Newark, NJ Tap Dance Lessons
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Interested in dance lessons? Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. With years of extensive dance training, she's had the opportunity to perform the original Broadway choreography in several major productions she has been a part of, her favorite being the tap spectacular "42nd Street." As an award winning choreographer, her pieces have been recognized nationally at dance competitions across the country.
· Speaking Voice · Online
· Broadway Singing · Online
· Singing · In studio
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I will teach you the basics of tap dance, so you get to learn the vocabulary to advance fast. We will work on shifting the weight, moving steps and swing
He is a 2-time recipient of the VanDenEnde Foundation scholarship grant and a recipient of the EMIA Summer Award of Merit & Talent Scholarship.
He attended the Ailey Summer intensive and EMIA summer intensive, and studied at the Ailey school where he completed the independent study. He has performed works by a range of choreographers including Troy Powell, Anthony van Laast, Bob Fosse, Pearl Primus, Abdel Salaam. Victorius has danced background for recording artist Lisa Lisa, Danced in Saturday Night the Musical (NL).
In 2015 he performed in Santiago de Cuba at the FinDance Festi
Victorius is also an arts in education teacher and has taught for EM Techniques, Arts to Grow and the Lucia Marthas Academy, in the styles ballet, hip hop, jazz, Tap, Afro-Caribbean and contemporary. He joined the Teaching Artist Roster of AIley’s Arts in Education and Community Programs in 2016
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· Dance · In studio
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I'm a NYC based actor currently living in Austin, Texas with over 25 years of tap dance experience. I love to teach and perform, and pride myself on maintaining fun environment while working hard. I've toured with two Broadway shows nationally, and have extensive training with great teachers such as Jason Samuels Smith, Jason Janas, Nick Young, Derrick Grant and Acia Gray to name a few!
I especially enjoy teaching people how to improvise and find their own voice, and specialize in building up technique so you'll be able to tap exactly what you hear in your head.
(Can do group lessons for an additional fee)
Let me show you what I know!
I love to teach, and find particular joy in jump starting passion in other p
· Tap Dance · In home
We started out with in-home lessons, and after just 4 hours of training my wife was ready to buy the shag carpeting I'd always dreamed of!
All kidding aside, Sean is a fantastic teacher and a great friend. I would highly recommend taking a lesson with him for any of his many talents. He is easy to talk to, listens well, and provides great feedback. Thanks, Sean!
· Tap Dance · In studio
· Juggling · In home
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!
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.
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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I am a teacher of 13 years and I love what I do!
Tap is a fun style of dance that combines percussive footwork and rhythmic choreography for a great workout. My tap lessons include a warm up, technical training, across the floor, choreography, and improvisation. We begin with the basics while focusing on correct technique to build a solid foundation and style. From there we continue to build skills by adding more advanced patterns, intricate footwork, challenging techniques, and choreography. From classical roots to more contemporary adaptations, tap offers exciting dance training to people of every age and skill level.
Book Tap lessons if you're looking to:
-Strengthen and tone your legs, core, backside, and more
-Increase stamina and endurance
-Understand how to count music and find a beat
-Understand musicality, tempo, and timing
-Find and maintain rhythm with and without music
-Improve your dancing to music
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 am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest potential!
-strength and conditioning
-stretching and flexibility training
-nutrition and wellness
I am outgoing, friendly, and fun, but most importantly-I love what I do! I focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with!
1) Online: via TakeLessons Classroom
2) Home: My home located at 90019
3) Studio: Fully equipped dance studio located at 90026 *addt'l. rental fee req'd-please inquire for more info.
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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.
I have done 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 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 also worked on 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.
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
· Dance Choreography · In home
· Ballet · In home
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Professionally trained and certified by examination through Dance Masters of Wisconsin and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
Over 20 years of industry experience
Teaching a wide variety of dance and movement related classes
Dance Masters of Wisconsin & Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Certified by examination
I have been teaching dance professionally for the past seven years and I have had a career in musical theatre for the past twelve years. I specialize in Tap, Theatre Dance, and Ballet. All ages and all levels are welcome! Each lesson is customized and catered to the students' specific needs. I am full of energy and passion and want my students to learn while also having fun. Let's dance!
I graduated with a B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. I have been teaching dance professionally for the past seven years. I specialize in Tap, Ballet, and Theatre Dance. I teach all ages and cater to the specific needs of each student. I believe in positivity, encouragement, and share my passion of dance with all of my students. If you are a beginner wanting to learn a new skill, or a more advanced student wanting to hone your skills, come dance with me!
· Theatrical Dance · In studio
· Tap Dance · In studio
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I teach Beginner and Intermediate tap, and I teach with all styles of fun music of all different tempos. Repetition is key, and to simply learn what steps are what is one thing, but to really master the clarity of sound and develop the muscles in your feet to be able to develop stamina and keep the rhythm requires consistent practice! My tap lessons are thorough and cater to all levels (especially if you are experienced and need to brush up on some basics). I also put together a combination of all the steps from the lesson so you have something to jam with even after our lesson. Spread the tap!
Musical theater students can expect to improve in just a few lessons, feeling more calm, focused, and confident in their performance abilities. I focus on audition technique, whether you are practicing a monologue or a musical theatre song. I teach students how to relax, focus, and meditate prior to their audition so that they can control what only THEY can control in the audition room. I also have many tips and pointers on what and what NOT to do at auditions (based on personal experience!) Auditioning is truly an art, and it takes practice and a healthy mindset to persevere through! I also am able to coach monologues and songs for performance purposes.
I teach tap students of various ages and experience levels. I studied tap for 13 plus years. I can teach students to count each tap rhythm, and to learn what each tap step is called (which is also super helpful for tap auditions when they are calling out steps quickly!)
My greatest inspiration was my college tap instructor, Aaron Tolson. I studied with him for 2 years, and I continued to study in NYC at Steps on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center. I currently reside on the beautiful island of Maui, HI, and am in the midst of starting a "traveling tap tutor" company where I can go directly to families and teach their kids the wonderful art of tap one-on-one. I love to teach students who want to become dynamic tappers!
My personal passion is theatrical tap but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better tap dancer!
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