Chrystie Sargent
Concord, CA
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Chrystie Sargent

Chrystie S.

Concord, CA
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learn beginning belly dance moves, choreography and improv.

About Chrystie S.

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 a small Illinois town. Lessons were few and far between, so I would copy dancing off of movies and videos in order to perform at local dances, or for other community events. As a youth, I took country line dancing classes. Always drawn to anything involving dance and movement, I auditioned and performed with a Disney Showcase Troupe. By high school, I was choreographing for the Show Choir, as well as, performing in theatrical productions, including the musical “The Wizard of Oz”.

Before graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre & Dance from Chapman University in Orange, California, I continued my study of many dance styles & techniques such as: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Dunham Technique, yoga/stretch, Dance Business & History. From 1996-2001 I performed a variety of dancing and singing roles in showcases and events such as “American Celebration” and “The Story of Rock n’ Roll”. While studying at Chapman, I accepted a position as historian, and eventually, vice president of the performing arts society (PASC).

When I wasn’t onstage, I could be found backstage working lights, sound, costuming, or stage management. I searched out other educational opportunities at Cypress College and the Taggart International School where I studied West African dance and Russian Ballet Technique. After performing a liturgical dance performance for my graduation ceremony, I toured the United States and a portion of Canada, researching dance around the world. This eventually led me to Jacmel, Haiti, where I studied cultural and social dances of the local people. After that I took up Bellydance and studied folk dancing in Chicago, Illinois.

Since 2001, I have taught classes for all ages from infants to adults. I have also studied child development and have a special love for bringing an adoration of the arts to the youngest artists in our communities. It is imperative that all my teachings highlight body positivity and the belief that everyone can dance. A life-long learner and dance aficionado, I continue my dance studies in Ballroom, Baroque Dance, and Scottish Country Dance. My influences include Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Sean Greene & Misty Copeland. I love being a part of the DA Dance Family.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided in these dance lessons is in no way intended as a substitute for receiving medical advice. The purpose of these dance lessons is to provide information and education. The instructor shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss, damage or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information, suggestions or exercises given and/or performed in these dance lessons. The instructor is not a medicinal authority and is not qualified to diagnose or prescribe any therapy. Please consult your physician.

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Mark
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Chrystie is an amazing instructor! She is very enthusiastic, encouraging, and worked with my daughter's energy level. She used music appropriate to my daughter, and built up a routine over several weeks so my daughter could learn the parts. She made effective and efficient use of every minute of every lesson and appropriately pushed my daughter to learn, even though it was her first time taking tap lessons. I highly and ecstatically recommend Chrystie really to anyone because I am sure that fun, bubbly, energetic personality, combined with a high skill level, and excellent instructional strategies, can really help any student. Thank you again Christie!

Posted Jun 24, 2020
vickie
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great 1st class, i think i will enjoy this a lot.

Posted Jun 20, 2020
Qingyang Zhou
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I have learned how to do a single Pirouette today with Chrystie. She is patient and kind, a good teacher to follow along!

Posted May 24, 2020
Sarah B.
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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!

Posted May 17, 2020
Fahima
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Nothing to say......................................... One stars speaks for itself.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Tina R.
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Was great fun thank you

Posted Aug 4, 2019
Stephanie
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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!

Posted Apr 5, 2019
Erin
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Chrystie is so amazing! She's honest, fun, and dedicated to the kids!

Posted Apr 5, 2019
Melissa
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My daughter absolutely loves Ms Chrystie!! She taught ballet for 1 year for us before we moved. We went through 3 recitals with her and my daughter always felt so comfortable with her. My daughter really grew as a dancer and her confidence grew as well.

Posted Apr 5, 2019
Laura W.
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Posted Mar 20, 2019
Valerie
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Ms. Chrystie is an amazing teacher. She is amazing with teaching children as well as adults and has a contagious sport and attitude.

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Dawn
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Christie could get my shy son to do art work and even dance. This was when she was in college. If you have a shy one, she is your instructor. She has the soft touch and patience.

Posted Jul 21, 2018
Elizabeth
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Chrystie is an amazing teacher and loves kids! She is open, honest, sweet and a talented teacher who has lots of experience working with adults and children. I highly recommend her!

Posted Jul 21, 2018
Nelia M.

Chrystie is a dedicated , hard working mother. She balances home life, work life and dance teacher life. She is friendly, kind, helpful.

Posted Jul 20, 2018

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Experience

Dance Instructor
Sep 2016 - Present

D'Ann's Academy of Dance

Independent Dance Contractor
Jan 2000 - Present

Various schools

Happy Feet School of Dance/ Taggart International School of Russian Ballet/ Dance Research USA & Canada Tour/ City of Antioch Rec Department/

Dance Instructor
Feb 2008 - Apr 2016

Antioch First 5 Center

Education

ECLECTIC
Jan 2015 - Present

INDEPENDANT STUDY

Ballroom Dance
Nov 2017 - Aug 2018

Two Left Feet

Scottish Dance
Nov 2017 - Aug 2018

Berkeley Scottish Country Dance (rscds-sf branch)

TAHITIAN DANCE
Sep 2002 - Nov 2004

Da Island Way

Bellydance
Aug 2001 - Dec 2002

Jasmin Jahal School of Egyptian Bellydance

Dunham Technique/ African-Haitian Dance classes
Jun 1999 - Aug 2001

Cypress College

Ballet
Jan 1998 - Aug 2001

Maria Taggert International School of Russian Ballet

BACHELORS DEGREE
Aug 1996 - May 2001

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

Languages

ENGLISH

Fluent / Native Proficiency

FRENCH

Limited Proficiency

SIGN LANGUAGE

Limited Proficiency

SPANISH

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

BACHELORS DEGREE
May 2001

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

Awards

STUDENT SERVICES AWARD
May 1999

PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY AT CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY

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