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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.
*** Studio Equipment ***
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.

*** Travel Equipment ***
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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Silke D. March 17, 2019
· Dance · In studio
Gina was amazing and created the perfect atmosphere for us to get comfortable dancing and learning!
Highly recommend working with her!
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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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Gina B.

New York, NY 10003
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About Stephen H.

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students can select the style of dance they wish to master and will learn will improve overall balance, choreology, and performance skills. students will also learn terminology and work on flexibility, strength, and muscle control. these lessons are based more on improving ability, not technique.

About Stephen
A native of New York City, my studies in dance include Jazz , Hip Hop, ballet, modern dance, and movement for theater. I have studied dance at various schools and studios including Ailey, Dance Theater of Harlem, The College of Staten Island as well as Barry University, and frequents Gibney, Peridance Capezio, and Broadway Dance Center. I currently dance professionally with a Mixed Bag and Co. in NYC and have directed and choreographed dance concerts for Art In Motion Productions in Miami, FL, the Choreojoey Project in NYC, and Bees & Butterflies Performing Arts.

I have been teaching dance as a choreographer for over 5 years. The focus is on precision and performance. I specialize in technique and pedagogy for all levels of dance as well as movement, staging, and stage presence for dance theater performances. I embrace raw talent a
nd new comers with as much respect as advanced level dancers. It's all about passion, talent, and commitment.

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Lessons will be both entertaining and challenging. Each lesson will be energetic from start to end and will be tailored to meet your needs and match your pace. Rest assured students will walk away from every lesson with new dance history knowledge as well as improvements in dance. The private lessons can prepare you for auditions, performances, and special events, or simply increase your strength and enthusiasm for dance.

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none. lessons will be private lessons on site.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring music, speakers, and sometimes worksheets. I can work in any open space in your home.

*** Specialties ***
contemporary, lyrical, Modern.
Jazz, Broadway, hip hop, Caribbean.
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Aisha July 3, 2017
· Dance · In home
Stephen's a great instructor that makes you instantly feel at ease. Dance class was fun!
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George T. January 27, 2017
· Ballet · In home
Stephen is Great. My kids had a blast.
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Barbara M. June 19, 2016
· Dance · In home
Stephen has been giving our teenager daughter weekly lessons in "J-pop" dancing. Even though his background does not include this particular style, he has done a great job of staying ahead of our daughter, and-even more importantly-encouraging and motivating her to keep at it. (Since dancing is one of the few exercises she will do willingly, this is key!) She looks forward to the weekly lesson and so do we.
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Stephen H.

New York, NY 10039
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$65 / 45-min

About Michelle R.

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Bronx, NY
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I have and am continuing to study ballet, modern/contemporary, and jazz. I received a BFA in choreography and performance, so I hold the ability to coach as well.

About Michelle
Michelle is professional dancer who grew up in Miami, Florida and developed a deep love for movement at a very young age. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance (with honors) and a minor in business from the Florida State University. She is a certified personal trainer and specializes in dance cardio, toning, resistance and body weight training, and stretching.
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Zuzana B. April 22, 2015
· Dance · In home
Michelle is great! Very helpful, makes you feel at ease, and obviously an awesome dancer.
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Michael W. July 3, 2014
· Dance · In home
I had to attend a buddy's Wedding. I'm in my fifties and never been a good dancer. When I attended Wedding receptions two to three decades ago, I would manage to get through the dancing, sort of. This time, however, there was no getting around it. I would have to know how to dance because the woman that was accompanying me to the Wedding and reception was a Dance minor in College! I had a month to get it together so I contacted Michelle through Take Lessons.

Michelle is a patient knowledgeable teacher. She started me with basic dancing steps to “Panda Bear - Doin' it Right .” The basic dance steps that Michelle taught me can be used for virtually all Rock/Disco/Techno music that you will encounter. The tempos might vary, but the steps remain the same. When I became more proficient Michelle taught me line dances such as the “Macarena” and the “Cha Cha Slide.”

When I attended the Wedding reception with the Dance minor, I was confident and comfortable on the Dance floor thanks to Michelle!

Highly Recommended.
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Michelle R.

Bronx, NY 10468
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$75 / 60-min

About Da-Rell T.

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Brooklyn, NY
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You just want to learn how to boogie when the music hits you? Or maybe even feel more comfortable socializing when out and about? I can teach you the skills required to impress your audience and attract the right kind of attention when on the dance floor or just moving with the music.
I have been teaching dance for over 15 years, ever since starting dance clubs in high school. I learned I loved teaching and I loved to learn from others.
My goals as a teacher is~~~
~To cultivate my students' talents, strengths, and abilities in as little as one training session.
~To raise my students confidence in skills they didn't know they already possessed.
~To open the students mind on ways of thinking about rhythm and movement that can have physical results.
~To pass on knowledge

About Da-Rell
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!
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Hananel B. February 7, 2019
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Frank L. August 9, 2018
· Hip Hop & Rap · In home
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.
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Jordan B. January 10, 2017
· Hip Hop Dance · In home
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!
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Da-Rell T.

Brooklyn, NY 11221
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$120 / 60-min

About Ra R.

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New York, NY
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Hola!

If you are looking to learn Salsa, Merengue, or Bachata--You have come to the right place!

As you work with me you will become more and more comfortable dancing so that you are ready for the fiesta!

I began my dance studies in Puerto Rico with traditional Bomba Y Plena. Currently, I teach latin dance with several NYC based companies.

About Ra
Hola!

My name is Ra. I am a dancer, poet, and educator. I specialize in teaching conversational Spanish, Latin Dance, and Spoken Word Poetry. I am a native Spanish speaker. Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up between PR and New York City. I graduated from The New School University and lived abroad several years teaching language in Bilingual Schools. I began my dance studies back home in Puerto Rico with traditional Boricua roots music like Bomba y Plena. I now work for several dance companies/organizations, perform spoken word poetry, and teach dance/poetry/spanish to children and adults. As a Teaching Artist I aim to help my students become more comfortable whether it's with learning Spanish or learning to dance Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, or Flamenco.

I believe learning new things opens up a whole new world to us. My goal is f
or you to learn and feel comfortable!

*If you are booking me for Spanish Lessons please note that I focus mostly on conversational Spanish*
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Luke January 4, 2019
· Dance · In home
Ra is great!
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Jessica December 6, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Ra is patient, friendly, and approachable. I definitely recommend her if you want to practice your Spanish speaking skills!
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sheena November 26, 2018
· Spanish · In home
ra is a great instructor—very down to earth, funny and approachable. i really appreciated her ability to understand my learning style and goals, and tailor her offerings to meet them. if you are looking to gain more confidence in speaking spanish, i suggest you take classes with ra. many teachers out there may try to help you learn to speak perfectly, but ra focuses on helping you learn to be understood, and i find this much more useful. i’ll be taking more classes with ra, for sure. thank you!
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Ra R.

New York, NY 10019
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About Alanna C.

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New York, NY

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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!

About Alanna
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 Chan 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
Center, 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 dance with little ballerina's in Midtown Manhattan and also teaches dance cardio in Noho.
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Alanna C.

New York, NY 10075
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$34 / 30-min

About Mallory N.

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Wood Ridge, NJ

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I specialize in tap, jazz, ballet, theater, lyrical, and swing dancing.

About Mallory
Whether you want to get cast in your school musical, win first place at a dance competition, book a broadway show, or get accepted to the college of your dreams, Mallory is here to help you achieve anything and everything you set your mind to!

Mallory began dancing at a young age and grew up a "competition kid". She also performed in the opening number of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, NJPAC's Summer Conservatory, Random Farms Kids Theatre, The Broadway Workshop, Nunbetter's Dance The Nutcracker and her high school's spring musicals.

She attended Marymount Manhattan College and received a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Teaching Dance Arts. After college Mallory performed with many different companies including: 42nd Street National Tour (Phyllis & Dance Captain/Swing) Swing! The Musical (Norwegian Cruise Lines) Anythin
g Goes (Westchester Broadway Theatre) Holiday Inn (Papermill Playhouse)

Aside from performing, Mallory is a dance teacher and choreographer at local dance studios. She accommodates to her students as far as what they want and need out of the lesson! She loves bringing dance styles from the professional world into the classroom to help students grow.

***If you would like to schedule a private during a time I am not available on my calendar, send me a message to schedule!***
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Mallory N.

Wood Ridge, NJ 07075
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$67 / 30-min

About Nina S.

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New York, NY
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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

About Alexandra C.

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I am a trained educator, and this makes me unique among most people offering dance classes! Many former dance stars go into teaching to make money without any training in HOW to teach. But I am the best of both worlds - high-level training, a professional career under my belt, combined with education in a specific curriculum and teaching techniques. Additionally, I have 10 years of teaching experience. All of this makes me an ideal teacher for adult beginners, or any student who might be getting into dance for the first time, wants to learn dance at a high level, but who also wants to have fun! Students in my class can expect a warm-up, skill, strength, and flexibility building exercises, an opportunity to learn choreography, and a cool down, all within the context of a safe, anatomically correct environment. I teach ballet, contemporary, and modern dance and I can't wait to see you in the studio!

About Alexandra
Alexandra (Rose) Cook, founder and Artistic Director of WorkHorse Dance Project, is a choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, she works as the Community Programs Director with Mark Morris Dance Group and a Teaching Artist for The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Holding a B.A. in Dance and Economics from Denison University, her experience in the field includes performance, education, dance creation, and administrative work. Alexandra has performed as a member of Fusionworks Modern Dance Company (RI), the State Ballet of Rhode Island, and as a freelance artist with ACW Dances in Arlington, VA. During that time, she had the opportunity to dance the works of Abigail Wallace, Stafford C. Berry Jr., Sandra Mathern-Smith, Keith Thompson, Amalia Schelhorn, Molly Shanahan, Terry Creach, Mark Harootian, and Deb Meunier. In 2016,
she completed a choreography mentorship with Doug Varone whereby her choreography was shown at Gibney. Her work has also been presented by Dixon Place, SharedSpace at the Mark Morris Dance Center, the idance festival 2014 in Hong Kong, Fusionworks, Center for Performance Research NYC, Triskelion Arts WAXworks, and at multiple schools in the Northeast United States. Alex has experience as faculty at various organizations such as Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Mercersburg Academy, the Festival Ballet Providence School, Fusionworks Academy, and others. A favorite teaching credit is Chadwick International in Incheon, South Korea, where she created, launched, and managed the dance program from 2012-2015. Alex has also worked administratively for On Stage at Kingsborough, Festival Ballet Providence, and Dance/USA.
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Robert April 9, 2019
· Contemporary Dance · In studio
Alexandra is a wonderful and inspirational teacher. Not only does she create a rich learning environment in her dance classes, she is skilled at scaffolding the information she brings to each exercise. She has a way of challenging and attending to the needs of each student in her classes and possesses a vast knowledge of the dance field.
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Alexandra C.

New York, NY 10007
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About Ali K.

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I have been dancing for 20 years, and I am currently dancing professionally in New York City! I have had the privilege to work with some of Broadway's best choreographers, but my real passion lies in teaching. I would love to share the passion and joy dance has brought into my life with others!

About Ali
As a professional dancer, fitness instructor, and student at Columbia University, I love offering a plethora of services among the realm of academia, health, wellness, fitness, and performing. I am here to help with any and all of your needs whether it be exercise, an essay that needs editing, or coaching on a healthy lifestyle!
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Ali K.

New York, NY 10013
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$100 / 45-min

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