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About Kay B.

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Cypress, CA

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I have been teaching dance for over 20 years. I specialize in ballet, tap, and jazz. I also teach lyrical.

About Kay
I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you spend a lot of time at the Piano. I became a member of MTAC in 2004 and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota in 1998. I have a great passion for Music and a bigger passion for the Piano and sharing the wonders of how beautiful the Piano really is.

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In my opinion, piano is the hardest instrument to learn, but the most rewarding. If you can play piano you can pretty much play any instrument. I believe that a piano lesson should be fun. I'm a strict teacher with a smile and a giggle. I push my students to greatness while helping t
hem love the piano through the good times and the bad. I'm a very encouraging but honest teacher. I compliment when warranted and I assess incorrect performances in an honest, but encouraging manner. I always let a student know that, though their performance was not their best, they can and will improve. It's always only a matter of time. I use the Schaum and Nevin series depending on the student's personality. I teach Classical and Pop Music. It's important for a student to learn the Classics and gain the ability to play things they like. I find the happy balance between the two. I teach Beginning to Intermediate levels. I also like to incorporate Music theory into the lessons because understanding the mechanics of Music helps make playing and creating Music much easier to accomplish. A typical lesson will start off with a hand drill warm up. We then will move on to the lesson book and repertoire. Theory will be assigned as homework. I look it over at the beginning of the lesson and discuss it and answer any questions in the last five minutes of class. Baby lessons go as followed: 15 mins. of play time and 15 mins of Music theory. I like to keep structure in my lessons but sprinkle a little joy and laughter to keep the atmosphere light. It makes for a much more attentive Piano student.

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I expect the student to have a Piano or Keyboard of some sort. I may provide music on occasion.

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Classical and Pop
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Kay B.

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About Meridyth K.

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Cincinnati, OH
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I will not only teach you to make music with you feet, but I will also help build your confidence.

About Meridyth
All of my private lessons are personalized to each student’s goals, experience, and rhythm. What makes my online classes unique is the one on one personal touch to ensure you not only understand the execution of the steps, but you have the confidence to practice and progress. Not only are we going to exercise but, we will also make music too.
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Meridyth K.

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About Carissa M.

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Sacramento, CA
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Let's get moving! I can teach you a number of styles or focus on one in particular that you like. My background is mainly in ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theatre dancing. No one is too young or old to learn some moves!

About Carissa
Hi! I'm Carissa, a working actor and playwright, and would love to work with you on your craft! I grew up heavily immersed in the arts from a young age. For Middle School and High School I attended one of the top Performing Arts schools in the State of California, where I was able to take classes such as ballet, tap, jazz, acting, and playwriting daily. After that, I earned a spot in, and graduated from, the BFA Acting program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After taking a year to work professionally in theatre and television, I moved to Ireland to earn my MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy (an affiliate school of London's RADA). Teaching has been a big part of my life, from private study to running theatre camps for kids. I'm well versed in the drama school audition trail and would love to help you prepare fo
r this exciting time! I also offer playwriting lessons/critique, and beginner lessons in dance (ballet, jazz, tap). I look forward to hearing from you!
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Tommaso July 18, 2019
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Absolutely the best acting instructor I could get!!
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Neil K. July 8, 2019
· Acting · Online
She is the Best. Very good in communicating and sharing her experience.
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Rajan N. July 8, 2019
· Acting · Online
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Carissa M.

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About Gigi O.

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Millbrook, NY

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I bring a highly intuitive approach and personal commitment to every lesson with you. Whether you are a beginner seeking foundational dance skills and self expression, or a more experienced dancer desiring to refine your technique, style, or performance, I will connect with keen awareness to move you toward your goals. I specialize in ballet, healing dance, dance fitness, multicultural dance, creative movement, and a fusion of styles including jazz, modern, classical Indian dance and hula, I carry over 20 years of professional compassionate teaching experience, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

About Gigi
Hello and welcome. My name is Gigi. I have been teaching dance, dance fitness, and meditation for 30 years. I love the personal relationship with each student as together we bring forth skill, style, self confidence, expression, well being, and peace. My primary dance training was received from the Mid Hudson Ballet Company, with teaching certification from Music in Motion, Inc. My meditation training is rooted in 7 years of monastic life and 30 years of integrating the principles and practices into my being. I am a very compassionate, friendly, intuitive person who teaches with warmth, sensitivity, patience, and attention to detail. I look forward to bringing all of the above into sessions with you to help fulfill your personal goals and interests.

My relationship with dance began at the age of 3, when my mother enrolled me in my fir
st ballet class with the hope that it would help me gain the confidence to come out from my hiding place behind her back. Not only did it encourage me to overcome my excessively painful shyness, but it grew an everlasting love and shelter for me. I went on to receive the foundation of my training at Estelle & Alfonso Performing Arts and the Russian Ballet School of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. During my adolescent years, I became a teacher at the school and a performing member of the company. I also received the honor of performing in Harlequinade with the New York City Ballet, studying at the Craft of Choreography Conference on scholarship, and attending a variety of ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes by notable teachers in multiple schools and venues in the northeast.

In my adult years, I've enjoyed performing on many occasions, especially as a guest artist with Dog-Eared Dancers and in choreographic partnership with Anna Mayta of Anna Mayta Dance Fusion. I'm grateful to have expanded my modern dance and teaching experience with Laurie Sepe Marder, and to have studied Kuchipudi Classical Indian Dance with Kantham Chatlapalli, as well as ancient and modern Hula with Kumu June Tanoue. Under the mentorship of Barbara Thuesen, I received my certification in ballet teaching and choreography from Music in Motion, Inc. I was then accepted into the dance department at the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts, but chose to remain close to home and open White Lotus Ballet in 2004 instead.

Since then, I have had the ongoing pleasure of teaching dance to dozens of children and adults in my space, as well as at preschools, daycare centers, yoga studios, and special events. My teaching style and content continue to evolve with the gathering of insight, compassion, and experience.

In addition to traditional dance, that evolution has also expanded to include teaching meditation and healing dance. I am a very devotional soul and a natural intuitive empathic healer. So, i find all the gifts, talents, inspiration, and wisdom I receive come together in a variety of forms and ways I teach to touch the heart and desired interest of each student. Again, I look forward to creating lessons that fulfill you in that way.
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M.E. July 19, 2019
· Dance · In studio
I took dance lessons from Gigi with a focus on self expression and working through issues that I was holding onto on any particular day. I am 60+ years old and never danced before. Where my typical perspective of myself standing in front of a mirror is not positive, I somehow was transformed into seeing beauty. Gigi is a beautiful person, very patient , non judging. Her goal was for me to meet my goal, even when it changed from week to week. Sometimes we worked on dance technique, other times using movement to work through feelings. I loved it.
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Anna Mayta June 17, 2019
· Dance · In home
Working with Gigi during a challenging time in my life was an amazing experience, her empathy, her nurturing quality made my experience truly lovely. She finds inspiration for movement therapeutic work by what the students needs are. After my classes with Gigi I feel spiritually rejuvenated.
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Dave June 9, 2019
· Meditation · Online
Wonderful and captivating teacher of meditation.
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Gigi O.

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About Latasha S.

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Miami, FL

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I have more than twenty five years of experience. I have taught students from the age of 4-adults. I hold more that 15 National Dance and Cheer titles. I am a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and an NCA all American. I owned an All Star dance and Cher studio for 12 years and I specialize in beginner dancers.

About Latasha
If you are getting prepared to Audition for a professional team or just want to have some moves for a party. I am the perfect teacher for you. I bring a good balance of fun and discipline to help you prepare for you big performance. I can choreograph dance routines to wow any crowd. So if you are the age of 4 to 94 and want to learn dance or cheer. I am the teacher for you!
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Latasha S.

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About Anna M.

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Hyde Park, NY
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Fusion Dance Technique: Experience a truly unique dance class that fuses different dance styles from around the world. Laugh, smile, and sweat while learning combinations that blend the dance styles of India, West Africa, Spain, Latin America, and the United States. This class is geared toward people of all fitness levels and even those who have no formal dance training will have a great time.

About Anna
Anna is a dance improviser, choreographer, and instructor. She graduated from Empire State College in June 2001 with a BA in Dance in Education. In November 2008, she received a certificate to teach yoga from Svyasa Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she was awarded a dissemination award from the Dutchess County Arts Council in Poughkeepsie, New York. Anna has been teaching, performing, and choreographing for over 15 years. She has developed two programs throughout this time period. One is teaching the Spanish language through movement, and the other is fusion dance, which centers on the incorporation of African, Classical Indian, Flamenco, Modern and Latin dance styles. She has traveled for her work to Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, and Bombay in India. Additionally, she has taught for The National Ballet of Zimba
bwe in Africa, in England, and in the greater Boston Area. She is currently working in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Her choreographed solos, such as “Fusion,” “Flamenco Fusion,” and “Veiled” (a metaphor for the plight of women in Afghanistan) have been performed in New York City, the Mid-Hudson Valley, Boston, and India. She has had interviews about her work for The Poughkeepsie Journal, La Voz/ Radio Kingston NY, in addition to podcast interviews about her life in Chile and being bilingual. She has collaborated with artists such as Gigi Oppenheimer in choreographing duets entitled “The Wisdom Tree,” and “Inner Fire.” She has choreographed for the D’amby Project, SolesBare Dance Collective, and The National Ballet of Zimbabwe. She has danced with Kelly Donovan and Karen Brey. Currently, Anna directs her dance company, Fusion Dance, which is located in NY. She teaches, choreographs, and performs throughout the greater New York Area.
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White Lotus Ballet July 2, 2019
· Dance · In home
Anna is a unique, amazing, and outstanding teacher! She brings infectiously inspiring energy to each lesson, as she expands the base, skill, and style of movement range. I highly recommend her!
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Anna M.

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