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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA 92124

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My History of Swing 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 "True

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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Reviews
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 Swing Dance Teacher

Learn to dance for your wedding, or just for fun! 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.

About Melissa Rose

Melissa Rose is an independent dance instructor in North Dallas, TX. 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

Pricing reflects rates for individuals or couples. Additional fees apply for groups of 3 or more.

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March 17, 2019
Jack
Great first session! Melissa made us feel at ease and was very nice to work with.
October 27, 2018
Lyle W.
I enjoyed it. Very nice. Very patient.
March 19, 2018
Debra
Excellent instructor

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Melissa Rose S.

Online

(5)
Private Swing Dance Teacher

Foundations of connection and lead/follow technique. Footwork and steps. Styling. Emphasis on musicality and creating a beautiful and fun experience with your partner and the music. Charleston, collegiate shag, Lindy hop, east coast swing.

About Laurie

I have 10 years of teaching experience as a private teacher, a classroom music teacher, and a band director. I employ many different styles and methods while teaching, to ensure my students receive a well rounded music education, but also have fun. I love to use backing tracks, and I like to teach technique and important fundamentals through playing pieces of music in the styles my students love, while also introducing them to new styles and new pieces. I love music and what it does for the world, and I pass that love and passion on to my students. I am positive and encouraging, while still providing specific and structured feedback to students. I studied classical clarinet during my Bachelors of Music Education at the University of Illinois, taught as a high school band director, and went on to received a Master's in Music Education with

a jazz emphasis while playing jazz saxophone at Northwestern University. I have spent the last 4 years teaching at a British International School in China, and performing in orchestras, funk bands, and more around Beijing. This has given me the experience and knowledge base to teach students of all ages and backgrounds, as well as to teach many different instruments across a wide range of styles, including: clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, beginning piano, and rock bands.
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August 7, 2017
Aaron
Miss Bonner is a very patient and fun teacher, whose methods have boosted me from a beginner to playing college standard pieces by Mozart. She is great at playing clarinet. Classical, Jazzy; any genre you choose and Miss Bonner can teach you well. At the end of the school year, I won an award for being the best member in our school band. I could never have done it without Miss Bonner.
June 21, 2017
Jason
Ms. Bonner has been such an inspirational teacher over all the years she has taught me. She has helped me improve my clarinet techniques by pushing me to join various bands and best of all, introduced me to Jazz. Also, she is a really fun teacher, always making her lessons fun and entertaining. Without her, I wouldn't have the enthusiasm I have now for music.

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Laurie B.

Online

(2)
Private Swing Dance Teacher

Ballroom - Social - Wedding

Couples: Whether it's a date night, getting ready for a vacation or your wedding day; I specialize in bringing together the connection and chemistry that make up each unique couple.
I use dancing together to instill respect, value, graciousness and even intimacy. It will strengthen and deepen one's relationship and understanding of one another.. All while having FUN in each others arms!

Singles: I also specialize helping singles learn the confidence, beauty and exhilaration that so many yearn to feel on the dance floor. Whether you're looking to lose some weight, be a more assertive person, or express yourself.. dance is the perfect tool.

About Mercy

Hello! I've been teaching Ballroom and social dancing for the last 5 years - all ages, couples/singles, etc.
I can teach you basics or improve what you already know and take you further in just a lesson or two.

I really love to teach and find so much fulfillment in helping others find the joy and confidence in dance that SO many have found. It doesn't matter what ability you have, promise!
I've helped students lose weight, gain self-confidence, express themselves, strengthen their relationships, and find happiness and an energy for life again.

Please try it out at least once! It can change everything.

- Social
- Ballroom
- Wedding
- Event/Party
- Vacation

Couples: Whether it's a date night, getting ready for a vacation or your wedding day; I specialize in bringing together the connection and chemistry that make up ea

ch unique couple.
I use dancing together to instill respect, value, graciousness and even intimacy. It will strengthen and deepen one's relationship and understanding of one another.. All while having FUN in each others arms!

Singles: I also specialize helping singles learn the confidence, beauty and exhilaration that so many yearn to feel on the dance floor. Whether you're looking to lose some weight, be a more assertive person, or express yourself.. dance is the perfect tool.
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October 14, 2019
Joe
Mercy is an amazing teacher. Her love of dancing and technical insight into dancing make her a wonderful teacher!

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Mercy H.

Online

(1)
Private Swing Dance Teacher

Imagine having the confidence to get out on the dance floor and being able to dance to any music and have a great time? I would love to help you create a strong foundation and develop your dance knowledge and techniques! I have been dancing for more than 20 years and teaching for 10. Whether you are beginner or advanced I’m confident we can create a personalized plan to accomplish all your dance goals. Send me a message, so we can get started right away!

About Eugene

Originally from Belarus, I've been dancing pretty much all my life. Started when I was 7 years old, was trained in different dance styles (Latin, Ballroom, Jazz, Ballet). In 2006 was accepted on full scholarship at Belorussian State University to ballroom dance and fitness program. I came to America in 2012 and began teaching in Orlando, FL. Me and my wife transitioned to the American Rhythm and American Smooth styles, and successfully compete professionally as well as Pro/Am.
I love teaching dance and meeting people. I’m excited to help you achieve all your dance goals!

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October 6, 2019
Lynda
Eugene is a fantastic instructor! He is highly knowledgeable and skilled when teaching different styles of dance . He takes the time to learn what your hopes and goals are for dancing and then pushes you to be better than you imagined you could be.
October 4, 2019
Teri
Eugene is a shockingly talented ballroom dancer. He is a strong leader and is capable of teaching lessons with an easy, yet highly informative approach. His knowledge of ballroom technique and etiquette is extensive, but most importantly he makes it enjoyable. He is one of the best teachers I have ever had. I enjoyed dancing with him and I enjoyed learning from him. He is a valuable asset to any student, novice or expert!
October 4, 2019
Melissa
Worked with Eugene several times both alone and with a partner. Standard Foxtrot, Rhythm Chacha, East Coast Swing, and Smooth Viennese Waltz, covering both technique and choreography. I am looking forward to future lessons in any dance. He is meticulous and fun! I compete Gold Bar.

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Eugene P.

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Steven R.

Escondido, CA 92025

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Private Swing 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

(1)
Private Swing Dance Teacher

I like to make dancing fun and easy. Anyone can dance!
Also if you plan on dancing socially I like to help prepare you for all social dance settings so no matter what you will confidant and prepared!

About Anna

Dancing has always been a passion of mine and I love to share that passion!
I love teaching dance any level and skill.
Are you ready to take the next step?
If you want to dance socially or just for yourself, be better on stage or for any reason, I can help you get to your goals!
If you have any questions please let me know!

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Anna Y.

Online

Private Swing Dance Teacher

I've been teaching dancing full-time for over 6 years. Learning to dance can be nerve-wracking and scary! I strive to make my lessons easy AND fun. No matter your age or ability, I have full confidence that you too, can learn to dance.

About Caleb

I love to teach! I pride myself of being able to adapt to any teaching style necessary for my students. Ultimately my commitment to you is make sure you become confident on a dance floor and have fun every step of the way!

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October 10, 2019
William
Caleb was an incredibly helpful instructor. He was so patient and was able to walk me through the steps in such a way that I had no issue picking up them up. He celebrated my successes and reassured me when I wasn't getting it right away, without me feeling babied. I am feeling confident that after a few lessons I will be ready for the first dance at my wedding! Seriously, super helpful.

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Caleb C.

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