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Vanessa G.

Philadelphia, PA
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Ferlyn F.

San Diego, CA
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Amy G.

San Dimas, CA
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Vanessa G. Philadelphia, PA

I began dancing at the age of six and trained throughout the country at some of the best schools including The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Locally I attended the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, where I trained under professors Wayne St. David and Shawn-Lamere Williams of Eleone Dance Theatre.

I started teaching and booked my first professional gig fifteen years ago and have been performing and sharing my experience with my students ever since. As a teacher I am passionate about proper technique and increasing the personal character of my students, but also about making class a fun,positive experience! I truly love what I do!

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I cannot wait to work with you !

About Vanessa

Having been trained in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, African, Hip Hop Dance and Tumbling for over twenty years, I can assure you that you or your child will learn proper technique and will receive all of the physical benefits my dance, fitness and tumbling lessons have to offer ! Aside from being a lot of fun, learning these modalities increases confidence, encourages discipline and drive and optimizes flexibility, balance and strength ! I have been an instructor for over fifteen years ! Teaching is my most loved passion. Some of my professional achievements include managing the group exercise program for two of Sweat Fitness Corporation’s eight locations in the Philadelphia area, being chosen to warm up over 200 prospective Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders at their ...

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Aasiyah S. February 2, 2015
Gymnastics · In home
Vanessa is an amazing instructor she is really great with children of all ages my daughter started taking private lessons with her a few months ago. She loved it so much that she started telling her friends and before you knew it her cousins and girlfriends started joining the class she is very patient with the girls and her classes are lots of fun I even participated in a few classes myself :)
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Jade W. December 29, 2014
Tumbling · In home
Vanessa's tumbling classes have been a great addition to our school! She does a great job teaching our 2, 3 and 4 year old.
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Shanita C. December 27, 2014
Gymnastics · In home
Vanessa teachers Gymnastics to our Older Toddlers and Preschoolers. The children enjoy the activities and routines she brings to our center bi-weekly. She is very patience and active with our students. We highly recommend Vanessa's services.
Ferlyn F. San Diego, CA

My Teaching Credits:
Crenshaw Arts/Tech Charter High School
American Vive Dance Studios
King's Dance Center
CSU, Los Angeles

My Training Credits:
CSU, Los Angeles
Ardie Bryant

PLEASE NOTE: For a more accurate look into my experience and resume, please refer to my profile.

About Ferlyn

**Currently My Studio location is in transition between two locations. We will be at two locations until March 15, 2015, then moving into the new temporary location. If interested in learning at one of the studios, please be sure to indicate which studio when booking! Thanks!** My Teaching Philosophy: "Everyone is capable of dancing, playing an instrument, and understanding music & art performance; it is the desire, drive, determination, dedication and discipline instilled within a person and the guidance of the Method that will bring these abilities to light." - Ferlyn I believe each and every person has a unique brand of movement, understanding of music, and learning style for any dance form or instrument. Whether it is hip hop, breaking, ballet, jazz, tap, ballroom, dancing for ...

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Jesse M. January 29, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 9 year old son has taken piano lessons with Ferlyn since September and she has been absolutely fantastic! He has gotten so much better since that time. Ferlyn is very good about rewarding and stern (not mean) when she needs to be. She has lots of patience. I've never seen her get frustrated or irritated with my son, which says a lot. Most of all my son really likes her!!!!

We are blessed to have two really great music teachers. Don't hesitate to signup for any of her lessons!
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Hanam D. September 3, 2014
Dance · In studio
Verified Student
I was able to book incredible dance lessons with Ferlyn at the last minute for my friends who needed dance lessons for their wedding. Here is what they had to say:

"We had a little over a week before our wedding and needed to figure out our first dance. We went to Ferlyn for dance lessons. In 5 sessions we had our first dance down! She helped us build confidence in our dance. She is extremely professional and helpful. She allowed us to change up some moves and suggested new moves that would improve our style. We learned a lot of new techniques with great insight. Our first dance went really well and we definitely recommend her!" - Dang & Niki

I've received glowing reviews from them about that experience ever since, and they'll be cherishing that memory forever. I will continue to recommend Ferlyn for my other friends from now on! She won't let you down!
Amy G. San Dimas, CA

I've taken tap dancing for over 20 years, and performed in many tap musicals! I can show you basic steps well into the more advanced rhythm tapping, as well as poise and confidence as a tapper.

About Amy

Hello!! My name is Amy G. and I have been singing professionally for over 20 years, and a vocal instructor for over 10 years. I teach all styles/genres of singing and am passionate about finding the gold and strengths in my students and bringing out their FULL POTENTIAL!! Vocal Goals: To€... Develop free, uninhibited singing. Enhance quality of tone for a desired sound. Familiarize students with the piano. Match pitch. With... Full, strong, breath & body support. Clear diction. Vowel dexterity. Facial agility & upper-torso relaxation. Performance/Musical Goals: Develop boldness & energy. Look & sound professional. Expand the student's musical knowledge & repertoire. Embrace & comprehend the musicality ...

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Danielle R. October 2, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have been trying to come up with the perfect words to describe this teacher but I can't find anything I feel is good enough, other than the words wonderful and amazing.The way she teaches, and just her presence alone just blows me away, and I couldn't be more thankful to have met her and have the opportunity of her teaching me. If anyone is meant to be a teacher,it would be this person. She is so gifted.. Believe me when I say, if you have any doubt about choosing the right teacher, look no further because you just found her.
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Lindsey C. September 24, 2014
Broadway Singing · In studio
Amy has truly changed my life both as a performer and person.She helped me polish my vocal technique and singing methods, in addition to acting and audition coaching. She was very instrumental in helping me pick amazing audition songs and how to really give a memorable performance, even if it's just 16 bars at an open call! Before studying with Amy, I was a bit unfocused and rusty,now I am poised and confident in my singing abilities. Thank you Amy, you are an incredible and inspiring teacher!
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Jennifer O. July 6, 2014
Singing · In studio
Amy is the perfect teacher! She encourages and infuses her students with a feeling of success that makes you want to do more and continue to improve.
I had been having difficulty with vocal confidence and Amy helped me with that immediately. From the first session, I learned things about my approach to singing that I could correct and put to use at the very next opportunity. I have now have a voice because of Amy!
She is a fantastic Teacher and I highly recommend her to students of all ages!

Ashley Y.

Sudbury, MA
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Candace I.

Orlando, FL
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Darcy C.

Chicago, IL
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Ashley Y. Sudbury, MA

Private coaching in Tap Dance. Please have a location with a hard surface floor for us to conduct the lesson. No in-studio available.

About Ashley

Ashley has been teaching Voice since upon graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre from Pace University in New York City in 2008. She is qualified and capable of teaching all levels and abilities, including: Musical Theatre, Classical, Rock/Pop, and Blues/Jazz. She is comfortable teaching all levels of Vocal study, from the absolute beginner to the advanced singer. Ashley is also a trained Pianist with classical training, and is capable of teaching levels Beginner through Intermediate. Ashley's first instrument was the guitar, and teaches acoustic and electric guitar for levels Beginner to Intermediate. Ashley has performed all over New England and beyond since a very young age, making her professional debut at the Publick Theatre of Boston at the tender age ...

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Gretchen D. November 25, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
We've been so happy with Ashley for the first couple of months of guitar lessons. She's very professional and my daughter loves going every week.
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John D. September 15, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I have enjoyed my lessons with Ashley because:

1. Pace of instruction is perfect for my level (beginner) and available practice time (limited).
2. Ashley isn't simply teaching me how to play a song; rather she is improving my technique in this critical period where bad habits can still be changed.
3. Always on time (granted instruction is at her location but none the less this is appreciated).
Candace I. Orlando, FL

About Candace

I have been teaching dance to all ages for 9 years. Styles include: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pointe, and Hip Hop. Along side teaching, I have choreographed for many middle school, high school, and college dance teams, as well as dance competitions and concerts. I currently work as a parade and show dancer at Walt Disney World. If you need a little extra help in a specific style of dance, need a choreographed number for a competition or recital, or just want to learn a new hobby, please contact me! I teach beginners through advanced students, solo or group, and I also do baby Ballet classes for birthday parties. I hope to own my own dance studio one day but in the mean time I'm open for business on my own. Please contact TakeLessons for more info!

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Dayi S. January 14, 2015
Hip Hop Dance · In studio
Verified Student
Candace is a great teacher. She is very knowledge, fun, and works well with children. My 5 year old son looks forward to his hip hop lesson every week.
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Lillie C. January 11, 2015
Theatrical Dance · In studio
Verified Student
I am a 21 year old who has some experience in a variety of types of dance and I found Candace while I was looking for someone to help me brush up on all of my dancing skills! She is absolutely wonderful! I have been working with her once a week for the past two months and I could not be happier! She is very knowledgeable in many different styles of dance and I have improved dramatically within a short period of time. She is extremely easy to get along with and I imagine she would be fantastic with a student of any age! I enjoy our lessons and look forward to them each week! I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a dance instructor whether they have never had a dance class in their life or whether they, like me, have had years of dance experience.
Darcy C. Chicago, IL

I currently teach advanced tap at Glenwood Dance Studio in Rogers Park, but I enjoy teaching beginners, as well! I have previously taught tap technique, history and choreography at Kaleidoscope Dance Studio in Evanston, the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, Steps Dance Center in Aurora, IL and Batavia Academy of Dance in Batavia, IL.

I have been studying tap for twenty years, with Becky Cooper, Phil Brooks, Mark Yonally and others, and I was the artistic director of Tonik Tap ensemble at Northwestern University, for which I choreographed several pieces. I specialize in polyrhythm, choreography, advanced technique, tap history, and beginning improvisation. I have mostly trained in Rhythm Tap, although I also have experience with Broadway Tap.

Whatever your tap background is, from none at all to advanced experience, I love to tap more than anything in the world--except helping others discover how much fun it is. I would love to help you achieve whatever your goals are--starting ...

About Darcy

Hi, there! My name is Darcy and I am a teaching artist in Chicago. I've been teaching and tutoring for eight years and I'm a graduate of Northwestern University. I love teaching because I love to get to know people and it is extremely rewarding to help others succeed at their goals. I pride myself in being personable and adaptable to different learning styles, and an upbeat, positive person. Not free during my listed times? Chances are, we can work something out. I teach a variety of ages, levels, and subjects: the through line is that I truly love teaching. I teach drama to kindergarteners and high school English classes, clarinet to middle school students, ballet to three-year-olds, and tap to adults older than I am. I often teach large groups but find it most rewarding to work ...

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Jen L. March 3, 2015
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Darcy is a warm, thoughtful, patient teacher. She has a very calm demeanor and connected immediately with my 11 year old daughter. She gave each lesson 110% and I highly recommend her.

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