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Gina B.

New York, NY

How to move around like a hungry for space dancer. My teachers used to tell me to Eat Up Space. We will learn how to make our own dances. Vocabulary and Improv, Dynamic, Structure and Form. Finding what it means to write a story or poem with your body's movement, the space it is inhabiting and of course, idea.

About Gina

(For the summer I will be in New York City and happy to take on students until early August. After that I will only be available to east coast students via Skype or intermittent)

I graduated from Juilliard in dance and pursued modern dance and all sorts of theatre including musicals and music theatre and performing arts. I have taught children and grown ups for many years. I have a strong performing career and love the way teaching keeps me in a giving and learning place.

*** Lesson Details ***
With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the pla
y of games and experiments technique will develop and manifest. As the student becomes more advanced I become more demanding as do the materials. As an acting teacher I have an advanced capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I am a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world including The National in London. In Singing and Piano I can be valuable to the beginning level and will want to send them to another teacher as they progress beyond my ability. In dance I have a wide knowledge and can teach several forms as well as history and materials. In Juilliard I specialized in historical dance of the French Court which is also known as pre-ballet. At present I am studying Swing and Tango and can teach that in the beginning levels. I can also teach Ballet and a few forms of Modern Dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***

*** Travel Equipment ***
just a space to work in - we can create a work space out of any space.

*** Specialties ***
In dance I teach classical ballet principles for beginners or those who are returning and want to work carefully and privately. I teach from the tradition of Alfredo Corvino's principles of relationship to organic forms and structures for sound development. I studied with Mr Corvino for years and continue to study with Ernesta Corvino.
For acting I teach a combination of classical acting technique with American sense memory and relaxation skills. I am well versed in the teachings of Lee Strasberg and then spent time in London to 'fill in the cracks' of my training with analytical skills as well as the various european influences that the Royal National embrace.
I teach creative discovery in combination with classical devices so the student can discover their own artistry while learning actual classical devices for accomplishing specific goals.
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Triplets May 18, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Excellent introductory lesson. Established a good relationship with the Triplets. Made everything fun and friendly.
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Monica P. April 17, 2014
Dance
Verified Student
Beyond expectations

From our first phone call, Gina became invested in my dance journey. From modern dance, to ballet and contemporary, Gina has guided me into a new world of performance and dance. Outside of our scheduled lessons, we are loosely collaborating on a creative project - something I thought was years away until I met Gina. She taught me tactical dance fundamentals while also helping me navigate the dance and theater scene in NYC. (with which she is very connected) The best thing for me was her flexibility with the learning process. She encourages everyone to make their own journey, never forcing too much structure but always being reliable. I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank you!
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Talia S. December 2, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
Gina provides a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in.

I have been taking singing lessons with Gina for several months now. I have always been extremely self conscious of my voice but it's something I've always wanted to conquer. Gina has done a really nice job providing a safe, constructive, playful, supportive, and judgement-free environment to explore and improve in. I always appreciate how flexible she is with scheduling, as my hours are sometimes hard to predict. I really look forward to our time together. It's very therapeutic.
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Gina B.

Gina B.

New York, NY 10009
(3)
starting at
$60 / 45-min
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Michelle A.

New York, NY

About michelle

Hello Students!
My name is Michelle and I have been dancing since I was seven years old! I was one of two graduates to earn my Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance/Dance Pedagogy from Columbia College Chicago in 2011. I have since moved back to New York City where I dance for a professional modern dance company in downtown Manhattan. When I am not teaching class, I am busy being a student of my own all over New York City at prestigious studios such as Steps on Broadway, Gibney Dance Center and Broadway Dance Center. It is here where I take daily classes with the country's greatest dance teachers/ch
oreographers to continue my never ending training in dance techniques and developments.

As a working professional dancer, I understand the rigor that it takes to achieve your goals and I work with my students one on one to achieve them! I have had the honor of training with the greatest dancers in the business to help me achieve my goals such as David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Alexandra Beller, Kendra Portier, and Oliver Steele.

Dancing and teaching dance are my greatest passions in life and I want to share them with students of all ages from 18 months to 100 years old!

Thank you for visiting my profile and I hope to teach you soon!
Michelle

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Whether you are stepping into a dance studio for the first time or preparing for a stressful audition I will help you achieve those goals and with a smile the entire time!

I believe it is important to build a relationship between teacher and student or parent, teacher and student to develop a curriculum that best benefits you or your child. Each lesson is specially designed to achieve your personal goals in whatever style of dance you decide!

Come dance with me and we can fulfill those life long dreams of learning to dance and work towards a healthy and happy life!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am happy to rent a professional studio space for you to enhance your private dance lesson. A studio space will provide us with ample room and proper flooring that is designed to dance on as well as mirrors to help you learn. These professional studios are scarce and must be booked well in advance. There also will be an increase in lesson price for these lessons to cover cost of the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I come fully equipped with portable, wireless speakers and an iPod. I'm also happy to take music request or happy to use your iPod/iPhone as well!

*** Specialties ***
Modern, Jazz, Ballet
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Rachele R. March 3, 2014
Dance
Talented and passionate teacher

Michelle is the total package when looking for a dance teacher. Not only does she have a passion for dance and passing this on to her students. She is extremely professional. Her years of experience and study are evident in the way she approaches teaching. Michelle knows how the body works, and is able to explain things in a way that make sense to her students. I always have fun working with Michelle. She is a constant motivator. I feel like a more confident dancer having worked with Michelle. It truly is a gift.
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Debby M. February 26, 2014
Dance
Talented, knowledgeable, friendly

Michelle is a fabulous dance teacher. She is always enthusiastic, passionate and approachable. A delight to work with, she will make you feel comfortable regardless of your skill level. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!
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Jaclyn B. February 26, 2014
Dance
Amazing!

I have been dancing with Michelle for over 10 years. Michelle is professional and talented and just really awesome! If you want to take class from someone who will take the time to make sure you do your best, take from Michelle!
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Michelle A.

Michelle A.

New York, NY 10075
(5)
starting at
$40 / 30-min
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Steven K.

New York, NY

Kick your face, land those double pirouettes, and have some ballet meets jazz/musical theatre FUN with me! With a primary focus on classical ballet technique, we move from basic barre exercises, to the center for some more jazz-y warm ups, then go FULL OUT into some musical theatre combos. #work!

About Steven

Hey guys! I have a passion for Musical Theatre and all that comes with the wonderful art form--acting, singing, dancing, and doing all three at the same time :). I'™m here to help my students grow, just like my teachers have helped me.
I love helping students activate their songs, monologues, and scenes in ways they never thought possible. I have a knack for getting my students to tell their stories in a strong, direct way. I focus on using the words the lyricist or playwright has given achieve the character'™s objective (and consequently, grip the audience's attention). However, that
'™s all the delicious whipped cream and frosting at the top of the cake. In order to create an arc in a song, a character with an objective, and a human being fighting for something, we need to get in touch with the instruments we are using: our voice, our body, and our mind.
Focusing our mind on presence is the key to accessing an open body. Without presence, we aren't in our bodies. Our minds race, the inner critic judges, and we can go through a whole lesson (or performance!) without actually having witnessed our creative expression. Once we can focus our mind, we begin focusing our body. We make choices, or in most cases, our bodies make the choices for us, while we sit back and allow the expression to develop organically. And it can only develop organically when we are fully present. In order to become present, I use exercises borrowed from a number of body, mind, and voice techniques: meditation, yoga, and Fitzmaurice work, mainly.
Then we can start with the voice. I love helping students find new sounds, range, and texture to their voices. To do this, I use basic exercises that emphasize a number of skills we need to hone: open vowels, forward/nasal placement, palatal alignment, and using the lighter mechanism of our voice we so often want to ignore. Once our body, voice, and mind are aligned, we are ready to tackle the song, scene, monologue, or dance combination we are working on in our lesson.
Let's do it!
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DebbieR March 6, 2014
Great Voice Teacher

I had a singing lesson with Steven last week and it was great! I was having vocal difficulties with a song, which prevented me from expressing the emotion the song needed. Steven listened to me sing, he identified the problem and we immediately embarked on vocal exercises that unlocked my voice. Then we worked on interpretation and the emotional arc of the song. Steven’s teamwork approach was productive and a lot of fun. His perceptive coaching helped me find new ways to approach the song. I highly recommend Steven as a vocal instructor and coach.
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BrianR March 6, 2014
Steven's great, and won't break the bank

Steven is not only incredibly patient with me in our lessons, but he is also very efficient in our time together. One thing I like about his way or teaching is that we work on technique and then always make sure to applying what we're working on to a song so it's never strictly exercises. It's also great that Steven is a singer himself and actually works professionally.
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Dexter P. November 12, 2013
Singing
Verified Student
The most comprehensive vocal coach

Steven Kane is an amazing vocal coach. I've had several vocal coaches in the past and they could never help me the way I've wanted. Steven works with me to develop a beautiful sound; utilizing special breathing techniques, resonance, and pitch. He's even helped me to increase my range - which I never could of imagine. His approach to singing is very technical, and yet at the same time enthusiastic and fun. You really want to sing every chance you get. It is because of the tools he has provided me with today I feel most confident with my vocal instrument. I highly recommend Steven, and can assure that you will not be disappointed with his teaching skills.
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Steven K.

Steven K.

New York, NY 10023
(3)
starting at
$35 / 30-min
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Ekaterina B.

Hoboken, NJ

All levels

About Ekaterina

Ekaterina is the owner of a dance center and many top teacher awards holder. Champion and finalist of many world known competitions.
Her parent brought her to the dance studio at the age of 5 and she immediately fall in love with it. At the age of 10 she made her first choreography and decided to become pro dancer and instructor.
In 2008 she moved to United States and started her professional teaching carrier.
Now she is the owner of two beautiful studios in Midtown, NYC and Hoboken, NJ
Ekaterina is available for private lesson for ballroom and Latin dancing, wedding dance lessons.
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Sagan H. November 25, 2014
Tango · In studio
This is the place to learn dance. Actually any kind of dance I can learn here. All of the instructors are top class but they really care their students. Very enjoyable to meet new people. Ekaterina, Karina, Shimukiri, Evgery, Regina, Uros, Brandon, and my current serious teacher Sandra is wonderful. My life is changing now. Thank you everyone!
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Alex R. November 25, 2014
Ballroom Dance · In studio
I was taking lessons with Ekaterina for a year. I walked into her studio as a beginner dancer, to make my dream come true. Ekaterina is the most talented instructor I ever met. She is not only very talented dancer, but also beautiful person outside and inside. I started with salsa dancing, after few lessons I decided to try other dances and it was the best idea. Now you will never see me seating down at the birthdays, weddings and events. I am very proud of my achievements and with out Ekaterina it would never happen.
Ekaterina is the owner of two beautiful studios in NYC and Hoboken, NJ. All instructors are very professional and very nice people, great service and good prices, they always have different promotions going on for new people.
So if you are looking into taking Ballroom and Latin dance lessons then Ekaterina and her studio would be perfect place for anybody.
Bienvenue dance center is a great place to have fun, relax and meet new friends. They changed my life.
Alex
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Ekaterina B.

Ekaterina B.

New York, NY 10016
(2)
starting at
$95 / 45-min
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lisa B.

New York, NY

Do you want to have a unique, exciting, and memorable dance for your special event ? This is my specialty and my passion, so please contact me if you're interested in having " wow's", "ools and aahs " and thunderous applause at your event. I have studied dance at Pennsylvania Ballet , Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, and the former Andorra Academy, have taught individuals and couples for their special occasions, and choreographed school productions.

About lisa

I will work day and night to help you achieve your dancing goals. My philosophy is this - " Anyone can dance, Anyone. " I am dedicated, creative, and believe that your lessons should be fun and enlightening. You'll be surprised by all that you can do.
Also my fees are reasonable because I believe financial situations shouldn't determine a person's ability to experience artistic pursuits. Besides, currently my " day job " feeds the bills, while teaching dance feeds my heart.
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Lisa L. June 29, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is terrific..she makes you feel relaxed and convinces you that you can actually dance..
She is alot of fun and made our wedding dance fabulous!!!
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James Steinberg K. June 11, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In home
Verified Student
Lisa is absolutely amazing! My husband and I contacted her just over a week before our wedding, hoping that she could teach us a dance. Neither of us has any dancing background. In just a few days, Lisa choreographed and taught us a dance that wowed our families and friends. Not only is she a fantastic teacher, she is also a wonderful person. She is incredibly responsive and flexible and went above and beyond any of our expectations in making sure that we felt comfortable and prepared. She is kind, patient, thoughtful and brilliant. We can't recommend her enough!

O&J
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lisa B. January 8, 2015
Dance
My wife and I always wait until the last minute to do something. We're natural procrastinators but not natural dancers. We hired Lisa two weeks before our wedding to choreograph and teach us a first dance. After only three lessons we had a first dance that everyone loved. It was original and she created a dance that utilized and highlighted our best capabilities. Also Lisa makes you feel very comfortable and confident even when you're starting out with two left feet.

Fabe and Shirley
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lisa B.

lisa B.

New York, NY 10028
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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