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Raycurt J.

Washington, DC

Basis of centering the body for performance of various techniques

About Raycurt

Raycurt J. aka "Fiddla", Violin-Viola-Voice-Piano-Rhythm-Dance and Event Productions.

Music is the universal communicator, educator, healer, and conflict mediator.
We naturally expose our children to music and ignite their awareness to stimulate learning practices within. As a hobby or passion we discover the connections to all the similar disciplines, such as, science and mathematics.

How to keep time, the ruler of motion in music.
Learn the basics of the music language and idioms of Jazz.
How to create melody, the syntax of song.
inspiration of effective practice.
Basics of
Improvisation or Composition.

It is well documented that exposing children to music and the creative arts is important for the fundamental elements toward logical thought processes and schematic reasoning.
Music is organic FUN for kids and ages, altogether!
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Native of Washington, D.C. began at the age of seven on the piano. Singing in family church choirs and training with the D.C. Youth Chorale.
Began instruction on the Viola in the D.C. Youth Orchestra program.
Attended the Duke Ellington Performing Arts High School in it's inaugural year.

Recordings with artists throughout the U.S. and Europe. Presentations of jazz and classical ensembles with rotating artists for hire. With a variety of genres of music a formidable Violinist and Singer/Entertainer.

He has performed with notables such as Stevie Wonder,
Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, and Carmen Mac Cray.
Akademisches Festival Orchestra, Leipzig, Kammerorchester de St. Laurentius, in Dessau, Germany.
National Gallery of Art Orchestra, and the
American University Symphony.
Howard University Community Orchestra
La Fete Musique.
MTA-Music Under New York

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Paul M. June 24, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Raycurt is encouraging and patient. He has made learning piano exciting for me!
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Dana R. April 7, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Mr. Johnson is a FABULOUS violin instructor. I haven't played in 20 years, and after a few lessons my technique is coming back. His teaching style is one where he pushes you beyond your expectations. He's an excellent teacher for beginners and experienced violinists. I also love that he is so talented in many genres of music...such a gifted violinist. Hope to play like him again soon. I highly recommend this teacher.
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Jesse C. November 23, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Raycurt has developed and implemented a constructive way for beginners to understand the violin, comprehend music theory, and figure out how to make this instrument sound good!

(It's not easy to do...)
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Raycurt J.

Raycurt J.

Washington, DC 20001
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Shannan E. J.

Washington, DC

Stepping is a kinetic dance form that uses the body as a percussive instrument to make music.
One-on-One time to perfect choreography and polish routines.
Learn the basics of stepping.
Learn to master choreography.
Learn to choreograph steps.

About Shannan E.

Background Checks
DCPS 2014
Office of Youth Programs, DC Dept. of Employment Services 2015

Coaching Tumbling since 1996
Coaching Cheerleading since 2000
Coaching Stepping since 2000
Teaching Screenwriting since 2007

MFA Film, 2008
BA English and Journalism, 2004

Former Junior Creative Executive at the Syfy Channel in Development and Current Production

Performed and Taught Stepping in Step Afrika!

Ensemble member in the First National Tour of the Broadway show Ghost the Musical
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Pernilla T. September 26, 2014
Stepping · In studio
The young ladies of Virtuous Star, Inc."VSTAR" had an awesome opportunity to experience a step class taught by Shannan. Our girls had a great time learning how to step through a fun and exciting classroom environment! Her level of energy and enthusiasm was displayed and felt during the entire class period. She continued to push our girls through motivation and positive feedback. Lastly, Shannan is a professional, booking her for our class was easy! I totally recommend Shannan for any of your dance, step or cheer needs.
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Shannan E. J.

Shannan E. J.

Washington, DC 20020
(1)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Briana S.

Washington, DC

I am a full-time professional dancer who has performed nationally and internationally including the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, DC's City Rhythms Festival, the VelocityDC Festival, as well as others. In my dance lessons, students will strengthen their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship through a warm-up, movement activities, and challenging movement combinations. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person. In the midst of learning students will also be required to have fun! I am able to teach ballet, modern, jazz, step and gumboot dancing.

About Briana

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.

Currently, she is working with resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers and she is a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC. 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.

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.
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Brian M. June 15, 2015
Dance Choreography · In studio
I have had the opportunity to teach with Briana on several occasions. Not only is she a joy to be around but she is extremely professional. Briana is classically trained and continues to grow in the arts. I highly recommend Briana for creating choreography and teaching class. I give her two thumbs up!!!
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Melissa R. May 19, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
I am currently taking private dance lessons with Briana and it's been a great experience. Never having danced before, I wanted private instruction to learn to move with music and to get a great cardio workout. Briana delivers on both accounts. She lets me choose the music, teaches me to dance with it, and I work up a great sweat! My goal is confidence when dancing to music and we are exploring different genres for our sessions.

Briana makes every class enjoyable, she is flexible with my crazy schedule, and it's easy to see that she loves what she does. I feel comfortable learning from her as she provides great feedback and suggestions. I hope to continue to dance with her! :-)
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Jakari S. March 1, 2015
Dance · In studio
I have taught classes alongside Briana, observed her as an instructor, and taken class from her in a few different styles. Briana is a spark of energy that keeps students engaged and excited during the learning process. She is passionate about dance and this shines through in her teaching as much as it does in her performance.

Equaling her enthusiasm, her creativity is incredibly enriching to her class experience. She is both creative and thoughtful in the design of her class plan and structure, and also intelligent in making adaptations "on-the-fly" to ensure all students are getting the most benefit from their time in class. And these qualities are consistent whether the students are age 5 or 65...literally!
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Briana S.

Briana S.

Washington, DC 20001
(4)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Ollie L. J.

Upper Marlboro, MD

Over 20 years experience acting, writing, directing, and producing films and theatrical stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!

About Ollie L.

Professor of Communication & Theater with incredible experiences performing/producing/directing/writing stage plays performed at the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, Publick Playhouse, THEARC Theater, National Children's Museum and over 60 different stages annually. Owner/Founder of the inspirational film, theater, and publishing company - Timeless Visual Works, LLC. Extensive knowledge and experience training aspiring and professional performers.
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Keona A. June 17, 2015
Film and TV Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I feel like I am a baby bird being encouraged to fly. Its so challenging yet so rewarding at the same time! I'm learning so much while having fun. Love it!
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Ollie L. J.

Ollie L. J.

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(1)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Brittany W.

Washington, DC

During your lessons, you will receive personalized instruction that will help you achieve your goals in dancing. As your instructor we will spend the time necessary on technique, styling, and general discipline. An up-to-date record of everything you have learned will also be kept as part of your instruction. Being an instructor carefully selected and trained, we will work together to reach your desired dance goal through individualized teaching utilizing the latest techniques and styles.

About Brittany

My name is Brittany and I'm in my 20's. I have learned a lot of dance forms and am aware of the methods and music involved. Please accept my resume which I have included with this letter.

I have been working as a dance instructor for the last five years and am really good and instructing and explaining the different dancing techniques. Dancing was always my passion since I was five, for that reason I have learned all genres of dance. This is a great art that helps me to express my emotions. I have done a lot of shows in different parts of the world. Some of my experiences are mentioned in
my resume. I would love to share this special talent of mine. In addition to all these, I am well experienced and have that patience to explain the techniques and steps over and over again.
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Brittany W.

Brittany W.

Washington, DC 20019
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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