Mark
Meets you at your dance level and you move forward from there. Excellent attitude and knowledgeable instructor. Professional and thorough.

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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA

(17)
Private Dance Teacher

As Professor of Communication & Theater, I have exceptional experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

Freedom of expression! Calling all dancers to tell your story through inspirational dance and music. Students express themselves through creative dance to inspire under the direction of Ollie.

Professional teaching artists may also assist with the dance choreography.

About Dr. Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing, producing, directing, and writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. She is the President/Owner and Founder of Timeless Visual Works - the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company. She leads with Christian faith-based principles and extensive knowledge as well as experience training aspiring and professional performers.

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September 9, 2016
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
March 3, 2016
Kristyl N.
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.
January 13, 2016
Leana T.
Great person to work with! Cheerful. Listens to what you have to say. Ready to help you improve.

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MissG M.

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Students can expect to reach all of their goals and much more! Classes are always tailored to the individual receiving instruction. I go at your pace and I challenge you as much as you need to be challenged in order to promote the fastest growth possible.

You can learn: How to social dance, how to dance on beat, different steps that will help you keep up on the dance floor, how to listen to music, how to create your own movement patterns, and much more.

About MissG

***CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHICAGO, RELOCATING TO LAS VEGAS***

*ACCEPTING ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY. Due to my relocation, I will no longer accept in-home or in-studio students in Chicago unless you are willing to convert to online lessons when I leave. Please message me before booking lessons if you have any questions about this.

60 AND 90 MINUTE DANCE OR YOGA CLASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 5 LESSONS. PLEASE BOOK EITHER 30 OR 45 MINUTE LESSONS FOR YOUR FIRST PACKAGE OF CLASSES.

Aside from dance, MissG is certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga and specializes in children's yoga and yoga for beginners.

She is also a certified Reiki Healer and offers therapeutic relaxation sessions in person or online for busy professionals and anyone else who enjoys therapeutic relaxation.

MissG has 17 years of teaching experience, and she was b

orn and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYCs prestigious Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and many other dance schools throughout the country. In 2004, she founded Alight Movement while residing in Florida. Alight Movement is a wellness hub focused on helping people with little to no previous experience incorporate either dance, yoga, and/or reiki into their wellness regimen. Alight Movement is also involved in the global dance community, offering training, opportunities and wellness coaching for dancers in the urban/street-style community. Alight Movement has already made a mark within the street dance community by hosting and producing events, dance competitions, shows and workshop tours.

MissG has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various artists and venues, including television shows and music videos. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice.

MissG has expanded her teachings and methodology to other areas beyond dance. Her comprehension of effective body and wellness teaching techniques has allowed her to reach a wide variety of clientele. Although she teaches all levels and all ages of dance and yoga, she specializes in beginner level students who wish to integrate movement into their wellness regimens.
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June 17, 2019
Karri
May 27, 2019
Emmeline K.
The best teacher ever!!! Super kind, engaging, patient! She adapts to any of your goals/teaching style! I love coming to class; I always leave with a smile no matter how I felt before :)

I started off doing hip hop with MissG, then we started doing more yoga and meditation which has been so fulfilling!
May 8, 2019
Caris
We had our first lesson this week which was amazing! My daughter was very excited after looking forward to her next lesson!

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MissG M.

Online

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Private Dance Teacher

Before beginning the lesson, I ask the student what he or she wants. What does he or she specifically want to learn or gain from dance lessons? My lessons are completely tailored around my student's wants and needs. Dance is supposed to be a fun, relaxing form of expression, so I like to help my students express themselves through movement in a way that is comfortable and fun for them.

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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July 16, 2018
Nelle
Great to work with!
May 28, 2018
Nelle
Great!
May 14, 2018
Nelle
very good

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Jennifer G.

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Steven R.

Escondido, CA 92025

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Private Dance Teacher

My name is Steve and I have been dancing/teaching different styles of dance for 7 years now. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect fit for you.

I can teach East Coast Swing, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Tango, and Salsa. I also teach Wedding Dances if you are looking to look sharp on your special day!! Group classes and country line dances are available if you are looking to entertain party guests or host a reoccurring social event.

My services are available in all of San Diego County at any location you can provide. Most of my lessons take place at the student's residence but I am flexible as long as the student provides the alternate location. See prices below and I look forward to introducing dance into your life.

About Steven

My personality matches my teaching style which is laid back. I believe that everyone who wants to dance should have a chance to. I think that some beginner teachers focus too much on the technique and forget to make lessons fun and exciting. My biggest skill is helping beginners gain confidence so they can be comfortable on the dance floor. I look forward to introducing dance into your life.

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July 31, 2019
Amie
Was excellent!

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Steven R.

Escondido, CA

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Gigi O.

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I bring a highly intuitive approach and personal commitment to every lesson with you. Whether you are a beginner seeking foundational dance skills and self expression, or a more experienced dancer desiring to refine your technique, style, or performance, I will connect with keen awareness to move you toward your goals. I specialize in ballet, healing dance, dance fitness, multicultural dance, creative movement, and a fusion of styles including jazz, modern, classical Indian dance and hula, I carry over 20 years of professional compassionate teaching experience, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

About Gigi

Hello and welcome. My name is Gigi. I have been teaching dance, dance fitness, and meditation for 30 years. I love the personal relationship with each student as together we bring forth skill, style, self confidence, expression, well being, and peace. My primary dance training was received from the Mid Hudson Ballet Company, with teaching certification from Music in Motion, Inc. My meditation training is rooted in 7 years of monastic life and 30 years of integrating the principles and practices into my being. I am a very compassionate, friendly, intuitive person who teaches with warmth, sensitivity, patience, and attention to detail. I look forward to bringing all of the above into sessions with you to help fulfill your personal goals and interests.

My relationship with dance began at the age of 3, when my mother enrolled me in my fir

st ballet class with the hope that it would help me gain the confidence to come out from my hiding place behind her back. Not only did it encourage me to overcome my excessively painful shyness, but it grew an everlasting love and shelter for me. I went on to receive the foundation of my training at Estelle & Alfonso Performing Arts and the Russian Ballet School of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. During my adolescent years, I became a teacher at the school and a performing member of the company. I also received the honor of performing in Harlequinade with the New York City Ballet, studying at the Craft of Choreography Conference on scholarship, and attending a variety of ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes by notable teachers in multiple schools and venues in the northeast.

In my adult years, I've enjoyed performing on many occasions, especially as a guest artist with Dog-Eared Dancers and in choreographic partnership with Anna Mayta of Anna Mayta Dance Fusion. I'm grateful to have expanded my modern dance and teaching experience with Laurie Sepe Marder, and to have studied Kuchipudi Classical Indian Dance with Kantham Chatlapalli, as well as ancient and modern Hula with Kumu June Tanoue. Under the mentorship of Barbara Thuesen, I received my certification in ballet teaching and choreography from Music in Motion, Inc. I was then accepted into the dance department at the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts, but chose to remain close to home and open White Lotus Ballet in 2004 instead.

Since then, I have had the ongoing pleasure of teaching dance to dozens of children and adults in my space, as well as at preschools, daycare centers, yoga studios, and special events. My teaching style and content continue to evolve with the gathering of insight, compassion, and experience.

In addition to traditional dance, that evolution has also expanded to include teaching meditation and healing dance. I am a very devotional soul and a natural intuitive empathic healer. So, i find all the gifts, talents, inspiration, and wisdom I receive come together in a variety of forms and ways I teach to touch the heart and desired interest of each student. Again, I look forward to creating lessons that fulfill you in that way.
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July 19, 2019
M.E.
I took dance lessons from Gigi with a focus on self expression and working through issues that I was holding onto on any particular day. I am 60+ years old and never danced before. Where my typical perspective of myself standing in front of a mirror is not positive, I somehow was transformed into seeing beauty. Gigi is a beautiful person, very patient , non judging. Her goal was for me to meet my goal, even when it changed from week to week. Sometimes we worked on dance technique, other times using movement to work through feelings. I loved it.
June 17, 2019
Anna Mayta
Working with Gigi during a challenging time in my life was an amazing experience, her empathy, her nurturing quality made my experience truly lovely. She finds inspiration for movement therapeutic work by what the students needs are. After my classes with Gigi I feel spiritually rejuvenated.
June 9, 2019
Dave
Wonderful and captivating teacher of meditation.

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Gigi O.

Online

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I have earned my degree in Dance Performance by studying Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Choreography, etc. As a person who has been insecure about my body, I was able to accomplish believing in myself and working on my creativity. I want to spread confidence to those who believe in themselves and want to grow through dance as a career or even if it is just for fun.

About Ronesha

Hello! I’m Ronesha Butler and I just graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance. (Spring 2019). I also just got back from a month trip in Tuscany, Italy dancing at the Accademia dell’Arte! I love dancing ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, majorette, praise dance, and some hip-hop. I would love to have more teaching experience and spread the knowledge that I have gained throughout the years for my love and passion of dance.

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Ronesha B.

Online

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I've been dancing for over 20 years and teaching professionally for 6 years! I'm VERY passionate about dancing and love to share my talent with other people. I've been trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and tap (among others). I've taught all ages from 1-70+ years old ranging from ABSOLUTE beginners to advanced. No matter where you are in your dance journey I will cater my lesson to fit your needs and help you achieve your goals! Feel free to contact me for any more information you need!

About Ashley

I'm a professional dancer in the SF Bay Area. I've been dancing for over 20 years with a background in many styles including: ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, salsa. I graduated from UC Irvine with my B.F.A in Dance - Performance and have since taught locally with many different dance studios and organizations.

I have experience in musical theater, competition teams, teaching wedding dances, flash mobs, technique auditions/solos (for high schools & colleges)

I'm currently performing with multiple dance companies in the Bay Area as well as running my own company, which as performed locally for the past 2 years.

If you want some introduction to a certain dance style before trying your first class, I can help you!

If you want some personalized tips & tricks to improve your strength, flexibility, or alignment, I can help you!

If yo

u need someone to choreograph a dance for any occasion, I can help you!
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