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Jenny J.

6 Reviews
Culver City, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • BA in Music with emphasis on Piano Performance from University of Southern California (USC) Thorton School of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jenny J.

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Latin genres such as Salsa, Bachta, Cha-cha, Merengue. Also provide wedding choreography for Father-Daughter dance, or first couple's dances.

About Jenny

Music Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. Sh

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AC C.
Working with Jenny has been a great experience.

She has a wealth of knowledge in music. She was raised around music so it comes as second nature to her. Her experience definitely shows from theory to technique, structure to general perspective.

Jen's wide-ranging experience allows her to accommodate different learning styles. Even when I was unsure of which methods were most suitable for me, she was able to determine an appropriate approach. Each lesson is tailored around your preference while still maintaining steady progress towards your goals.

She's flexible, patient, communicative, and fun to work with. Her versatility has made learning piano so much easier and more exciting for me than before. I'm always looking forward to each session. I've also been able to learn about other aspects of music, as she isn't limited to piano; she's knowledgeable of other instruments and teaches dance as well.

One of my favorite things about Jen is that, even though she's easy to work with, she ensures that I've truly grasped one concept before moving to the next. It's also always great to see her play (:

Highly recommended
Matthew
Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities.
Melvin H.
Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone.
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Mariia U.

1 Review
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $125
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Mariia U.

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Mariia Usanina started dancing at the age of 4. She has won several titles, including U.S national titles, in Latin and ballroom dancesport styles. She also represented Russia in the 10-dance championship.
Mariia specialize in social and competitive ballroom dance for all ages. Whether you seek the best training for competition, or just a fun way to get fit and learn some new steps, she will help you reach your goal. She will teach you effective technique, and styling, for all levels in the multiple styles of dance.

About Mariia

Mariia Usanina Is a nationally and internationally recognized and acclaimed Russian dancer and choreographer who established a distinguished career as a result of her exceptional level of talent and ability. She has been in the Russian dance industry for about 20 years. Her exceptional talent a

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Grace M.

3 Reviews
El Segundo, CA
Starting at $52
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Grace M.

3 Reviews
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I have been teaching ballet, jazz, tap, Salsa and Ballroom for over 15 years.

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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Jennifer V.

24 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2016
  • Awarded Third Place Performer from Torch Music Fest
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Jennifer V.

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This dance course is focused on movement for actors. You will learn very beginner movements inspired by yoga and modern dance techniques. We can use this as movement therapy as well. I want you to feel and love your bodies at the end of it. I am very good at coaching choreography or a dance you need help on.

About Jennifer

Lehman College, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graduate! I am a Musical Theatre Performer. I perform all the time and believe that learning new and different techniques including warm-ups are of importance when it comes to the art of performing. I teach singing, acting and other subjects too, check them ou

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Marcia
I am learning to speak Spanish with Jennifer. She’s so patient and very thorough. She ensures understanding of the material before moving on. Even her tests are fun. Not only is she a wonderful teacher, she’s very caring and kind. I look forward to my classes. 100% recommend!
Ànya-Rose H.
She made our 1st experience amazing! We will sign up with Jennifer again. She is very talented, takes her time with our daughter. We couldn’t have asked for a better voice coach and actor.
Jose Piedra
Great experience, very patient and informative.
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Ashley M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks French, English
  • Dance (BFA) from NYU Tisch School of the Arts
  • Awarded Helen Hayes Award Nominee from The Helen Hayes Awards
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Ashley M.

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Trained at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Ashley has danced for Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Shakira, Shangela, the Walt Disney company. She has performed in Broadway musicals like "Newsies", "An American in Paris", "West Side Story", "White Christmas", "Mamma Mia" and many more. Along with teaching private lessons for over 15 years, she regularly teaches at Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, and at dance conventions all over the USA.

Most of all, Ashley loves getting to know her students and their goals, and tailors her training programs to the needs of each individual student. She specializes in Ballet/Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Hip Hop, Improvisation, Acrobatics, Jumps &Turns and dance competition prep! All levels, from absolute beginners, to professional levels welcome. Guaranteed improvement, and guaranteed fun!

About Ashley

I'm a professional dancer and choreographer with a degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. I've danced for Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, Shakira, Shangela, the Walt Disney company, and the team that created Hamilton. I do a TON of musical theater and judge lots of dance competitio

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Grace
This summer, Ashley has been working with my daughter on Chicago choreography in preparation for auditions. She is a fabulous teacher and has been very easy to schedule and communicate with. My daughter enjoys her lessons with her. Highly recommend!
Marc L.
Belinda and Daniella
Miss Ashley is quickly and diligently finding the gaps in my 12yr old daughter's Tap/Jazz training! Ashley is intelligent, energetic, observant and is quick to clarify what she means verbally. She can superbly demonstrate in minute details the technique of any movement being discussed. Refreshing. :) Every minute with her is a learning moment. We've seen in 3 lessons that she can fuse genre or she can approach them from the purist's perspective, and she can review choreography and offer guidance in an age appropriate manner. My daughter is already looking much cleaner in her technique than she, herself, thought possible. Hope. You're in excellent hands with Miss Ashley. For the hesitant, she's no doubt worth the rates she quotes for an individual lesson. If you want to get A to B, this is your teacher. Come to her with an agenda, and she'll help you get through it. My child loves her. Good luck and Keep Dancing!
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Lauren C.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English
  • Nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Lauren C.

3 Reviews
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Riverdance! Lord of the Dance!...Have you ever wanted to learn how to Irish dance but couldn't find lessons near you or maybe felt intimidated to dance in front of others while you're learning?...Maybe finding the time in your busy schedule has been challenging?...I can help! : )
I have been teaching for over 25 years and I am both a certified Irish dance instructor (T.C.R.G.) and adjudicator (A.D.C.R.G.). I have created a successful online learning program that incorporates weekly online class sessions with support instructional videos and music that you can access at times that work for you! It is a self-paced online learning system that moves with you, not ahead of you, where you will find encouragement and accountability while setting goals and meeting bench marks as you journey through Irish dance, music, history and culture.
You will start with the basics of what makes Irish dance "look Irish" and you will explore the various rhythms and movements that have captivated ...

About Lauren

Lauren hails from Oregon where she was a Rose Festival Princess and Miss Teen of Oregon. Trained in musical theater before applying her talents to Irish dancing. she has appeared on "Prime Time Country" and "Live at the Grand Ole Opry", danced with the Chieftains, Natalie MacMaster, Gaelic Storm an

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Isabella
Lauren is THE BEST and I am so grateful I found such a gem of a dance teacher. I am a professional dancer in Los Angeles who had only taken a few Irish dance classes before I started working with Lauren online in April. With her help, I have learned SO much in only 4 months, and recently passed the first 6 Irish grade exams. She is so patient, encouraging, fun, and her online learning portal and videos are immensely helpful for learning virtually. I could not recommend her enough!
Elizabeth and John Le
Lauren is terrific. Our daughter absolutely enjoys her classes.

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The average cost of 60-minute dance 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 $50 and $140 per hour.
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"My fiance and I wanted to learn a dance for our wedding. Neither of us had dance experience and had no idea what to expect. We gave Sasha our wedding song, and she put together an awesome routine! She is extremely flexible and professional. If we didn't like certain moves she would come back the next week with new ideas. I would highly recommend her if you're in a similar situation."
David
Took Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"Crystal was very patient and encouraging , she took her time until I was comfortable with the dance , she is very artisic , I would recommend anyone to take her class"
kim Leonard
Took Dance lessons from Crystal J.
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Took Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Jordan is an amazing instructor and really takes the time to teach and explain using her experiences and expertise. Jordan will turn you into the dancer you dream of becoming."
Christopher
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"I'm a beginner and she was very patient and made the lessons fun."
Kevin
Took Dance lessons from Sasha C.
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"Had our first lesson...great instructor"
Zoe
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Amazing instructor!! Highly recommended!!"
Richie
Took Dance lessons from MissG M.
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"Jared did a great job of encouraging and empowering."
Kendra
Took Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"Miss Ashley is a breath of fresh Dance Education/Instruction air. She's energetic, fun and timely. She gets to the point. My daughter is thoroughly taken with her dance education approach and minute movement dissection and correction. We are coming out of Saudi, where dance is shunned and every camp Dance instructor is a volunteer parent with time on their hands, and into refresher Tap lessons with Miss Ashley. It's like night and day, at the very least. LOL! THANK YOU for your help in filling in her egregious Tap gaps while we are on Covid Evacuation to the US. We look forward to exploring other genre lessons with you in time, where possible. Any student would be in excellent hands with you."
Belinda
Took Dance lessons from Ashley M.
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"She gave my daughters some great tips and pointers to help build her confidence before her drill tryouts."
Adalie
Took Dance lessons from MissG M.
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