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Gina B.

New York, NY
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Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI
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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA
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Gina B.

New York, NY

Careful private work on shape and function of the body, part by part. Breaking down the language of the movement so you know what you are doing when and how to carefully develop the parts that are weakest by separating them from the mix of all the movement and then studying them minutely until the physical process makes sense to your mind and body.

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Miya P. August 9, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
Gina is amazingly dedicated, both to the material she teaches and to her students. She's knowledgeable and encouraging. I engaged her to teach ballet to me and a friend who was trying to use dance to work through some body issues. Gina navigated a tricky situation - two students at different levels, one with psychological barriers - beautifully, and we both learned loads. Definitely get her to teach you things!
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Triplets May 18, 2015
Acting · In home
Verified Student
Excellent introductory lesson. Established a good relationship with the Triplets. Made everything fun and friendly.
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Monica P. April 17, 2014
Dance
Verified Student
Beyond expectations

From our first phone call, Gina became invested in my dance journey. From modern dance, to ballet and contemporary, Gina has guided me into a new world of performance and dance. Outside of our scheduled lessons, we are loosely collaborating on a creative project - something I thought was years away until I met Gina. She taught me tactical dance fundamentals while also helping me navigate the dance and theater scene in NYC. (with which she is very connected) The best thing for me was her flexibility with the learning process. She encourages everyone to make their own journey, never forcing too much structure but always being reliable. I look forward to continuing this journey. Thank you!
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Kenya C.

Wyoming, RI

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JamesB2 December 9, 2011
Kenya C

Although, I've never met Kenya personally, my usually shy daughter has been completely comfortable around her. I a few short lessons she's already learned sooooo much. My daughter and I both look forward to more lessons from her in the very near future. Thanks TakeLessons and THANK YOU KENYA!
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MichelleC3 January 22, 2011
I wish I could have continued my lessons. Hopefully I'll be able to continue this in the future, but wanted to say that Kenya is a very kind and patient teacher, and I hope to be able to take lessons from her again when the time comes. I really liked her approach to teaching an old dog like myself.
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SarahL2 January 10, 2010
Students' mother

Kenya is a great teacher. She is very encouraging and has a good read on my 8 and 5 yr olds so as to not push too much but is by no means a push over. I like her soft spoken firm style.
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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA

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My History of Ballet:
I have been teaching beginning and intermediate ballet for about 8 years. I am knowledgeable of both Classical (French and Russian), and Modern Ballet techniques. My main method of teaching is using Classical French Ballet and incorporate Modern Ballet movements.

My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.

With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True Inner Dancer."

**Sorry, NO POINTE Training**

My Teaching Credits:
John Robert Powers, San Diego
Kings Dance Center

My Training Credits:
Kings Dance Center
CSU, Los Angeles | BA in ...

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Rob A. June 5, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent teacher, willing to meet my personal goals
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Lesly P. June 2, 2015
Tap Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Ferlyn is professional and accomplished yet she condescends to me as a novice iin such a patient, warm and kind way. I never realized how much i could learn. I had the idea that i would suffer under the tutelage of a harsh dance taskmaster that you learn about in movies and books. NOT SO; i look forward to my class which is such a pleasure!
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Dena H. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Ferlyn is a great teacher! She interacts well with my daughter and knows when to recognize growth and areas of improvement. My daughter and Ferlyn get along very well which is always comforting!

April M.

Portland, OR
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Charly W.

New York, NY
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Stillwater, MN
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April M.

Portland, OR

I've been dancing ballet for over 20 years, trained in the R.A.D ballet system, and Cecchetti technique, but most recently and most extensively in the Vaganova method. I teach all levels and all ages, from toddlers to adults, beginning through advanced. I set out to de-mystify this style of dance; to make it approachable and enjoyable no matter what my students' goals and interests are. I worked for years in a dance supply store as the primary pointe shoe fitter and was sought out in the area for my expertise, skill, and personalized care to each dancer, primarily first time pointe students. I have years of experience in helping aspiring ballerinas to develop the strength and coordination necessary for successful pointe work.

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Carol F. September 4, 2014
Yoga · In studio
April really knows her stuff. I have seen her dance, and do yoga before. It wasn't till I took one of her classes that I knew she truly loved what she was doing. She is a great teacher. Before her class I have never taken a yoga class, now I take one once a week at a local studio. She is a great influence on everyone she teaches, and is very good with beginners, as well as all levels. I loved her flow class, and if I had fast enough internet I would pay for Skype lessons from her.
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Matthew A. August 30, 2014
Yoga · In home
April provides the proper guidance to achieve what you want to achieve in a comfortable environment. I tend to do yoga by myself which is great, but when there's a new moving isomer that I want to learn, having someone there who knows what they're doing is key.
The over all feeling of comfort and non-judgement is what I read from when April is teaching and this provides a great experience.
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Laurie A. August 30, 2014
Yoga · In studio
April is a great yoga teacher! She has the patience for a beginner, but I've seen her make even most advanced students sweat. Her classes are always different and I can count on them to be challenging knowing that I'll leave feeling relaxed and completely blissful each and every time. April's soothing and calming voice guides me back into reality and I love her playlists. I would definitely recommend her.
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Charly W.

New York, NY

I have taught group, as well as private ballet classes to students ranging from 6-18 years old, as well as to beginner-intermediate level adult students. My focus is on proper alignment, strengthening of the particular muscles required to be able to execute classical ballet repertory, as well as on fluidity of movement and artistic expression. While Ballet is a highly stylized and physically demanding dance technique, I encourage my students to express themselves from a place of joy and love for the art form.

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Caroline R. August 17, 2015
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
Really Great Experience felt really great after words.!!
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Dario M.

Stillwater, MN

I've studied at the Juilliard School in a level 5 ballet class with Alphonse Poulin. The dance companies I have done lead roles in are Nevada Ballet Theater, Minnesota Dance Theater, and iLuminate.

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Mary August 11, 2015
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
He is very professional yet he was able to make a good connection with my daughter. Recognized my daughter's needs and addressed them. Recommend!
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Natalie W. July 9, 2015
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher; amazing dancer. My daughter has really enjoyed working with him.

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