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About Daniel K.

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Daniel, a former faculty member of Columbia College in Chicago, is a studio and live performance singer and musician based in Chicago. His teaching and performing experience spans three decades, and includes expertise in the studies of voice, guitar, piano, bass, drums, and trumpet, along with music theory, arranging, and composing. He is a Lincoln Academy Student Laureate who holds a BA in Music Composition, and has attended graduate courses in education at Roosevelt University and DePaul University in Chicago. He has taught students of all ages at private studios, public school, and college.

Daniel is described by his students as a natural teacher. He prefers to be regarded as an advancing student, and takes the journey along with his students to guide them towards their goals with a friendly, positive, efficient and productive appro
ach. He feels that music is within all of us, and a desire to learn is a sign of talent, so anyone can develop their musical abilities with methodical practice.

The musical journey for Daniel began at an early age with trumpet and piano studies which became a passion for him by the age of 14. He was the drum major of the high school marching band, and successfully completed a paid contract to arrange music for the high school jazz band which performed in a state beauty pageant. He began teaching privately after high school, and continued playing in bands, and composing original music. He formed a professional jazz ensemble under the name of the Chicago Jazz Players by the age of 22, and developed his arranging techniques while having it performed by an eighteen piece orchestra consisting of many great local artists. It was in this environment that he gained experience with brass, woodwinds, and rhythm instruments. He was granted a position at Columbia College as an instructor at age 29 where he taught theory, sight singing, musicianship, ear training, harmony, orchestration, and composition. He scored the music for several plays, and conducted his own pieces with Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Players. During those years he found himself playing the guitar and singing more than anything else. It was in 1995 that he focused on singing and playing the guitar with his rock band. He has produced several CD recordings of his original music in his own studio, and has helped produce local bands and artists. He performs regularly in the Chicago area.

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Daniel exhibits patience and care with each student, and develops an individualized approach based on clear goals with practical procedures. Most beginners can expect to have a working knowledge of music notation and how it applies to their instrument within three months, and should be developing fluency in performing music that they enjoy within six months. Advancing students will enjoy the rewards that will follow by studying with an experienced teaching musician that will recognize strengths and weaknesses, and recommend proven techniques for personal musical development. Studying music should be fun, fulfilling, and in harmony with the needs and desires of the student, and this is key to the philosophy held by Daniel.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eight track recording gear; grand piano; guitars/bass (acoustic & electric); cables/amps, drum kit and percussion.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide lesson materials, and always have a metronome with me. I expect the student to have an instrument. I prefer that a student has a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Customized approach to the individual based on needs and goals.
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Carlos Lopez September 27, 2018
· Trumpet · In studio
Very patient and is encouraging to someone who 40+ and decided to just start to to learn the trumpet.
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J. C. August 3, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
I've found a keeper instructor. Lots of good players out there teach guitar, but somehow it just doesn't work out. Dan has plenty of experience playing, but it takes serious talent to teach others. Daniel has both! Sets goals for students based on their needs/aspirations. If you don't click with Dan, you might need another path, like tennis or swimming....
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Woodhouse June 6, 2018
· Piano · In home
Daniel was great, I have my own goals and he was able to tailor the lesson to what I was looking for. Looking forward to more lessons to come!
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About MissG M.

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*These prices are only for my private students taking lessons from me at the studio in highland park, which already includes the room rental fee.*
**This option is not available to the general public, please choose another subject for regular pricing. **

Students can expect to reach all of their goals and much more! Classes are always tailored to the individual receiving instruction. I go at your pace and I challenge you as much as you need to be challenged in order to promote the fastest growth possible.

About Gisselle
***CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHICAGO***

60 AND 90 MINUTE CLASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 5 LESSONS.
PLEASE BOOK EITHER 30 OR 45 MINUTE LESSONS FOR YOUR FIRST PACKAGE OF CLASSES.

MissG was born and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYCs prestigious Broadway Dance Center and Steps, among others. In 2004 she founded Alight Movement and has already made a mark within the dance community through events, dance competitions, shows and workshop tours. They were recently seen on BET's 106 and Park, where some of MissG's choreography was displayed.

MissG has recently relocated to Chicago from Florida. She has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various local venues in South Florida including television shows and music videos. Her most recent sighting is in Step Up Revolution. Her choreography was also r
ecently seen on BET's Spring Bling Invitational Showcase in Venice Beach,CA. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice.
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Brenda August 15, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
Our Grandson Caleb had his first Hip Hop lesson with Miss G last week. I highly recommend Miss G. She makes learning fun and interesting. She keeps things lite and low key and is able to keep Caleb focused. Miss G interacts with children exceptionally well. Caleb can't wait for his second lesson!!
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Brenda G. August 8, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
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olivija June 21, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
My daughter is 9 years old and had her first class with Gisselle today! She had a blast and learned a lot! She can’t wait for her next lesson:)
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MissG M.

MissG M.

Highland Park, IL 60035
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About Jordan W.

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Hello! I am a teacher of twelve years who continues to choreograph, teach, and perform around the world. I am involved in the industry as a dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actor. I have experience in many areas of dance including hip hop/urban, jazz, contemporary, tap, and more. Additionally, I am a multifaceted performer and teacher, having experience in theater, character, circus, and clowning. I am versatile, yet specialized and have a lot of to offer my students.

My classes are customized to my students so they may get the maximum benefit out of working together. Since having fun is crucial to learning, I like to have a good time with students in my class. I am outgoing, I love to dance, and I am passionate about sharing my experience with those who are eager to learn!

Dance lessons are offered at 4 locations:
1) Online via TakeLessons Classroom
2) Teacher Location 1 (Primary studio - 150sq ft) - For private and semi-private (2 people) lessons

About Jordan
Learn to move, improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (=

I am a teacher, choreographer, and professional dancer with 14 years of teaching and industry experience both nationally and abroad. I am a versatile artist and educator with a background in numerous styles of dance, modeling, acting, fitness, theater, circus, and character performance. I have been in music videos, commercials, films, and on TV, and have worked with companies like Reebok, Disney, American Idol, Fox, NBC, Heineken, Universal and more. I have traveled the world teaching and performing and am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest potential!

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ve taught preschoolers through adults of all levels, including beginners. My lessons are engaging, creative, beneficial, and a super great time! I enjoy helping my students reach their goals while having fun along the way. My favorite part about teaching is seeing students improve in ability and more importantly, confidence, and knowing that I was able to be a part of their process.

Lessons offered:
-Dance fitness
-Strength and conditioning
-Stretching and Flexibility training
-Personal training
-Nutrition and wellness
-Jazz dance
-Hip hop/urban dance
-Jazz funk dance
-Burlesque dance
-Contemporary dance
-Lyrical dance
-Musical theater dance
-Character development
-Acting
-Modeling
-Tap dance
-Ballet dance
-Barre/Cardio Barre
-Improv
-Choreography
-Wedding dance
and much more!

I am outgoing, friendly, and fun, but most importantly-I love what I do! I focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with!

Lesson locations:
1) Online: via TakeLessons Classroom
2) In Studio: 2 locations *addt'l. rental fee req'd-please inquire for more info.
3) Your location

Semi-private and group lessons available *Please inquire for more info!

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I am a former member of Unity LA, under the direction of Dancing with the Stars Emmy Winner, Tessandra Chavez, as well as the non-profit dance company, MusEffect- dedicated to raising awareness of social issues through performance. I have collaborated with distinguished circus troupes such as The Lucent Dossier Experience, Zen Arts, Cirque Berzerk, and others, with whom I continue to perform internationally.

I have done music videos for Cody Simpson, Bassnectar, Claude VonStroke and Bruno Furlan, Beats Antique, Lafa Taylor, Nash Overstreet, Japanese icon Namie Amuro, Ray Quinn from Britain’s Idol, and more. I have appeared on Parks and Recreation, The Disney Channel's So Random, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Fox Atomic’s The Comebacks, TruTV's Fake Off, and The Dance Network's Steady Mobbin’, and commercials for Tresemme, eHarmony, El Jimador, and HTV Network, amongst others.

I have also worked on Michelle Obama's “Let’s Move Burbank” Campaign, The Giffoni Film Festival, The Probowl, The Orange County Film Festival, KROQ Radio, Coachella Music Festival, The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The American Cancer Society, Bettis Richardson on his international tour, and popular rock band Lifehouse.
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tina December 5, 2018
· Ballet · Online
Great thank-you!
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Kevin November 30, 2018
· Ballet · Online
Jordan was very informative and engaging. Thank you.
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Lucy A. November 14, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Jordan was the best!!
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About Kaycee I.

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Experienced dancer of 17 years and 3 years of teaching expierence. With me, we will focus on the importance of stretching, strength, technique, and choreography. Perfect for all levels and all ages! My goal is for all of my students to feel happy and comfortable with themselves and strive to keep pushing themselves to be better and reach their personal goals every day!

About Kaycee
I am a dancer and performer of 17 years and have 3 years of teaching experience. Styles included are ballet, lyrical/contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip hop.

I was born and raised in upstate New York dancing at competitive studios where I have had all of my technique and performance training. After moving to college in 2015, I decided to begin sharing my dance knowledge and inspiring all students.

I have performed at many venues, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Six Flags, Disney World, Disney Land, and many more! I was also a competitive dancer for nine years. Lastly, I have begun expanding my knowledge and choreography by choreographing the Mrs. North Carolina International pageant for the past three years.

Within my classes, students will expect an emphasis on stretching, strength, technique, and choreography. I aspire
to inspire students to be the very best version of themselves and express their feelings through movement.

I strive to help students reach their personal goals and am excited for this journey!
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Kaycee I.

Kaycee I.

Online
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$34 / 30-min

About Brittni T.

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Villa Park, IL
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I teach ballroom dance lessons, and salsa lessons to all ages and all levels of dance. I teach wedding couples choreography for their first dance.

I like to see progress in the people I teach. I enjoy teaching and enjoy dancing to music.

My services stand out with the knowledge I have built from being a ballroom dancer and gymnast. I understand the body and the muscles very well and I know and understand how to use the body and develop efficiency.

About Brittni
My name is Brittni T. I gave a passion for teaching people how to dance. I work with your schedule, and I relate to you and your learning style. I teach quality lessons for a low rate. I love to see progress in my students.
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Brittni T.

Brittni T.

Villa Park, IL 60181
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$50 / 60-min
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About Susie G.

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Hello! Let me start off by mentioning how much fun salsa dancing can be and the good feels it brings to your life. I've been dancing for fun for the past 12 years and just recently this year I performed at the Chicago Salsa Congress. I started teaching Basic salsa on 1 for a year or two now. I also have a yoga certification which has helped me in teaching balance and incorporating strong posture into the dance depending on what your needs are. Whether it's for fun, for something new to try or fitness, it can be learned. The best way to get started or comfortable with the dance is by just doing it. Please feel free to contact me or connect with me if interested in giving salsa dance a try.

: ) Susie

About Susie
I first started doing yoga 8 years ago when I realized how much my anxiety and lack of concentration was beginning to disrupt areas of my life. After noticing the subtle changes in my mood, level of awareness and connection with my body as well as with something beyond me, I had discovered the true healing power of physical discipline. This led me to deepen my practice and travel to Bali, Indonesia for my 200 hour vinyasa flow teacher training intensive through Frog Lotus Yoga (Yoga Alliance Qualified). An inner truth I knew deep inside had reawakened during my experience in Asia and all I knew was that I had to share it. In our society we are trained to be constantly busy, productive and following the motions of a fast pace life. We forget we have the option of slowing down; however, we are so conditioned we forget to make it a priorit
y. What if we could train the mind to ease off the stress and ask our body to follow the same plan? How liberating would that be? Well, we can but it involves practice, love, and much patience. In my style of teaching private yoga, I like to create a practice that encourages students to work with their strengths along with a balance of challenging postures and allowing the flow of growth develop from there.
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Edie September 22, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Susie is wonderful... very good at what she does and so nice!
I really am enjoying my lessons and I highly recommend her!!
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Susie G.

Susie G.

Chicago, IL 60616
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$84 / 30-min

About Rosaria V.

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The worst nightmare for a student is to be ridiculous when try to dance, well I believe that a good teacher is the one that can help you to change the way of how you see your self in the mirror! I know that I can let you change your confidence in your movement, your feeling for the music and make you enjoy music and step with your heart, not just with your mind! I have done this kind of process so many times on so many students already that's why I know that is possible and that's why this can make my dance lesson unique!

About Rosaria
My name is Rosaria, I'm from Italy and I'm a Professional ballroom dance teacher. I beginning ballroom dance since I was 7 years old! I competed all over Europe and for the last 5 years I compete a lot in USA!i I teach single person, couple, groups from beginners lever to very advanced level! The best part of my job is when people prove them self that they can dance and day by day they became more excited to were them dance shoes and start to enjoy the music and to feel them body! As a dance teacher all what I want to see is people happy when they dance! Are you ready to risk being happy dancing? yes? Let's do it!!!

The dances that I teach are: Waltz, Tango, Fox Trot, V. Waltz, Quick Step, Samba, Cha Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Swing, Bachata.
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Ady September 20, 2018
· Ballroom Dance · In home
I am a competitive ballroom pro/am student and I’ve been dancing and competing for years. I had the privilege of studying ballroom dance with Rosaria. She is one of the most talented and beautiful dancers I have ever seen. What makes her an outstanding teacher, however, is her ability to teach. She knows what needs to be done step by step. Whether it’s basic technique, or styling, or even choreography, Rosaria was able to help me improve each time. She works tirelessly at finding different ways to explain the techniques she is teaching. I learned and enjoyed my dancing more with her than with any other ballroom teacher. Ever. Her professionalism, her dedication, and her artistry are one of a kind.
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Rosaria V.

Rosaria V.

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About Mani L.

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I plan on giving you an experience where you can have fun, build confidence, learn to dance, and sweat! A combination you do not want to miss. I have danced for over 8 years now and before I had my daughter I was vice president of my college dance team. I have a passion for performance which I am ready to show!

About Mani
Hey, I've been a dancer for 8 years now and I have a passion for performance. Dance is a great way to express yourself and enjoy your body. Come take a lesson with me and I'm sure you'll leave ready to show everyone what you've got!
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Mani L.

Mani L.

Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
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$67 / 30-min

About Monica V.

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Hello! I’ve been a cheer and dance coach for over 9 years. I love to dance and make up new moves. I can take you to the next level. I cant wait to hear from you!!! I also have been background checked through St. Wenceslaus. I can provide information upon request.?

About Monica
Hello! I’m Monica. I have been in dance and cheer most of my life. I was a cheer coach and district trainer for 9 years. I won many competitions and went to Nationals. I love to teach and I know what it takes to stand out in a crowd. I come from a law enforcement family and have been background check through St. Wenceslaus. I can provide information upon request. Teaching girls from 4-18 is my passion. I hope to hear from you soon 🤗
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Autumn December 6, 2018
· Cheerleading · In studio
Mrs. Monica taught me for about 5 or 6 years and she was my absolute favorite instructor I have had! The routines were cute and fun to learn, as well as perform. Monica cared about each of her students, got to know each of them very well, and wanted to see them do the best they could while still having fun. I love Monica and know whoever she teaches will love her, too!
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Mandy December 5, 2018
· Cheerleading · In studio
Monica does amazing work! She is awesome with the choreography of dances, cheer, etc. Monica's training is always well planned and she is super encouraging. I have seen her not only be able to train kids familiar with some of the techniques all the way to kids with special needs that have never had any training at all. Monica is AWESOME!
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Katie December 4, 2018
· Cheerleading ·
Ms. Monica is an amazing cheer coach. She is able to individually help students and bring out their strengths while working on their weaknesses. She helped me learn a lot about working as a team.
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Average Cost of Dance Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute dance lessons in Chicago is $71. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $49 and $100 per hour.

30-min $34
 
$61 average
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45-min $42
 
$67 average
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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute dance lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute dance lessons are 6% less expensive at $67, and 30-minute lessons cost 15% less at $61.

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