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Michaela P.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Michaela P.

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As a former ballet dancer, I know first hand how dancers are always pushing their bodies to the limit and constantly challenging themselves to be better. This mindset transitions into my teaching style and classes. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to understand ballet terminology and as time goes on you'll be able to demonstrate and combine the movements. I specialize in ballet as a whole which includes stretch, barre work, center work, and strengthening. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Michaela

Hello there! My name is Michaela. I’m a Registered Dietitian, dancer, fitness instructor, and I want to say a huge welcome to my profile! As long as I can remember, I have always been intrigued by how food can affect the human body. I grew up in the dance world where body image was everythin

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Madeleine A.
Michaela is very good with young, first time dancers. She made ballet fun for my two girls.
Violeta C.
She is simply the best...
Michael J.
Michaela is a natural teacher. She quickly assessed my abilities, and tailored the lesson to match my body type and sense of rhythm. I highly recommend her!
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Lindsay B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
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Lindsay B.

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My goals are to work on your coordination and flexibility along with proper ballet technique. All classes will be tailored to each student accordingly.

About Lindsay

In home and in studio classes are a 1 hour minimum. Online lessons are also available at 30 and 45 minute durations please call takelessons to book. Hey there! My name is Lindsay. I truly enjoy teaching everything in the realm of physical activity. I grew up dancing at Mark Spivaks Institute

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Emma
My daughter has only had her first lesson with Lindsay but we were both impressed with her. She is friendly and was able to make the exercises very tailored to her specific needs and goals. We are looking forward to continuing to work with her.
Rojean
Lindsay has been an amazing yoga/ballet instructor for me. I started taking beginners ballet lessons with her in June of 2019 and she was so patient with me. I later on decided to take yoga with her a couple months later and she is just nothing short of awesome! She is very well spoken during yoga and really knows what she’s doing. She always accommodates with my needs and makes sure I’m comfortable with whatever we’re practicing for that day. For example she’ll ask how I’m doing that day and if I say I’m feeling anxious, we’ll do a relaxing and calming session, or we might do something more physical and energetic if I need to get hyper and start my day energized. She has obviously had a lot of experience in this field and it really does show. I’m super glad I chose lindsay to be my instructor and would never consider going with anyone else.
Maureen L.
I love taking my online classes with Lindsay! Having a really busy schedule, I thought at first this was an indulgence to have a class in the comfort of my own home, however I've rethought that since I've started. These are necessary to keeping, not just my physique in shape, but my ballet up to par, as well as my mental state of being calm, focused & happy. Lindsay is very skilled at shifting each class to what is best for me that day. She's skilled & knowledgeable, proficient, professional, friendly, fun & gives me a thorough workout! Thank you Lindsay!
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Teresa V.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $95
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Teresa V.

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Currently on the faculty for multiple dance schools and programs. Teresa has taught, performed, and choreographed extensively on both coasts and internationally. Detailed dance resume available upon request.

About Teresa

Teresa Anne V., originally from Boulder, Colorado, has taken her career from coast to coast, and abroad. She began her stage career as a classical ballerina, training and performing with such notable companies as The Joffrey Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy (D

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Faith
Great first lesson! Teresa is very pleasant to work with and extremely knowledgeable. Looking forward to many more lessons to come!
Kiri
Teresa was awesome! She worked with me and my limited flexibility and really set me up for success with exercises to integrate into my routine. She was also very cognizant of a prior injury and presented long term alternate solutions to tissue regrowth. I really look forward to working with her again!
Brittany
She was really great, we have only had one lesson so far but she made me feel very comfortable and I feel like she will be perfect for me helping me get over my stage fright. She came up with quite a few ideas up front and can tell she is taking it seriously, which makes me even more confident in her because it is such a serious issue for me. I am looking forward to working with her.
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Sara P.

51 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Pedagogy from University of Oklahoma
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Sara P.

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With an emphasis on strong foundations and musicality I would love to help anyone become a more well rounded dancer.

Whether you're just starting out or want to polish a few problem areas I'm here to help!

About Sara

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 gradu

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Sasha C.

28 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, French
  • Business Administration from Bucks County Community College
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Sasha C.

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Between my 8 years of latin ballroom experience and training in bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and aerial arts, I bring a fusion of different dance background to each lesson.

I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions, and have been teaching dance for 4 years. All ages welcome. If your looking for a social way to stay fit, or just want to learn a new skill, you've come to the right place.

About Sasha

Hey, Sasha speaking! I would be thrilled to share my passion for dance with you. I am trained in various styles including ballroom, ballet, bellydance, hip hop and aerial arts (aerial silk, hoop and pole). I have been teaching different subjects for 6 years with a focus in instructing ballroom for

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Dan
Sasha has been absolutely amazing. She makes online dance classes surprisingly fluid and forms a real connection with her students remotely. As someone with a serious lack of rhythm and coordination, I can say I am enjoying myself and learning a great deal! Sasha has been choreographing my wedding dance and has gone above and beyond to cut the song just right as well as rehearsing all the moves until they are perfect. Beyond that she is teaching us the fundamentals and giving us a lot to think about and practice on our own, which is highly appreciated! Would strongly recommend Sasha as your next dance instructor.
Rachel W.
Sasha is a excellent teacher
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Patient, encouraging, talented and she makes us excited about learning to dance. Looking forward to more lessons.
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Veronica J.

12 Reviews
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  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA in Dance from The Florida State University
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Veronica J.

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And 5-6-7-8! I've been teaching dance in various studios across NYC and New Jersey for 5 years, and for 4 years previously in Charleston, SC. My teaching philosophy is rooted in self-discovery--I'm a firm believer that technique and skill will come in tandem with self-love and confidence. I specialize in all levels across ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, contemporary improv, and conditioning & stretch. Whether you're just starting, have been dancing for years, or are rekindling your love for dance, I'm excited to get dancing with you!

In ballet, we'll start with assessing your current level and discuss the direction you want to go with ballet. A one-hour class is structured with a warm-up, "barre" -- using a sturdy chair! -- and exercises away from the barre. (90 Minute classes will be structured the same, with more exercises.) In my ballet classes, we'll use a wide range of music, depending on each student's tastes.

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Hi! Ms. V here. I'm a professional dancer with a BFA in dance, and I've been teaching in studios across the NYC and New Jersey areas for 5 years, plus 4 years previously in Charleston, SC. My favorite part about teaching is watching students achieve the goals that we've set together, and the growth

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Jessica
She was very patient and understanding. Very kind also. Would definitely recommend.
Morgan W.
Veronica is vey nice and knowledgeable about dance. I enjoy working with her.
Nina
Miss Veronica knows her technique! She is always breaking down how each muscle functions and how it contributes to my overall placement. Thank you miss v!

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The average cost of 60-minute ballet lessons is $90. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $59 and $130 per hour.
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"Carissa was clear and careful in explaining to our 7 year old how to do the steps she needs to learn for her next level of Ballet."
Miriam
Took Ballet lessons from Carissa M.
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"I have trained alongside Jennifer as a dancer and have seen her in action in the studio not only as the student but as the teacher. Her compassion, diligence, and dedication to sharing her own love of ballet with her students is admirable and shines through. She is dedicated to not only providing safe and polished technique and artistry but also to learning from her students and seeking out ways to improve herself.

Speaking as a peer, Jennifer's teaching style is a great hybrid between a technique-driven, traditional curriculum and a wholesome appreciation for the joy and spirit that keeps dance as a universal language. Students not only gain an understanding of the vocabulary but a safe space to develop discipline, strength and confidence."
Robyn
Took Ballet lessons from Jennifer H.
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"Isabelle is a great listener and made me feel much more confident after a few classes. She knows how to make me work so the classes were worthwhile. I feel like I improved and had fun! Five stars!"
Diana
Took Ballet lessons from Isabelle S.
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"She shows how to mold pointe shoes to better fit my feet and show the arch of the foot"
Judy
Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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"she is very nice,helpful"
Clela
Took Ballet lessons from Carissa M.
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"Another great lesson from this awesome instructor! Thank you!!"
Clela
Took Ballet lessons from Carissa M.
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"My daughter absolutely loves Ms Chrystie!! She taught ballet for 1 year for us before we moved. We went through 3 recitals with her and my daughter always felt so comfortable with her. My daughter really grew as a dancer and her confidence grew as well."
Melissa
Took Ballet lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Great!! Isabelle was everything I was hoping for to help my daughter work on her technique and gave kind words of support. I felt very confident having someone with professional experience."
Natalie
Took Ballet lessons from Isabelle S.
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"A very knowledgeable instructor! Great classes, we purchased 10 more!"
Lisa
Took Ballet lessons from Carissa M.
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"Sara was amazing, absolutely love her for my daughter aged 10. She is kind, nurturing, focus and great with children. I'm considering using her for myself too."
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Took Ballet lessons from Sara P.
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Private Ballet Lessons Near You

If you've ever experienced a performance of "The Nut Cracker" or "Swan Lake," then you've been enchanted by the magic of ballet. When a beautifully costumed dancer glides across the stage, pirouettes, or performs a lift so seemingly effortlessly that it looks like they're moving through butter, the audience can't help but admire the strength, grace, and perfected art that makes up the core of ballet. 

Ballet first originated as a form of performance dance during the 15th century Italian Renaissance. Later, in Russia and France, the dance form developed into a type of concert dance. Today, people dance ballet around the world. It's evolved into a highly technical form of dance, described with its own French-based terminology. 

Why You Should Learn Ballet

Many start learning ballet because they dream of being like the danseurs (dancers) they see on stage in a professional ballet performance. Whether you join a ballet company and dance professionally or not, you'll benefit from learning ballet. There're are plenty of reasons why ballet dancing is a worthwhile pursuit. 

Learning ballet can improve the other styles of dance you study. Classically trained dancers usually stand out (for good reasons) because of the basics, like great posture and alignment, which ballet stresses. If you love contemporary jazz or even hip hop dancing, then a few ballet classes could help you improve your technique.

Ballet is also very healthy. You'll strengthen your muscles, exercise your heart, improve your posture, and increase your flexibility. These physical effects of ballet are good for dancers of every age and every ability. Learning ballet is a great way to get in shape and stay physically fit. 

The Best Way to Learn Ballet and What You'll Practice in Ballet Classes

Although it's easy to find plenty of free ballet classes and tutorials online, there's no better way to learn than with a private ballet tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive immediate feedback and personalized instruction that simply isn't possible with free tutorials or in a larger class setting. Working one-on-one with a private ballet teacher, you can focus on overcoming your individual challenges and the choreography that interests you most. 

Plus, every personal class is different. Teachers fully customize course content to meet each student's needs, with subject matter tailored to your learning level, age, and interests. For example, ballet lessons for children differ greatly from ballet classes for adults, in terms of teaching methods and content. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Ballet

If you have little or no previous experience with ballet, then beginner lessons will start you out with your best tippy-toes forward. In these lessons, your teacher will introduce you to the basic principles and techniques of ballet. You'll learn what makes ballet, ballet and begin learning some beginner-level choreography. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to common ballet terms
  • Learn the five basic positions
  • Basic ballet etiquette
  • Standing at the barre and proper posture
  • Easy dance steps

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Ballet

If you're already familiar with the basics of ballet, but haven't yet mastered most ballet moves, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, your teacher will challenge you to push yourself to the next level, as you work on increasingly complicated and challenging choreography. You'll grow stronger, improve balance, and increase your flexibility. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Improve alignment and increase body awareness
  • Barre, floor, and traveling exercises
  • Increased musicality and expression
  • Practice the eight body positions
  • Turns, larger movements, and phrasing

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Ballet

Advanced lessons are intended for seasoned danseurs or danseuses (dancers). In advanced lessons, your private ballet tutor will work to help keep you in shape and prevent you from suffering an injury. You'll have the opportunity to work on new choreography with a professional and continue to further improve your strength and grace of movement. Advanced lesson content depends greatly on the student's interests and goals, but your instructor might cover the following:

  • Advanced combinations
  • Strength, balance, and flexibility exercise
  • Audition preparation
  • Ballet performance preparation
  • Navigating the dance industry

The Fast Way to Find a Ballet Teacher Near You

If you're ready to learn how to whirl and twirl like a professional dancer, you'll need to find a private teacher. Luckily, TakeLessons makes finding a private ballet tutor easy. A simple search will lead you to pages of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer private lessons both online and in-person. Be sure to read through profiles and reviews to find a teacher who offers classes to students in the right age group and experience level. 

The price of ballet lessons varies, but most teachers charge a per-lesson, time-based rate. If you truly want to learn ballet, then studying with a private teacher is the way to go! You'll find your investment in lessons pays off, as you progress quickly, grow stronger, and become more graceful after only your first few lessons. 

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