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Carolyn M.

39 Reviews
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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • BFA Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory
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Carolyn M.

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Interested in dance lessons? Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where she majored in musical theater with an emphasis in directing. With years of extensive dance training, she's had the opportunity to perform the original Broadway choreography in several major productions she has been a part of, her favorite being the tap spectacular "42nd Street." As an award winning choreographer, her pieces have been recognized nationally at dance competitions across the country.

About Carolyn

Born and raised on Long Island, Carolyn began working professionally at 8 years old and has since appeared on stage, in national commercials, recorded voiceovers, and booked principal roles in both film and television. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011 from the Boston Conservatory, where

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Excellent!
Amy G.
Carolyn is an incredible teacher and a fantastic role model. Her encouragement, patience, skill and attention to detail has resulted in my daughter having learned (and continuing to learn) more than we could have ever imagined musically (voice/piano), and about performing on stage. Being Carolyn's student has also resulted in our daughter having more self confidence and higher self esteem. Carolyn brings out the best in her students and the dedication that she has for them is unparalleled. It has been a joy to watch our daughter grow as a musician under Carolyn's instruction.
Nika and Dasha F.
Today what's the first lesson for my two girls with Carolyn. All I can say but the lesson was absolutely amazing my girls came out extremely inspired with lots of exciting homework to do they couldn't wait to show me what they've learned and couldn't wait to start practicing Carolyn was everything we were hoping for and a lot more. I have no doubts that would have made the best choice who could possibly make. My girls can't wait for their next lesson.👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👏👏👏👏
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Veronica J.

12 Reviews
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Starting at $17
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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!

Only offering tap through June 30th, 2020. Tap shoes are not required for this class -- sneakers are just fine! In Tap, you'll learn basic rhythms and more complex variations as we continue together. Class is structured with a warm-up focusing on our ankles & different parts of the foot, followed by drills & learning tap vocabulary. We'll close each class with a short combination, either acapella or to music -- student's choice!

About Veronica

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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Miri S.

4 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, German
  • Certified Teacher from Fachakademie fuer Sozialpaedagogik Munich
  • Teaches Beginner
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Miri S.

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Lessons are customized to each student depending on your goals and needs.

About Miri

*I am offering online classes* 30 min, 60min and 90 min available Hey everyone!! My name is Miri and I’m a professional dancer and choreographer from Germany. I trained both in Europe and in the US for about 10 years and have been teaching for over 6 years mostly in Hip Hop and Streetstyles

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Vivian Z.
Miri is super nice and enthusiastic! I am a super new beginner, so it was comforting to have someone so willing to teach and encourage me to become a better and more confident dancer!
Claudi
The dance lesson was very great! It was a lot of fun for me and I was able to expand my own skills. Miri is the best teacher i have had so far, very motivating and supportive.
Angelika
Miri is an amazing teacher. She breaks the steps down, repeats it as often as I needed and is very patient. I can't wait for my next classes.
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Jordan W.

55 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
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Jordan W.

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I am a teacher of 13 years and I love what I do!

Tap is a fun style of dance that combines percussive footwork and rhythmic choreography for a great workout. My tap lessons include a warm up, technical training, across the floor, choreography, and improvisation. We begin with the basics while focusing on correct technique to build a solid foundation and style. From there we continue to build skills by adding more advanced patterns, intricate footwork, challenging techniques, and choreography. From classical roots to more contemporary adaptations, tap offers exciting dance training to people of every age and skill level.

Book Tap lessons if you're looking to:
-Strengthen and tone your legs, core, backside, and more
-Increase stamina and endurance
-Improve balance
-Understand how to count music and find a beat
-Improve coordination
-Understand musicality, tempo, and timing
-Find and maintain rhythm with and without music
-Improve your dancing to music
...

About Jordan

***AVAILABLE ALL MONTH FOR ONLINE LESSONS!*** 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

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Jodi L.
My daughter has been taking lessons online from Jordan for a couple of months now and she is FANTASTIC! We would definitely recommend her!
Johnny
Hire Jordan and forget about it. She is the best and its obvious right from the start.
vivek
great teacher; very professional. great approach.
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Jennifer H.

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  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Awarded Girl Scout Gold Award from Girl Scouts of America
  • Teaching since 2009
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Jennifer H.

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In tap, we will start off simply with shuffles, flaps, ball changes and work our way up to more advanced moves that combine rhythm and coordination. It will be fun combinations set to clean music that is popular today!

(class pricing reflects a studio rental fee)

About Jennifer

I am a professional dancer with a Manhattan-based company that tours the United States. I have been teaching ballet and tap for ten years, and graduated Cum Laude from Butler Universsity with a BA in Dance Pedagogy. It is important in my class that students not only develop their technique, but e

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Antoinette
Jennifer has such wonderful warmth, dance expertise and positive presence. Love her!
Kyla
Jennifer is an amazing teacher! She provides amazing feedback and clearly knows her stuff. She is energetic and helps to bring a deep understanding of movement. I highly suggest Jennifer for privates!
Robyn
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.

Chrystie S.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Speaks ENGLISH, SPANISH, FRENCH, SIGN LANGUAGE
  • BACHELORS DEGREE from CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Chrystie S.

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Come take a body positive, fun, and eclectic dance class. Every shape and size welcome. Classes are tailored specifically for each student's individual wants and needs. This is a beginning or intermediate level class. no experience needed in beginner class. Just come and dance it out. Do you have a specific style or technique you'd like to learn? Do you have a favorite song you'd like to learn a dance to? Lets Dance.

About Chrystie

WELCOME DANCERS! Meet your dance instructor. I have my bachelors degree from Chapman University in Theatre & Dance. My training includes Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Folk Dance, Dance History, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Improv, and Kinesiology, among other dance-related subjects. I grew up in

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Qingyang Zhou
I have learned how to do a single Pirouette today with Chrystie. She is patient and kind, a good teacher to follow along!
Sarah B.
Chrystie was great! She was very enthusiastic, engaging, and nice mix of elementary information but also introducing my 6yo daughter to some more complicated steps and even a routine based on a fun Disney song!
Fahima
Nothing to say......................................... One stars speaks for itself.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing tap dance teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Tap Dance Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute tap 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 $65 and $150 per hour.
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"Carolyn was excellent she's professional she was fun... she wanted to get to know the kids that she was teaching so that she can instruct them properly!!! The kids learned a lot and are ready to take another lesson! Best tap classes ever!!!"
Barb
Took Tap Dance lessons from Carolyn M.
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"Jordan is such a great teacher! In only 5 lessons I’ve learned so much more than I ever did previous classes. Can’t wait to learn and grow more with her!"
Madison
Took Tap Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"Chrystie was great! She was very enthusiastic, engaging, and nice mix of elementary information but also introducing my 6yo daughter to some more complicated steps and even a routine based on a fun Disney song!"
Sarah
Took Tap Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"Learning new steps every week"
Lee
Took Tap Dance lessons from Tanya A.
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"My little just started dancing because her big sister dances. She is a shy one but warmed up to Miss Chrystie and loves tapping with her. She plays music that she loves and is helping her learn how to tap dance in a fun way!"
Stephanie
Took Tap Dance lessons from Chrystie S.
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"My daughter had her first lesson today with Jordan and she is so sweet and knows her stuff! Thanks Jordan!"
Jocelyn
Took Tap Dance lessons from Jordan W.
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"She is awesome. Patient and thorough"
Cara
Took Tap Dance lessons from Carissa M.
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"Carolyn was a tremendous teacher. I just wanted to understand the basics and she was able to provide an excellent foundation. I think that it's likely that I'm much (much) older than the usual student that's interested in tap, and Carolyn managed my own limitations with skill and good humor. Oh, and besides being a great teacher, she's an amazing tap dancer!"
Robert
Took Tap Dance lessons from Carolyn M.
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"I had not taken a dance class in over 30 years so I was a little nervous about my first class back. Jessica immediately made me feel at ease - she was very clear and precise in explaining the basic steps and my confidence was restored! Her class is challenging yet a lot of fun! I would highly recommend her for children as well as adults."
Lani
Took Tap Dance lessons from Jessica A.
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"I am a beginner, so Jessica did an amazing job at breaking down the basics for me while still making things fun. I learned so much in just a short amount of time in Jessica’s class - she’s the best!"
Simon
Took Tap Dance lessons from Jessica A.
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Private Tap Dance Lessons Near You

Fred Astaire. Ginger Rogers. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Eleanor Powell. The Rockettes. If you're not yet interested in learning how to tap dance, then all you need to do is watch a video of any one of these famous tap dancers. A few steps in and the dance form will have you immediately entranced! 

While glitz, glamour, and the Broadway stage characterizes the sort of tap dance with which we're most familiar today, tap dancing has deep roots in anthropological history. Today's modern styles of tap dancing are actually a fusion of percussive rhythmic dancing that originated in a variety of ethnic cultures from all around the world. To name just a few, these include African tribal dancing, Irish jigs, English clog dancing, and Spanish flamenco dance. 

Why Learn to Tap Dance?

Primarily, tap dance is an incredibly fun and joyful way to exercise and let off steam! When you know how to tap dance, you can forget about going for a five-mile run to get your cardio exercise in for the day because tap dancing also elevates your heart rate. So, you can exercise and express yourself at the same time!

Tap dancing requires a person to constantly shift their weight between feet and parts of the foot. As a result, it strengthens balance, which is incredibly healthy for the body's physiology. When you strengthen the muscle groups that are responsible for balance, you'll reduce back pain, improve posture, and you'll lower your chances of physical injury. 

The Best Way to Learn Tap Dancing and What You'll Study in Lessons

It's easy to find plenty of free tap dance classes and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is with a private tap dance tutor. In private lessons, you'll receive personalized instruction, your teacher's undivided attention, and immediate feedback, benefits that simply aren't possible with online videos or in a larger class setting. You can focus on the aspects of tap dance that interest you most, while you improve the techniques that challenge you most.

Plus, no two private lessons are exactly alike. Your tap dance teacher will completely customize your lessons to meet your needs, taking into account your preferred learning styles and current skill level. For example, tap dance lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of teaching methods and course content from tap dance classes for kids. In private lessons, you'll stay motivated, interested, and energized, while you learn and dance at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Tap Dancing

If you have little or no experience tap dancing, then beginner lessons are right for you! In these lessons, you'll be introduced to all the basics of tap dance. Your instructor will help you get comfortable in your shoes, shifting weight between your feet, and performing some basic steps. In beginner lessons, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Get acquainted with your tap shoes.
  • Learn to warm up and stretch out
  • Practice toe-tapping in rhythm
  • Learn the ball, heel and ball change
  • Practice a single buffalo

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Tap Dancing

If you're already familiar with the basic tap dance steps and turns, then you'll be at home in intermediate lessons. Your teacher will first assess your skill level. You'll then begin learning more complex steps and challenging yourself to master increasingly difficult combinations. In intermediate classes, your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Master putting rhythm into every movement
  • Improve fluidity of movement with strong ankles
  • Practice increasingly complex combinations
  • Feel the off-beat with a syncopated rhythm
  • Practice intermediate turns

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Tap Dancing

If you're a proficient tap dancer who would love to further your skill, improve your technique, and expand your ability to express yourself through dance, then advanced lessons are for you! You'll have the opportunity to work with a professional dancer to increase your strength, flexibility, and stamina. Topics covered in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests, but your teacher might choose to cover the following:

  • Design your own choreography
  • Combine tap with other dance styles
  • Master advanced, highly challenging steps, combinations, and turns
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Tap Dance Teacher Near You

Finding a private tap dance tutor on TakeLessons is easy! With a simple search, you'll be directed to a list of qualified and experienced tap dance teachers who offer lessons both online and in person. We recommend looking through several profiles and reviews left by other students, before choosing the teacher who's right for you. 

The price of tap dance classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll be able to find one who fits your budget and your schedule. Plus, you'll quickly see how much investing in private lessons pay off, as you pick up new techniques, grow stronger, and increase your stamina fast!