Hello! My name is Thomecia, you may call me Mimi :) I've been teaching at my Alma Mater, Fisk University since I stepped foot on campus in 2010. I taught routines for the cheer squad and hip hop dance team. I also choreographed for numerous students on campus. Before college I obtained 15+ years of experience in many styles of dancing as well as cheerleading. I reside in the Bay Area, and have since advanced my choreography through training, performing with a dance company, artist development, teaching local classes, and more! I love working with children! I also love a great challenge, so if you feel like you have two left feet, I could change your world! Always remember, you are the artist and your body is the paint brush... Just move!
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.
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.
Learn to dance for your wedding, or just for fun! I teach several styles of Latin and Ballroom dance. My lessons focus on connecting with your partner and being in tune with his or her movements. A proper connection makes it easy to quickly learn new steps, and to move together as naturally as possible.
About Melissa Rose
Melissa Rose is an independent dance instructor in North Dallas, TX. She teaches wedding choreography and social dancing. Styles include:
Argentine Tango Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, ChaCha, Swing Latin/Club: Salsa, Bachata West Coast Swing Country Western
Pricing reflects rates for individuals or couples. Additional fees apply for groups of 3 or more.
Dance classes through CLC Dance are engaging and individualized for each student. I assess my student's abilities, and cater the dance class to their level and preferences. I push my students to be their best, and engage them through movement and choreography. I choreographed and taught full length musicals, first dances for weddings, bridal party dances, recitals, and much more.
My goals are for my student's to have fun, and develop basic, intermediate, and advanced dance technique, in the styles of Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Musical Theater. All classes are individualized based upon the student's abilities, and interests.
I have gone to ballet conservatories, been with dance companies, went to a University where I studied fine arts of Dance, and have gotten many opportunities to work alongside with choreographers such as Scott and Brian Nicholson (Arianna Grande choreographers). Johanna Sopakie (Cirques Soleil), Kim Wolfe, Barry Youngblood, etc. I enjoy spreading the knowledge and joy I have of Dance. I want this to be exciting and fun, as well as, a safe learning environment. I love to teach class but also work closely in rehabbing if a dancer is trying to get back into dancing and exercises to help strengthen muscle groups for the body to be able to do whatever it is that is your goal.
Hello my name is Melanie!! I studied Dance, Kinesiology, and Business at a University, where I graduated in 2018. The past couple of years I have been teaching dance, Spanish, and strength and conditioning classes. I’ve gotten to work with all types of people and have loved the progress each individual has made from them. The most exciting things about all classes I teach is that it’s always a fun process and never do I want you to feel that it’s impossible, I make sure you leave confident because you understand and have progressed already in just ONE class towards your goals and needs. I look forward to helping you succeed and to work with you!
My daughter had a birthday party and she told me all she wanted to do was have her friends come over and have someone teach them dance, and an overall fun dance party at the end! So we went on here and reached out to Melanie and see how she felt about it, she was all in and excited. She came that day and they all had so much fun, and then every so often when the girls come for sleepovers, we contact Melanie to come teach them classes and even do make-up with the girls as she is so skilled at many things! Can't wait to have her over again!
August 26, 2019
Dora and Susana
I loved the way Melanie taught and listened to my mother. I set her up for strength and conditioning classes simply to keep her moving more as she is older. She would give my mother exercises for her body to help her stay strong and then again my mother would look forward to her classes each week. Very motivating and inspiring she is!
August 26, 2019
Melanie is the best Spanish Teacher I have ever had. I had taken classes from others for many years and still struggled with the language. I wanted to hold a little more conversation in Spanish and advance to the levels like I did in her classes. Such a happy and fun instructor! Thank you Señora Melanie.
I am a Chinese dancer/actor. Graduate from Beijing Dance Academy, MFA of SCAD Performing Arts. 20 years dance experience. I teach Chinese dance(Traditional/folk dance). Specially, I teach Dunhuang Ribbon dance which is very rare here. I also teach modern dance, and basic ballet, broadway style jazz(Bob fosse).
Being a celebrated dancer, singer and bilingual actor in New York, Kaidi has graced many world-class stages such as the Lincoln Center, the Time Square, and the Metropolitan Museum, etc. in numerous events of significant importance; in acting, her talents, abundant experience, versatility and especially her character portraying ability in many films and TV dramas has brought attention of several film associations and earned her Best Actress nomination in various film festivals and acclaims from audience of different countries.
I'm a big fan of theater shows. Kaidi give me the ability to be one of them. I took part in many amateur shows after her lesson. Looking foward to take part in professional shows in the future.
July 17, 2019
The teacher has very professional Chinese dance skills. I'm looking for Chinese dance teacher for a long time, but very hard to find a good Chinese dance teacher. Finally I found her and learnt the skills and spirit of Chinese dance.
July 17, 2019
Really professional teaching, and very friendly for beginers.
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 believe that with the right instruction that anyone can dance! Formal tap instruction began at age 4, and 43 years later I'm still dancing! I'm happy to work with all ages.
Hello, my name is Kristin and I have been dancing nearly all of my life. I began receiving formal instruction at age 4 and have been dancing ever since! I specialize in a few types of dance, such as tap, jazz, and lyrical, tap being my favorite! I'm happy to work with any age group.
"He’s knows his dancing.. since knows how to follow and lead. Which helps one understand how it’s supposed to “feel” and how it should “look”. From connect
ion to feet positioning and weight shifting. That’s exactly what you need from an instructor."
"My English is not perfect but she knows how can she get what you mean :) She's patient, has good technique, and an outgoing personality. I highly recommen
d!! So far I've only had 3 lessons with her but I booked a few more so I can continue to grow as a dancer. I am so glad to chose her. I am so thankful her to make me fell better."
"Very inspiring and ebergetic!!! Very happy!"
"Stephen has been giving our teenager daughter weekly lessons in "J-pop" dancing. Even though his background does not include this particular style, he has
done a great job of staying ahead of our daughter, and-even more importantly-encouraging and motivating her to keep at it. (Since dancing is one of the few exercises she will do willingly, this is key!) She looks forward to the weekly lesson and so do we."
"Jordan is an amazing instructor and really takes the time to teach and explain using her experiences and expertise. Jordan will turn you into the dancer y
ou dream of becoming."
"Tanya was terrific She arrived on time with no glitches and was able to get music playing and class started promptly. She worked with my 16 year old
daughter Olivia who had a great time, and they made plans for what they will be focusing on in the future. Tanya is a gifted dancer, but even better, she is a great teacher too. !"
"Ra was very professional, welcoming and well knowledgeable to say the least. For a beginner such as myself with no prior experience, not once did I feel l
eft out or that I couldn't catch up to her and it was all due to Ra being willing to not only revisit the steps but to do it all over again if necessary. Ra does not only engage and interacts with you very well, but she makes certain that you are also having fun all while learning. In conclusion, I highly recommend Ra if you are looking to get your Latin groove on!"
"El es muy dedicado, profesional y muy buen maestro de baile. Bien profecional en clases pero a la vez bien divertido. Enseño a mi hija por bastantes años
y ahora ella tambien se dedica a el baile. Le recomiendo a cualquier persona que quiera aprender a bailar no importa el nivel de dificultad. Si te gustaría q tus hijos aprendan a bailar te recomiendo a este maestro :)"
"Crystal is a great instructor. She is very knowledgeable and knows how to convey that knowledge. She is very patient with me and is passionate about what
she does. Looks like i’ve chosen the right instructor!"
Contemporary dance. You’ve probably seen it on famous dance television shows like So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars, but do you actually know what contemporary dance is? With roots in several different styles of dance, like ballet, hip hop, and modern dance, contemporary dance emerged in the mid-1900s and quickly became one of the most popular dance styles in the Western world. If you are interested in any kind of dance, studying contemporary dance for beginners is a great …