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About Sara P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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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.

About Sara
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.
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Alessandra L. August 19, 2019
· Ballet · In home
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!
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Monika June 27, 2019
· Flexibility Training · Online
She did a really good job and showed me some really good active stretches.
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Helena June 9, 2019
· Ballet · Online
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Sara P.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
(30)
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$35 / 30-min

About Sandra K.

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New York, NY
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My specialty is teaching tap as a musical instrument. For me, the movement serves the sound rather than a visual effect. No matter if you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced student, you will discover the potential of the human body to help internalize musical concepts such as phrasing, form, improvisation, and self-expression, as well as gain organic access to complex musical structures. Whether your focus is on building tap dance skills, seeking to connect body and mind in a profound and musical way, or are a musician who wants to become more connected and physically involved with the groove within - you are in the right place with me. The tap steps are merely tools to access your unique voice. My tap lessons combine technique, improvisation, and combinations with mindfulness, breathing, and body awareness exercises. Find the groove that is within you!

About Sandra
I am a tap dance musician, writer, and visual artist.
My performance credits include Thomas Marek's show NOLA, the sound art/tap performance Homöostep, the Tap Ahead Festival, and Daniel Luka's T.A.P. My current main project is Neosole, which explores tap as a music instrument, as a full member of the rhythm section, not just soloing as a gimmick on top of the music, but being fully integrated, comping and providing a foundation for the musical context.
I have been invited to teach at renowned facilities such as tanzhaus nrw, tap club, and Rebeltanz, and to be a tap dancer in residence at Thomas Marek's Studio Footprints.
My artistic works have been featured in publications such as Average Art, The Tap Love Tour Podcast, What Moves You, and Not Random Art.
I first started tap dancing at the age of 10 under the direction of my Mom.
From then on, I was influenced by many different teachers and mentors, such as Barbara Duffy, Sebastian Weber, Pia Neises, Derick Grant, Sarah Petronio, and Heather Cornell, to only name a few. I graduated from the tap dance apprenticeship S.O.N.T.I. with magna cum laude.
I consider myself a musician, and the tap shoes are my instrument. My style is deeply rooted in the aesthetic of jazz music and heavily shaped by playing in numerous jam sessions around Europe and New York City, however, my art transcends the boundaries of genres. It is merely a tool to create the most genuine and sophisticated expression possible. A catalyst to explore art as an extension of the human experience.
I call myself a tap dance musician because neither dance nor music could exist without the other. However, I don't move to look a certain way, I move to sound a certain way.
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Sandra K.

New York, NY 10014
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$84 / 30-min

About Keomi T.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I tailor the sessions to the participants desired result and personality. I am very flexible, open, reliable and will use both of our experiences to create a space for exploration and celebration. I always make sure participants feel comfortable and empowered. I have a lot of experience in different genres of dance, fitness, choreography and much more and as a result I have a lot of insight and joy to offer.

About Keomi
Greetings!
I am Keomi. I am a dancer, writer, lover, teacher and friend. I began training at the age of 12, and is skilled in Modern, West African, Hip Hop, Choreography and Interpretive Dance. Throughout the last decade, Keomi, has performed on stages for more than 20,000 people at Amber Rose's Festival, led private classes with celebrity clients including supermodel, Ashley Graham, and has delivered over 100 workshops across the country. I've starred, written and directed many sold out shows, and have featured in many viral choreo-films.

Her purpose is to use my gift to remind others how valuable and beautiful they are. I create a joyous space for people to learn new things about themselves, and support them in reaching their goals and desired outcomes.

I am extremely down to earth, and love to work with all people of different
skill sets. I look forward to working with you.
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Rebecca August 15, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
Keomi is amazing. She is an excellent teacher: She can adapt to even the most beginner of students, gives great instructions/cues and is bright, fun, and positive all while remaining grounded with an eye for detail.
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Ellen June 3, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Keomi has a lot of positive energy and is sensitive to the the skill levels of her students so she tailors her classes to give just enough challenge while building on students’ strengths and experiences.
Keomi gives a great cardio workout where you really sweat yet the class is so fun that you don’t notice how hard you are working!
You WILL learn many classic hip hop moves which Keo strings together to make a sexy/cool but accessible choreography. You come out of class feeling blissed - both for the vigorous workout and for accomplishing the dance moves! This is a great class for all levels.
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Keomi T.

Brooklyn, NY 11213
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$125 / 60-min

About Ra R.

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New York, NY
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Hola!

If you are looking to learn Salsa, Merengue, or Bachata--You have come to the right place!

As you work with me you will become more and more comfortable dancing so that you are ready for the fiesta!

I began my dance studies in Puerto Rico with traditional Bomba Y Plena. Currently, I teach latin dance with several NYC based companies.

About Ra
Hola!

My name is Ra. I am a dancer, poet, and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish, Latin Dance, and Spoken Word Poetry. I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up between PR and New York City. I graduated from The New School University and lived abroad several years teaching language in Bilingual Schools. I began my dance studies back home in Puerto Rico with traditional Boricua roots music like Bomba y Plena. I now work for several dance companies/organizations, perform spoken word poetry, and teach dance/poetry/spanish to children and adults. As a Teaching Artist I aim to help my students become more comfortable whether it's with Spanish or learning to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, or Flamenco.

*If you are booking me for Spanish Lessons please note that I focus only on conversati
onal Spanish. I only work with students who have some knowledge of Spanish and are looking to practice conversation and better the skill.*
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Luke January 4, 2019
· Dance · In home
Ra is great!
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Jessica December 6, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Ra is patient, friendly, and approachable. I definitely recommend her if you want to practice your Spanish speaking skills!
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sheena November 26, 2018
· Spanish · In home
ra is a great instructor—very down to earth, funny and approachable. i really appreciated her ability to understand my learning style and goals, and tailor her offerings to meet them. if you are looking to gain more confidence in speaking spanish, i suggest you take classes with ra. many teachers out there may try to help you learn to speak perfectly, but ra focuses on helping you learn to be understood, and i find this much more useful. i’ll be taking more classes with ra, for sure. thank you!
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Ra R.

New York, NY 10019
(7)
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$25 / 30-min

About Nina S.

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New York, NY
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I have been teaching hip hop classes for over 10 years. In my class you will learn the foundations of dance and how to understand musicality in order to translate it into movement. My main objective is to have a fun time with you while we work on your dance moves and your confidence. The class can be customized depending on your goal: learning routines, fitness or dancing in heels. All levels and ages are welcome!

About Nina
I am a professional dancer from Switzerland. I started dancing at the age of 12 and started teaching my first hip hop classes at the age of 18. I have opened showes for R’n’B singers Genuwine, Mario Winans and Rapper Erick Sermon. I have performed in many showes for other choreographers and appeared in different music videos.
Teaching private dance classes is the best way to respond to every student’s individual needs and immediately see the results and improvements.
I love dance because it gives me a way to express my emotions and it gives me confidence to be in control of my body in a way that only dance can make me feel. Dance also is a way of making music visual which is a wonderful form of art. And of course...it is so much fun!
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Nina S.

New York, NY 10011
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$67 / 30-min
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About Miri S.

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New York, NY
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I’ve been teaching beginner /intermediate hip hop/ Streetstyle classes for 5 years. All ages welcome.
Lessons are customized to each student depending on your goals and needs.

About Miri
I’m a professional dancer and choreographer from
Germany. I trained both in Europe and in the US for about 10 years and have been teaching for over 5 years mostly in Hip Hop and Streetstyles but I also teach Heels classes.

I got the chance to be in different music videos and recently my work as a choreographer got showcased in a theatre in NYC!
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Miri S.

New York, NY 10018
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$90 / 60-min

About Kaidi L.

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New York, NY

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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).

About Kaidi
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.
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Zhiyao July 17, 2019
· Theatrical Dance · In home
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.
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Cindy July 17, 2019
· Dance · In studio
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.
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Yaning July 17, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Really professional teaching, and very friendly for beginers.
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Kaidi L.

New York, NY 10018
(3)
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$100 / 60-min

About Aqeela A.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hi there! My name is Aqeela (or Ms. Kiki for kids) and I am a professional dancer with over 20 years of experience. I have lived in LA and worked professionally in the industry. My dance credits include Nick Cannon, Beyonce, Sean Paul, and Kat de Luna. I have appeared on the Ellen show as well as Hulu. Aside from dance, I also have extensive experience teaching children. I went to school for Early Childhood Education and have worked as a Daycare teacher, Gymboree teacher, and Kindergarten. I have started my own dance team for kids in every city I have lived in. Can't wait to meet you!

About Aqeela
Aqeela Ali first fell in love with dance at the age of five in Brooklyn, New York. Her earliest memories of dance include learning jazz, tap, and ballet at The Dance Spot, a local dance studio. While attending Talent Unlimited, a performing arts High School in New York, she had the opportunity to go beyond her daily ballet and modern training by studying graham technique with The Martha Graham Dance Company and flamenco with Ballet Hispanico. Growing up in New York City, Aqeela was exposed to Hip-Hop culture and fell in love with the movement and music during her time in High School. After turning 21, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the commercial dance industry. She has been on the Ellen Show, Hulu, and has danced with a variety of artists including, but not limited to Beyonce, Nick Cannon, Sean Paul, and Kat de Luna.
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ter two years of dancing in the industry, Aqeela was certain that her dancing days were over. She was accepted into Teach for America and taught Kindergarten for two years in rural Oklahoma. Starting her own dance club at the school and watching her students blossom and grow inspired her to dance again. The question was...which style?! During Teach for America, she met her husband, a native Atlantan and they moved back to Georgia after their two year commitment. In Georgia, she was introduced to the Calo Gitano Flamenco Dance Academy, which reignited her love and passion for flamenco that she discovered in High School.
Through Calo Gitano, Aqeela met artists from Spain such as Miguel Vargas, Carmen Ledesma, Lydia Caballo, and Daniela Tugues. After a year of studying Flamenco with Calo Gitano, she spent the summer of 2018 at the National Institute of Flamenco studying under Joaquin Encinias. During this time, Miguel Vargas had convinced her that she should move to Seville and train to become a bailaora. So she bought a one way ticket for Spain and in August she found herself studying intensively under Miguel Vargas, Ursula and Tamara Lopez, Lorena Franco, Ana Morales, and Alicia Marquez. Now, in her second year of studying flamenco, Aqeela knows more than ever that she wants to spend her entire life studying and learning this beautiful and passionate form of expression. Her dream is to one day open up her own school where she teaches children a variety of styles they can use to express themselves.
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Guy L. July 27, 2019
· Dance · In home
I struggled for years feeling uncoordinated and wildly throwing my hips around whenever I tried dancing with my wife. Aqeela patiently worked with us to help me feel like I actually have control over my body. She taught me the importance of having a variety of moves to match the song/tempo instead of just moving about wildly. I was hesitant to work with someone because I felt very self-conscious but she was so patient and understanding that I was quickly put at ease and ended up really enjoying the experience and wanted more! Her passion for dance is only matched by her ability as all the moves she showed us seemed so flawless and graceful. My version of those same dance moves didn't look quite as graceful but dramatically improved and my wife couldn't be happier!
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Tara July 27, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Its so rare to find a person who is both extremely talented as well as an amazing teacher. I can’t express how much my daughter has learned from Miss Aqeela. Apart from learning a wide variety of dance styles she teaches kids to believe in themselves. We have watched our girl transition from being shy and restrained onstage to one who is confident and captivating to watch. The level of dedication Miss Aqeela shows to every student cannot be overstated!
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Sally July 24, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
I’ve never worked with someone as hardworking, and inspiring as Aqueela. We ran an art camp for three summers in a row. She taught up to 60+ kids and is so passionate about dance that these kids just couldn’t wait to come to camp the next day in order to work with her. Parents said they were practicing their moves at home!! You know how hard it is to teach that many kids to do hip hop dance???? 100% participation 100% of the time.

It was amazing. I learned so much as an educator and those kids left the cAmp so proud and eager to learn more about dance because of her. Oh ya and she also led them to design a dance for a showcase for their parents and community.

By far the best dance instructor I have ever worked with and cannot wait to work with her again. When my son grows up I will definitely be reaching out to her so she can teach him the moves.
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Aqeela A.

Brooklyn, NY 11236
(6)
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$100 / 60-min

About Shonica G.

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My passion for teaching began at the age of 13 and I have continued to train students all across the country for the past 17 years now. I train students to add the sparkle of performance quality and passion on top of their skill. I train them to not just be great performers but to also embody lots of professionalism.

Growing up in Atlanta, I trained extensively at Dance Makers of Atlanta and Dekalb School of the Arts in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, modern, hip hop and musical theatre dance. After gradating from high school, I continued my training on a collegiate level at Point Park University where I earned a BFA degree in Dance. Immediately after graduating from college, I booked my first national tour “Bring it On: the Musical” which led me to my Broadway Debut after completing the national tour. Since my debut and introduction into the professional theatre community, I have had the honor of being a part such acclaimed shows such as Hamilton: ...

About Shonica
Shonica is a passionate artist from Atlanta, GA. While Growing up in Atlanta, Shonica attended DanceMakers of Atlanta and Dekalb School of the Arts. She continued her training on a collegiate level at Point Park University where she received a BFA in Dance. Upon graduating from college, Shonica toured and made her Broadway debut with the high flying cast of Bring It On: The Musical.

Throughout the past 9 years, Shonica has had the privilege and honor of being a part of other critically acclaimed shows such as Hamilton: An American Musical (The Bullet; Broadway), CATS (Rumpleteazer; Broadway Revival), Cinderella (Broadway), “Memphis” (Felicia; CFRT), “Sister Act” (Deloris Van Cartier; MT Wichita), Matilda (1st National Tour), Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope (So Little Time Soloist; City Center), Piece of my Heart, and American Dance Machi
ne (Sweet GA Brown; Joyce Theatre). Shonica has also began to spread her wings into the film and Television industry, making her guest star debut this year in NBC’s Manifest. You can also catch her in guest starring in The First Purge and twirling away in Ted 2. Spring of 2019, you can catch her on the FX Series “Fosse/Verdon”.

Shonica is extremely grateful for the journey thus far and is looking forward to whatever God has in store for her future. The best is yet to come! Jeremiah 29:11
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Shonica G.

New York, NY 10033
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$150 / 60-min

About Catherine C.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Experienced teacher of 10 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate Salsa / Merengue Dancing ! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Students will be able to dance Latin rhythms in a relatively short time, but you will be building a strong foundation. Let's get started!

About Catherine
I am a professional dancer with more with 30 years of performing experience.
I have assisted over 5 international programs with performance development, creative movement, Latin dance, and theater production. As an actor and innovator, I have applied my expertise to the advancement of global theaters, performers, and workshops. The students will learn organically but with a strong foundation in Latin dance especially salsa and merengue
I am fingerprinted by the DOE
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Catherine C.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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$42 / 30-min

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