Class Includes: warm up exercises in the center that increase control, coordination, and rhythm, across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises.
I have been dancing since the age of five and received most of my training in Washington, D.C. I have received my Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance. I have taught in the public school systems of Baltimore County and City, as well as Prince Georges County. I have also taught and choreographed for colleges and universities. My services include: private dance classes and choreography for schools, churches, weddings, parties, special events, corporate events, flash mobs etc..
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.
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.
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
Great first time tapping at 72, Carolyn was great
October 3, 2018
Carolyn was very helpful! I’m looking forward to our next session.
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!
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!
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.
Experienced dancer of 17 years and 3 years of teaching expierence. With me, we will focus on the importance of stretching, strength, technique, and choreography. Perfect for all levels and all ages! My goal is for all of my students to feel happy and comfortable with themselves and strive to keep pushing themselves to be better and reach their personal goals every day!
I am a dancer and performer of 17 years and have 3 years of teaching experience. Styles included are ballet, lyrical/contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip hop.
I was born and raised in upstate New York dancing at competitive studios where I have had all of my technique and performance training. After moving to college in 2015, I decided to begin sharing my dance knowledge and inspiring all students.
I have performed at many venues, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Six Flags, Disney World, Disney Land, and many more! I was also a competitive dancer for nine years. Lastly, I have begun expanding my knowledge and choreography by choreographing the Mrs. North Carolina International pageant for the past three years.
Within my classes, students will expect an emphasis on stretching, strength, technique, and choreography. I aspire
to inspire students to be the very best version of themselves and express their feelings through movement.
I strive to help students reach their personal goals and am excited for this journey!
I have been teaching dance professionally for the past seven years and I have had a career in musical theatre for the past twelve years. I specialize in Tap, Theatre Dance, and Ballet. All ages and all levels are welcome! Each lesson is customized and catered to the students' specific needs. I am full of energy and passion and want my students to learn while also having fun. Let's dance!
I am a professional dancer who has been working in the industry for the past twelve years. I have worked around the country performing in many different musicals. Some of my favorite theatre credits include Spamalot, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 42nd Street, and The Will Rogers Follies! I graduated with a B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory. I have been teaching dance professionally for the past seven years. I specialize in Tap, Ballet, and Theatre Dance. I teach all ages and cater to the specific needs of each student. I believe in positivity, encouragement, and share my passion of dance with all of my students. If you are a beginner wanting to learn a new skill, or a more advanced student wanting to hone your skills, come dance with me!
Jessica is a awesome instructor. She’s great at establishing a balance of encouraging you while also trying to push you to better yourself as a dancer. I highly recommend working with her!
August 23, 2018
Jessica is a superb teacher. Whether it is ballet, tap or jazz ,she uses her technique and knowledge to give the foundation a dancer needs. She also brings a joy of learning to her students through her passion as a teacher. With her vast knowledge of dance styles and working with all ages and levels, any child would be lucky to learn from Jessica, who is one of the best out there.
August 23, 2018
I had not taken a dance class in over 30 years so I was a little nervous about my first class back. Jessica immediately made me feel at ease - she was very clear and precise in explaining the basic steps and my confidence was restored! Her class is challenging yet a lot of fun! I would highly recommend her for children as well as adults.
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!
I've been dancing for over 20 years and teaching professionally for 6 years! I'm VERY passionate about dancing and love to share my talent with other people. I've been trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and tap (among others). I've taught all ages from 1-70+ years old ranging from ABSOLUTE beginners to advanced. No matter where you are in your dance journey I will cater my lesson to fit your needs and help you achieve your goals! Feel free to contact me for any more information you need!
I'm a professional dancer in the SF Bay Area. I've been dancing for over 20 years with a background in many styles including: ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, salsa. I graduated from UC Irvine with my B.F.A in Dance - Performance and have since taught locally with many different dance studios and organizations.
I have experience in musical theater, competition teams, teaching wedding dances, flash mobs, technique auditions/solos (for high schools & colleges)
I'm currently performing with multiple dance companies in the Bay Area as well as running my own company, which as performed locally for the past 2 years.
If you want some introduction to a certain dance style before trying your first class, I can help you!
If you want some personalized tips & tricks to improve your strength, flexibility, or alignment, I can help you!
u need someone to choreograph a dance for any occasion, I can help you!
"Jordan is such a great teacher! In only 5 lessons I’ve learned so much more than I ever did previous classes. Can’t wait to learn and grow more with her!"
"Learning new steps every week"
"I have been learning tap dancing from Sean for awhile now, and the experience has been very positive. He's a skilled and encouraging teacher."
"Great first time tapping at 72, Carolyn was great"
"Ferlyn is professional and accomplished yet she condescends to me as a novice iin such a patient, warm and kind way. I never realized how much i could lea
rn. I had the idea that i would suffer under the tutelage of a harsh dance taskmaster that you learn about in movies and books. NOT SO; i look forward to my class which is such a pleasure!"
"I am a beginner, so Jessica did an amazing job at breaking down the basics for me while still making things fun. I learned so much in just a short amount
of time in Jessica’s class - she’s the best!"
"I had not taken a dance class in over 30 years so I was a little nervous about my first class back. Jessica immediately made me feel at ease - she was ve
ry clear and precise in explaining the basic steps and my confidence was restored! Her class is challenging yet a lot of fun! I would highly recommend her for children as well as adults."
"My little just started dancing because her big sister dances. She is a shy one but warmed up to Miss Chrystie and loves tapping with her. She plays music
that she loves and is helping her learn how to tap dance in a fun way!"
"After signing up for Sean's tap dancing lessons, I was a bit concerned I wouldn't be able to keep up. I've seen his performances, and he is top notch. Sta
rting out, I had no rhythm or skill.
We started out with in-home lessons, and after just 4 hours of training my wife was ready to buy the shag carpeting I'd always dreamed of!
All kidding aside, Sean is a fantastic teacher and a great friend. I would highly recommend taking a lesson with him for any of his many talents. He is easy to talk to, listens well, and provides great feedback. Thanks, Sean!"