An informative class that will introduce you to groove, rhythm, and unity in HipHop dance. Culture and history is also taught
Dontez "Just" Jones has been apart of HipHop culture for over 10yrs. He is versed in authentic HipHop and Street dance styles that are not taught in universities. He has trained, battled and competed all over the country, but always chooses to bring his knowledge and energy back home to Michigan.
Before beginning the lesson, I ask the student what he or she wants. What does he or she specifically want to learn or gain from dance lessons? My lessons are completely tailored around my student's wants and needs. Dance is supposed to be a fun, relaxing form of expression, so I like to help my students express themselves through movement in a way that is comfortable and fun for them.
I have been dancing in some form or fashion since the age of 3. I did ballet and tap recitals in preschool, took recreational gymnastics and cheerleading classes in elementary school, and did allstar dance and allstar cheerleading in middle school and high school. When I went away to college, I continued to take classes in many dance styles when I had time. I have never lost my love for dancing. My favorite styles are modern and ballet. I currently own a studio in the DFW metroplex and am excited to expand my teaching to online students!
I've been a Hip-hop dancer for 10 years and have training from Beyonce, Justin Bieber, & Usher's choreographers. I'll have you looking like a Step Up dancer in no time! I specialize in popping, waving, gliding, isolations, and tutting with an emphasis on musicality.
You'll learn the foundation of Hip-hop movements then how to perform choreography and freestyle, so you can adapt the moves to any song. We'll learn a different piece of unique choreography every lesson while going through each element of the routine at your own pace.
I've been dancing for 10 years and teaching for 3. I currently teach at 5 different studios and give regular private lessons to various students. I've taken workshops and classes from the best dancers in the industry today including Matt Steffanina, Marty Kudelka, Jaquel Knight, Ysabelle Capitule, Nick Demoura, and many more. Their credits include Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, and the Step Up movies.
In my class, I'll give you a warm-up to understand the style of movements that are essential to Hip-Hop and then we'll jump right into my choreography going at whatever pace is comfortable for you. Once you're a regular student, I'll make unique routines to songs of your choosing with an emphasis on moves or styles that you like.
Jared did a great job of encouraging and empowering.
May 16, 2019
Jared was so nice and encouraging! He broke the steps and movements down simply for me. It was so fun! I’m practicing and looking forward to our next lesson.
March 4, 2019
Jared did a fantastic job of being able to feel out my daughter's abilities and quickly help her gain the skills needed to perform the routine. He was friendly, personable and a great teacher! We would highly recommend!
I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators. Why take a class from me? *I will care for the result more than your money. *I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's my passion. *I've had over 1,000 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops).
What do you get when you take a class with me? *Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good. *Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for that style of dance. *Creating a training program according to your goals and needs. *No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
I've been dancing professionally for 3 years, specializing in Locking and Zouk. I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.
I've had over 400 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops) in Zouk, mostly in Rio, and I perform and teach regularly with SMDC (Shani Mayer Dance Company) in L.A and out of it. I've had over 100 hours of training in Locking, including a certification program with Shabba-Doo, of the original Lockers. Lastly, Over 500 hours of training in Urban styles (hip hop, house, dancehall, popping etc.) in private settings and in groups.
Why take a class from me? I will care for the result more than your money. I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's m
What do you get when you take a class with me? Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good. Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for Zouk and Locking. Creating a training program according to your goals and needs. No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
I took a lesson with Tom. I really wanted to try him out because of all the great reviews he has, it definitely didn't fall short of my expectations. He was attentive, friendly, not judgelmental and a master of his craft. Thank you for all your tips.
March 27, 2019
It came to me again - that feeling that I could do anything. I know that's an exaggeration, but feelings of personal accomplishment lend a lot to taking future risks. Our dance team was under Tom's tutelage for four hours broken into two sessions and I was changed. He had persistence yet patience. He somehow gave everything enough attention, but kept us moving forward to use our time together the most wisely. He adapted to our unique and unusual dynamic and group personality, adopting our language while he taught us his.
My private lesson with him was special too. I remember feeling a bit vulnerable and self conscious in the first few minutes, wondering how we would connect on how to help me. I was put at ease as he listened to my thoughts, partnered with me in a quick exploratory dance, took the reins, and led me through an educational sixty minutes. I liked the way he made the specifics he was conveying accessible through brief relatable personal examples. I've had many people speak to me about frame, but the way he approached it and me was the way that has me doing better (I think!) I found Tom to be incredibly professional, personable, respectful and helpful.
I would certainly benefit from more time in his care.
March 9, 2019
Tom has a way of teaching that is easily understandable and make sense almost right away all the time. And this is awesome because I have no dance experience. He is just an all-around nice guy that is fun and knows what to say so that the lesson clicks for you he knows how to make you get it.
Everyone is uniquely different with special goals, ways of learning, and ideas in mind. I find pride in quickly learning what each of my students are looking for and leading the way to their own personal victories, no matter how big or small! I teach a number of styles including, but not limited to, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip Hop/Street Jazz/Jazz Funk, Turns, Leaps & Jumps and more. Although I possess over 10 years of teaching experience, I find myself learning something new with nearly every student I encounter. Every student is a new opportunity for me to inspire AND be inspired.
The general structure of my classes are similar. Thorough warm up, which would include exercises, drills and foundational practices from the Ballet, Modern and Jazz genres, stretching, strengthening and conditioning sequences and finally execution of concepts directly related to the style I might be teaching sum them up well. In the end, my goal is for my students to leave feeling ...
I am a Multi-Award Winning Dancer, Teacher & Choreographer with a passion for advancing the dance art form as a whole!!!
I perform, teach and choreograph numerous styles and subjects in dance including, but not limited to,
- Ballet (Vaganova) - Hip Hop/Street Jazz/ Jazz Funk - Jazz - Modern (Horton) - Contemporary - Lyrical - Classic & Contemporary Partnering - Improvisation - Creative Movement - Choreography 101 and more!
I received my BFA in Dance Theatre Performance from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI where I have tried to contribute to the overall condition of the dance community. During my time there, I trained with many renowned dance instructors and choreographers from all over the country. Among many awards and forms of recognition, I have received scholarships from outstanding programs such as Complexions
Contemporary Ballet, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Point Park University. These opportunities and others positioned me to work with artists such as Brian McKnight, Jodeci and, Jazz Artist, Jonathan Butler to name a few. Over the past 10 years, I've had the pleasure of dancing, teaching and choreographing for numerous competitive, pre-professional & professional dance companies throughout Michigan and surrounding states.
I have been dedicated to the empowerment of artists and the enhancement of our community and that passion fuels me daily. With that in mind, I created both a dance and production company to work towards those goals. In 2018, I received the high honor of becoming a Gilda Award Recipient with the Kresge Foundation for all of my endeavors. It was an amazing thing to be recognized by such an organization as well as fellow artists throughout my community.
Since then, I have continued to inspire particularly the youth. I have taken on a position as Co-Director at a multi-award winning, internationally-ranked dance facility where I am able to cultivate the future of dance everyday. I continue to dance, teach and choreograph throughout the state and plan to create growth within myself so that I can help others do the same.
I love your choreo so much! You bring out the best in everyone especially ME 😉. Your turns, leaps and jumps are sooo beautiful. I always look forward to you coming to do new pieces or master classes at my studio. Hope to see you soon
May 22, 2019
Mr. Brandyn is the ABSOLUTE BEST!!!! He is an amazing dancer and pushes all of his students to be the best we can be. He's hard on us yet he understands each of our differences and encourages us to embrace them. When I take class with him, I mentally prepare myself to push my limits and seek results because I know that if I dont, I would be doing myself a disservice and futhermore, HE WILL lol. Mr. B has inspired me to become a professional dancer because I've never seen someone love anything as much as he loves dance. I want to experience a love that great. His passion for the art form oozes from him and I feel lucky to have him as a teacher!!!!
Experienced teacher of 7 years specialized in beginner, intermediate and advanced dance training. Dance lessons with me would be impactful. With the gift of dancing that I exhibits not only with performing but also to inspire others to pursue their dreams is what I hopes my students gain from each lesson. I continue to inspire the youth to go after their dreams no matter what occupation it may be. A quote that I advocate wholeheartedly is “To never get discouraged but encourage others to find something that they are passionate about and go for it”.
Experienced teacher of 7 years specialized in beginner, intermediate and advanced dance training. After each lesson , I want my students to feel inspired and capable to accomplish their dreams. A quote that I advocate wholeheartedly is “To never get discouraged but encourage others to find something that they are passionate about and go for it”.
I want to help you express yourself through dance. Dance is one of the worlds greatest forms of therapy and I want to expose you to the amazing qualities it has to offer.
Hello! Thank you for clicking on my profile. I truly care to help you find love and appreciation for dance. I am a determined individual who is willing to go the extra mile to make sure my students are having fun all while taking in all the amazing qualities dance has to offer.
I got my start in dance at the age of three and was classically trained in a dance school as well as in my academic school. I had my first choreography project in high school and immediately fell in love with the ability to create a story through movement. For some extra training and exposure, I began to teach at a separate dance school in addition to my high school team and my dance school I had been competing with since first starting my career. While I’m college, although I did not major in dance, I joined a semi professional company that allowed me to continue my art along with my studies and used it as an avenue for expression and self exploration. After a 20 year career, I so look forward to giving you/your children the gift that has continued to give to me for so many years.
My love for dance grows far beyond my 20 years in the field, it has become apart of who I am and look forward to sharing that with you in a unique and exciting way! I am able to offer individualized and custom lessons that will tailor your experience to be one of a kind, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. Feel free to ask me about my exciting experiences including traveling all over the world for dance, as well as some of my experience teaching right here in my home state of North Carolina! Whether you’re 3 or 73, I’d love to teach you what the art of dance is all about.