This lesson will consist of a warm-up and dance combination that focuses on the dynamics within hip hop movement. Each lesson will consist of a different routine to a new song. The student will be highly encouraged to be creative and showcase their individuality within phrases. By the end of these lessons students will improve their rhythm, musicality and overall hip hop dancing abilities.
Briana has enjoyed teaching since she was a teaching assistant at Detroit Windsor Dance Academy, her high school dance studio. Since then she has taught students within Washington DC Public Schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center, the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Morton Street Dance Center, District Dance Arts, as well as many other studios and non-profit organizations. Teaching allows her to express herself, pass on her knowledge and experiences and inspire students to develop their technique, creativity, individuality and showmanship.
There is never a dull moment in Briana’s classes! Her specific classes and lesson plans are catered to specific age groups from Pre-K to adults. They consist of engaging movement activities, warm-up, and complex movement combinations. She is an energetic and patient teacher who seriously
takes into account the needs and skill level of the student in preparing her lesson plans and material.
Briana’s use of dance vocabulary and physical demonstrations allow her to teach the material accurately and effectively. Her positive attitude and constant words of encouragement keep students motivated and engaged in the lesson. Students will increase their knowledge and physical vocabulary of the movement style and leave each lesson a better dancer, performer and person.
She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Dance and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan in May of 2013 and has had a wide range of professional experience. She has worked with and performed works by modern dance choreographers such as Lindsey Merchant, Melissa Beck, Germaul Barnes, Jessica Fogel, Christopher Huggins, Shen Wei and Dianne McIntyre. She was artistic director of a chapter of the international hip-hop dance company Dance2XS International.
Briana was a full-time company member with StepAfrika!, a professional stepping company in Washington, DC from 2013-2015 and currently, she is working with CityDance resident artist S.J. Ewing & Dancers. Briana has had the privilege of performing at DC's City Rhythms Festival, Catholic Universities Hartke Theater, the Hill Center, the VelocityDC Festival, the Guantanomo Bay Naval Base as well as others. Recently she was invited to perform a modern dance solo in Dance Place’s 2014 New Releases Choreographers Showcase and Joy of Motions 2014 Dance Project Concert. Most recently, she served as the assistant choreographer on the American Theater’s Company’s production of The Project(s) in Chicago, IL, rated 4 stars by the Chicago Tribune. Most recently, she collaborated with Hard Soles Dance Company on a new piece titled “Re:set”, combining contemporary dance and body percussion, for the 2016 March on Washington Film Festival in honor of the 70th anniversary of the integration of the NFL and was chosen as Dance Place's 2016 New Releases Commission Recipient in support her new work to be premiered the summer of 2017.
Briana encourages students to bring writing materials to each lesson to take notes for any learned vocabulary and each lesson will follow with a recorded video of the movement for the students to refer to until the next lesson.
I'm extremely new to ballet and dance in general (for reference I'm 16). Briana was very patient and an amazing teacher! Very friendly and welcoming while still being very professional. It's great to get the exact corrections I need without feeling bad about it and yet still work on it until proper. Very happy and pleased!
October 15, 2017
My daughter had a great first session. She identified my daughters areas of weakness and began immediately to help improve them. Looking forward to our next session.
July 29, 2017
I am already worried that if I tell people how amazing Briana is that she will get too booked up for me :) She is a great instructor with a huge heart. Loved it.
Hip hop is associated with moving to the rhythm, looking cool, being flashy, and unique and unconventional. Thats how it looks from the outside. However, from the inside it looks more like a release of inhabitioned movement, a fusion of different perspectives and disciplines, as well as a oneness shared between body, mind, and music. Forever shifting as it must. I have studied styles of dance that I teach to all my students that lets them learn other styles easily. I can teach anybody how to create their own dance moves. I provide them with the proper perspective to begin to understand dance moves they see on television or when out dancing. Want to learn how to move with rhythm and style? Then i can teach you, no problem!
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!
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.
January 10, 2017
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!
60 AND 90 MINUTE CLASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 5 LESSONS FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS
PLEASE BOOK EITHER 30 OR 45 MINUTE LESSONS FOR YOUR FIRST PACKAGE OF CLASSES.
59-MINUTE PACKAGE FOR $140 IS THE SEMI-PRIVATE RATE 3-4 STUDENTS PER HOUR //PLEASE TALK WITH ME FIRST BEFORE SELECTING THIS PACKAGE.
I specialize in movement for all ages, all levels. You will learn the history, culture and the foundation for this style of dance.
***CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHICAGO, RELOCATING TO LAS VEGAS***
*ACCEPTING ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY. Due to my relocation, I will no longer accept in-home or in-studio students in Chicago unless you are willing to convert to online lessons when I leave. Please message me before booking lessons if you have any questions about this.
60 AND 90 MINUTE DANCE OR YOGA CLASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 5 LESSONS. PLEASE BOOK EITHER 30 OR 45 MINUTE LESSONS FOR YOUR FIRST PACKAGE OF CLASSES.
Aside from dance, MissG is certified to teach Vinyasa Yoga and specializes in children's yoga and yoga for beginners.
She is also a certified Reiki Healer and offers therapeutic relaxation sessions in person or online for busy professionals and anyone else who enjoys therapeutic relaxation.
MissG has 17 years of teaching experience, and she was b
orn and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYCs prestigious Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and many other dance schools throughout the country. In 2004, she founded Alight Movement while residing in Florida. Alight Movement is a wellness hub focused on helping people with little to no previous experience incorporate either dance, yoga, and/or reiki into their wellness regimen. Alight Movement is also involved in the global dance community, offering training, opportunities and wellness coaching for dancers in the urban/street-style community. Alight Movement has already made a mark within the street dance community by hosting and producing events, dance competitions, shows and workshop tours.
MissG has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various artists and venues, including television shows and music videos. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice.
MissG has expanded her teachings and methodology to other areas beyond dance. Her comprehension of effective body and wellness teaching techniques has allowed her to reach a wide variety of clientele. Although she teaches all levels and all ages of dance and yoga, she specializes in beginner level students who wish to integrate movement into their wellness regimens.
I am a teacher of twelve years and I love what I do!
My hop hop lessons focus on conditioning, isolations, fluidity, musicality, and strength. This can include warm up, stretch, technical exercises, across the floor, choreography, and freestyle. My main goal is that my students have fun in addition to benefitting from our lesson. All my classes are personalized to suit my students' goals, progression, and timeline.
Hip Hope Dance lessons are offered at 4 locations: 1) Online via TakeLessons Classroom 2) Teacher Location 1 (Primary studio - 150sq ft) - For private and semi-private (2 people) lessons 3) Teacher Location 2 (Secondary studio/theater 350-750 sq ft) - For Group classes (3 or more people)* 4) Travel location *Teacher Location 2 will incur a rental fee to be paid by the student directly to the studio on the day of the lesson. Please inquire for more info! *Teacher Location 2 is also available for anyone wanting a larger dance space or theater. Please ...
Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (=
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 I am committed to sharing my knowledge with my students to help them reach their fullest p
I have worked with preschoolers through adults of all ages ranging in all levels, including beginners! My lessons are engaging, creative, beneficial, and a super great time! I enjoy helping my students reach their goals and beyond while having fun along the way. My favorite part about teaching is seeing students improve in ability and more importantly, confidence, and knowing that I was able to be a part of their process.
Lessons and offerings: -Dance fitness -Barre/Cardio Barre -Strength and conditioning -Stretching and Flexibility training -Personal training -Nutrition and wellness -Jazz dance -Hip hop/urban dance -Jazz funk dance -Burlesque dance -Contemporary dance -Lyrical dance -Tap dance -Ballet dance -Musical theater dance -Character development -Acting -Improv -Choreography -Wedding dance -Modeling and much more! Have a question about lessons? Just ask! (:
My lessons focus on inspiring creativity, encouraging self-confidence, and cultivating personal achievement in everyone I work with. I am outgoing, friendly, fun, and I love to teach!
Lesson locations: 1) Online: via TakeLessons Classroom 2) In Studio: 2 locations *addt'l. rental fee req'd-please inquire for more info. 3) Your location
Semi-private and group lessons available *Please inquire for more info!
I look forward to helping you grow!
(Bio Continued) 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 been in 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 danced in 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.
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 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 years of experience in different genres of dance, choreography, directing, production and much more and as a result I have a lot of insight and joy to offer.
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
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.
June 3, 2018
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
I’ve been teaching beginner /intermediate hip hop/ Streetstyle classes for 5 years. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized to each student depending on your goals and needs.
I’m a professional dancer and choreographer from Germany. I trained both in Europe and in the US for about 10 years and have been teaching for over 5 years mostly in Hip Hop and Streetstyles but I also teach Heels classes.
I got the chance to be in different music videos and recently my work as a choreographer got showcased in a theatre in NYC!
"Kenneth is an awesome choreographer! He really breaks down each step until you get it. He makes class fun by using music you can definitely groove to and
and pushes you to dance your best! Always a fun time!"
"Awesome guy! Flexible with schedule. Great value!!! Thank you!"
"Kaylia is awesome. Professional and yet not intimidating to a beginner. Looking forward to more dancing fun."
"Kenneth's style is sick! Mixes smoothness with hard hits and it all flows super well. He's a lot of fun as a teacher and he's really encouraging to studen
ts as well. He's A-1 yo #Kenneth"
"Da Rell was very professional We went over some dance moves and he had the ability to recognise my dance style , as oppose to just teaching me mechanical
ly I wanna thank Da Rell for the classes and recommend him as a dance instructor and choreographer"
"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 fri
endly, personable and a great teacher! We would highly recommend!"
"Sasha is a trained teacher. You can tell she knows how to TEACH dance not just dance well. She is flexible with your learning style but will present 3 met
hods of learning simultaneously - visually performing your moves with you, auditorally counting out loud to you, and making you repetitively perform the moves while she monitors your technic. Or, she'll let you do what you feel most comfortable with so you have the most fun. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Dance at any level."
"She was great. Very capable with working with someone that has very little experience."
"There is no hiding that Dwan loves what she does and she makes you feel it too. Dwan has great energy and a lot of knowledge to share, so it's hard not to
get pumped up for her class. Dwan is great at interpreting the level of her stuents, so you will learn a lot and be challenged. In class, she highlights opportunities to incorporate your own sense of style or self, you never have to worry about fitting in, only missing out. I highly recommend any chance you get, to take a class with Dwan!"