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Gina B.

New York, NY 10003

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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.

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

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

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Gina B.

New York, NY

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Carolyn M.

New York, NY 10018

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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.

About Carolyn

Born and raised on Long Island, 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. In her spare time, Carolyn has always loved working with people who have a passion for the arts. Whether it’s in a classroom, at a dance studio, or sitting at the piano, Carolyn has worn the many hats of acting coach, voice teacher, dance instructor, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and college audition coach to name a few. Getting cast in Broadway shows, winning first place in national dance competitions, receiving perfect scores on vocal/piano NYSSMA solos, and being accepted to

some of the most competitive college programs in the nation are just a few of her clients’ many accomplishments.
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April 23, 2019
Nika and Dasha F.
Today what's the first lesson for my two girls with Carolyn. All I can say but the lesson was absolutely amazing my girls came out extremely inspired with lots of exciting homework to do they couldn't wait to show me what they've learned and couldn't wait to start practicing Carolyn was everything we were hoping for and a lot more. I have no doubts that would have made the best choice who could possibly make. My girls can't wait for their next lesson.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏👏👏👏
March 13, 2019
David
Great first time tapping at 72, Carolyn was great
October 3, 2018
Robbin F.
Carolyn was very helpful! I’m looking forward to our next session.

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Carolyn M.

New York, NY

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Sandra K.

New York, NY 10014


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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

Ra R.

New York, NY 10019

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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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January 4, 2019
Luke
Ra is great!
December 6, 2018
Jessica
Ra is patient, friendly, and approachable. I definitely recommend her if you want to practice your Spanish speaking skills!
November 26, 2018
sheena
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

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Brittany C.

Monroe Township, NJ 08831


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Brittany focuses on developing body alignment and technique to build artistry.
She specializes in Technique, Kinesiology, and Injury Prevention to help dancers build strength and adaptability for fulfilling dance careers.

Private lessons offer the opportunity to get individualized guidance to help you develop your skills as a dancer. In lessons, alignment, technique, performance quality, strength, and flexibility will flourish!

Each lesson will include a specific exercises to target muscles for increased strength and flexibility, technically engaging warm up in a/the genre of dance being focused on by the dancer, review and practice of specific skills that are to be developed, and application of skills to different phrases of movement.

About Brittany

Brittany earned her Master’s in Dance Education and K-12 NJ teaching certification from the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University in 2016. She graduated Cum Laude from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, receiving a BFA in Dance Performance as well as a minor in Psychology in 2015. ​She is also a certified Yoga Instructor.

Brittany has spent her life studying and performing dance. Her goals include advocating for the importance of dance education and dance science in the lives of children and helping dancers maintain their wellness. She has been continually seeking knowledge about dance injuries and safe pedagogical practices for dance educators since her time at MGSA. Brittany has co-presented her discoveries about dance injuries and injury prevention in education in workshops for both dance educators and

dance students. Brittany continually engages in the dance community by guest teaching at private and public K-12 schools, adjunct teaching in conservatory & higher education settings, and adjudicating and choreographing solos for dancers of today. She hopes to guide dancers to understand their bodies and the way they move in order to achieve healthy and fulfilled careers in the field of dance.
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Brittany C.

Monroe Township, NJ

Alanna C.

New York, NY 10007

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Are you interested in learning how to dance? Well, you've come to the right place! I am an experienced dancer with 20 years of training and 10 years of instructing experience. I welcome every student of all ages and levels, as I customize and cater each lesson to each dancer's needs and personal goals. I specialize in ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and Chinese Folk Dance. I choreograph wedding dances, group, and solo/audition pieces. Let me guide you to becoming YOUR best dancer!

About Alanna

Interested in learning how to dance? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I am an experienced instructor with 20+ years of training and 10 years of instructing experience. I welcome students of all ages and levels, as I cater and personalize each lesson to your needs and personal goals. I specialize in various styles of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and Chinese Folk dance. I offer flexibility/cardio training, private and group instruction, wedding dance choreography, and techniques for audition and stage performance. Let me guide you to becoming YOUR best dancer!

Alanna is a New York based dancer and actress. She graduated from Iona College with a B.A. in Public Relations/Dance and trained with the Joffrey Ballet School’s prestigious Jazz and Contemporary Program. She has been seen on stage at Lincoln Cent

er, Metropolitan Museum of Art and in New York regional theaters. Alanna is a member of Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and can be seen on numerous advertisements, music videos, and television appearances.

As an instructor, Alanna has taught to the New York Tri State area for the past 10 years. She has experience teaching at competitive dance studios, summer camps, and group fitness classes. Her choreography has been seen on stage and won awards at regional and national competitions. Alanna currently shares her passion for the performing arts at her brand new studio in TriBeCa.
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Alanna C.

New York, NY

Agnes Sarah Q.

Edgewater, NJ 07020

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This is for you, ladies, who might have seen rare performances on stage of BALINESE dance or has travelled to exotic Bali Island, Indonesia, of perhaps you are Indonesian or grew up there and learned this classical dance before.
Bali is known "Island of God and Goddess" with its unique traditional Hindu culture that has assimilated with Indonesian native islander traditions.

I danced semi professionally, affiliated with the Indonesian New York Consulate sponsored culture club. I performed at Gracie Mansion of then Mayor Bloomberg's Heritage Party, at various Universities - Columbia, Yale, Bard College, etc.
I was a dance conselor for summer camp program for bright teenagers of European countries, in Denmark in 2001.
Recently this summer and fall I performed the remarkable Court LEGONG Dance for the Annual Indonesian Street Festival at East 68th blocked event between Madison ave & Fifth Ave.

Clients could learn from absolute beginner technique to the full coreography in ...

About Agnes Sarah

*Certified Children Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher
*Certified Adults Yoga Hatha & Vinyasa RYT500
*Carry my Professional & Liability Insurance
*CPR & AED Certified
*Over 400hr Teaching hrs since 2017. 20yrs since first Yoga practise.
*Can teach both Secular way or Spiritual Yogic way
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Hi there :)
Do you get that butterfly in your stomach to take a Yoga class first time, or need a refresher class after many years?

Or the hectic life style juggling with family responsibilities, work demands, and constantly travelling, but deep down you would like to go back to practise Yoga?

I could help you at the comfort of one-on-one training.
I would hear all your mental and body blockage and we would work together to get that flow going within you.

Gain power when you learned yourse

lf that with determination , in short time your Yoga practise will improve your state of body & mind wellbeing. You will love yourself more, be in tune with your body. You would feel acceptance in my teaching as I taught clients in all body types, age, levels,.

With compassion I bring these qualities out of you and show you the beautiful person you are.

I don't hold back for a client who is ready and open, and will share my best distilled learnings curated from my own practise path, helping you get a more efficient and effective practise like how you are doing certain poses and what benefits each pose would bring to you and your life goals and purpose.

Clients could choose what would fit them for each session booked. Click and see more on each subjects.
* Yoga & Meditation - Flow/Vinyasa, or specific practise & pose deepening practise.

When a student is ready, the teacher appear.

Still in doubt? feel free to ask me questions , let me know how can I help you practise!
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January 15, 2019
Jason
Great lesson and guided meditation. Agnes has a great teaching demeanour and a good flow to her lesson.

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Agnes Sarah Q.

Edgewater, NJ

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Nina S.

New York, NY 10011


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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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New York, NY

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Tom is freggin' great! 1st of all... he waited up for me when i got lost getting to his house lol but something that really stands out to me about Tom is not only does he love the dance & gives it his all but he also extends that same love of dance & 💯 effort to teaching. In no way does any advice or instruction feel half-done with Tom. He actually cares about his students progress. His feedback is always said gently which makes it easier to understand without feeling pathetic lol (for realz). He is a joy to learn, dance, talk, drink water with etc. lol I would freggin' recommend his lessons to any & everybody! DO IT!!!"
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