I have been teaching dance for over 20 years. I specialize in ballet, tap, and jazz. I also teach lyrical.
I have been teaching Piano for 20 years now. I have taught students from age 2 1/2 - Adult. I was self-taught when I was a kid and begun taking formal lessons as a very young adult in my early twenties. I graduated from CSULB with my BA in Music with a concentration on Voice. As a Music major, you spend a lot of time at the Piano. I became a member of MTAC in 2004 and a member of Sigma Alpha Iota in 1998. I have a great passion for Music and a bigger passion for the Piano and sharing the wonders of how beautiful the Piano really is.
*** Lesson Details *** In my opinion, piano is the hardest instrument to learn, but the most rewarding. If you can play piano you can pretty much play any instrument. I believe that a piano lesson should be fun. I'm a strict teacher with a smile and a giggle. I push my students to greatness while helping t
hem love the piano through the good times and the bad. I'm a very encouraging but honest teacher. I compliment when warranted and I assess incorrect performances in an honest, but encouraging manner. I always let a student know that, though their performance was not their best, they can and will improve. It's always only a matter of time. I use the Schaum and Nevin series depending on the student's personality. I teach Classical and Pop Music. It's important for a student to learn the Classics and gain the ability to play things they like. I find the happy balance between the two. I teach Beginning to Intermediate levels. I also like to incorporate Music theory into the lessons because understanding the mechanics of Music helps make playing and creating Music much easier to accomplish. A typical lesson will start off with a hand drill warm up. We then will move on to the lesson book and repertoire. Theory will be assigned as homework. I look it over at the beginning of the lesson and discuss it and answer any questions in the last five minutes of class. Baby lessons go as followed: 15 mins. of play time and 15 mins of Music theory. I like to keep structure in my lessons but sprinkle a little joy and laughter to keep the atmosphere light. It makes for a much more attentive Piano student.
*** Travel Equipment *** I expect the student to have a Piano or Keyboard of some sort. I may provide music on occasion.
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!
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”.
Fun yet thorough. I adjust easily to varied skill levels of dancers. I have over a decade of experience teaching and more than double that performing.
Raqs Sharqi dancer in YRArts Global Collective and Director of Troupe Sabba Zimora. Decades of performance experience in belly dance, American cabaret (raqs sharki) style, tribal fusion, and burlesque fusion. Master of Applied Communication and Master of Liberal Studies in American culture with interest in sociology and cultural diversity. Diligent and successful in coaching people of all ages and talent levels.
With 20 years of dance experience of training and performing, I enjoy working with the beginner- advanced dancer. I specialize in Ballet,Ballet choreography (Variations), Contemporary, and Hip Hop/ Street Jazz. I also have many years of experience with Pilates and Conditioning, and believe our body should be trained safely while we enjoy the gift of dance! Let's get started!
I am a professional dancer, instructor, and choreographer. I have trained for 20 years and have had wonderful opportunities to perform and travel with various dance companies.
I have experience teaching and choreographing Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Street Jazz, and Conditioning for dancers. I am passionate about movement and am always looking to further my knowledge so that I may share it with others.
I believe dance is within all of us from birth, we just need to fine-tune it! I look forward to working with you and sharing my love for dance.
I've trained in multiple styles such as Jazz,Hip Hop,Pom Pon, Lyrical, Contemporary,Ballet, Stepping and Majorette! My lessons offer a personal approach to dancing in which dancers can grow free of judgement and with little to no pressure! During my lessons you will learn the key fundamentals of any style of your choice in order for you to grow into a strong and consistent dancer for whatever occasion you please. From preparing for a recital to just showing off in front of your friends, my lessons key focus is to help you efficiently reach your goals as a dancer.
I am a singer,dancer, actor and model. I've performed with some of the strongest performing arts programs and dance teams here in Colorado! I was also awarded as an All American Dancer from NDA,Top Gun Hip Hop and APS Gifted Talented in Acting and Dancing! I recently graduated high school and I am currently working under a modeling agency as I am working on my career as a backup dancer!
During my lessons, students can expect to learn a dance combo and/or a set of skills of any style I know depending on their needs as a dancer. Students can also expect to learn fundamentals,stretches,and drills to help strengthen their knowledge and confidence in whatever style of their liking. I will help students reach goals by tracking their growth and consistently going over there goals with them to help get where they want to be as a dancer! Lastly,
I will focus on creating a fun and enjoyable environment in which students can free express themselves through movement and find their own style as a dancer.
Dancing lessons with me will help you discover every single muscle in your body, coordination, best work out ever. My lessons include the use of bellydance instruments for dancing, learning the Bellydance history and different types of rhythms.
Hello, I am Elodie
I’ve been bellydancing professionally for 6 years now. I belonged to a dance academy called YMADA. I started bellydancing in Ecuador and I started teaching beginners level in 2017. I am 24 years old. I have participated in different and various of seminars and competed throughout country of Ecuador, winning First and Second place in different competitions.
"Tom gives his all. His demeanor is gentle while paying attention to every detail. He is generous with his time and imparting knowledge. Would love to keep
learning from him and grow."
"Great First Session. Looking forward to working with Carolyn!"
"Carissa goes through the steps very thoroughly."
"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 w
as attentive, friendly, not judgelmental and a master of his craft. Thank you for all your tips."
"Stephen's a great instructor that makes you instantly feel at ease. Dance class was fun!"
"I had the most amazing experience with Ra!! She was very friendly and extremely motivational, especially for a novice such as my self. I felt really comf
ortable while learning, and had allot of un along the way! Ra is very knowledgeable and I'm excited for my next lesson."
"I have hired Denyc for over 5 years to work with my clients. She is an amazing dancer, choreographer and overall fantastic person to work with. Denyc is e
xtremely professional, punctual and detail oriented. More than that she is kind and thoughtful. Working with her is always a pleasure!"
"Great lesson- far exceeded my expectations!"
"I took a Brazilian Zouk private lesson with Tom. He is observant and will work on subtle, but important, details with you to help you improve your dance
movements, which is exactly what I need and am looking for in a teacher. He is professional and friendly — he teaches with a combination of breaking down technical details, humor, and metaphors to help you fully understand the concepts. Besides that, the location is great -- plenty of space for a private lesson, natural light, and mirrors. Free street parking nearby. I highly recommend taking a lesson from Tom."
Breaking into the arts is difficult no matter how strong your skills are, but dancing can be particularly challenging because it's also one of the most physically demanding. You'll need the right training and education if you're thinking about dance as a career path.
The following schools are considered among the best, having produced a number of successful dancers, choreographers, and other professionals in the industry.
Oberlin College & Conservatory
Oberlin College & Conservatory, loca …