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About Gina B.

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New York, NY

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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
As of May 20th, 2018, I am in New York City again and will be accepting new students as well as reconnecting with anyone who wants to return.
I've completed two graduate degrees: one in Music and the other in Dance and Theater studies.
My undergrad degree is from The Juilliard School and it is 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 membe
r of the Actors Studio, the performing unions and have 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. In Juilliard I specialized in historical dance of the French Court which is also known as pre-ballet. At present I am studying Tango and other ballroom forms and can teach the beginning levels as well as help choreograph for weddings or events. Of course 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.
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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Sarah Z. December 9, 2018
· Acting · Online
Gina is the best.
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Cynthia F. July 30, 2017
· Abstract Painting · In home
Great! I look forward to the next class.
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Anaya P. May 19, 2016
· Acting · In studio
Gina is great! My 14 year old daughter loved her. She helped her work on several techniques and scenes in preparation for an audition. I would definitely recommend her for various levels of experience.
She loves the craft and it shows in her teaching. Shes tough but so loving and enthusiastic.
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Gina B.

New York, NY 10003
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$100 / 60-min

About Madia H.

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Brooklyn, NY
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It's all about confidence! Take personalized lessons to help you loosen up and build your confidence out there on the dance floor!

About Madia
I have been a professional dancer for many years, dancing for the likes of Shakira, Usher, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, and Nikki Minaj. I started dancing at the age of 2 and am professionally trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop. I have worked with kids of all sizes and adult of dance levels. Let's have fun!!
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-M March 5, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Can’t say enough about Madia! Took a guy with zero moves in the dance department and got him on point for his big wedding date. I could tell she put thought into it, came prepared, always was in a positive mood no matter the time or commute to the studio and delivered 100%. I can’t recommend her enough and anyone who is looking for instruction on anything related to dance, regardless of level, should seek her out. Not only did she give me moves to work into the big day but also helped me to develop a base knowledge as well. The last day, she even helped my fiancé and I in our 1st dance. She’s a 10/10.
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Gabrielle November 13, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
My daughter loved Madia!!!
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Candice J. October 30, 2015
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
I am a terrible dancer and Madia was super patient with me and worked at my pace. She's very nice and had fun dance routines that actually made dancing fun for me!
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Madia H.

Brooklyn, NY 11226
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$45 / 30-min

About Sasha C.

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Kenilworth, NJ
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8 years of latin ballroom experience. Trained in ballroom, bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and aerial arts including hoop, pole and silk. I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions, and have been teaching ballroom for 4 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.

About Sasha
Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 6 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for the last 4 years. I believe dance is a healing and liberating art and would love to help you find your flow. Not only is dance fun, but it will come in handy at parties and events, and is a great way to socialize. I am experienced with both kids ages 4 and up as well as adults, so please feel free to contact me, and we can begin an awesome journey.

I am now offering online group classes in various subjects as well. Subjects include Zumba, Bellydance, and Hip hop with more coming soon. Classes run weekday mornings and some weekends.
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Brandon March 13, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
She was great. Very capable with working with someone that has very little experience.
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Lena January 22, 2019
· Dance · In home
Best instructor ever! We had so much fun, were not intimidated she made us feel comfortable and no question was off limits. We’re so excited for next lesson!!
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Leslie F. January 2, 2019
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
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Sasha C.

Kenilworth, NJ 07033
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About Carolyn M.

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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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David March 13, 2019
· Tap Dance · Online
Great first time tapping at 72, Carolyn was great
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Robbin F. October 3, 2018
· Speaking Voice · Online
Carolyn was very helpful! I’m looking forward to our next session.
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Stephanie September 10, 2018
· Broadway Singing · Online
Excellent!
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Carolyn M.

New York, NY 10018
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$125 / 60-min

About Sandra K.

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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 10014
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$84 / 30-min
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About Chris P.

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Professional NYC Dance Teacher & Performer with 15+ years experience. Have you ever wanted to dance but don't know how to get started or think you just can't?
I have taught All ages & levels from 4 year old to 55+ who want a new hobby, or to take it professionaly. Build muscle, loose wieght, gain confidence and show off the worlds most powerful dance style!
*Each lessons is adjusted to fit the students experience and interests, and lessons can be done In Home, At a Local Studio, or Online.*

About Chris
Chris started dancing in 2003 while in high school.
In 2012, Chris taught a yearlong Youth Breaking Program in Queens for ages 4-16, along with adult workshops. He also has partnered up with the non-profit ISA to hold Breakin' workshops.

He now performs with ‘Freestyle Expression’ company, and has weekly shows with funk band ‘Days of Wild’ lead by Papa Guyo (Sly and The Family Stone), and with New York’s own Akim Funk Buddha and Future (E.O.F./House of Ninja) and has performed hundreds of shows at venues such as Blue Note, Brooklyn Art Museum, B.B. Kings on 42nd, NYC Summer Stage, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Bowery Electric, Lincoln Center, MMAC, Nublu, The Red Lion, Ulysses Folk House, the Delancy, SPIN NYC, Riverside Church Theater, NYSOM, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, PMT Showcases, NYAFF, Choga NYC, Sapphire, and more.

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so went on tour with Days of Wild to the Montauk Music Festival in 2014, 2015, & 2016 performing shows at Zum Schneider, The POINT, Surf Lodge, the Sloppy Tuna,the Montauk Beach House, The Light House, & on The Green head line show.

Chris Became a resident teacher since 2014 at PMT Dance Studio (NYC) and hosted their weekly breakin' sessions 'Essential Sessions' as well as hosted & produced Monthly & Annual Battles. Chris also entered the freestyle battle 'Urban Renewal' with Freestyle Expression member Chihiro Cute-Beat making Top 8 in 2014 and Final 4 in 2015. In 2015 he began teaching in Brooklyn for Coming Scope Dance Studio and from 2015-2016 hosted 'Prop Circle Sessions' for freestyle dancers.

In 2017, Chris traveled to Japan and was invited as a guest for High Strokes exhibition freestyle battle. Now back in New York City, Chris has done numerous promotional work for companies such as SONY, Hyperbolic, & Visa. He also performs for private lessons, parties, weddings, & birthdays throughout NY & NJ.

For 2018, Chris has started to release his Online Breakin' Course for beginner & advanced students as well as another performance workshop for Soho Playhouse.
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Chris P.

New York, NY 10011
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$100 / 45-min

About Brittany C.

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Monroe Township, NJ
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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 08831
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$72 / 60-min

About Kory G.

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I believe that dance is about a feeling. A feeling of flying, being free, and expressing yourself. I focus on technique and training your mentality to make you believe that you are a great dancer, and lead you to feel the benefits of being one. The many students I have worked with can agree that my classroom is encouraging, fun, empowering, and educational. Watching you soar is most fulfilling to me!

About Kory
Hello! Do you love to dance? Does dancing scare you? Do you wish you could feel better about your dancing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am the teacher for you. I love to connect with students through dance, to teach them how to better express themselves, and to reach for their goals. I use dance as a tool to help you become a better person. I am also armed with years of training at the most prestigious programs (American Ballet Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts, etc.) so I can help you improve your technique as well. When I dance, I feel like I'm flying, and I want to help you feel this too. Let's soar together!
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Kory G.

New York, NY 10012
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$42 / 30-min

About Anna G.

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Have you always wanted to dance? Have you danced before, and are returning to it? At Anna Griffin Dance, each lesson is tailored to your specific wants, needs and goals. Learn Terminology, Correct Body Placement, Body Awareness, Coordination, Musicality, and Rhythm. Improve Strength, Flexibility, Build Confidence, and HAVE FUN!!

About Anna
Hi! My name is Anna Griffin. I love to dance, and you should too. Dance just FEELS GOOD! I have been teaching 20+ years. I have training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Ballroom including performance and competition experience. I teach Zena Rommett Floor Barre. I'm also an LMT. I believe anyone can dance. I am here to guide you to reach your potential, and experience the multitude of benefits that dancing has to offer. And most of all, Have Fun!! Looking forward to meeting you on the dance floor!!
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Anna G.

New York, NY 10019
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$67 / 30-min

About Nina S.

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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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Nina S.

New York, NY 10011
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$67 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Dance Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute dance lessons in New York is $114. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $55 and $176 per hour.

30-min $30
 
$60 average
$93
45-min $40
 
$88 average
$134
60-min $55
 
$114 average
$176

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute dance lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute dance lessons are 23% less expensive at $88, and 30-minute lessons cost 48% less at $60.

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