Dancing since the age of 3, I'd love to spark the passion of dance in anyone that's interested! With a Bachelors of Fine Arts with a concentration in Ballet Pedagogy (the art or science of teaching) this is what I've trained to do.
I specialize in Ballet, Modern and Jazz ages 5-18 beginner to advanced students. I focus on strong foundations in technique and musicality. I am also comfortable choreographing solo work for auditions.
Hello! I'm Sara!
I started dancing at the age of 3. I am well versed in Ballet, Modern and Jazz. I attended Joffrey San Antonio (2004) and Paul Taylor New York (2010) intensives.
While in high school I taught Ballet, Jazz, Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes to dancers age 3-14.
In 2011 I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy (which is the art or science of teaching).
Since moving to NYC 5 years ago I have been focused on performing with such dance companies as Exit 12 Dance Company (2011-2012) and Community Dance Project (2013-2014). While not dancing with specific companies I have choreographed and danced in two music videos.
I can't express my love for teaching enough! To know that I could help spark the passion of dance in a young person is extremely inspiring.
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I would prefer to teach students with professional or aerobic goals. Social dancing is not one of my subjects.
Sofia says, "Miss Sara, I love your classes! They're really fun!"
August 19, 2019
Amazing instructor. We had 5 lessons so far and my 5 year old loves it. I sat in one class and Sara is patient but firm all at once. She’s great a structuring the class to keep her attention and it looks like fun!
June 27, 2019
She did a really good job and showed me some really good active stretches.
Come take a body positive, fun, and eclectic dance class. Every shape and size welcome. Classes are tailored specifically for each student's individual wants and needs. This is a beginning or intermediate level class so no experience needed. Just come and dance it out. Do you have a specific style or technique you'd like to learn? Do you have a favorite song you'd like to learn a dance to? Lets Dance.
Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects.
I grew up in a small Illinois town. Lessons were few and far between, so I would copy dancing off of movies and videos in order to perform at local dances, or for other community events. As a youth, I took country line dancing classes. Always drawn to anything involving dance and movement, I auditioned and performed with a Disney Showcase Troupe. By high school, I was choreographing for the Show Choir, as well as, performing in theatrical productions, including the musical “The Wizard of Oz”.
Before graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre & Danc
e from Chapman University in Orange, California, I continued my study of many dance styles & techniques such as: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Dunham Technique, yoga/stretch, Dance Business & History. From 1996-2001 I performed a variety of dancing and singing roles in showcases and events such as “American Celebration” and “The Story of Rock n’ Roll”. While studying at Chapman, I accepted a position as historian, and eventually, vice president of the performing arts society (PASC).
When I wasn’t onstage, I could be found backstage working lights, sound, costuming, or stage management. I searched out other educational opportunities at Cypress College and the Taggart International School where I studied West African dance and Russian Ballet Technique. After performing a liturgical dance performance for my graduation ceremony, I toured the United States and a portion of Canada, researching dance around the world. This eventually led me to Jacmel, Haiti, where I studied cultural and social dances of the local people. After that I took up Bellydance and studied folk dancing in Chicago, Illinois.
Since 2001, I have taught classes for all ages from infants to adults. I have also studied child development and have a special love for bringing an adoration of the arts to the youngest artists in our communities. It is imperative that all my teachings highlight body positivity and the belief that everyone can dance. A life-long learner and dance aficionado, I continue my dance studies in Ballroom, Baroque Dance, and Scottish Country Dance. My influences include Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Sean Greene & Misty Copeland. I love being a part of the DA Dance Family.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in these dance lessons is in no way intended as a substitute for receiving medical advice. The purpose of these dance lessons is to provide information and education. The instructor shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information, suggestions or exercises given and/or performed in these dance lessons. The instructor is not a medicinal authority and is not qualified to diagnose or prescribe any therapy. Please consult your physician.
My little just started dancing because her big sister dances. She is a shy one but warmed up to Miss Chrystie and loves tapping with her. She plays music that she loves and is helping her learn how to tap dance in a fun way!
April 5, 2019
Chrystie is so amazing! She's honest, fun, and dedicated to the kids!
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.
I bring a highly intuitive approach and personal commitment to every lesson with you. Whether you are a beginner seeking foundational dance skills and self expression, or a more experienced dancer desiring to refine your technique, style, or performance, I will connect with keen awareness to move you toward your goals. I specialize in ballet, healing dance, dance fitness, multicultural dance, creative movement, and a fusion of styles including jazz, modern, classical Indian dance and hula, I carry over 20 years of professional compassionate teaching experience, and I look forward to sharing it with you.
Hello and welcome. My name is Gigi. I have been teaching dance, dance fitness, and meditation for 30 years. I love the personal relationship with each student as together we bring forth skill, style, self confidence, expression, well being, and peace. My primary dance training was received from the Mid Hudson Ballet Company, with teaching certification from Music in Motion, Inc. My meditation training is rooted in 7 years of monastic life and 30 years of integrating the principles and practices into my being. I am a very compassionate, friendly, intuitive person who teaches with warmth, sensitivity, patience, and attention to detail. I look forward to bringing all of the above into sessions with you to help fulfill your personal goals and interests.
My relationship with dance began at the age of 3, when my mother enrolled me in my fir
st ballet class with the hope that it would help me gain the confidence to come out from my hiding place behind her back. Not only did it encourage me to overcome my excessively painful shyness, but it grew an everlasting love and shelter for me. I went on to receive the foundation of my training at Estelle & Alfonso Performing Arts and the Russian Ballet School of the Mid-Hudson Ballet Company. During my adolescent years, I became a teacher at the school and a performing member of the company. I also received the honor of performing in Harlequinade with the New York City Ballet, studying at the Craft of Choreography Conference on scholarship, and attending a variety of ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes by notable teachers in multiple schools and venues in the northeast.
In my adult years, I've enjoyed performing on many occasions, especially as a guest artist with Dog-Eared Dancers and in choreographic partnership with Anna Mayta of Anna Mayta Dance Fusion. I'm grateful to have expanded my modern dance and teaching experience with Laurie Sepe Marder, and to have studied Kuchipudi Classical Indian Dance with Kantham Chatlapalli, as well as ancient and modern Hula with Kumu June Tanoue. Under the mentorship of Barbara Thuesen, I received my certification in ballet teaching and choreography from Music in Motion, Inc. I was then accepted into the dance department at the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts, but chose to remain close to home and open White Lotus Ballet in 2004 instead.
Since then, I have had the ongoing pleasure of teaching dance to dozens of children and adults in my space, as well as at preschools, daycare centers, yoga studios, and special events. My teaching style and content continue to evolve with the gathering of insight, compassion, and experience.
In addition to traditional dance, that evolution has also expanded to include teaching meditation and healing dance. I am a very devotional soul and a natural intuitive empathic healer. So, i find all the gifts, talents, inspiration, and wisdom I receive come together in a variety of forms and ways I teach to touch the heart and desired interest of each student. Again, I look forward to creating lessons that fulfill you in that way.
I took dance lessons from Gigi with a focus on self expression and working through issues that I was holding onto on any particular day. I am 60+ years old and never danced before. Where my typical perspective of myself standing in front of a mirror is not positive, I somehow was transformed into seeing beauty. Gigi is a beautiful person, very patient , non judging. Her goal was for me to meet my goal, even when it changed from week to week. Sometimes we worked on dance technique, other times using movement to work through feelings. I loved it.
June 17, 2019
Working with Gigi during a challenging time in my life was an amazing experience, her empathy, her nurturing quality made my experience truly lovely. She finds inspiration for movement therapeutic work by what the students needs are. After my classes with Gigi I feel spiritually rejuvenated.
I’m a classical trained dancer who has developed into the world of modern dance and dance fitness so I can sculpt the class to fit individual needs! And I’m happy to work with anyone, having close to 10 years of experience teaching small children to adults! I’m happy to see you happy and learning and excited to get going!
Being a dance teacher is a passion in my life, and moving around the world has given me the chance to learn about learning in so many different places! With these experiences and my years, I feel confident I can help you learn anything you want to in the world of movement! I’m classical trained and have worked in the worlds of ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop, and many more! I’m excited to help you on this journey and get you feeling confident and most importantly, having fun!
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.
Hello there! I provide high quality dance instruction grounded in the principles American Ballet Theatre National® Training Curriculum and Vaganova Method. I hold a master's degree in dance education from NYU Steinhardt and am an ABT® Certified Teacher (Pre-Primary through Level 5) with professional performance and choreographic experience.
Cinthia Conlon McManus (MA, BS) is an Ecuadorian-American dance professional with a background in classical ballet, visual art, and science. During her formative years she had the privilege to study year-round at Ballet West Academy, Conservatorio Franz Liszt (Quito, Ecuador), the Kirov Academy of Ballet (Washington, DC), and the San Francisco Ballet School. Cinthia holds a master's degree in dance education from New York University Steinhardt and an environmental science degree from UC Davis where she studied Taylor Techinque with David Grenke and Jamie Rae Walker. She has taught dance and fitness classes to movers of all walks throughout California including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Davis, and Sacramento, as well as in New York City and here in Southern Oregon. Cinthia is a member of Rosalind Schrodt's Moment in Time Dance Company an
d has had the honor to work with Joe Landini, ODC/Dance, Belinda Sáenz, Carla Flores-Keniston, Deborah Damast, and Emote Dance Theater. In addition, her choreographic work has been selected for SAFEhouse RAW, West Wave Dance Festival 27, Summer Performance Festival 12, and PUSHfest 2019. Cinthia is a holistic practitioner who loves working with learners of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds, and is certified through Level 5 of the American Ballet Theatre® National Training Curriculum. To learn more please visit: kittyconlon.wixsite.com/danceartist
Accomplishments 2015-2017 1st Place - W. S. S. Pro-Am Female & Professional Team Bachata Philadelphia Union League Workshop & Production Good Day Philadelphia (Phila. Bachata Fest) Spain, Madrid (Bachata Masters Performer) Women's Film Festival Award- Santo Domestic Abuse Dance Film Trinidad Instructor and Performer (Salsa Wednesdays) 2018 Goya Gives Philadelphia Phillies Performer Moshulu Dance Instructor and Performer
Creative and Performing Arts High School / Dance Latin Dance Instructor / Art In Motion & Estilo Dance ● Choreograph: Birthdays, Weddings, International Congresses, Showcases, Workshops and Bootcamps.
I enjoy encouraging self-confidence and staying active through music and movement. Growing up with a passion for salsa has inspired me to share what I have learned. I have taught all ages and have traveled internationally for Latin Dance. I have learned from some of the best salsa dancers in the world and have been able to choreograph for birthdays, weddings, showcases, workshops, and performance teams. Now I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!
"I don't normally write reviews, but she was fantastic! She really knows what she's doing and I enjoyed her. Great lesson! Would definitely recommend he
r to anyone!"
"I took dance lessons from Gigi with a focus on self expression and working through issues that I was holding onto on any particular day. I am 60+ years o
ld and never danced before. Where my typical perspective of myself standing in front of a mirror is not positive, I somehow was transformed into seeing beauty. Gigi is a beautiful person, very patient , non judging. Her goal was for me to meet my goal, even when it changed from week to week. Sometimes we worked on dance technique, other times using movement to work through feelings. I loved it."
"Chrystie is an amazing teacher and loves kids! She is open, honest, sweet and a talented teacher who has lots of experience working with adults and child
ren. I highly recommend her!"
"Just finished our wedding dance lessons. I can't believe how quick we learned the dance. Nadia is an amazing instructor."
"I've taken both zouk AND locking privates with Tom. He really knows the material, this guy has trained with the best! He is relentless with his attention
to detail and thorough style. He was on time and very clear about our class objectives. What's really great about his space is the wood floor and mirrors. I highly recommend Tom as a teacher for dancers of every level!"
"I had a great lesson with Tom reviewing my zouk foundations. He gave specific pointers to improve my technique. The instructions were clear and going over
the moves repeatedly was helpful. I actually experienced the feeling of "infinity" in the lateral!"
"I enjoyed every minute of our 3 classes together. Roman helped me become more comfortable with basic dance movements, which was my goal. He is personabl
e, thoughtful and a great dancer."
"attentive to detail, good technique, precise explanations, would recommend"
"Excellent teacher! Great motivator, patient and kind!"
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