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I've been teaching ballet for over twenty years. My ballet teacher was a Bolshi alumnai. He and his dad both danced for the Bolshi before they came to America. I teach a combination of Vaganova and my own updated style to keep my students interested in the style. I use classical music and pop to help students gain a love and appreciation for the style.

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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Kay B.

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My class focuses on the use and understanding of movement execution as well as ballet vocabulary. The class will start with a ballet barre, then move to center work, and across the floor. Younger students will be taught with the effective use of imagery for movement and older students will focus on the anatomy of the body. Students will be expected to bring a journal to each lesson to note vocabulary and movement combinations and review outside of lessons.

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.

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.
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January 17, 2018
Jessica
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
Taylor C.
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
Ronna
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.

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I am a teacher of 13 years and I love what I do!

Ballet is a great workout in addition to being the foundation for all technical dance. It's a great place to start and always to come back to. Ballet has many benefits to offer students at every level, which is why even Pro football players take it!

Through ballet lessons with me, you will stabilize find better balance and control, strengthen, tone, and elongate your muscles, have increased flexibility and mobilization, improve your coordination and confidence, and much more.

My ballet lessons cover basics of posture, placement, alignment, and turnout. We begin practicing essentials such as positions, plies, tendus, pirouettes and more. Once the student shows proficiency in these basics, we move into more advanced movement and choreography. There is strong focus on technical precision and skill to ensure students are learning the correct foundation so they get the maximum benefit out of their ballet lessons. ...

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

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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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Semi-private and group lessons available *Please inquire for more info!

I look forward to helping you grow!

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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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Beginner students will learn basic fundamentals of a Ballet Technique class, including proper placement and coordination. Intermediate and Advanced students will further their technique and musicality with me and truly transform to a professional dancer!

About Macy

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.

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Macy K.

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Don’t make your body fit ballet. Make ballet fit your body. 💜

About Ronesha

Hello! I’m Ronesha Butler and I just graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance. (Spring 2019). I also just got back from a month trip in Tuscany, Italy dancing at the Accademia dell’Arte! I love dancing ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, majorette, praise dance, and some hip-hop. I would love to have more teaching experience and spread the knowledge that I have gained throughout the years for my love and passion of dance.

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I love ballet and I love teaching it. I've danced for 10 years and taught ballet for 4 years. I pay special attention to technic, but most importantly I teach a love of dance. I've only taught in person, so this is new to me, but I'm confident that I can help you learn to dance ballet!

About Lorina

I LOVE love love love love love teaching and I LOVE love love love love love ballet. I've taught any one and everyone ballet, from football players to toddlers to elderly ladies. I've been teaching ballet for four years! Come join Lorina's Ballerinas today, and learn a passion like no other!!

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Lorina H.

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Want to start your journey as a dancer? Want to pass exams to enter the ballet school? Want your body to feel good and fit? I wiil help you to strengthen the muscles of the back and the whole body, to increase your flexibility. I will teach you the main points in classical dance, considering your interests and tasks. I am experienced teacher of 4 years, speciallizing in the begginner/intermidiate dance student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!

About Dayana

I am a professional dancer, ballet teacher and choreographer. I graduated from Moscow State University of Arts with Bachelor's degree ballet teacher, choreographer and I'm currently teaching my Russian students ranging in ability from begginer to professional. I work with students of any age starting from 4 years old.
Before I moved to US, I taught at professiional ballet schools and studios in Moscow, Russia: Children's School of Arts of M.A. Balakirev, Ballet School “Muse”, Ballet School “The world of Dance”, Dance studio "Inspiration". I taught classical ballet classes, parterre gymnastics to children and adults of various levels, choreographed dance numbers for recital as well as regional dance competitions. For adults in addition to the classical dance I taught disciplines such as back and stretching. As a dancer and choreographer

I performed ballet "The snow Queen" in Moscow cultural center in Riga, Latvia and ballet "The Nutcracker" in Wedding Palace for Roman ball in Rome, Italy. Also I did workshops in classical and folk dances in Embassy of the Russian Federation in New Delhi, India. I participate in International dance competition(Moscow International Festival of Slavic Music, nternational competition "Theatrical Assemblies", Moscow International Festival competition of modern dance “Review 1.0”), I did Broadway Dreams in Moscow, Russia.
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Passionate dance and acting teacher of 10 years available to teach students of all ages! I guide my lessons for students to reach their goals and also build a strong foundation. I specialize in ballet and musical theatre (dance and acting) and would love to share my joy of learning with you!

About Meg

Hi there! My name is Meg and I want to help you gain confidence, get in shape, try something new, or even work on something you’ve been practicing for years! I’m here to help you reach your goals and have fun doing so!

I grew up in North Carolina and began ballet when I was three and theatre a few years later. I studied at the Raleigh City Ballet and did pre-professional programs with Carolina Ballet and the University of NC School of the Arts. My love for theatre kept me from pursuing professional ballet and I attended the University of Michigan and received my BFA in Musical Theatre from one of the top programs in the country.

Currently I am a teacher, actor, and professional dancer with 10 years of teaching and industry experience. I have a versatile background in numerous styles of dance, acting, fitness, modeling and theatre.

I fell in love with performing at a very young age and haven’t stopped since; one of my greatest passions is sharing that love with others!

I work with all ages and levels from toddlers to adults, beginners to experts! My lessons are challenging, creative, and lots of fun! I focus on encouraging creativity and recognizing small victories as we work towards bigger goals. Nothing brings me more joy than watching my students achieve exciting things and know I helped them get there. Whatever it is you want to accomplish, let’s make it happen!

Lessons:
-Ballet
-Pointe
-Musical Theatre
-Jazz Dance
-Theatre acting
-Film Acting
-Barre/Cardio Barre
-Strength and conditioning

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Since I started taking lessons with her about 5 months ago, I've seen a lot of improvement. She makes sure that you work hard every single class and she doesn't let you get away with not doing your best. Also, she has been working with me on fixing the bad habits I never knew I had before she pointed them out. Moreover, she is very observant and tailors each class to work on the things she sees you struggling with, even if you don't realize it yourself that you are having trouble. Eliza has taught me so much and I'm sure that anyone would benefit from taking her class."
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