An informative class that will introduce you to groove, rhythm, and unity in HipHop dance. Culture and history is also taught
Dontez "Just" Jones has been apart of HipHop culture for over 10yrs. He is versed in authentic HipHop and Street dance styles that are not taught in universities. He has trained, battled and competed all over the country, but always chooses to bring his knowledge and energy back home to Michigan.
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.
Experienced teacher of 7 years specialized in beginner, intermediate and advanced dance training. Dance lessons with me would be impactful. With the gift of dancing that I exhibits not only with performing but also to inspire others to pursue their dreams is what I hopes my students gain from each lesson. I continue to inspire the youth to go after their dreams no matter what occupation it may be. A quote that I advocate wholeheartedly is “To never get discouraged but encourage others to find something that they are passionate about and go for it”.
Experienced teacher of 7 years specialized in beginner, intermediate and advanced dance training. After each lesson , I want my students to feel inspired and capable to accomplish their dreams. A quote that I advocate wholeheartedly is “To never get discouraged but encourage others to find something that they are passionate about and go for it”.
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.
I like to make dancing fun and easy. Anyone can dance! Also if you plan on dancing socially I like to help prepare you for all social dance settings so no matter what you will confidant and prepared!
Dancing has always been a passion of mine and I love to share that passion! I love teaching dance any level and skill. Are you ready to take the next step? If you want to dance socially or just for yourself, be better on stage or for any reason, I can help you get to your goals! If you have any questions please let me know!
I got my start in dance at the age of three and was classically trained in a dance school as well as in my academic school. I had my first choreography project in high school and immediately fell in love with the ability to create a story through movement. For some extra training and exposure, I began to teach at a separate dance school in addition to my high school team and my dance school I had been competing with since first starting my career. While I’m college, although I did not major in dance, I joined a semi professional company that allowed me to continue my art along with my studies and used it as an avenue for expression and self exploration. After a 20 year career, I so look forward to giving you/your children the gift that has continued to give to me for so many years.
My love for dance grows far beyond my 20 years in the field, it has become apart of who I am and look forward to sharing that with you in a unique and exciting way! I am able to offer individualized and custom lessons that will tailor your experience to be one of a kind, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. Feel free to ask me about my exciting experiences including traveling all over the world for dance, as well as some of my experience teaching right here in my home state of North Carolina! Whether you’re 3 or 73, I’d love to teach you what the art of dance is all about.
I have been dancing since I was 8. I specialize in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, reggae, latin. Dancing is a passion of mine and I would like to share my passion with you.
Good day! I am excited to meet you and share with you my passion for dancing and stretching. Dance is a great form of exercise, it is a great way to keep you in shape without going to the gym 🙂. It is another way to destress when we need a pick me up 🙂.
I have been a dancer for 23 years and teaching dance for 9 years. I am able to dance and teach- hip hop, salsa, jazz, modern, and Ballet Folklórico de México (Mexican Ballet Folklorico). I will help you to become an excellent dancer! And have a fun!
I have been an ASL Teacher for 7 years, I have experience working at a private school where I taught a one to one correspondence for three years. Most of those students had mental health diagnoses: anxiety, trauma (PTSD), dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, and or memory loss. I also have experience working at a public school, where I worked for 3 years. I had an average of 20-40 students in the classroom. I worked with a diversity of students' with various backgrounds especially deaf students who didn’t know sign language. I am currently working at a community college since last spring.
I have been a performer on stage for 23 years. I have been an actor and motivational speaker. To name a few, I have been in the films: “Switched at Birth” (as an extra), Pattern of Habit (music video), “On The Floor” by JLO, “The Igor Djenge Skit Show” in Amer
ican Sign Language ( ASL ), and in the Bay Area, “International Deaf Dance Festival 2019”. Trivia: I was miss Deaf CSUN pageant 2009-2011! I am still traveling and performing as a dancer and actor.
I have also been a dancer for 23 years and teaching dance for 9 years. I am able to dance and teach- hip hop, salsa, jazz, modern, and Ballet Folklórico de México (Mexican Ballet Folklorico). I will help you to become an excellent dancer! And, Also have fun!
Finally, I have knowledge of very basic algebra in math. I am able to tutor you to improve your math skills. Also, I am able to help deaf students that are able to communicate their thoughts with me because I know sign language.
I am looking forward to meet you! You will enjoy working with me as an ASL instructor, Dancer and knowledge of Basic algebra!
"I have such a good time learning from Jordan. She has a great warmup and stretch and we always do a super fun routine. I would highly recommend her to a
nyone wanting to learn to dance."
"Amazing Energy, fun and well structured classes! She makes you feel as if she is right their teaching you in person! I was able to pick up things very qui
ckly within my first lesson."
"We had such a great time with Briana! I surprised my boyfriend with a Hip Hop dance class for our anniversary and Briana made the afternoon so much fun. I
am not a dancer (at all) and she was able to get me out of my shell and moving to the music in no time.
Our appointment was a 60min session and we both felt that was a perfect amount of time for us. Briana also included a warm up and cool down which both of us appreciated.
Briana, was also very flexible in terms of appointment time, song choice, and choreography. If there was a move that wasn't feeling quite right or a step we couldn't master she would change up the steps or patiently walk us through the movement again.
We had such a good time we will be booking with her again soon!"
"Darryl was super helpful and easy going. He was able to take things slow and go at the pace i needed to feel comfortable but immediately ready to pick it
up a notch whenever i was ready for something a little more advanced. Overall great teacher"
"Jordan is amazing, she's creative, she thinks about the children, and she explains the dance moves just how we need them explained. In my first class with
Jordan, I learned so much!!"
"He is sure to make the experience helpful and fun. He made me feel at ease and he was super patient and encouraging."
"Jordan was the best!!"
"Da-Rell and I hit it off right away. In less than a day we already had a dance lesson planned, and we got right to it. Da-Rell has groove and is the numbe
r one recommended hip-hop dance trainer from the Take Lessons company. We went over moon walking, sliding / gliding, and other modern hip-hop moves. Da-Rell also helped film the dance moves on camera so I could keep the video as a study guide. Thank you Da-Rell!"
"Such a helpful instructor! He really takes the time to make sure you're getting it and is always welcome to stop him whenever you don't get it. I would
definitely take classes from him again! Oh! His choreographies are always so fun!"