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About Stephen H.

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New York, NY
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students can select the style of dance they wish to master and will learn will improve overall balance, choreology, and performance skills. students will also learn terminology and work on flexibility, strength, and muscle control. these lessons are based more on improving ability, not technique.

About Stephen
A native of New York City, my studies in dance include Jazz , Hip Hop, ballet, modern dance, and movement for theater. I have studied dance at various schools and studios including Ailey, Dance Theater of Harlem, The College of Staten Island as well as Barry University, and frequents Gibney, Peridance Capezio, and Broadway Dance Center. I currently dance professionally with a Mixed Bag and Co. in NYC and have directed and choreographed dance concerts for Art In Motion Productions in Miami, FL, the Choreojoey Project in NYC, and Bees & Butterflies Performing Arts.

I have been teaching dance as a choreographer for over 5 years. The focus is on precision and performance. I specialize in technique and pedagogy for all levels of dance as well as movement, staging, and stage presence for dance theater performances. I embrace raw talent a
nd new comers with as much respect as advanced level dancers. It's all about passion, talent, and commitment.

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Lessons will be both entertaining and challenging. Each lesson will be energetic from start to end and will be tailored to meet your needs and match your pace. Rest assured students will walk away from every lesson with new dance history knowledge as well as improvements in dance. The private lessons can prepare you for auditions, performances, and special events, or simply increase your strength and enthusiasm for dance.

*** Studio Equipment ***
none. lessons will be private lessons on site.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring music, speakers, and sometimes worksheets. I can work in any open space in your home.

*** Specialties ***
contemporary, lyrical, Modern.
Jazz, Broadway, hip hop, Caribbean.
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Aisha July 3, 2017
· Dance · In home
Stephen's a great instructor that makes you instantly feel at ease. Dance class was fun!
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George T. January 27, 2017
· Ballet · In home
Stephen is Great. My kids had a blast.
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Barbara M. June 19, 2016
· Dance · In home
Stephen has been giving our teenager daughter weekly lessons in "J-pop" dancing. Even though his background does not include this particular style, he has done a great job of staying ahead of our daughter, and-even more importantly-encouraging and motivating her to keep at it. (Since dancing is one of the few exercises she will do willingly, this is key!) She looks forward to the weekly lesson and so do we.
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Stephen H.

New York, NY 10039
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$65 / 45-min

About Gina B.

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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
I am in New York City and accepting new students as well as reconnecting with anyone who wants to return.
I have two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies.
My undergraduate degree is from The Juilliard School, in Dance.

I've 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.

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With beginning students I am very laid back and patient and believe strongly that in the play 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 the capacity to take students along all the way to professional and beyond. I'm a member of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and ha
ve studied since childhood at ACT and then all over the world including The National in London.

For Dance, I have a wide knowledge and can teach several forms as well as history and materials. I also teach Ballet and many forms of Modern Dance. I adore teaching dance composition. To help a dance student make their own dances is very fulfilling. I also teach choreography or composition.
One of the aspects of dance composition that has recently captivated me is the composing of sound and music for the dance that is also being made. Using software, we can explore electroacoustic as well as language and text collage as sound score for your dance. It is super fun!!!

For the Visual Arts I teach Abstract Painting as well as Installation and Performance Art.
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I have supplies and space. Visual Art students need to contribute to materials by finding or purchasing whatever they like and adding to the mix. My students are welcome to use what I have here and I am always adding materials. Many people throw away materials that are perfectly good for art making so keep your eyes open and you'll find all kinds of good things. Visual Art students need to book a 2 hour minimum and I will lower the price if you just let me know you need it.

My fees: I start at a higher fee and after you've been a regular student we can lower the fee for you if you need.

*** 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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Silke D. March 17, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Gina was amazing and created the perfect atmosphere for us to get comfortable dancing and learning!
Highly recommend working with her!
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Sarah Z. December 9, 2018
· Acting · Online
Gina is the best.
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Cynthia F. July 30, 2017
· Abstract Painting · In home
Great! I look forward to the next class.
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Gina B.

New York, NY 10003
(9)
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$100 / 60-min

About Valery K.

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About Valery
Started being a choreographer and teacher at dance group in Russia in 2004. Since then was teaching different styles of dance. Was a teacher in kindergarten with more than 20 students in a class (2-3 years old kids) before move to the USA. Enjoying teaching because I can see the results and excitement in students eyes. It makes me feel happy.
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Valery K.

New York, NY 10037
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$20 / 30-min

About Da-Rell T.

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Brooklyn, NY
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You just want to learn how to boogie when the music hits you? Or maybe even feel more comfortable socializing when out and about? I can teach you the skills required to impress your audience and attract the right kind of attention when on the dance floor or just moving with the music.
I have been teaching dance for over 15 years, ever since starting dance clubs in high school. I learned I loved teaching and I loved to learn from others.
My goals as a teacher is~~~
~To cultivate my students' talents, strengths, and abilities in as little as one training session.
~To raise my students confidence in skills they didn't know they already possessed.
~To open the students mind on ways of thinking about rhythm and movement that can have physical results.
~To pass on knowledge

About Da-Rell
I am a hip-hop/house/contemporary dancer with professional/classical training, an academic background, and a passion for taking my students to the next level. I received my degrees in Dance, Psychology and Philosophy, and use these fields as a framework to help direct and assist students in learning how to train their bodies and minds in many different disciplines. I've lived in many cities and always learned each city's dance styles.
I can teach: popping, locking, waving, tutting, liquid, sliding, house, footwork, breakdancing, acrobatics, choreography, improvisation, and theatrical.
I can help you build your own style. A style that specifically pertains to you. I'll show you how to incorporate concepts, themes, and ideas, to tell a story, or to just express yourself through movement and rhythm.
I love teaching, and I love that look i
n a persons face after they get something that was tough. I love helping them understand what they could do differently to yield different results.
If you want to learn hip hop, house, or fusion- I am a very patient yet motivating teacher. I can be strict at times, but only when needed ;-)

Classes focus on ideas and concepts as well as ways to act them out. We learn how to utilize balance, emotion, finesse, attention, and focus to transition between movements. Exploring performing with character, style, technique, and form to develop their own individual philosophies on movement. We dissect different instruments and rhythms to experience them in different parts of the body. Integrating hip hop, ballet, modern, house, and martial arts into one cohesive style.
My goal is to foster artistic growth and to help you surprise yourself!
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Hananel B. February 7, 2019
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Frank L. August 9, 2018
· Hip Hop & Rap · In home
Da-Rell is a very knowledgable and sensitive teacher, who worked with our son who definitely needs this special attention. We are sorry our son doesn't live in Da-Rell's area.
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Jordan B. January 10, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
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 number 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!
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Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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$120 / 60-min

About Sandra K.

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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
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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 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
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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
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Catherine C.

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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$42 / 30-min

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