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Sacha S.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Italian, French, English
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Sacha S.

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In my class the focus will be to tailor the movement to your specific needs whilst sharing with you all my knowledge to help you grow and achieve your goals.
We will work on your technique as well as your artistry.
A beautiful dancer doesn't only have a strong technique but the ability to embody a character and convey a story through movements.
All my classes are open to all levels, if you are a beginner dancer we will take the time to go in details through every moves, if you are more advanced I will challenge your technique and artistry but most importantly we will have fun sharing our common passion for dance.
I teach all my classes at my home dance studio with high speed internet and with a professional mic for you to be able to hear me clearly over the music.

About Sacha

Hello dancers. I am overly excited to be part of your journey through dance. I started myself when I was 5 years old in France and I had the opportunity to travel the world thanks to my passion. I have performed for Cirque du Soleil, The Voice, Disney, Victoria's secret fashion show, Ricky M

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Sophie, Ruby F.
It was a wonderful lesson and girls really enjoyed and learned a lot!!! Thank you Sacha!!!
Faith C.
My daughter had an amazing first lesson, after just one session, she learned so much. She is very comfortable with Sacha and super excited for upcoming classes!!
Gwendolyn Ruiz
Sacha is an amazing teacher! She helped my daughter to learn how to connect her emotions to convey a story through her dance movements, something my daughter was lacking at first but after a couple of sessions with Sacha, my daughter became a better at it. Although my daughter has great technique, it’s important to tell a story through your movements and Sacha helped her with that. My daughter has already been to 2 different dance competitions and has won first in her category and overall. Her other teachers, friends and family were amazed when my daughter danced on stage and they noticed the change in her when she performed. She had so many compliments. I will definitely recommend Sacha and will definitely be using her again for my daughter. Thank you Sacha!
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Gina B.

15 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, French
  • BFA Dance, 1985 from The Juilliard School
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Gina B.

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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.

About Gina

New Post as of Sunday March 22nd, New York City!!! I am available online nonstop to accommodate all time zones. We are all in this together. I am happy to bring my rates down to help you in this time. Just ask and let me know what is good for you. Be strong, be creative, be beautiful and ca

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Jeanine
Cristina R.
Gina is so knowledgeable in so many areas of dance- technique, expressiveness, somatics, book recommendations, energy work. She is a rare gem of a teacher. Someone who goes way beyond a typical dance class. She has so much experience to draw from. 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Belinda and Daniella
Very good first lesson. It was a sound, thorough evaluation, along with a positive, encouraging exchange of ideas and detailed technique work between my child and Ms Gina. Ms Gina gets down to work quickly and kindly. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and refreshing. Amazing lady! Thank you!
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Jordan W.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
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Jordan W.

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Hello! I am a teacher of twelve years who continues to choreograph, teach, and perform around the world. I am involved in the industry as a dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher, model, and actor. I have experience in many areas of dance including hip hop/urban, jazz, contemporary, tap, and more. Additionally, I am a multifaceted performer and teacher, having experience in theater, character, circus, and clowning. I am versatile, yet specialized and have a lot of to offer my students.

My classes are customized to my students so they may get the maximum benefit out of working together. Since having fun is crucial to learning, I like to have a good time with students in my class. I am outgoing, I love to dance, and I am passionate about sharing my experience with those who are eager to learn!

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educa

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Pedro
Always wanted to learn how to dance tap. Found Jordan and it has been fun learning via online! Great lessons all around, can't wait to continue my lessons with her.
Marwan
She is so easy to work with
Craig
Jordan is fantastic! She's always full of positive energy and got me started on my journey into dance with a smile. I'm an absolute beginner and it terrifies me to dance but she has helped me get moving, grooving and out of my shell. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Steven R.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Steven R.

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My name is Steve and I offer Private Online Dance Lessons. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect fit for you. I teach both singles and couples and I look forward to getting you dancing ASAP!!

DANCE STYLES:

East Coast Swing
West Coast Swing
Country Swing
Salsa
Cha-Cha
Rumba
Cumbia
Tango
Foxtrot
Waltz
Wedding Dances
Country Line Dance Lessons

About Steven

My name is Steve and I offer Private Online Dance Lessons. I specialize in teaching beginners and I enjoy watching my students progress quickly and meet their goals. If you have always wanted to learn a specific type of dance but never knew where to start then I think my services would be a perfect

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Kari and Dillon B.
So fun!! So helpful!! We are already planning to book next week :D
my P.
Steven is the best! He's a great (and really fun) teacher. Our beginner swing-dance lessons were excellent -- highly recommended.
Katherine & Karl H.
Steven was very patient with us. Although we are in our 60’s it was our first dance lesson. So fun!! Looking forward to next week for sure. In the meantime I might need some steel toed shoes. Lol!
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Jenny J.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • BA in Music with emphasis on Piano Performance from University of Southern California (USC) Thorton School of Music
  • Teaching since 2012
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Jenny J.

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Latin genres such as Salsa, Bachta, Cha-cha, Merengue. Also provide wedding choreography for Father-Daughter dance, or first couple's dances.

About Jenny

Music Jenny comes from a very musical family and started piano when she was five years old. She grew up constantly listening to her father practicing his guitar and brother practicing violin. Since then, her accomplishments include an Honorable Mention at the Korea Times Youth Music Competition. Sh

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AC C.
Working with Jenny has been a great experience.

She has a wealth of knowledge in music. She was raised around music so it comes as second nature to her. Her experience definitely shows from theory to technique, structure to general perspective.

Jen's wide-ranging experience allows her to accommodate different learning styles. Even when I was unsure of which methods were most suitable for me, she was able to determine an appropriate approach. Each lesson is tailored around your preference while still maintaining steady progress towards your goals.

She's flexible, patient, communicative, and fun to work with. Her versatility has made learning piano so much easier and more exciting for me than before. I'm always looking forward to each session. I've also been able to learn about other aspects of music, as she isn't limited to piano; she's knowledgeable of other instruments and teaches dance as well.

One of my favorite things about Jen is that, even though she's easy to work with, she ensures that I've truly grasped one concept before moving to the next. It's also always great to see her play (:

Highly recommended
Matthew
Jenny is on time always. The first lesson, she had the books ready and was very professional. I am very happy with her teaching abilities.
Melvin H.
Jenny is wonderful. She is patient and understanding, and adjusts to the student's needs. I recommend her for anyone.
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Lindsay B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $80
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Lindsay B.

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My goals are to work on their 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 i

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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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Is your dream dance teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

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The average cost of 60-minute dance lessons is $90. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $50 and $140 per hour.
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Robert
Took Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Really a great teacher. Alot of fun and was extremely patient."
Adrian
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Excellent instructor"
Debra
Took Dance lessons from Melissa Rose S.
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"Jared is wonderful teacher. He takes a time to coach my son the first step. Next week, my son will continue to learn it."
Charlie
Took Dance lessons from Jared H.
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"Very inspiring and ebergetic!!! Very happy!"
mikhail
Took Dance lessons from Crystal J.
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"Had our first lesson...great instructor"
Zoe
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"My experience with Crystal has been amazing!! Crystal expertise in technical, ballet, liturgical, jazz, hip hop, and African dance is out of this world. Crystal took her time to show me (at the time a non dancer) all of those dances and now I am no longer a beginner!! Now Crystal has asked me to travel with her to several dance conferences. We have also done a few routines together! One of the venues was at the Phillips Arena!! AMAZING!"
Vonne Robinson
Took Dance lessons from Crystal J.
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"Fun experience, can’t wait to learn more"
Jessie
Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Melissa is an awesome teacher, very patient, skilled and insightful. I would highly recommend selecting her if you have the chance!"
John
Took Dance lessons from Melissa Rose S.
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"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 her to anyone!"
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Took Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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Private Dance Lessons Near You

Dance is one of the most popular performing arts. Talented dancers can hold their own on the stage, entertaining an entire audience with expressive movement and stunning choreography. Different forms of dance can move us to tears, astonishment, and joy. 

A fun way to get comfortable in your body and connect with others, dance can benefit anyone who wants to learn. Whether you want to study ballet, ballroom, tap, jazz, swing, modern, country, or hip hop dance, private lessons will help you start moving to the beat. Keep reading to learn how dance can help you.

How Dance Classes Can Benefit You

Dance is an incredibly beneficial practice — not only professionally, but personally as well. Learning to dance can open up a variety of career opportunities in performing ar

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ts and entertainment. Whether you dream of doing pirouettes across a stage as a ballerina in a professional dance company, working as a dancer in the music or music video business, or dancing with guests as a host or hostess on a cruise liner, professional dance lessons can get you there. 

Dance classes are also incredibly beneficial for other types of entertainers and performers. If you're in the acting business, in a band, or dream of making it big in musical theater, a background in dance will prove useful. Dance will make you more comfortable and coordinated in your body and help you feel comfortable, using the stage in a performance. 

Dance is also very healthy. It's a workout that focuses on three primary aspects of fitness: flexibility, strength, and endurance. This all-in-one workout is good for everyone; it's a fun way to get healthy and stay in shape. 

The Best Way to Learn to Dance and What You'll Practice in Lessons

It's easy to find free dance classes, tutorials, and training videos online, but the best way to learn to dance is with a private dance tutor. With a private teacher, you'll spend your time in lessons designed to address your interests, learning needs, and dance goals — rather than wasting time in one-sized-fits-all lessons. You'll pick up new choreography and overcome individual challenges quickly, as you receive immediate feedback.

No two private lessons the same. For example, dance classes for children differ from dance lessons for adults in terms of teaching methods and content. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated and interested, while working at a pace and level that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Dance

If you have no previous formal experience in dance, then beginner lessons are for you. You'll be introduced to the basics of caring for and conditioning your body, while learning beginner techniques in your choice of dance style. In beginner lessons, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Warming up and stretching out
  • Exploring different styles of dance
  • Listening to music and finding rhythm
  • Basic dance moves and choreography

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Dance

If you've already had some formal dance training with a professional and feel comfortable with the introductory choreography in your field of dance, then you'll feel most comfortable in intermediate lessons. You'll build upon your existing knowledge and skills, continuously challenging yourself to progress into more complex and technically difficult choreography. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Dance fitness and injury prevention
  • Focus on your favorite dance style
  • Learn more complex steps and routines
  • Practice expressive movement

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Dance

Whether you're an experienced ballerina, looking to diversify your abilities by studying another form of dance, or hoping to perfect your individual style of hip hop dance, advanced lessons are for you. In advanced classes, you'll have the opportunity to work with a highly experienced dance professional to hone your talent and push your physical limits. Subjects covered in advanced dance depend greatly on the student's individual goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Advanced choreographing
  • Marketing yourself in performance arts
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Dance Teacher Near You

If you're ready to start dancing with the guidance of an experienced professional, you'll need a teacher. Luckily, TakeLessons makes finding a private dance tutor easy. With a quick search, you'll have pages of qualified dance teachers, with loads of teaching experience, to choose from — no matter the type of dance that interests you most. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend browsing through several profiles, reading reviews left by other students, and finding a dance teacher who specializes in your preferred style of dance. 

The cost of dance lessons depends on the individual teacher's rates, but most instructors charge fees based on the length of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you won't have a problem finding one who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, you'll find that your investment in private lessons pays off quickly, as you pick up new skills fast and improve your ability to move after your very first lesson!

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