An informative class that will introduce you to groove, rhythm, and unity in HipHop dance. Culture and history is also taught
Dontez "Just" Jones has been apart of HipHop culture for over 10yrs. He is versed in authentic HipHop and Street dance styles that are not taught in universities. He has trained, battled and competed all over the country, but always chooses to bring his knowledge and energy back home to Michigan.
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.
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.
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!
October 15, 2017
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.
July 29, 2017
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.
Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. With almost a decade of experience, she believes that anyone can dance if they put in the effort, and is excited to be a part of your journey!
Her devoted participation in competitions and passionate performances in shows around the area with her partner and a wide variety of students shows dedication and passion towards the craft.
Aside from working her way up to training with the top Ballroom and Latin coaches in the world, Natalya has explored the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and contemporary dance in order to diversify her training and artistry. She has been a member of the Seattle dance companies "Breed Seattle", "Westsiders", and "Black Floor Collective" parallel to competing at a national level with her partner. She now dedicates her time to mentoring and directing multiple diverse ...
Natalya is one of the youngest Professional Latin dancers in the United States DanceSport industry, and a well-known instructor and choreographer in Washington's dance community. Born in Russia - but raised in Seattle, she has become well known through her devoted participation in competitions and passionate performances in shows around the area with her partner and students. Throughout her dance career, Natalya has consistently been a winner of the local Northwest Regional Championships, and a finalist in out-of-state competitions such as Desert Classic, San Francisco Open, and Southwest Regionals.
Aside from working her way up to training with the top Ballroom and Latin coaches in the world, Natalya has explored the worlds of hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and contemporary dance in order to diversify her training and artistry. She has been a
member of the Seattle dance companies "Breed Seattle", "Westsiders", and "Black Floor Collective" parallel to competing at a national level with her partner.
She now dedicates her time to mentoring and directing multiple diverse Performance Groups from ages 7-55 out of Kirkland and Seattle. Her classes range from serious Ballroom and Latin training for competing children and adults to Social Dancing, Dance Fitness, Contemporary, Heels intensives, and Event-Based Choreography such as Wedding Dances and FlashMobs!
She believes that the intricate techniques of Latin partner dance should be accessible to all, and that her vast area of experience in different dance forms has taught her to better-understand how to teach the tools to dancers from diverse movement backgrounds, including children with special needs, while maintaining their personal movement style and artistry.
Instructor was great! The web site link did not work with an apple mac book pro using safari, it only worked with Chrome thanks to Natasha's help, so please add that important memo for mac users! regards--charles
April 5, 2018
Natalya is a great instructor, very professional, inspiring and encouraging! She is also demanding, which means she really cares about your progress.
January 19, 2018
Natalya is an amazing dance instructor with a strong dance background, fun and energetic teaching style and a very professional demeanor! She wants all of her students to succeed and will true you into a skilled dance in no time! Thank you Natalya for all that you have taught me!
Our lessons are customized based on our students needs. All our teachers are fully equipped with unique styles of teaching in order to my your session more fun and easy to learn. We have one on one classes and group classes available.
I am the CEO of a local agency in South Florida. I have over 12 years of experience in the arts, I hire teachers from all over South Florida and the palm beaches to teach all styles of dance to students. My ultimate focus is inspiring each student to pursue their dreams in the arts and maximize their strengths and work on the weakness.
I want to help you express yourself through dance. Dance is one of the worlds greatest forms of therapy and I want to expose you to the amazing qualities it has to offer.
Hello! Thank you for clicking on my profile. I truly care to help you find love and appreciation for dance. I am a determined individual who is willing to go the extra mile to make sure my students are having fun all while taking in all the amazing qualities dance has to offer.
With 20 years of dance experience of training and performing, I enjoy working with the beginner- advanced dancer. I specialize in Ballet,Ballet choreography (Variations), Contemporary, and Hip Hop/ Street Jazz. I also have many years of experience with Pilates and Conditioning, and believe our body should be trained safely while we enjoy the gift of dance! Let's get started!
I am a professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer. I have trained for 20 years and have had wonderful opportunities to perform and travel with various dance companies.
I have experience teaching and choreographing Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, and Conditioning for dancers. I am passionate about movement and am always looking to further my knowledge so that I may share it with others.
I believe dance is within all of us from birth, we just need to fine-tune it! I look forward to working with you and sharing my love for dance.
I got my start in dance at the age of three and was classically trained in a dance school as well as in my academic school. I had my first choreography project in high school and immediately fell in love with the ability to create a story through movement. For some extra training and exposure, I began to teach at a separate dance school in addition to my high school team and my dance school I had been competing with since first starting my career. While I’m college, although I did not major in dance, I joined a semi professional company that allowed me to continue my art along with my studies and used it as an avenue for expression and self exploration. After a 20 year career, I so look forward to giving you/your children the gift that has continued to give to me for so many years.
My love for dance grows far beyond my 20 years in the field, it has become apart of who I am and look forward to sharing that with you in a unique and exciting way! I am able to offer individualized and custom lessons that will tailor your experience to be one of a kind, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. Feel free to ask me about my exciting experiences including traveling all over the world for dance, as well as some of my experience teaching right here in my home state of North Carolina! Whether you’re 3 or 73, I’d love to teach you what the art of dance is all about.
I have a BFA in performing arts and have been teaching dance for 15 years. I am a fun and energetic teacher with extensive knowledge in dancer health and performance. If you are an actor and looking to just learn some basic moves, or an experienced dancer looking for advancement in your technique, I am the teacher for you!
I am a professional dancer specializing in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Modern, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and choreography. I graduated with a BFA in performing arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design, throughout college my focus was choreography and teaching. I’ve choreographed for student films, music videos, and studios around the Southeast. I have been a dance teacher for over 10 years, and absolutely love teaching. To see some of my dancing and choreography you can search my name on YouTube. I look forward to working with you and promise results after your first class!
"My wife and I had a great experience with Briana. I am not a dancer and she made me feel very comfortable. My wife and I learned a lot and would definite
ly recommend her."
"Jordan is amazing, she's creative, she thinks about the children, and she explains the dance moves just how we need them explained. In my first class with
Jordan, I learned so much!!"
"Da-Rell is amazing!!!!! The lesson was for my ten year old son and far exceeded our expectations. My son was so excited after his first lesson and he gave
it ten out of ten! Da-Rell has a very personal approach I can envision that he is an amazing teacher for anyone!"
"Da-Rell and I hit it off right away. In less than a day we already had a dance lesson planned, and we got right to it. Da-Rell has groove and is the numbe
r one recommended hip-hop dance trainer from the Take Lessons company. We went over moon walking, sliding / gliding, and other modern hip-hop moves. Da-Rell also helped film the dance moves on camera so I could keep the video as a study guide. Thank you Da-Rell!"
"Kenneth has an amazing imagination and very intricate moves that make you want to jump on your feet immediately and see if you can mimic it. Extremely pat
ient and dedicated. I've had dance instructors teach me and I'm more of a visual person so when I ask for a run down of the moves again, they seem bothered and Ken isn't like that at all. Ken works with you through every step of the way without hesitation. I love working with Ken and he's so much fun to be around with and still can be very profesional. Truly a very dedicated man to his work."
"Great first lesson. Up beat and fun. Ken is a great instructor. Takes time to teach. If anything, I would rather have the lesson in a studio so that I
can see what I am doing. Hard to dance on grass. I trip with the ground being uneven."
"Jared was so nice and encouraging! He broke the steps and movements down simply for me. It was so fun! I’m practicing and looking forward to our next less
"Really great instruction great energy looking forward to more lessons"
"She is great with kids. Inspires to be at their best and makes sure they are having fun."