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.
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!
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!
Do you want to build your confidence? Command the attention on any dance floor? Prepare for an audition? Or simply brush up on some dance moves? I am the girl for you.
I have over 10 years of dancing under my belt, six of those years I've spent being a professional dancer. You may see me in: Apple's iPad 2 Commercial, So You Think You Can Dance Season 14, ShowTime at The Apollo, Volkswagen Car Show, America's Got Talent, Chris Brown Brown's "Party Video", etc.
I previously taught a class every Friday at City Dance in San Francisco. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing a student thrive & knowing that I contributed to their growth in skill, confidence & overall presence when you walk into a room brings me so much joy & I can't wait to work with you!
I bet your probably a little flustered trying to decide who you want to learn Hip-Hop from, trust me I get it. Hopefully, I can make your job a little easier.
My name is Deja I have been a professional dancer for 6 years. I attended the "San Francisco School of The Arts" where I studied Modern, Contemporary & Ballet but my true passion is Hip-Hop. I dabbled in break dancing for a couple years. Majority of my career I've spent choreographing & improving my ability to retain & execute choreography. You can catch me in: So You Think You Can Dance Season 14, Apple IPad 2 Commercial, America's Got Talent, Chris Brown's "Party" Music Video, Volkswagen Car Show (Shanghai, China)
I am here to boost your growing process & help you blossom into the "You" you've always dreamed of becoming. Dance builds your confidence, keeps y
ou in great shape & personally it changed my life for the better...hopefully it can do the same for you.
I can help you with: Learning & Creating Choreography. Preparing for an audition. Nailing that trick. Or simply catching the rhythm to any song.
Deja had her first lesson with my daughter today. Deja was great. Right on time; worked with my daughter literally through the last minute of her lesson. I could hear Deja giving direction and instruction, and she was very encouraging and supportive. My daughter really liked her, and is excited about the process. (whew!). Great job!
December 11, 2018
I learned from Deja! 10 out of 10! She helped me become sharp in some movements and more feminine in others, the perfect blend! I witnessed her work with children too, she is great with people of all ages! Even when she couldn't do them all, she still helped me learn how to land my tricks! I love her! Thank you Deja!
I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators. Why take a class from me? *I will care for the result more than your money. *I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's my passion. *I've had over 1,000 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops).
What do you get when you take a class with me? *Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good. *Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for that style of dance. *Creating a training program according to your goals and needs. *No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
I've been dancing professionally for 3 years, specializing in Locking and Zouk. I teach Zouk and Locking internationally, certified by world class masters and originators.
I've had over 400 hours of training (mostly private programs, also including teacher training and special workshops) in Zouk, mostly in Rio, and I perform and teach regularly with SMDC (Shani Mayer Dance Company) in L.A and out of it. I've had over 100 hours of training in Locking, including a certification program with Shabba-Doo, of the original Lockers. Lastly, Over 500 hours of training in Urban styles (hip hop, house, dancehall, popping etc.) in private settings and in groups.
Why take a class from me? I will care for the result more than your money. I've been teaching my entire life, whether it's how to operate machinery to how to dance properly. It's m
What do you get when you take a class with me? Emphasis on technique that makes you FEEL good, and not only look good. Special exercises for technique and conditioning, specifically for Zouk and Locking. Creating a training program according to your goals and needs. No overload of information that will leave you baffled and confused - you will be able to execute what you learned.
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 was attentive, friendly, not judgelmental and a master of his craft. Thank you for all your tips.
March 27, 2019
It came to me again - that feeling that I could do anything. I know that's an exaggeration, but feelings of personal accomplishment lend a lot to taking future risks. Our dance team was under Tom's tutelage for four hours broken into two sessions and I was changed. He had persistence yet patience. He somehow gave everything enough attention, but kept us moving forward to use our time together the most wisely. He adapted to our unique and unusual dynamic and group personality, adopting our language while he taught us his.
My private lesson with him was special too. I remember feeling a bit vulnerable and self conscious in the first few minutes, wondering how we would connect on how to help me. I was put at ease as he listened to my thoughts, partnered with me in a quick exploratory dance, took the reins, and led me through an educational sixty minutes. I liked the way he made the specifics he was conveying accessible through brief relatable personal examples. I've had many people speak to me about frame, but the way he approached it and me was the way that has me doing better (I think!) I found Tom to be incredibly professional, personable, respectful and helpful.
I would certainly benefit from more time in his care.
March 9, 2019
Tom has a way of teaching that is easily understandable and make sense almost right away all the time. And this is awesome because I have no dance experience. He is just an all-around nice guy that is fun and knows what to say so that the lesson clicks for you he knows how to make you get it.
Our lessons are customized based on our students needs. All our teachers are fully equipped with unique styles of teaching in order to my your session more fun and easy to learn. We have one on one classes and group classes available.
I am the CEO of a local agency in South Florida. I have over 12 years of experience in the arts, I hire teachers from all over South Florida and the palm beaches to teach all styles of dance to students. My ultimate focus is inspiring each student to pursue their dreams in the arts and maximize their strengths and work on the weakness.
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 have earned my degree in Dance Performance by studying Ballet, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Choreography, etc. As a person who has been insecure about my body, I was able to accomplish believing in myself and working on my creativity. I want to spread confidence to those who believe in themselves and want to grow through dance as a career or even if it is just for fun.
Hello! I’m Ronesha Butler and I just graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance. (Spring 2019). I also just got back from a month trip in Tuscany, Italy dancing at the Accademia dell’Arte! I love dancing ballet, modern, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, majorette, praise dance, and some hip-hop. I would love to have more teaching experience and spread the knowledge that I have gained throughout the years for my love and passion of dance.
"She has great choreography and knows how to run a fun class. I improved a lot working with her."
"Kenneth is a great dancer, amazing teacher, as well as, a very passionate person in his craft. After only a few sessions, Kenneth was able to instill a s
ense of confidence in my 14 year old daughter, by being patient and helping her develop the basic core skills from a beginner point of view. I highly recommend Kenneth !"
"My friends and I hired Kenneth to choreograph a surprise 90's hip hop routine for a friend's wedding. When we first met him, he was very welcoming and ene
rgetic. Which made us beginners feel at ease. He incorporated the type of music and moves we wanted. He mixed the music and also made sure the choreography was in sync with the music. He's very patient and made sure we got the routine before moving onto the next steps. The fact there were 3 of us he had to teach, he was willing to work with each of our schedules. I *highly* recommend Kenneth as a choreographer. He has lots of passion for what he does and you can tell by the way he dances. We love our routine and we hope to make Kenneth proud when we finally dance at the wedding. Thank you for your patience in teaching us."
"She is amazing! Takes her time eaching me the moves and really breaks the choero down for me. I would take her again!"
"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"
"Tanya is a wonderful teacher! She customized her lessons to fit your needs and we’ve made great progress after only three lessons! Looking forward to cont
"First lesson as went as hoped and expected. Very helpful. Good pace. Learned a lot. Looking forward to next lesson."
"She is so nice. I'm so excited for the next lesson!! Thanks MissG it was a great experience!🤗🤗"
"Really great instruction great energy looking forward to more lessons"