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Stephen H.

New York, NY

students can select the style of dance they wish to master and will learn will improve overall balance, choreology, and performance skills. students will also learn terminology and work on flexibility, strength, and muscle control. these lessons are based more on improving ability, not technique.

About Stephen

A native of New York City, my studies in dance include Jazz , Hip Hop, ballet, modern dance, and movement for theater. I have studied dance since the age of 10 at various schools and studios including Choir Academy of Harlem, The College of Staten Island as well as Barry University, and frequents Dance New Amsterdam (DNA studios) and Broadway Dance Center. I currently dance professionally with a Mixed Bag and Co. in NYC and have directed and choreographed award winning dance concerts for Art In Motion Productions in Miami.

I have been teaching dance as a choreographer for over 3 years.
The focus is on precision and performance. I specialize in technique and pedagogy for all levels of dance as well as movement, staging, and stage presence for dance theater performances. I embrace raw talent and new comers with as much respect as advanced level dancers. It's all about passion, talent, and commitment.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons will be both entertaining and challenging. Each lesson will be energetic from start to end and will be tailored to meet your needs and match your pace. Rest assured students will walk away from every lesson with new dance history knowledge as well as improvements in dance. The private lessons can prepare you for auditions, performances, and special events, or simply increase your strength and enthusiasm for dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
none. lessons will be private lessons on site.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring music, speakers, and sometimes worksheets. I can work in any open space in your home.

*** Specialties ***
contemporary, lyrical, Modern.
Jazz, Broadway, hip hop, Caribbean.
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Stephen H.

Stephen H.

New York, NY 10039
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Steven K.

New York, NY

Kick your face, land those double pirouettes, and have some ballet meets jazz/musical theatre FUN with me! With a primary focus on classical ballet technique, we move from basic barre exercises, to the center for some more jazz-y warm ups, then go FULL OUT into some musical theatre combos. #work!

About Steven

Hey guys! I have a passion for Musical Theatre and all that comes with the wonderful art form--acting, singing, dancing, and doing all three at the same time :). I'™m here to meet my students where they're at and help them grow from there.
I have a knack for getting my students to tell their stories in a strong, direct way. I focus on using the words the lyricist or playwright has given achieve the character'™s objective (and consequently, grip the audience's attention). However, that'™s all the delicious whipped cream and frosting at the top of the cake. In order to create an arc in
a song, a character with an objective, and a human being fighting for something, we need to get in touch with the instruments we are using: our voice, our body, and our mind.
Focusing our mind on presence is the key to accessing an open body. Without presence, we aren't in our bodies. Our minds race, the inner critic judges, and we can go through a whole lesson (or performance!) without actually having witnessed our creative expression. Once we can focus our mind, we begin focusing our body. We make choices, or in most cases, our bodies make the choices for us, while we sit back and allow the expression to develop organically. In order to access presence, I use exercises borrowed from a number of body, mind, and voice techniques: meditation, yoga, and being a goof ball.
Then we can start with the voice. I love helping students find new sounds, range, and texture to their voices. To do this, I use basic exercises that emphasize a number of skills we need to hone: open vowels, forward/nasal placement, palatal alignment, and using the lighter mechanism of our voice we so often want to ignore. Once our body, voice, and mind are aligned, we are ready to tackle the song, scene, monologue, or dance combination we are working on in our lesson.
Let's do it!
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manuel N. October 29, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
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He is amazing because he teach me everything he knows about music.
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DebbieR March 6, 2014
Great Voice Teacher

I had a singing lesson with Steven last week and it was great! I was having vocal difficulties with a song, which prevented me from expressing the emotion the song needed. Steven listened to me sing, he identified the problem and we immediately embarked on vocal exercises that unlocked my voice. Then we worked on interpretation and the emotional arc of the song. Steven’s teamwork approach was productive and a lot of fun. His perceptive coaching helped me find new ways to approach the song. I highly recommend Steven as a vocal instructor and coach.
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BrianR March 6, 2014
Steven's great, and won't break the bank

Steven is not only incredibly patient with me in our lessons, but he is also very efficient in our time together. One thing I like about his way or teaching is that we work on technique and then always make sure to applying what we're working on to a song so it's never strictly exercises. It's also great that Steven is a singer himself and actually works professionally.
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Steven K.

Steven K.

New York, NY 10023
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$35 / 30-min
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Deirdre T.

New York, NY

I have performed and choreographed in a wide variety of styles - from musical theatre, baroque, flamenco, modern, and ballroom for over 35 years.

About Deirdre

I have been playing the piano since I was young. I have a special love of Spanish music, both classical and Flamenco, but I also play Bach every day. I began to perform Flamenco as a dancer and percussionist about 25 years ago. For 18 years, I produced the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival, the pre-eminent dance film festival produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. As a writer, I have been published in over 15 publications. Right now, I write regularly for The Dance Enthusiast, an on-line web magazine, and Eye on the Arts. I have taught dance in the 5 boroughs through Ci
ty Center in the public school system so I am happy to teach children and adults of all ages.
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Deirdre T.

Deirdre T.

New York, NY 10025
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$20 / 30-min
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Giorgia B.

New York, NY

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

I have been teaching dance for the past 8 years and I am currently maintaining an active performance career.

I love helping my students becoming the best dancers they can be by working on refining their technique and letting their personality shine through their movement.

I will be happy to book a dance studio for a better learning experience.

About Giorgia

I am an established professional dancer based in NYC and I enjoy sharing my love for dance through my teaching.

I am an ABT® Certified Teacher to teach Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum.

In my 8 years long teaching experience I have had the pleasure to help students become professional dancers and perform in prestigious events such as the Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting, the Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas is you" show and Brooklyn Nets Kids.
Other alumni were accepted into distinguished schools such as the Ailey/Fordham
Program, Rutgers University, The Mark Twain School for the Gifted and the Talented, The Ailey School, High Tech High School and LaGuardia High School.

I currently teach company class and I am a teaching artist for an onstage program.

I have danced professionally at The Metropolitan Opera, Armitage Gone! Dance, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance to name a few.
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Olivia M. June 1, 2015
Ballet · In studio
A student of the Ailey School and a dancer of ten years, I feel that my input is very valid. Giorgia is extremely knowledgeable in many aspects of dance: ballet, contemporary, and choreography. I have taken a few private ballet lessons with Giorgia and was very pleased with how well she can articulate what the movement should look and feel like. Her demonstrations are easy to follow, as she is a wonderful dancer and can execute movements just as she desires her students to execute them. Giorgia really helped me with focusing on fully developing my ballet movements and making my dancing flow from one step to another, as her dancing illustrates her understanding of both ballet and contemporary. I quickly adapted her ideas of fluidity and she was very encouraging of the movements that I struggled with. She is smart and wants her students to succeed in the same way that she has. Even when I made a mistake or fell out of a turn, Giorgia applauded the positive aspects of my dancing while also breaking down what needed to be fixed for improvement. I would definitely take more lessons with Giorgia because she made me feel inspired and eager to learn with her positive attitude and knowledgeable outlook on the dance world.
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Giorgia B.

New York, NY 10012
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$60 / 45-min
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Bryce W.

New York, NY

Learn conditioning techniques, how to quickly pick up choreography, and enhance your technique through different styles. The ciricculum can be adjusted on an individual basis.

About Bryce

Hi! My name is Bryce and I am a private dance instructor. I started my dance training when I was only five years old and since then I have worked with many world-renowned choreographers and teachers in the field of dance. I recently graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shenandoah Conservatory. I specialize in Contemporary and Jazz dance with an emphasis of finding your body's own quality of movement. What makes me different than a lot of dance instructors is that I continue you my dance training today! This means that I am current and in the know about what is going on in the world of
dance today. Together I hope to reach all of your dance goals, challenge you, and have FUN.
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Maya January 13, 2016
Jazz Dancing · In studio
Bryce helped me increase my flexibility tremendously and got me in my best shape yet. He is attentive, kind, and not afraid to push his students to the next level.
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Bryce W.

New York, NY 10030
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$60 / 60-min

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