Dancing since the age of 3, I'd love to spark the passion of dance in anyone that's interested! With a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Ballet Pedagogy (the art or science of teaching) this is what I've trained to do.
I specialize in Ballet, Modern and Jazz ages 5-18 beginner to advanced students. I focus on strong foundations in technique and musicality. I am also comfortable choreographing solo work for auditions.
Hello! I'm Sara!
I started dancing at the age of 3. I am well versed in Ballet, Modern and Jazz. I attended Joffrey San Antonio (2004) and Paul Taylor New York (2010) intensives.
While in high school I taught Ballet, Jazz, Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes to dancers age 3-14.
In 2011 I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy (which is the art or science of teaching).
Since moving to NYC 5 years ago I have been focused on performing with such dance companies as Exit 12 Dance Company (2011-2012) and Community Dance Project (2013-2014). While not dancing with specific companies I have choreographed and danced in two music videos.
I can't express my love for teaching enough! To know that I could help spark the passion of dance in a young person is extremely inspiring.
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I would prefer to teach students with professional or aerobic goals. Social dancing is not one of my subjects.
Sofia says, "Miss Sara, I love your classes! They're really fun!"
August 19, 2019
Amazing instructor. We had 5 lessons so far and my 5 year old loves it. I sat in one class and Sara is patient but firm all at once. She’s great a structuring the class to keep her attention and it looks like fun!
June 27, 2019
She did a really good job and showed me some really good active stretches.
Come take a body positive, fun, and eclectic dance class. Every shape and size welcome. Classes are tailored specifically for each student's individual wants and needs. This is a beginning or intermediate level class so no experience needed. Just come and dance it out. Do you have a specific style or technique you'd like to learn? Do you have a favorite song you'd like to learn a dance to? Lets Dance.
Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects.
I grew up in a small Illinois town. Lessons were few and far between, so I would copy dancing off of movies and videos in order to perform at local dances, or for other community events. As a youth, I took country line dancing classes. Always drawn to anything involving dance and movement, I auditioned and performed with a Disney Showcase Troupe. By high school, I was choreographing for the Show Choir, as well as, performing in theatrical productions, including the musical “The Wizard of Oz”.
Before graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre & Danc
e from Chapman University in Orange, California, I continued my study of many dance styles & techniques such as: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Dunham Technique, yoga/stretch, Dance Business & History. From 1996-2001 I performed a variety of dancing and singing roles in showcases and events such as “American Celebration” and “The Story of Rock n’ Roll”. While studying at Chapman, I accepted a position as historian, and eventually, vice president of the performing arts society (PASC).
When I wasn’t onstage, I could be found backstage working lights, sound, costuming, or stage management. I searched out other educational opportunities at Cypress College and the Taggart International School where I studied West African dance and Russian Ballet Technique. After performing a liturgical dance performance for my graduation ceremony, I toured the United States and a portion of Canada, researching dance around the world. This eventually led me to Jacmel, Haiti, where I studied cultural and social dances of the local people. After that I took up Bellydance and studied folk dancing in Chicago, Illinois.
Since 2001, I have taught classes for all ages from infants to adults. I have also studied child development and have a special love for bringing an adoration of the arts to the youngest artists in our communities. It is imperative that all my teachings highlight body positivity and the belief that everyone can dance. A life-long learner and dance aficionado, I continue my dance studies in Ballroom, Baroque Dance, and Scottish Country Dance. My influences include Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Sean Greene & Misty Copeland. I love being a part of the DA Dance Family.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in these dance lessons is in no way intended as a substitute for receiving medical advice. The purpose of these dance lessons is to provide information and education. The instructor shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information, suggestions or exercises given and/or performed in these dance lessons. The instructor is not a medicinal authority and is not qualified to diagnose or prescribe any therapy. Please consult your physician.
My little just started dancing because her big sister dances. She is a shy one but warmed up to Miss Chrystie and loves tapping with her. She plays music that she loves and is helping her learn how to tap dance in a fun way!
April 5, 2019
Chrystie is so amazing! She's honest, fun, and dedicated to the kids!
Hello! I’ve been a cheer and dance coach for over 9 years. I love to dance and make up new moves. I can take you to the next level. I cant wait to hear from you!!! I also have been background checked through St. Wenceslaus. I can provide information upon request. I ldont do gymnastics most of the time but you can ask!
Hello! I’m Monica. I have been in dance and cheer most of my life. I was a cheer coach and district trainer for 9 years. I won many competitions and went to Nationals. I love to teach and I know what it takes to stand out in a crowd. I come from a law enforcement family and have been background checked through St. Wenceslaus. I can provide information upon request. Teaching girls from 4-18 is my passion. I hope to hear from you soon Also, I can come to your school.🤗🤗
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December 8, 2018
Monica has taught both of my daughters and they hold her in high regard. She is positive role model and makes learning cheers fun. She is very approachable and I could not have ever asked for a better Cheer Coach for my kids. They are now adults and still keep in contact with her. i would recommend her to anyone who wants to put their child into Cheer.
December 6, 2018
Mrs. Monica taught me for about 5 or 6 years and she was my absolute favorite instructor I have had! The routines were cute and fun to learn, as well as perform. Monica cared about each of her students, got to know each of them very well, and wanted to see them do the best they could while still having fun. I love Monica and know whoever she teaches will love her, too!
I want to help you express yourself through dance. Dance is one of the worlds greatest forms of therapy and I want to expose you to the amazing qualities it has to offer.
Hello! Thank you for clicking on my profile. I truly care to help you find love and appreciation for dance. I am a determined individual who is willing to go the extra mile to make sure my students are having fun all while taking in all the amazing qualities dance has to offer.
Fun yet thorough. I adjust easily to varied skill levels of dancers. I have over a decade of experience teaching and more than double that performing.
Raqs Sharqi dancer in YRArts Global Collective and Director of Troupe Sabba Zimora. Decades of performance experience in belly dance, American cabaret (raqs sharki) style, tribal fusion, and burlesque fusion. Master of Applied Communication and Master of Liberal Studies in American culture with interest in sociology and cultural diversity. Diligent and successful in coaching people of all ages and talent levels.
Want to improve your skills for class and performances? Looking to get starting in the art of dance? Or do you just love to move? I have been teaching dance to all ages for 17 years and love to work with students young at heart. My lessons incorporate stretching to protect your body, technical skills for each genre, and motivation to dance from your heart.
I have been in a dance room for more than half of my life and I wouldn't have it any other way! Sharing my love dance is my greatest joy. I specialize in teaching beginning dancers the technical skills they need to start on the path to a successful dance journey. My areas of expertise include Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary.
I've been dancing for over 20 years and teaching professionally for 6 years! I'm VERY passionate about dancing and love to share my talent with other people. I've been trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and tap (among others). I've taught all ages from 1-70+ years old ranging from ABSOLUTE beginners to advanced. No matter where you are in your dance journey I will cater my lesson to fit your needs and help you achieve your goals! Feel free to contact me for any more information you need!
I'm a professional dancer in the SF Bay Area. I've been dancing for over 20 years with a background in many styles including: ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, salsa. I graduated from UC Irvine with my B.F.A in Dance - Performance and have since taught locally with many different dance studios and organizations.
I have experience in musical theater, competition teams, teaching wedding dances, flash mobs, technique auditions/solos (for high schools & colleges)
I'm currently performing with multiple dance companies in the Bay Area as well as running my own company, which as performed locally for the past 2 years.
If you want some introduction to a certain dance style before trying your first class, I can help you!
If you want some personalized tips & tricks to improve your strength, flexibility, or alignment, I can help you!
u need someone to choreograph a dance for any occasion, I can help you!
I've been teaching dancing full-time for over 6 years. Learning to dance can be nerve-wracking and scary! I strive to make my lessons easy AND fun. No matter your age or ability, I have full confidence that you too, can learn to dance.
I love to teach! I pride myself of being able to adapt to any teaching style necessary for my students. Ultimately my commitment to you is make sure you become confident on a dance floor and have fun every step of the way!
Fantastic! Caleb was very friendly and helpful. The lessons were fun and engaging, and I now feel confident in my dancing ability.
October 10, 2019
Caleb was an incredibly helpful instructor. He was so patient and was able to walk me through the steps in such a way that I had no issue picking up them up. He celebrated my successes and reassured me when I wasn't getting it right away, without me feeling babied. I am feeling confident that after a few lessons I will be ready for the first dance at my wedding! Seriously, super helpful.
Keeping your child active - both physically and mentally - is one of the most important jobs that a parent has. Teaching your kids some silly dance moves will get their bodies moving while they learn key principles of music, including rhythm, tempo, and more. So turn on some music and try out these fun and silly dance moves for kids!
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