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.
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!
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.
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.
30 years of experience in dance, acro, gymnastics, cheer, and 20 years of experience teaching and as a choreographer makes me your perfect next dance choreography teacher. I myself have owned my own studies for the arts, have created performing arts programs for local communities, have danced worldwide, danced for a traveling company, and choreographed as a profession.
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons available!
I help my students tap into their own creativity and utilize my vast knowledge of the performing arts, to narrow down a signature style for each student to excel in. From basic technique to creative fluid motion, with me as your teacher, you will have the opportunity to grow as a dancer and even as a choreographer, if desired!
Hi, there! My name is Lauren and I am a speaker, presenter, writer, choreographer, vocalist, and pastor. My heart is to see people THRIVE!
Whatever I do, I give it my all and LOVE to see others passionate about living their lives as well! I hope you’ll allow me the privilege and honor to teach you in your area of passion and share in the joy of watching you succeed! If you succeed, we both succeed! Here we go!
I have been dancing since I was 8. I specialize in modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, reggae, latin. Dancing is a passion of mine and I would like to share my passion with you.
Good day! I am excited to meet you and share with you my passion for dancing and stretching. Dance is a great form of exercise, it is a great way to keep you in shape without going to the gym 🙂. It is another way to destress when we need a pick me up 🙂.
I have a BFA in performing arts and have been teaching dance for 15 years. I am a fun and energetic teacher with extensive knowledge in dancer health and performance. If you are an actor and looking to just learn some basic moves, or an experienced dancer looking for advancement in your technique, I am the teacher for you!
I am a professional dancer specializing in Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Modern, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and choreography. I graduated with a BFA in performing arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design, throughout college my focus was choreography and teaching. I’ve choreographed for student films, music videos, and studios around the Southeast. I have been a dance teacher for over 10 years, and absolutely love teaching. To see some of my dancing and choreography you can search my name on YouTube. I look forward to working with you and promise results after your first class!
My name is Bryan Williamson and I am currently a hip hop instructor for several studios across the valley as well as director. I have trained in all various hip hop styles such as waving, popping, locking, breaking, iso, ect. My goal is to take my students to the next level and accomplish the goals they have set. I have been teaching for several years now and teach all ages. Whether you want to learn how to stay on beat or learn advanced choreography. We will put in work! I teach waving, grooving, body control, isolation, and more!
My name is Bryan Williamson and I have been dancing for 8 years now. I am a choreographer based here in AZ but have trained with amazing groups in California such as Km Academy and Academy of Villains. Teaching and dancing are my 2 passions and I am blessed to be able to do what I love every single day! If you are looking to get in to dance or take your steps to the next level then im your guy! I have studio space available or am able to travel to you potentially!
"Awesome guy! Flexible with schedule. Great value!!! Thank you!"
"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!"
"Jared is very knowledgeable and patient. 5 star instructor"
"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."
"The session with Jared was awesome... Jared had great patience and offered meaningful encouragement. Thank you Jared!!"
"Da-Rell is amazing!!!!! The lesson was for my ten year old son and far exceeded our expectations. My son was so excited after his first lesson and he gave
it ten out of ten! Da-Rell has a very personal approach I can envision that he is an amazing teacher for anyone!"
"Thank you Ms. G for your class today. Soralya has gained some sweet moves after today's lesson. Looking forward to the next one."
"Darryl is friendl (makes one comfortable immediate), professional (great dancer), and no pressure. Highly recommended."