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About Teresa V.

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Evergreen, CO
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About Teresa
Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, has taken her career from coast to coast, and abroad. She began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (Dance) and University of Utah (BFA- Theatre), Teresa has gone on to craft a dense and eclectic resume on both coasts and internationally as an Actress and as a Dancer/Choreographer (classical & contemporary works, Argentine Tango, musical theatre).
Teresa’s film credits include screen time with academy award winning actor, Sean Penn in “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” leading roles in independent film gems such as “Life at Bay”, “The Hideout”, and “Seven Fallen Objects.”, and stars in nationally running commercials for Dyson Vacuums and An
imal Planet. Her vast theatre credit highlights include “Tango Fever”(TeatroLaTea, NYC), “Buried Child” (Aaron Davis Hall, NYC); ”Objectivity”(FischHouseThtr, SF), ”Scheme of Things”(El Portal Thtr, LosAngeles), ”Light in the Shadow”(The Complex, Los Angeles).
Prior to returning to New York in the Spring of 2012, Teresa dedicated her dance career to a tango dance partnership in Warsaw where she performed, toured, taught, and also stepped in as a dance consultant to the 2011 winners of the Polish edition of "Dancing With The Stars."
After her time abroad,Teresa taught/choreographed/performed full time in NYC until 2015. She is now based in her homestate of Colorado. Frequently she is a guest judge for Dance Competitions across the country.
In addition, Teresa has launched a series of specialized dance programs (“Slippers to Heels: Ballet Technique & Tango Stylization”), Choreographic and Acting intensives, and specialized workshops for professional/pre-professional dancers. She is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.
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Faith November 12, 2017
· Ballet · Online
Great first lesson! Teresa is very pleasant to work with and extremely knowledgeable. Looking forward to many more lessons to come!
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Kiri October 30, 2017
· Flexibility Training · In studio
Teresa was awesome! She worked with me and my limited flexibility and really set me up for success with exercises to integrate into my routine. She was also very cognizant of a prior injury and presented long term alternate solutions to tissue regrowth. I really look forward to working with her again!
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Brittany June 20, 2017
· Stage Performance · In studio
She was really great, we have only had one lesson so far but she made me feel very comfortable and I feel like she will be perfect for me helping me get over my stage fright. She came up with quite a few ideas up front and can tell she is taking it seriously, which makes me even more confident in her because it is such a serious issue for me. I am looking forward to working with her.
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Teresa V.

Evergreen, CO 80439
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About Morgan J.

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Loveland, OH
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About Morgan
My name is Morgan. I am a hula hoop dance performer and instructor for Spin Happy Hoop Dance in Cincinnati. I have been hula hooping since 2009 and take pleasure in sharing my art with others! I specialize in teaching both children and adults hula hoop dance. I have a ton of knowledge to share, so come ready to learn!

****PLEASE PARDON OUR DUST!
My new studio is currently under construction. While I do have a temporary location set up for use until my studio is ready, I would really appreciate everyone's patience and understanding while I am getting my new place set up! My temporary location does have A/C, plenty of space, high ceilings and mirrors.
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Leslie February 2, 2017
· Hula Hoop · Online
Morgan taught me some great tips on exactly the moves I most needed; I really learned a lot!
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Laura January 23, 2017
· Hula Hoop · Online
My daughter LOVES Morgan and looks forward to her lesson every week!
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Sarah C. October 8, 2016
· Hula Hoop · In studio
Terrific as usual
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Morgan J.

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About Lily S.

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Provo, UT
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About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Alissa M. January 8, 2019
· French · Online
Lily is great! So patient and nice. :) I really loved our first lesson and can see how doing this will help me grow more comfortable at speaking and learning french.
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sophia December 26, 2018
· ESL · Online
I feel very lucky that she be my daughter ‘s ESL teacher.
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Sophia B. November 26, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was simply amazing
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Lily S.

Lily S.

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$20 / 30-min

About Anne K.

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Broomfield, CO

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About Anne
I am available to teach Sewing, Pattern Making and Fashion Design lessons from my home studio in Broomfield.

I have been sewing since I was 7 years old and while I do know how to use a sewing pattern I prefer to make my own, I always have.

I have a degree in Pattern Making, Fashion Design, and Product Development. Adding a lot of standard technique to my own methods.

In sewing, I can teach you anything from the simplest basics to how to sew stretch fabrics, and much more.

In Fashion Design I can teach you the basics of fashion drawing and show you how to translate those designs into patterns that you can sew together.

My goal as a teacher is to help you achieve your goals. I know that we all learn at a different pace.

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2 Sewing Machines.
Juki and Brother Sergers
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Pattern paper for drafting
Limited fashion fabrics for sewing
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Andrew March 23, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Simple and easy for beginners or the more advanced this teacher is good at what she does. I highly recommend her.
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Jennifer S. July 27, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Anne is a great sewing instructor. I was able to understand how to use a sewing machine and am more comfortable using one. The pillow case project I worked on was a fun project to do. The easiest way to learn how to sew is by doing it and practicing. It's definitely easier learning how to sew with the teacher next to you and answering your questions. I highly recommend Anne as a sewing instructor.
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Emily plante June 21, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
It was exactly what I was looking for, Anne was very helpful and imformative.
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Anne K.

Anne K.

Broomfield, CO 80020
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$50 / 60-min

About Jeff R.

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Arlington, VA
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About Jeff
Jeff is now living in Arlington, VA, and is available for in-person teaching in the D.C./Metro area.

Jeff has been folding origami for over twenty years, and working as an origami artist and teacher for the past four. He is a teacher and artist with Taro's Origami Studio, and has independently taught origami at Manhattan Youth LAB Middle School in addition to workshops and private lessons to students of all ages. Jeff has also been hired as an origami artist for television commercials and live events.

Jeff is also an actor, musician, and theatre teaching artist. He trained at New York University, the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre, and Circus Warehouse. Favorite professional credits include two seasons each with the Texas and South Dakota Shakespeare Festivals, composing and musical directing an award-winning score for Libra
Theater's "12th Night," and teaching/directing as an international guest artist with Burgh Healthy Hub in Helensburgh, Australia.

*At the moment I'm only listing Sundays for availability, but if you're interested in another time slot, please contact me and we'll figure something out.
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Eryn March 7, 2018
· Origami · In home
Jeff was such an amazing teacher. He came to our home and even brought the special paper with him. Our son who is 7 and his friends (8-9yrs) thoroughly enjoyed learning how to fold origami and it was a creative fun way to spend the afternoon. We hope to do it again soon.
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Jeff R.

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About Shella M.

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Arvada, CO

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About Shella
Do you Love Vintage/Retro Styles?I enjoy helping Beginners Sewers Travel Back in Style by Learning how to sew Vintage Patterns (No Time Traveling Necessary to Bring back the Glamorous Styles of Yesterday) and Discover the lost art of Vintage Sewing. Classic Styles are always Timeless.

Are you Ready to pick up that needle and thread and Learn how to Sew Vintage? Or finally take that sewing machine out of the box and put it to good use? I will be helping you start with the basics and take you step by step through all the essentials to make learning to sew Vintage a fun and inspiring experience.

During this course you will learn:
• all of the necessary Vintage sewing terminology & equipment
• how to read a Vintage commercial pattern and pick the perfect Pattern size for you.
• how to choose the right fabric for a garment
• how to
identify fabric grain lines
• different types of stitches & seam finishes you can complete using a sewing machine!

You will complete one project:
PROJECTS Choices: Retro Apron, 50s Clutch bag (purse), 1950s hat

I sew 1920s, 30s, 40s ,50s, 60s and 70s Styles and can Personalize the lesson to fit the Style Decade you are interested in.
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Shella M.

Shella M.

Arvada, CO 80003
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$25 / 30-min

About Morgan M.

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Kansas City, MO

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Greetings!

My name is Morgan and I have been knitting for nearly a decade now. I believe that knitting is a deeply meditative experience and that it can be an emotionally and mentally healing exercise. Also, there are few things more satisfying than casting off a beautiful piece and wearing it the same day!

I have taught many different age groups, from 7 year olds to retired grandmothers who want to knit for their loved ones. I am an ambidextrous knitter (also called mirror knitting) so I happily teach left or right handed or mirror knitting. I do not like to tell people that they are knitting a wrong or right way, if you get the desired results and can translate a pattern to your understanding, that’s great!

I believe in slow ethical fashion and investing in clothing that will last years and be family heirlooms. My most movi
ng experience with knitting was while on a mission trip in Uganda. I was able to teach 30 women and nearly 50 young ladies/children to knit. It was the experience that cemented for my belief that absolutely anyone can learn to knit when given the time, patience, and supplies needed. This is why I am willing to provide supplies to students who are unable to buy their own. I believe in meeting students where they are at and using only positivity to teach.

My teaching style is to be student lead, hands off, and to discourage negative self talk and doubt. When the teacher behaves like the student is 100% capable, the attitude of the student reflects that confidence. It is my sincerest desire to spread the joys of knitting far and wide. Please join me for a lesson soon!
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Morgan M.

Morgan M.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

About Melissa R.

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Holyoke, MA
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I have been crocheting since I was 12 years old. Throughout the years I crocheted blankets, granny squares, Character hats, beanies, scarves, amigurumi, baby clothes, and so much more. Crocheting has been an outlet where I de-stress and unleash my creativity! I always have a can-do mind! If I can imagine it, I will crochet it!
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Melissa R.

Melissa R.

Online
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$25 / 30-min

About JJ L.

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Chicago, IL
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Hi! In middle school, I couldn't imagine reaching a rating of 1500. By the end of high school, I was 1798 but could not figure out how to crack 1800. Now I'm comfortably over 2000 and I have a 50% win rate against 2200+ competition. Maybe you've also found it ver difficult to get over a hump, no matter how much you study or how much you play. So, what happened to my game?

To find out, you should schedule a lesson ;)

My major focus is on properly diagnosing the position. Are you playing for a win in a dead drawn position and losing? Is your plan based on your hopes of finding a checkmate, instead of a concrete weakness on the board? Are you avoiding rook endgames because you haven't studied them? In short: we will be focusing on psychology and planning, with plenty of opening prep and endgame studies!
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JJ L.

JJ L.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

About Artem L.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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I have a great opportunity for sharing my knowledge gained at Soviet chess club along with US Chess and Scholastic Center education boosting myself and my students from very beginner to advanced players.
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Artem L.

Online
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$30 / 30-min

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