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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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Popping, a west coast originated style. I teach foundational basics to help you learn to freestyle/improv.

About Dontez

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.

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Dontez J.

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Before beginning the lesson, I ask the student what he or she wants. What does he or she specifically want to learn or gain from dance lessons? My lessons are completely tailored around my student's wants and needs. Dance is supposed to be a fun, relaxing form of expression, so I like to help my students express themselves through movement in a way that is comfortable and fun for them.

About Jennifer

I have been dancing in some form or fashion since the age of 3. I did ballet and tap recitals in preschool, took recreational gymnastics and cheerleading classes in elementary school, and did allstar dance and allstar cheerleading in middle school and high school. When I went away to college, I continued to take classes in many dance styles when I had time. I have never lost my love for dancing. My favorite styles are modern and ballet. I currently own a studio in the DFW metroplex and am excited to expand my teaching to online students!

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July 16, 2018
Nelle
Great to work with!
May 28, 2018
Nelle
Great!
May 14, 2018
Nelle
very good

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Jennifer G.

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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 ...

About Natalya

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.
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September 3, 2018
Charles K.
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
Olena
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
Anna
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!

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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!

About Jordan

Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and 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 I am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest p

otential!

I have worked with preschoolers through adults of all ages ranging in all levels, including beginners! My lessons are engaging, creative, beneficial, and a super great time! I enjoy helping my students reach their goals and beyond 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 and offerings:
-Dance fitness
-Barre/Cardio Barre
-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
-Tap dance
-Ballet dance
-Musical theater dance
-Character development
-Acting
-Improv
-Choreography
-Wedding dance
-Modeling
and much more!
Have a question about lessons? Just ask! (:

My lessons focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with. I am outgoing, friendly, fun, and I love to teach!

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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 been in 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 danced in 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.

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.
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September 8, 2019
Delainey B.
Jordan was great for me. She helped me find my problem areas and where I can improve. Very knowledgeable!
July 16, 2019
Matthew
Awesome instructor, Jordan made me feel comfortable, and I’m pretty much incapable of dancing - I leaned a bunch of cool stuff in just the first lesson. I’m excited to continue learning.
May 21, 2019
Travis S.
Very professional and friendly , I would recommend !!

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Jordan W.

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I have been dancing for 10 plus years. I am trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, tap, and musical theatre. I went to college at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where I studied Dance theatre in NYC. I also have a blog where I talk about dance and tips on how to improve. Whether you are looking for a dance class or a one on one consultation or choreography I would love to help with it all.

About Shamarion

Hi I'm Shamarion I have been dancing for 10 plus years. I am trained in Ballet, Moder, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, and musical theatre. I recently graduated from AMDA where I studied Dance Theatre in NYC and auditioned for many shows there. I run a blog called dancertodancer.com where I talk about how to improve as a dancer and all of my tips and tricks I have learned over the years. I have recently finished my first contract with Disney Cruise Line as a performer. I offer regular classes or choreography. I can even teach you original broadway choreo that I have learned from my teachers in NYC.

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Shamarion N.

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I was a competitive dancer for 10 years at a national award winning studio in Mesa, Arizona- Club Dance Studio. I specialize in contemporary, lyrical, beginning ballet, turns, technique and condition/strength classes. If you are a beginner and want to learn foundational technique or if you are more advanced and want to perfect your skills, I can help you! I work best with children 8 and under or beginners ages 12 and under. Send me a message so we can start our first lesson!

About McKenzie

Hi! I'm from Chandler, Arizona but right now I'm living in Tucson as I go to school at University of Arizona to earn a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I love teaching not only academics but dance as well!
I have been a dancer for 10 years and started off probably where you are right now. I began in recreational jazz classes at Club Dance Studio in Mesa, Arizona. I went on to join their performance and pom team and eventually their competitive, nationwide known company. I've taken classes in all forms of dance including hip hop, acro/tumbling, musical theatre and ballroom but my favorite styles to dance and teach are contemporary, lyrical and jazz.
I specialize in teaching foundational technique to beginning or young dancers who are just starting their dance career. My contemporary and lyrical classes are supported by fu

ndamental ballet technique. I also teach basic jazz technique classes. If you take a class with me, you can expect a lot of conditioning and technique in order to strengthen your knowledge, flexibility, and strength as a dancer. I am open to doing choreography as well or combo class by request. I can also help with technique and turns or acrobatics.
Dance has always been a passion of mine. The dance studio is always where I felt the most comfortable. You can expect that in a lesson from me as well. I think it is most important to enjoy dance without the worry of competitiveness or perfection. Dance is an art and everyone expresses themselves differently. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your dance technique!
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McKenzie P.

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I specialize in traditional west African dance, music and culture. I not only teach the movement but the history of the dance and the traditions and culture of the ethnic group of which the dance originates. Most importantly I believe dancing at it most basic level should always be FUN! So let's immerse ourselves in the rich cultures of Senegal, Mali and Guinea and HAVE SOME FUN doing it!
Dance is self expression and I also fusing my African dance training with hip hop and modern movement...Let's move together!

About Quianna

Quianna is a Columbus native who began training at the early age of 7. During and after college, she worked the dance audition circuit, auditioning and successfully selected to open for heavy hitters like P. Diddy, Usher and Ludacris. She was then hired full-time to be a back-up dancer for R&B group Blackstreet, and toured with them for 8 months. Her wide swathes of experience in a myriad of dance forms have informed her teaching, and her technique is firmly rooted in the methods taught to her from a very early age. In addition to her current work with Thiossane, where she is a principal dancer and assistant to the director, she recently choreographed “Renaissance Magic” a musical celebrating the Harlem Renaissance’s 100th anniversary, written by Alexis Wilson and directed by Suzan Bradford Kounta and the Lincoln Theater Association. She

is also a guest teacher for Ballet Met. She continues to teach Saturday morning classes to children ages 11-16yrs, she feels it is important to give back to those programs that has given to you.
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immy. At the end of the first lesson I left feeling having learnt new moves and confident about using them. Kimmy is skilled and knowledgeable about teaching dance because the pace is not rushed, she provides appropriate cues and thoughtful commendations!"
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Nick
"Tom’s focus on perfecting timing, frame and basic fundamentals added a brand new level to my game. I recently made a dance team and he showed me exactly h
ow pro footwork looks like and how I can get there, while also putting me at ease about it.

He also followed up with me later to see what differences the lesson made in my social dancing. If you’re trying to learn Brazilian Zouk, Tom is an excellent teacher."
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