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.
I am a teacher of twelve years and I love what I do!
My hop hop lessons focus on conditioning, isolations, fluidity, musicality, and strength. This can include warm up, stretch, technical exercises, across the floor, choreography, and freestyle. My main goal is that my students have fun in addition to benefitting from our lesson. All my classes are personalized to suit my students' goals, progression, and timeline.
Hip Hope Dance lessons are offered at 4 locations: 1) Online via TakeLessons Classroom 2) Teacher Location 1 (Primary studio - 150sq ft) - For private and semi-private (2 people) lessons 3) Teacher Location 2 (Secondary studio/theater 350-750 sq ft) - For Group classes (3 or more people)* 4) Travel location *Teacher Location 2 will incur a rental fee to be paid by the student directly to the studio on the day of the lesson. Please inquire for more info! *Teacher Location 2 is also available for anyone wanting a larger dance space or theater. Please ...
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
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!
Lesson locations: 1) Online: via TakeLessons Classroom 2) In Studio: 2 locations *addt'l. rental fee req'd-please inquire for more info. 3) Your location
Semi-private and group lessons available *Please inquire for more info!
I look forward to helping you grow!
(Bio Continued) 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.
Experienced dancer of 17 years and 3 years of teaching expierence. With me, we will focus on the importance of stretching, strength, technique, and choreography. Perfect for all levels and all ages! My goal is for all of my students to feel happy and comfortable with themselves and strive to keep pushing themselves to be better and reach their personal goals every day!
I am a dancer and performer of 17 years and have 3 years of teaching experience. Styles included are ballet, lyrical/contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip hop.
I was born and raised in upstate New York dancing at competitive studios where I have had all of my technique and performance training. After moving to college in 2015, I decided to begin sharing my dance knowledge and inspiring all students.
I have performed at many venues, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Six Flags, Disney World, Disney Land, and many more! I was also a competitive dancer for nine years. Lastly, I have begun expanding my knowledge and choreography by choreographing the Mrs. North Carolina International pageant for the past three years.
Within my classes, students will expect an emphasis on stretching, strength, technique, and choreography. I aspire
to inspire students to be the very best version of themselves and express their feelings through movement.
I strive to help students reach their personal goals and am excited for this journey!
I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators. Why take a class from me? *I will care for the result more than your money. *I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's my passion. *I've had over 1,000 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops).
What do you get when you take a class with me? *Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good. *Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for that style of dance. *Creating a training program according to your goals and needs. *No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
I've been dancing professionally for 3 years, specializing in Locking and Zouk. I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.
I've had over 400 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops) in Zouk, mostly in Rio, and I perform and teach regularly with SMDC (Shani Mayer Dance Company) in L.A and out of it. I've had over 100 hours of training in Locking, including a certification program with Shabba-Doo, of the original Lockers. Lastly, Over 500 hours of training in Urban styles (hip hop, house, dancehall, popping etc.) in private settings and in groups.
Why take a class from me? I will care for the result more than your money. I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's m
What do you get when you take a class with me? Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good. Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for Zouk and Locking. Creating a training program according to your goals and needs. No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
I took a lesson with Tom. I really wanted to try him out because of all the great reviews he has, it definitely didn't fall short of my expectations. He was attentive, friendly, not judgelmental and a master of his craft. Thank you for all your tips.
March 27, 2019
It came to me again - that feeling that I could do anything. I know that's an exaggeration, but feelings of personal accomplishment lend a lot to taking future risks. Our dance team was under Tom's tutelage for four hours broken into two sessions and I was changed. He had persistence yet patience. He somehow gave everything enough attention, but kept us moving forward to use our time together the most wisely. He adapted to our unique and unusual dynamic and group personality, adopting our language while he taught us his.
My private lesson with him was special too. I remember feeling a bit vulnerable and self conscious in the first few minutes, wondering how we would connect on how to help me. I was put at ease as he listened to my thoughts, partnered with me in a quick exploratory dance, took the reins, and led me through an educational sixty minutes. I liked the way he made the specifics he was conveying accessible through brief relatable personal examples. I've had many people speak to me about frame, but the way he approached it and me was the way that has me doing better (I think!) I found Tom to be incredibly professional, personable, respectful and helpful.
I would certainly benefit from more time in his care.
March 9, 2019
Tom has a way of teaching that is easily understandable and make sense almost right away all the time. And this is awesome because I have no dance experience. He is just an all-around nice guy that is fun and knows what to say so that the lesson clicks for you he knows how to make you get it.
I will teach you find your creativity in self-expression. I specialize in hip hop and freestyle for all levels and all ages. Dancing shouldn’t fell like hard work but like fun. Come learn with me and break out of that shell become confident in the movement that is released from your body.
I’m Dy’Mond ( pronounced Dy’Mond), I have had a love for dance since I was 8 years old. I specialize in hip hop and freestyle and love the art of dance as you are able to create various movements and express yourself. Any form of music or beat that I hear it’s just a natural instinct to move, whether it’s tapping my feet or bopping my head.
I have danced competitively since 2009 and have been teaching since 2012. I believe that everyone has an inner dancer within and it just takes time, motivation, and dedication to get it out. I’m very patient and work at the pace of the student. Whether you want to learn basic rhythm, technique, or latest dance moves I got you. I also enjoy choreographing for retirement parties, weddings, birthdays, and other special events. Come train with me and I’ll have you feeling confident on the dance floor at
the next special event, club, dance class/team, auditions, whatever it is that you desire. I’m here to guide you!
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 have over 15 years experience of Hip Hop and African Dance. I was chosen to dance in Janet Jackson's Escapade video and I also have done commercials doing Hip Hop and African dance. I was chosen to be the principal dancer in the dance commercials I was recently in. Dance is a great form of expression that brings joy to the dancer and audience. I would love to teach you to learn Hip Hop and African dance as it is a fun & joyous expression of dance.
I have danced over 15 years doing Hip Hop and African dance. I auditioned and was chosen to be in Janet Jackson's Escapade video as background dancer. I have been chosen to be in commercials as the principal dancer doing Hip hop and African dance. Dance is a great expression of joy, I love Hip hop and African dance because it is a dance that you can do at a party or at home. I would like to teach you to dance to your favorite Hip Hop songs and African drumbeats in my dance class.
Hello! My name is Angela and I’ve been dancing since I was 8! Dancing has always been a passion of mine but I’ve never cared about making a career out of it till now. Like most dancers in college I wanted to go to school for dance and physical therapy. By my 2nd year I dropped dance and kept physical therapy & by my 3rd year I dropped that too and picked up international relations. I was born in a small town called Reggio Calabria, located right off the coast of Italy. When I was 8 I started taking classes there. Moved to Detroit, Michigan before I was 10 and kept dancing there. Moved to West Palm Beach, Florida by the time I was 12 and found some of the most amazing studios everywhere from Wellington-Miami (pretty much all of South Florida). I hope to have my own company for fitness in the next years for retired dancers who want to get back in just for fun or what to get back in shape. I speak Italian, Albanian, English, some Arabic & some Spanish. I was a teacher right out of ...
My name is Angela, and I’ve been dancing since I was 8 years later old. I was born in a small town called Reggio Calabria. I speak Italian, Albanian, English, some Arabic & some Spanish. I started teaching dance and English right after college. I love kids and I love teaching. I’ve taught mostly middle-high school students so please believe me when I say I have all the patience in the world to teach anyone! I’m an open book so please don’t be shy!
"My friends and I hired Kenneth to choreograph a surprise 90's hip hop routine for a friend's wedding. When we first met him, he was very welcoming and ene
rgetic. Which made us beginners feel at ease. He incorporated the type of music and moves we wanted. He mixed the music and also made sure the choreography was in sync with the music. He's very patient and made sure we got the routine before moving onto the next steps. The fact there were 3 of us he had to teach, he was willing to work with each of our schedules. I *highly* recommend Kenneth as a choreographer. He has lots of passion for what he does and you can tell by the way he dances. We love our routine and we hope to make Kenneth proud when we finally dance at the wedding. Thank you for your patience in teaching us."
"He is sure to make the experience helpful and fun. He made me feel at ease and he was super patient and encouraging."
"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
"Briana was a substitute instructor a few times this past fall at District Dance Arts. Her energy, upbeat and motivational personality, style and flavor we
re a huge hit with both our students and parents. She is highly professional and highly organized and her choreography and music selections are tasteful and age appropriate.
In addition to hip hop, Briana has also stepped in to sub for a beg./int. ballet and jazz class and the students absolutely loved her. She is versatile, friendly, relates well with students, and is highly recommended by District Dance Arts!"
"Da-Rell was terrific with my 5 yr old son. He really knows how to work with kids, keep their attention and make it fun while they learn. It was exactly
the kind of class we were looking for."
"Awesome guy! Flexible with schedule. Great value!!! Thank you!"
"He's a quite incredible instructor. He helped me come out of my shell and to dance 200% even when it was just practice. Kenneth truly helped me go beyond
my boundaries in order for me to expand my techniques"
"Jordan was the best!!"
"The best teacher ever!!! Super kind, engaging, patient! She adapts to any of your goals/teaching style! I love coming to class; I always leave with a smil
e no matter how I felt before :)
I started off doing hip hop with MissG, then we started doing more yoga and meditation which has been so fulfilling!"