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Gina B.

Oakland, CA
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Hanna M.

Chicago, IL
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Chris Z.

Riverside, CA
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Gina B.

Oakland, CA

How to move around like a hungry for space dancer. My teachers used to tell me to Eat Up Space. We will learn how to make our own dances. Vocabulary and Improv, Dynamic, Structure and Form. Finding what it means to write a story or poem with your body's movement, the space it is inhabiting and of course, idea.

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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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Hanna M.

Chicago, IL

What styles of dance are you interested in learning? Hanna has been a dancer since the young age of three and specializes in teaching Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Dance Fitness and Creative Movement.

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Matt Frigo January 30, 2016
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
I had my second lesson with Hanna this week and she has been great so far. As someone new to yoga, I would highly recommend Hanna. She took the time before we started the lessons to answer all of my questions. She is very patient and friendly. I like the way she has explained yoga so far; the styles, poses, flows and the mental and spiritual aspects. She has a calm demeanor.

She has also been mindful of my existing shoulder injury to make sure that what we're doing isn't aggravating it. The other nice thing is she's been good about responding to my questions quickly and throughly and she's been on-time for both lessons.
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Fiona B. January 12, 2016
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
Another fabulous session. We are hooked.
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Fiona B. January 12, 2016
Yoga · In home
Verified Student
Another fabulous session. We are hooked.
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Chris Z.

Riverside, CA

Experienced Hip Hop Dance teacher of 6 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what style they want to learn, whether it be breakdancing or popping, but I specialize in Choregraphy, typically to RnB songs. However if the students wish it, we can swag out and get hood too! I make sure my students always challenge themselves to be better and take something of value away from my class, but most of all I make sure they have FUN!!

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Joan R. October 20, 2015
Choreography · In studio
Verified Student
This was the most fun I have ever had at a dance lesson. I am a beginner and Chris made me feel like I was actually capable of doing hip hop. I can't wait for my next lesson!
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Austin Camacho C. May 8, 2015
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Not only did i learn a dance choreography but i learned how to implement small fundamentals that people forget that make the difference in the piece. Was my first lesson and i felt pretty comfortable and Chris made it very easy to learn and discipline myself.
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Wendy H. May 1, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Anyone who wants a dance instructor that is "AWESOME" should definitely try Chris Z. He is kind, patient, caring and enthusiastic. Trying to learn something new can leave us feeling a bit vulnerable but Chris is a great eacher and makes you feel very comfortable.
Thank you Chris!

Sasha C.

Huntingdon Valley, PA
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Michael H.

Fort Worth, TX
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Stephanie S.

Philadelphia, PA
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Sasha C.

Huntingdon Valley, PA

5 years of latin ballroom experiance. Trained in ballroom, bellydance, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics, and ariel arts including hoop, pole and silk. I have been mentored by national and international ballroom champions Ilya and Amanda Reyzin, and have been teaching ballroom for 1.5 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.

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Tom E. April 28, 2015
Ballroom Dance · In studio
Verified Student
We were a bundle of nerves as we approached the entrance. Sasha met us at the door, and immediately we felt welcomed and ready to learn some new steps.
She was friendly, encouraging, patient, and professional. She is a good fit for us.
We went home happy, with 2, 3, 4, and 1 on my minds.
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Michael H.

Fort Worth, TX

I teach country dance. Specifically, the Texas 2-step. I have 3 years of instructor experience and am happy to help you learn the dance that every cowboy and cowgirl loves in Texas.

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Laura November 15, 2015
Public Speaking · Online
A great public speaking teacher! Highly recommended.
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George M. November 8, 2015
Basketball · In home
Verified Student
Michael was great with my 8 year old son, he enjoyed the lesson thoroughly!
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Mona K. September 2, 2015
Life Coaching · Online
Verified Student
Michael is a very genuine and honest person. I had him for life coaching, and I highly recommend him to other clients. He is easy to talk to; he does not judge others. He is extremely motivating and intelligent. I am positively changing day by day because of his enthusiasm to help me.
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Stephanie S.

Philadelphia, PA

I can help you/your child exceed your dance expectations! In warm up we will focus on flexibility and strength. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, I pride myself in managing,engaging, interacting, using imagery, and giving creative incentives to help dancers reach there highest potentials throughout each class.

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Adam M. November 17, 2015
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
She's the best
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Toni B. October 30, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
I've had my first lesson, and Stephanie is great! Just what I'd hoped for, a real teacher patient w a beginner. It was a lot of fun.
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Brandon Lawrence October 9, 2015
Dance · In home
Verified Student
No matter your skill level, Stephanie makes any goal feel achievable within a reasonable period of time. Each lesson is filled with an abundant amount of energy. Additionally, she has a natural talent of breaking down complex moves into easy-to-follow steps.

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Contemporary dance. You’ve probably seen it on famous dance television shows like So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars, but do you actually know what contemporary dance is? With roots in several different styles of dance, like ballet, hip hop, and modern dance, contemporary dance emerged in the mid-1900s and quickly became one of the most popular dance styles in the Western world.  If you are interested in any kind of dance, studying contemporary dance for beginners is a great wa … Read More
Contemporary Dance for Beginners: What Do You Need to Know?
Contemporary dance. You’ve probably seen it on famous dance television shows like So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars, but do you actually know what contemporary dance is? With roots in several different styles of dance, like ballet, hip hop, and modern dance, contemporary dance emerged in the mid-1900s and quickly became one of the most popular dance styles in the Western world.  If you are interested in any kind of dance, studying contemporary dance for beginners is a great wa
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7 Qualities to Look for in the Perfect Ballroom Dance Partner
Whether you're a veteran dancer or you're just beginning to learn ballroom dancing, every dancer needs a partner. If you haven't already found your perfect partner, keep your eyes peeled for these seven winning characteristics. 1. They've Got Smooth Moves Your perfect partner doesn't have be Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers, but they should know how to ballroom dance well. Ideally, you and your partner should be dancing at about the same skill level. The best dancers tend to be the most s
6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
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Dancing is popular across the world. Ballroom dance, for example is defined as a social dance that follows a regular pattern of steps and encompasses many categories of dance. Form many it is a tradition to celebrate happy times and events through ballroom. In fact, this applies not only to ballroom dance but dance in general. Throughout the world there are a variety of dance forms that have made people move to the music. There is hip-hop dance, salsa, waltz, tango, merengue, fox-trot, mambo, bolero, rumba, cotillion, and more! If you are looking to become the best possible dancer you can be they you should consider taking dance lessons under the supervision of a professional dance teacher. When searching for a dance instructor ensure they can give you a background in all the types of dance you are interested in. This way you’ll be sure your teacher can properly demonstrate how the steps should be executed. In addition, you’ll want to find dance lessons that are suited not just to your musical needs but to your budget and schedule as well. We’re here to help, so check out our dance lessons and sign up with an instructor which you feel most comfortable with.

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