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About Ferlyn F.

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San Diego, CA

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My History of Hip Hop:
I have been teaching Hip Hop since my Junior year in High School for my first choreographed piece. With over 25 years of experience, I make sure that everyone gains the ability to have a fun and dance environment.

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 Inner Dancer."

My Teaching Credits:
A Talent Agency in San Diego
An Arts/Tech Charter High School
Instructor and taught Master Classes in dance studios around Southern California
Instructor at Community Hip Hop Dance Classes in ...

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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Cece April 22, 2018
· Dance Choreography · In studio
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.
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Dominique N. April 12, 2018
· Piano · In home
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.
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Mark April 11, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
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 92124
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$60 / 30-min

About Jaami W.

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San Diego, CA

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Teaching experience: 20 years
Teaching goals: Depends on student goals
Teaching style: Depends on student's needs

About Jaami
Jaami W.V., originally from Washington State, has been dancing for over 25 years, beginning with jazz and ballet. She began studying hip hop at the age of 14, and soon organized a school dance team at her high school. After she graduated, she joined AmeriCorps National Service and founded an after school hip hop dance program for teens, to help address the rising teen crime rate. She then moved to San Diego specifically to dance in the San Diego State University dance program. Wanting to dance more, she began teaching hip hop at local gyms and dance studios throughout San Diego. In 2002, she founded Kruciaal Element Hip Hop Dance Company where she directs, choreographs, and organizes numerous performances in San Diego and Los Angeles County including events like Monster Bash and Mardi Gras, sponsored by the Gaslamp Association. Kruciaal E
lement Dance Company is now parent company to the following businesses: Kruciaal Element Amateur and Foundation Teams, Groove Basics, Visual Stimulus Events, Dancers Who Donate, Jade Dance Competition, Bite Dance Company, KiK Cabaret Company, KE Casting, StyleMatix Crew, Nucleus Youth Hip Hop, The Dancehouse, and Catalyst Dance Ensemble. She has danced with Fusion Force Dance Company, Urban FX Dance Company, and Funkanometry San Diego. She has been represented by Dorothy Day Otis Dance Agency and Bloc Agency. Mrs. W. has a Bachelor degree in both Fine Arts and Dance from San Diego State University, and her Masters of Arts in Dance from California State University Long Beach. She is also certified in Level I Pilates Mat Training and will undergo Level II next. She has performed with vocal artists Anisha Nicole, La Rain, Jason Brown, Tawny Heath, Juice, whose hit song was featured on the soundtrack for the motion picture Stomp the Yard, and Abrina, who has a new song with recording artist Mims. Mrs. W's TV credits include Fox 5 News, Channel 6 News, KUSI News, NBC News, San Diego “Rock N' Roll Marathon,” “Salute to Teachers,” “San Diego Living,” and “LA Special.” Mrs. W. was also a featured dancer at “Kel and Friends Afterschool Summer Jam,” “Pandamonium Dance” for DreamWorks’ movie Kung Fu Panda, and has judged events such as the Poway High School Air Band Competition, FilAmFest, Armageddon Dance Battle, and Art Official Dance Competition.

Mrs. W. has been teaching for over 18 years; some of her teaching includes: Coronado School of the Arts, Cathedral Catholic High School, San Diego Tech Center, Mesa Community College, and Southwestern Community College, Los Willows Resort, The Neutral Zone and Scriber Lake High School in Washington State through AmeriCorps National Service, Culture Shock Dance Center, University of San Diego, San Diego Dance Center, Boogiezone at Focus Dance Center, Malashock Dance School, Pasadena Dance Festival, Jean Isaac’s San Diego Dance Center, Lakeside Farms Elementary, Being Fit Fitness Centers, 4 Women Only Fitness Center, K.Y.D.S Inc., Frog’s Club One, Mind Body & Soul Dance Studio, Pure Fitness, Montessori Shir Hashirim Preschool, A Time to Dance Dance Studio, Pacific Arts Dance Studio, Heartlight Aerobics, LA Fitness Center, 24 Hour Fitness Center, Escondido Recreation Department, UTC Ice Town, Lil’ Arts, Cheek 2 Cheek, Champion Ballroom, Ballet Center West, Rubio’s Dance Studio, Royal Dance Academy, Step by Step Dance Studio, Academy of Performing Arts, Dance Consultant for Actresses, Private Lessons, Weddings, Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday Parties, including Quinceñeras (Modern, Hip Hop, Jazz and Salsa), Versant Venture, Aztec Recreation Center at San Diego State University, San Pasqual Academy, All Star Gymnastics, and Camp Get Away. Her current classes at Southwestern College include Jazz and Hip Hop Dance every Tuesday and Thursday. She also runs her own dance studio in downtown San Diego, The Dancehouse.

Her choreography includes works for Kruciaal Element, San Diego Civic Dance Association, Candy Inc., X-Force Dance Company, Coronado School of the Arts, Los Willows Resort, Fall and Spring concerts for Mesa and Southwestern Community College, A Fundamental Change Musical, Generation F, and for vocal artists such as Abrina, who opened up for Bow Wow, Paul Wall, and Lil’ Rob, La Rain, Jacqueline Grace, Tawny Heath, who opened for Sean Kingston and Baby Bash, and Jason Brown, who performed with Stevie Wonder and John Legend. Aside from dancing, Mrs. W. has over 10 years experience in social services where she has worked with youths from 2-18, adults with both physical and developmental disabilities, and seniors. Mrs. W. is incredibly grateful for her wonderfully unique family and friends who have always loved and supported her; they have taught her optimism and laughter. Her belief and faith in God has allowed her to stay focused on her purpose in life: “inspire.” She hopes to spread her love for God, life, and dance to as many people as she can!
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Shawna July 13, 2015
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
What can I say about Jaami... well... she is just AMAZING!!! I love her free spirit, her love toward dance, her smile, enthusiasm, her values as a person, and her love for animals. This was only the first time I took a dance class, so I did not have much experience. However, I love hip hop dance. I read a couple reviews about Jaami's dance companies so I was both excited and nervous to try. BUT, the style in which Jaami teaches makes hip hop very easy to learn. Step by step. I felt that she really wanted me to learn and was really focused on helping me. Thank you Jaami for sharing your love for hip hop with me! Look forward to dancing with you again.
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Jaami W.

San Diego, CA 92107
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About Briana S.

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Washington, DC
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This lesson will consist of a warm-up and dance combination that focuses on the dynamics within hip hop movement. Each lesson will consist of a different routine to a new song. The student will be highly encouraged to be creative and showcase their individuality within phrases. By the end of these lessons students will improve their rhythm, musicality and overall hip hop dancing abilities.

About Briana
Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, her high school dance studio. Since then she has taught students within Washington DC Public Schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Morton Street Dance Center, District Dance Arts, as well as many other studios and non-profit organizations. Teaching allows her to express herself, pass on her knowledge and experiences and inspire students to develop their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship.

There is never a dull moment in Briana’s classes! Her specific classes and lesson plans are catered to specific age groups from Pre-K to adults. They consist of engaging movement activities, warm-up, and complex movement combinations. She is an energetic and patient teacher who seriously
takes into account the needs and skill level of the student in preparing her lesson plans and material.

Briana’s use of dance vocabulary and physical demonstrations allow her to teach the material accurately and effectively. Her positive attitude and constant words of encouragement keep students motivated and engaged in the lesson. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary of the movement style and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person.

She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan in May of 2013 and has had a wide range of professional experience. She has worked with and performed works by modern dance choreographers such as Lindsey Merchant, Melissa Beck, Germaul Barnes, Jessica Fogel, Christopher Huggins, Shen Wei and Dianne McIntyre. She was artistic director of a chapter of the international hip-hop dance company Dance2XS International.

Briana was a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC from 2013-2015 and currently, she is working with CityDance resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers. Briana has had the privilege of performing at DC's City Rhythms Festival, Catholic Universities Hartke Theater, the Hill Center, the VelocityDC Festival, the Guantanomo Bay Naval Base as well as others. Recently she was invited to perform a modern dance solo in Dance Place’s 2014 New Releases Choreographers Showcase and Joy of Motions 2014 Dance Project Concert. Most recently, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune. Most recently, she collaborated with Hard Soles Dance Company on a new piece titled “Re:set”, combining contemporary dance and body percussion, for the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in honor of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the NFL and was chosen as Dance Place's 2016 New Releases Commission Recipient in support her new work to be premiered the summer of 2017.

Briana encourages students to bring writing materials to each lesson to take notes for any learned vocabulary and each lesson will follow with a recorded video of the movement for the students to refer to until the next lesson.
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Jessica January 17, 2018
· Ballet · Online
I'm extremely new to ballet and dance in general (for reference I'm 16). Briana was very patient and an amazing teacher! Very friendly and welcoming while still being very professional. It's great to get the exact corrections I need without feeling bad about it and yet still work on it until proper. Very happy and pleased!
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Taylor C. October 15, 2017
· Jazz Dancing · Online
My daughter had a great first session. She identified my daughters areas of weakness and began immediately to help improve them. Looking forward to our next session.
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Ronna July 29, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
I am already worried that if I tell people how amazing Briana is that she will get too booked up for me :) She is a great instructor with a huge heart. Loved it.
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Briana S.

Online
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$105 / 60-min

About Chris P.

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New York, NY
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Professional NYC Dance Teacher & Performer with 15+ years experience. Have you ever wanted to dance but don't know how to get started or think you just can't?
I have taught All ages & levels from 4 year old to 55+ who want a new hobby, or to take it professionaly. Build muscle, loose wieght, gain confidence and show off the worlds most powerful dance style!
*Each lessons is adjusted to fit the students experience and interests, and lessons can be done In Home, At a Local Studio, or Online.*

About Chris
Chris started dancing in 2003 while in high school.
In 2012, Chris taught a yearlong Youth Breaking Program in Queens for ages 4-16, along with adult workshops. He also has partnered up with the non-profit ISA to hold Breakin' workshops.

He now performs with ‘Freestyle Expression’ company, and has weekly shows with funk band ‘Days of Wild’ lead by Papa Guyo (Sly and The Family Stone), and with New York’s own Akim Funk Buddha and Future (E.O.F./House of Ninja) and has performed hundreds of shows at venues such as Blue Note, Brooklyn Art Museum, B.B. Kings on 42nd, NYC Summer Stage, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Bowery Electric, Lincoln Center, MMAC, Nublu, The Red Lion, Ulysses Folk House, the Delancy, SPIN NYC, Riverside Church Theater, NYSOM, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, PMT Showcases, NYAFF, Choga NYC, Sapphire, and more.

Chris al
so went on tour with Days of Wild to the Montauk Music Festival in 2014, 2015, & 2016 performing shows at Zum Schneider, The POINT, Surf Lodge, the Sloppy Tuna,the Montauk Beach House, The Light House, & on The Green head line show.

Chris Became a resident teacher since 2014 at PMT Dance Studio (NYC) and hosted their weekly breakin' sessions 'Essential Sessions' as well as hosted & produced Monthly & Annual Battles. Chris also entered the freestyle battle 'Urban Renewal' with Freestyle Expression member Chihiro Cute-Beat making Top 8 in 2014 and Final 4 in 2015. In 2015 he began teaching in Brooklyn for Coming Scope Dance Studio and from 2015-2016 hosted 'Prop Circle Sessions' for freestyle dancers.

In 2017, Chris traveled to Japan and was invited as a guest for High Strokes exhibition freestyle battle. Now back in New York City, Chris has done numerous promotional work for companies such as SONY, Hyperbolic, & Visa. He also performs for private lessons, parties, weddings, & birthdays throughout NY & NJ.

For 2018, Chris has started to release his Online Breakin' Course for beginner & advanced students as well as another performance workshop for Soho Playhouse.
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Chris P.

Online
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$100 / 45-min

About Jared H.

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Austin, TX

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I've been a Hip-hop dancer for 10 years and have training from Beyonce, Justin Bieber, & Usher's choreographers. I'll have you looking like a Step Up dancer in no time! I specialize in popping, waving, gliding, isolations, and tutting with an emphasis on musicality.

You'll learn the foundation of Hip-hop movements then how to perform choreography and freestyle, so you can adapt the moves to any song. We'll learn a different piece of unique choreography every lesson while going through each element of the routine at your own pace.

About Jared
I've been dancing for 10 years and teaching for 3. I currently teach at 5 different studios and give regular private lessons to various students. I've taken workshops and classes from the best dancers in the industry today including Matt Steffanina, Marty Kudelka, Jaquel Knight, Ysabelle Capitule, Nick Demoura, and many more. Their credits include Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and the Step Up movies.

In my class, I'll give you a warm-up to understand the style of movements that are essential to Hip-Hop and then we'll jump right into my choreography going at whatever pace is comfortable for you. Once you're a regular student, I'll make unique routines to songs of your choosing with an emphasis on moves or styles that you like.
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Kayla J. March 4, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Jared did a fantastic job of being able to feel out my daughter's abilities and quickly help her gain the skills needed to perform the routine. He was friendly, personable and a great teacher! We would highly recommend!
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Niraj January 22, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Jared's routines are fun to learn and he's very patient while teaching them. I've been taking lessons with him for the past few months and I couldn't recommend it more!
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Eduardo L. January 18, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Jared is a great instructor!
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Jared H.

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About Tyh C.

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Cambridge, MA
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Hi I'm Tyh :) Are you looking to improve the way you move? Then you're in the right place! I've been performing, teaching and studying dance in the greater Boston area for 15+ years. I specialize in hip hop and street jazz where you can explore freestyle movement in a supportive culture of community and fusion! Book a private with me to tap into your already amazing movement vessel in a fun new way 👍🏽

About Tyh
Hi I'm Tyh :) Are you looking to improve the way you move? Then you're in the right place! I've been performing, teaching and studying dance in the greater Boston area for 15+ years. I specialize in hip hop and street jazz where you can explore freestyle movement in a supportive culture of community and fusion! Book a private with me to tap into your already amazing movement vessel in a fun new way!

I love to eat all kinds of foods but my favorite has to be ICE CREAM. Hehe. I also love to read books about psychology, history and sci-fi fiction! Eek. My favorite pass time is fitness when I'm not dancing (like they're not related pfft) so you can catch me in the gym lifting weights or training mixed martial arts with my fiancé!
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Rito November 15, 2018
· Dance · Online
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Tony August 11, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
This was a great instructor. She was positive, upbeat and encouraging. When you see her teach, you can tell she loves what she does, and it exudes in every area of her. She created a great experience for my girlfriend and me. Thank you again!
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Tyh C.

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About Jonathan D.

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Mobile, AL

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Want to dance like the pros? Interested in learning the latest dance trends and develop your own unique dance style? I will help you build a solid foundation of dance theory and technique while tailoring to your personal tastes and goals. Part of my lesson plan involves me breaking down the basic movements of dance in a way that allows you an easy learning experience to build on further dance development to reach your full potential as a dancer. All ages are welcome. Shoot me a message to see if we're a good match!

About Jonathan
I am a professional Dancer and Choreographer. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors in Kinesiology.

Dance students can expect to improve week to week in their Dance technique. Every dance has a unique rhythm; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundational techniques in order to unlock their own individual style. I can help any student to dance with freedom, confidence, and expression.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied hip hop dance for 11 years. I can teach students to learn their bodies natural flow and to also improve their balance.

As a professional dancer I frequently take trips to New York for video shoots, recording artist, and meeting with other dancers for group dance projects. I have dance for Nike the last two years which as been an amazing exper
ience which also taught me so much and makes me appreciate what I do even more. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic dancers and reach their full potential to take their dancing to the next level.

My personal passion is dance but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better dancer!
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Jonathan D.

Online
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$50 / 30-min

About Tom L.

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Valley Village, CA

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I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.
Why take a class from me?
*I will care for the result more than your money.
*I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's my passion.
*I've had over 1,000 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops).

What do you get when you take a class with me?
*Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good.
*Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for that style of dance.
*Creating a training program according to your goals and needs.
*No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.

About Tom
I've been dancing professionally for 3 years, specializing in Locking and Zouk.
I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.

I've had over 400 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops) in Zouk, mostly in Rio, and I perform and teach regularly with SMDC (Shani Mayer Dance Company) in L.A and out of it.
I've had over 100 hours of training in Locking, including a certification program with Shabba-Doo, of the original Lockers.
Lastly, Over 500 hours of training in Urban styles (hip hop, house, dancehall, popping etc.) in private settings and in groups.

Why take a class from me?
I will care for the result more than your money.
I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's m
y passion.

What do you get when you take a class with me?
Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good.
Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for Zouk and Locking.
Creating a training program according to your goals and needs.
No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
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Tony March 9, 2019
· Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio
Tom has a way of teaching that is easily understandable and make sense almost right away all the time. And this is awesome because I have no dance experience. He is just an all-around nice guy that is fun and knows what to say so that the lesson clicks for you he knows how to make you get it.
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Yurika February 21, 2019
· Dance · In home
I was fortunate to have a private lesson in Zouk with Tom while he visited the bay area in February. Although there were specific things I wanted to focus on (patterns and head movement), he quickly diagnosed that my basic lateral and frame needed some work. I was bit like- “whaaaa” in disbelief but also know (in theory) that EVERYTHING goes back to BASICS and fundamentals. He taught me that I can't keep my Bachata frame, and how the frame is different in Zouk. He also diagnosed what I was doing in my basic step that causes lower back pain every time I social danced - and implementing this automatically felt so much better! Now, I have to un-do all my muscle memory and actively try to practice doing it correctly! That’s is the most difficult part- but with practice it will soon become my new muscle memory!

Tom is a wonderful instructor, dancer, and DJ. What I love the most about his dances, is that he is completely present, committed to the dance, and you can feel his energy. He is exactly the same way while DJ-ing. He’s creative and passionate and is the epitome of ZoukLove. Thank you Tom- you are awesome and amazing as always. <3 <3 <3

Love,
Yurika
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S. February 12, 2019
· Dance · In home
I had a zouk lesson at my home by Tom. He was quick to point out the fundamental stuff that would make the biggest shift to my entire dance. Also, whenever he said "you're doing THIS" he was really great at imitating my mistakes! I have a long way to go, and in that sense it was challenging and discouraging to face that, but he gave me encouragements and clear instructions on what I could practice to get there.
I would take his lesson again!
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Tom L.

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$25 / 30-min

About Alfredo D.

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Buckeye, AZ
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I was born in Brooklyn New York, I have been dancing hip hop for 25 years!

About Alfredo
My name is Alfredo Delgado. I'm 31 years old. I am a Correctional Officer I am a proud father and a great friend. I have had several jobs in the past, the one I was most passionate about was teaching dance. I taught for Fred Astaire, Arthur Murray, and a few independent studios over the course of about 14 years. I started early in High School. My picture shows Karina and I at the prom for senior year. I was a T.A. for special needs children and she needed a date for prom, I gladly volunteered. I bit off more than I could chew though so I started taking lessons at Fred Astaire. I would go to High School during the day and then hop a bus and study at the dance school at night. After months of training and watching videos of heartfelt stories involving dance I was inspired and haven't looked back. I took her to prom and once I figured out I
could do something that amazing for someone I was hooked. I tried the starving artist deal for a long time then decided to get a "real job". I have been working in a prison for 2.5 years now. It's tough to say the least I love what I do no if's and's or but's. I'm finally pursuing my years of passionate teaching for a grander audience. Dancing is very important to me and I love teaching. I would be so grateful to extend my passionate love for teaching dance to as many people as possible. Thank You.
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Rosa March 14, 2019
· Salsa Dancing · Online
Alfredo is the best. His lesson had me sweating, smiling, and inspired to dance every day. He is an amazing instructor and I will learn from him for years to to come!
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