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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.
· Singing · In studio
· Tap Dance · Online
· Speaking Voice · Online
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!
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.
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.
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 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!
· Theatrical Dance · In studio
· Tap Dance · In studio
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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.
· Vocal Training · In studio
I teach tap, hip hop, lyrical, ballet, and jazz. I have been dancing since I was 3. I believe that anyone can make a great dancer!
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I was originally trained in ballet and I have since then trained in ballet pointe, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop. I’m also a BFA Musical Theatre Major where I have continued to train in all areas of dance. I’m also a dance teacher at a company called Show on the Road. And I’d love to expand my knowledge and experience with more students.
· Vocal Training · Online
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.
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!
Looking for an easy and comfortable way to enjoy dancing? I can help you prepare for an upcoming event such as a wedding or simply teach you how to have fun and feel good on the dance floor!
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What makes lessons with me unique is that not only have I took many dance lessons and graduated from a school that had choreographers like Garth Fagan School of Dance there and more, I danced in many dance pieces and ensembles and have travel to Washington D C, African, Trinidad and Tobago, New York City, Virginia, Detroit, Alabama, ohio, Philadelphia, Syracuse Ny and more. One lesson from me and you'll know that you got the right instructor. Many instructors train dancers to be like them or others, i have a training program that will teach you to dance your Heart out and your body being able to handle it.
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When training with me you will learn the tips and tricks I’ve learned in the professional industry! How to play with the camera, stand out, dress properly for specific jobs or performances, fine tune what you bring to the table and find your truth!
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