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Grace M.

3 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $52
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Grace M.

3 Reviews
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Students will go through ballet barre and center.

About Grace

Grace has been teaching private lessons since 1996 and is currently available to teach lessons at her studio, online and in your home. Grace has helped students learn dance in a nurturing and effective way. She enjoys teaching students of all ages. Her clientele have included dancers who are visuall

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Melissa I.
Great step by step instructions
Vanessa
I always look forward to my next lesson with her, she makes class fun and engaging!
Erica T.
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!
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Emily D.

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Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $59
  • Speaks
  • BFA in Dance & Pedagogy from University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Emily D.

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Experienced ballet teacher and professional ballet dancer of 5 years! I specializing in the beginner/intermediate into advanced students. All ages welcome! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Dancers will be building a strong foundation of ballet positions, technique/steps, musicality, ballet history and more. One of my favorite aspects of being a professional ballet dancer is sharing my knowledge with younger dancers! I absolutely love working one on one with students to give them the attention they deserve while working through their goals. I am patient and will meet the dancer where ever they are! I love seeing improvement and growth in dancers. I give encouragement along the way when steps or combinations present themselves as challenging. I am 100% invested in the dancer I am teaching and make sure they are getting the best possible training. Let's get started!

About Emily

I am a professional ballet dancer and certified yoga teacher. I am a former Soloist from San Diego Ballet and have also danced Pennsylvania, North Carolina, New York City, Japan and Denmark. I hold a BFA in dance & Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts under the direction

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Bridget
Such a great experience with Emily. She explains everything really well. Her encouragement and enthusiasm gives me the confidence to believe in myself as a dancer!
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Margo K.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Choreographer, Dance Teacher - Dance from Moscow State College of Arts
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Margo K.

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I have been teaching dance for over 12 years. My students have won many competitions and some of them even passed tough exams to enter Dance Academy programs, colleges and universities. I am very passionate about teaching dance and finding the right "key" to every student. I believe that all of us are different in the way we process new information, the way we learn, memorize, get motivated, and progress. I believe in order to get maximum result in such complex craft as dance there has to be a balance between having fun and having discipline. Each class has a set structure, short-term goals, and long-term goals, and of course, we do have fun. I love my profession, I love teaching and figuring out how to achieve the greatest result with that particular student by applying aspects of sports psychology on top of standard methods, and I love seeing my students fall in love with the craft and achieve great results.

About Margo

I am a professional dancer, choreographer, actress and director. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia I started dancing at 4 years old. I graduated from Moscow State College of Arts in 2008 as a choreographer. In the United States, I studied different dance styles (hip-hop, house, tap, vogue, jazz-funk

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Kate
I didn't expect that I'll start to dance hip hop so quick. I've been dancing ballet since I was 3, now I'm 14. I never had any hip hop training. Transition to hip hop was very challenging in the beginning but within a month of training with Margo I started dancing hip hop very well, better than most of my friends who've done it for a long time! Thank you Margo!!!
Penny
Margo is a wonderful teacher! She corrected my technique in no time, helped me figure out why I just couldn't do certain things (pirouettes). I love working with her, learning from her, she is very patient with me and always finds the right words to motivate me. I am very pleased
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Alexandra H.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1998
  • BFA Dance from Fordham University
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Alexandra H.

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Alexandra has been in the entertainment and dance industry since she was 3 years old. She is highly trained in numerous styles of dance from jazz, ballet, musical theatre, contemporary, modern, partnering and improvisation. Her dance classes are tailored specifically for each students experience and goals!

About Alexandra

Our classes together will be tailored specifically to your experience and desired goals! As a teacher I empower my students to connect to their intuitive, original, artful-self through different practices of embodiment, dance, yoga, meditation and other forms of movement and healing arts. My class

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Tim T
Private Yoga sessions with Alexandra are the best investment I made this year. I am so grateful for our weekly sessions and she has also helped me to develop a daily yoga practice of my own. My anxiety has improved tremendously and I’m so grateful for her care and guidance. Highly recommend!
Zoe
Alexandra is a breath of fresh air! The thing I most look forward to each week is our yoga class together. She has a calming, inspiring energy and really helps guide my healing. I highly recommend taking a class with her!
Sarah
It has been a deeply healing and transformative experience working with Alexandra. After our weekly classes I always feel more alive, awakened and connected to my spirit. I’ve felt the practice begin to pour into and nourish every other part of my life.

So grateful to have met Alexandra, Highly recommend.
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Maria F.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks
  • Ballet from New York City Ballet
  • Teaching since 2000
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Maria F.

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Hello Dancers-
I have been in love with Ballet since I was a small child. I was fortunate enough to dance with NYC Ballet and study with many great Ballet Masters. Danced in many ballets- my favorite ballet is Coppelia.
However, my ballet career was cut short due to an unexpected illness-MS.
However, once a ballerina or any form of a dancer You are Always a dancer!!!

So I began teaching ballet for the past 17 years to all levels and all ages. I truly believe in the foundation of Ballet- The discipline, the body alignment and awareness is essential for everything in life.

I teach in various dance studios in the Twin Cities and gyms. I also started teaching “Barre” Class but in my own Balletic Fashion to keep up with the kids-HA!

Because this is what I always say-ask anyone-Everything Starts with Ballet and its FUN to be more flexible than all your friends!!!!!

Hope to dance with you soon-Miss Maria

About Maria

Hello Dancers- I have been dancing since I was a small child-I always wanted to be a ballerina and even though my path has taken some unexpected turns my life has always been centered around dance. I was bless to have study and dance with NYC Ballet. I couldn’t ask for a better training! I

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Alpa
I took in person classes with Maria for three years at the YMCA in Minneapolis. I was so sad when she was let go from there due to the Covid furloughs. I gained so much flexibility and strength. And she was so much fun as a teacher and played great music!
Morgan W.
Maria is kind and a very skilled instructor.
Ping
Perfect teacher. My son loves working with Miss Maria.
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Mayuko S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Italian
  • Teaching since 2017
  • Dance from Arts Educational School
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Mayuko S.

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You want to start learning ballet? Want to improve your techniques? Or just want to have a great workout?
I would love to share my passion for ballet and all the knowledge I gained through my career.
I believe ballet is demanding and hard but also it brings joy and beauty in your life.
I make sure that my students are challenged but also having fun in my class.
All ages/Levels welcome and of course lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student.

I started dancing at the age of 7 in Japan. At the age of 17, I attended to Arts Educational school in England and at the age of 18, I moved to New York city to attend Joffrey Ballet school.
At the age of 20, I was accepted to Dance Theatre of Harlem in NY and danced as a professional ballerina for about 6 years. Performed many principal roles and toured all over the US and overseas.
After my dancing career, I have been teaching dancers of different ages and experiences, from pre-ballet to adults and from ...

About Mayuko

Mayuko Shoka was born and raised in Gifu, Japan, where she started ballet training at Ballet studio K&M at age of 7 under Kazuko and Zlatko Mikulic. The main ballet style practiced was the Vaganova. At the age of 17, she moved to England to attend The Arts Educational School. Here she mostly practic

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Susan A.
wonderful teacher
Merab C.
Great, positive person, good instructor. I am excited to work with her.
Chris
I did yoga regularly with Mayuko when she lived in Seattle and it was an incredible experience. She's one of the best teachers I've ever had, just really sweet, fun, and knowledgeable. I knew very little about yoga, and I'm hardly fit or flexible, but I was able to learn so much from her!

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Average Cost of Ballet Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

The average cost of 60-minute ballet lessons in Santa Monica is $94. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $169 per hour.
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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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"Miss Maria is amazing. She is a great dancer and is super sweet and caring! I enjoyed working with her."
Sharon
Took Ballet lessons from Maria F.
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"Sara is friendly and warm. It was a great joyful class!"
Rui
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"She's great. She's calm and professional. My 10 years old son was glad to dance with her. We're looking forward next lesson."
Yuko Gunji
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Isabelle is a great listener and made me feel much more confident after a few classes. She knows how to make me work so the classes were worthwhile. I feel like I improved and had fun! Five stars!"
Diana
Took Ballet lessons from Isabelle S.
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"I had a lot of fun with Sara! Thank you!"
Jana
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"My daughter had a fantastic first lesson and is very excited for the next. She’s said that “Sara is the bomb!” :-D"
Kyra
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"professional, articulate and great at explaining and correcting form and positions"
Catie
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"Jordan was very informative and engaging. Thank you.
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Took Ballet lessons from Jordan W.
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"Jordan was great for me. She helped me find my problem areas and where I can improve. Very knowledgeable!"
Delainey
Took Ballet lessons from Jordan W.
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